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The Verdict Is In For Bradley Manning

Posted 7/31/2013 1:45 pm by

The court case against Bradley Manning hasn’t been a good one for the defense.  After all, he has already admitted guilt to multiple charges against him; what remained for the court to decide was his ultimate fate for the charge of aiding the enemy, among many others.  The verdict is in for Bradley Manning, and […]

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Student Abandoned In DEA Cell For 5 Days Gets $1 Million Per Day

Posted 7/31/2013 8:45 am by

University of California-San Diego engineering student Daniel Chong will likely never smoke pot (real or synthetic) again.  That’s the offense that landed him in trouble with the authorities in the first place, but it’s what the authorities did to him in jail that has people outraged.  Daniel Chong was locked in a DEA holding cell […]

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Justin Bieber’s Pot Bus

Posted 7/30/2013 9:00 am by

It must be difficult to be a celebrity a lot of the time, but it must have its benefits, too.  After all, you’re a millionaire who rides around in fancy cars, lives in big houses in the nicest parts of the world, and you can pretty much do whatever you want without any real repercussions […]

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Texas Couple Attacked By Thousands Of Bees

Posted 7/29/2013 8:00 am by

It was a lovely day on the farm of 44-year-old Kristen Beauregard and her boyfriend.  Kristen was outside with their two Shetland ponies, getting Chip the horse some much-needed exercise.  She’d seen a lot of bees near their home, but it was nothing to be too worried about, until it turned out to be something […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Snuffs Marijuana Ad

Posted 7/27/2013 9:30 am by

As marijuana becomes legal (or at least decriminalized) in more locations, people are starting to learn more about it.  From schools that teach growing techniques to police being taught how to enforce the new pot laws after changes at the local and state level, marijuana is getting more and more noticed.  One lobbyist group based […]

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Former IMF Chief Arrested For “Aggravated Pimping”

Posted 7/27/2013 9:15 am by

In 2011, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was forced out of his position as chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF; no, not Peter Grave’s Impossible Mission Force) after a maid in a New York City hotel room accused him of sexual assault.  Nothing ever came of that investigation, but where there’s smoke, there is usually fire.  In this […]

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Campground Infested With Plague Squirrels

Posted 7/26/2013 6:30 am by

If you were going to go camping in one of the many beautiful wilderness areas around Los Angeles in Angeles National Forest, then you’d better pack some pesticide and watch out for weird animal behavior.  As it turns out, one of the world’s most deadly diseases has been found in the area.  Three LA-area campgrounds […]

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Full Moon Messes With Sleep

Posted 7/26/2013 6:00 am by

When it comes to natural things that can have a big impact on our lives, there’s nothing quite like the moon.  After all, the word lunatic comes from lunar, the full moon brings out all the crazies, once in a blue moon is something very rare, and there’s even the recently-invented super moon to contend […]

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George H. W. Bush Shaves His Head

Posted 7/25/2013 6:30 am by

Think of President George Bush.  No, not 43, 41.  George Herbert Walker Bush.  What do you think of?  An older guy, gray hair, talking about how he hates Brussels sprouts or how we should read his lips about a raise in taxes.  Well, George H. W. Bush has a brand new look, and it’s equal […]

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The Royal Birth Certificate: Prince George Alexander Louis

Posted 7/24/2013 3:17 pm by

It seems like ages since he was announced, and it seemed to take him forever to get here, but the Royal Wedding has yielded an adorable Royal Baby boy.  Now a day after his public debut, we’re finally getting an official announcement of his name.   The Royal Baby’s full name is His Royal Highness […]

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Amanda Bynes Arrested, Sent To Mental Hospital

Posted 7/24/2013 6:00 am by

Troubled child star Amanda Bynes seemed like she had made the transition into adulthood, or at least young adulthood, but the days of her charm and humor are long gone, replaced by someone who frequently gets arrested and who may or may not be having a mental breakdown.  Bynes was seen by witnesses sitting in […]

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The Royal Baby Boy Is Here

Posted 7/22/2013 8:12 pm by

Looks like Kate Middleton lied to the world.  When the Duchess of Cambridge nearly let slip that she was going to have a daughter, the world jumped on it as news of the future Queen of England and monarch of Great Britain.  As it turns out, Prince William and Princess Catherine really didn’t know the […]

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Woman Brings Her Horse Into McDonald’s

Posted 7/22/2013 9:30 am by

One of the funniest bits of stand-up comedy from Lewis Black is the statement, “If it wasn’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have gone to college.”  It’s amazing in its randomness, and it’s the sort of overheard snippet of conversation that can either drive you to laughter or tears, depending on your mindset.  At one […]

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The Royal Baby Is On The Way

Posted 7/22/2013 7:45 am by

Prince William and Kate Middleton went through a very long, very public courtship before they finally tied the knot.  After that, the wait was on for the inevitable announcement.  The world, it seems, wants a royal baby, and when said baby was finally announced, it seemed like the waiting just got worse for the royalists […]

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Warner Brothers Announces Batman/Superman World’s Finest Movie

Posted 7/20/2013 6:42 pm by

When it comes to DC, there are two marquee super heroes that the company has leaned on in lean times and boom.  These are Batman and Superman.  Batman has had a great deal of film success over the years, and the newest Superman movie has proven to be a blockbuster in its own right, too. […]

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Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

Posted 7/19/2013 8:00 am by

The economy seems to be on the upswing.  Recent job reports are good, interest rates on home loans are rising, home stock is down… things are looking brighter in America, but as it turns out, one major American city isn’t seeing a return to prosperity.  That would be the long-suffering city of Detroit, Michigan.  Detroit […]

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Rolling Stone’s Cover Terrorist

Posted 7/18/2013 6:30 am by

Usually, Rolling  Stone is the place to go when you want a soft-boiled interview with the cuddliest music star of the day, like a boy band singer, pop tart, or some other bit of fluff.  Occasionally, the magazine courts controversy with its contents and cover, but never before has Rolling Stone drawn the kind of […]

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Chinese Stewardess Electrocuted By Charging iPhone

Posted 7/16/2013 6:30 am by

Apple has had some issues with their iPhones over the years.  From Antennagate to the exploding iPhone, Apple’s had some design problems with their signature smartphone since the device debuted in the marketplace.  Now, there’s another potential flaw with their iPhones that may have cost an innocent woman her life.  Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old air […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Tops Bryce Harper For Home Run Title

Posted 7/16/2013 6:00 am by

When it comes to the All Star Game, the new home of the New York Mets is a pretty good venue.  New stadium, rowdy fans, located in New York City… what’s not to like?  Unless, of course, you’re participating in the Home Run Derby.  Citi Field was the lowest-ranked home run stadium in baseball in […]

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TV Station Fooled By Racist Fake Asian Names

Posted 7/12/2013 11:00 pm by

Sometimes, mistakes can be made without any malice.  Lots of people have made typos, but there are significant issues when someone does absolutely no fact checking and falls for a prank.  Witness KTVU, a station in Oakland, California, who fell for one of the oldest and most racist pranks in the book when they got […]

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Randy Travis Suffers A Stroke

Posted 7/11/2013 6:56 pm by

Randy Travis has been in the news a bit lately, and not for his six Grammy wins or his legendary career in music.  It’s more for his personal troubles with alcohol, and it appears that there are more troubles waiting under the surface for the legendary country crooner with the awesome voice.  Randy Travis is […]

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Bill To Make Moon Landing Site A National Park

Posted 7/10/2013 10:00 am by

The Apollo 11 mission was one of the world’s most important achievements.  For the first time, man displayed the ability to leave the boundaries of planet Earth and land on the surface of a solar neighbor.  In this case, it was only the Moon, but that’s still an achievement the likes of which the world […]

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School Reading List Riddled With Spelling Errors

Posted 7/10/2013 9:00 am by

When you’re putting something out for public perusal, you should always be careful not to have too many spelling errors.  One or two here or there isn’t a deal-breaker, but having a lot of spelling errors is pretty damaging to your reputation.  That goes double if you’re a part of the public school system, because […]

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Late Nights Reduce Kid Brain Power

Posted 7/09/2013 10:15 am by

There’s nothing more important than a good night’s sleep.  When you get some sleep, your entire world changes.  The world is happier, health improves, outlook brightens, and things are generally awesome, even if you’re in a galaxy far far away.  However, when you don’t get a good night’s sleep, it can have a detrimental effect. […]

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George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Split

Posted 7/09/2013 9:30 am by

George Clooney has a two-year limit on girlfriends.  After two years, he trades them in and upgrades to a different model.  This has been a routine throughout Clooney’s life.  From Lucy Liu onward, there’s been a 2-year limit on being with George Clooney.  That means he’s currently taking applications.  George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have […]

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Andy Murray Wins First Wimbledon By A Brit In 77 Years

Posted 7/08/2013 7:30 am by

It’s taken generations for a British man to reach the upper levels of men’s tennis, but now that he’s hear, Andy Murray is not going anywhere anytime soon.  He was already a historic winner in the eyes of Britain, thanks to making a Wimbledon final last year, winning a gold medal at the London Olympics, […]

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Dwight Howard Is Heading To Texas

Posted 7/06/2013 11:31 am by

It seems like a long time since Dwight Howard was a beloved slam-dunk champion.  Since those glory days, he’s suffered a major back injury, killed the career of Stan Van Gundy, and forced his way out of Orlando via a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers.  That year didn’t go so well, both for the […]

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Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot Dog Record, Wins 7th Coney Island Contest

Posted 7/05/2013 6:45 am by

When it comes to competitive eating, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is the man.  For the past six years, he has been the man dominating the competition at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, New York.  Last year, he set a new record by eating 68 hot dogs […]

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Boston Celtics Hire Brad Stevens

Posted 7/05/2013 6:15 am by

The Boston Celtics are a team in transition.  General Manager Danny Ainge has trades away Celtic legend Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.  Ray Allen left last season.  Now the team is rebuilding with 9 first round draft picks in the next 5 seasons, Rajon Rondo, and now a new head coach.  With Doc Rivers heading […]

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Reds Pitcher Homer Bailey Throws Second No-Hitter

Posted 7/03/2013 6:30 am by

Cincinnati Reds pitching star Homer Bailey is from La Grange, Texas.  Since he’s from Texas and he’s a pitcher, his hero is former Major League Baseball star Nolan Ryan, who leads the league in career no hitters with seven.  Bailey isn’t quite at that level yet, but he has matched Nolan Ryan in one impressive […]

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