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ICYMI: Beyonce's twins; Cosby mistrial; Caitlin Jenner shooting joke backlash; baby gets free airfare for life

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.

DID BEYONCE HAVE HER TWINS?

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z haven't announced anything officially yet, but TMZ, Us Weekly and CNN were among the news outlets that cited unnamed sources on Sunday in reporting that Beyonce had given birth to her twin babies.

Beyonce announced her pregnancy back in February via Instagram, showing her hands cupped over her very obviously pregnant belly, and instantly going viral with millions of likes. She had to drop out of the lineup for Coachella due to the pregnancy, and the sex of the twins has been a huge topic on the Internet ever since.

The couple's first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, was born in 2012.

JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL IN COSBY CASE

After days of deliberations that led to a deadlocked jury, a judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in the criminal case against Bill Cosby, in which the former TV star was accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

Cosby emerged from the courthouse with his publicity team, which read a statement from his wife that accused the judge of arrogance and collusion with prosecutors.Cosby's team declared the mistrial a victory, and his publicist made a statement saying Cosby's legacy is intact.

Meanwhile, district Attorney Kevin Steele vowed to try the 79-year-old Cosby a second time, saying accuser Andrea Constand supported that decision.

CAITLIN JENNER FEELS THE HEAT OVER SHOOTING JOKE

Republican Caitlyn Jenner was speaking at the College Republicans National Convention Gala late last week when someone asked her to comment on the GOP baseball practice attack that critically injured House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise. The joke that followed has sparked anger online.

"Nobody deserves what happened out there," she said, according to a Facebook Live video posted by the College Republican Federation of Virginia. "There's no justification for it. There's crazy people in the world -- we know that ... We have to minimize that kind of stuff. But, as far as the people who were injured, it's an absolute shame. Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot.

"Liberals can't even shoot straight," she added, as the crowd roared with laughter.

When the video started making the rounds on the Internet, the outrage followed. Jenner has yet to make a statement.

BABY BORN ON FLIGHT GETS FREE TICKETS FOR LIFE

According to CNNJet Airways said it will provide free airline tickets for life to a boy who was born on one of its flights.

"The child's mother -- whose identity the airline didn't reveal out of respect for her privacy -- went into labor prematurely on Sunday at an altitude of 35,000 feet, Jet Airways said."

The flight was traveling to the southern Indian city of Kochi, but was diverted to Mumbai when the mother went into labor.

The airline said mother and baby were taken to a local hospital, and were "doing well."

 

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