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  • Sarah Palin resigned as governor of Alaska in July 2009, and in the nearly four years since, she’s consciously worked to keep the political world wondering what she might do next. Will she run for president? Will she do another reality television show? Is she aiming for her own talk show?

    Palin hasn’t offered many answers, but a new fundraising video released by her political group, SarahPAC, suggests she at least wants the public to be curious about her intentions a little while longer.

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  • An anti-rape video posted on the Web with the line, "Real men treat women with respect," has gone viral: So far, it's been viewed over 1.4 million times.

    Filmed by University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal, the 26-second video, "A Needed Response," was made in reaction to the Steubenville rape trial in Ohio, which convicted two high-school football players of raping a drunk and passed out 16-year-old girl.

    The victim was unconscious during the crime, and in addition to the rape itself, had to endure a response on social media that often made light of the situation.

    The online comments, some of which blamed the young woman, outraged Stendal. The 19-year-old told Yahoo News in an email, "I become frustrated with the constant victim blaming and general rape culture that I saw online. I decided to make a video in order to place something more positive on the internet. I wanted to promote the idea of treating one another like decent human beings."

    The short video shows a woman passed

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  • An 8-year-old girl on a field trip to a museum was mysteriously hit in the leg by an arrow.

    According to SFgate.com, police reports stated that the third-grader from the Mary E. Silveira Elementary School in San Rafael, Calif., was playing on a replica of a whale outside the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley when she was hit in the thigh by a crossbow arrow on Tuesday morning.

    The injured girl was taken to Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland with the arrow still lodged in her leg and treated for a non-life threatening injury. She was kept overnight for observation.

    Geoff Vassallo, 51, of Mariposa, who was on a field trip with another school, happened to be standing by the girl when the incident occurred. He told SFgate.com, "She was pretty calm. She was crying a little bit. She said, 'Oh, it hurts.’” He added, "One of the adults was comforting her, waiting for the emergency personnel."

    It's not yet known if the arrow was shot accidentally or on purpose. Police traced

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  • The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6
    The Galaxy Note 4 may come with a very cool accessory you won’t see on the iPhone 6

    You may not really need an Ultrasonic Cover to get around while using your smartphone, but Samsung is developing one for the Galaxy Note 4 nonetheless, SamMobile has learned. In case you’ve never heard of an Ultrasonic Cover before, it’s designed to help people with vision disabilities and can detect objects nearby thanks to an embedded ultrasonic sensor that provides feedback to the user. Galaxy Note 4 owners will be able to set three levels of range for the ultrasonic beam, including short, middle and long. FROM EARLIER: New benchmark confirms the Galaxy Note 4 will be as monstrously great as you hoped Samsung already has an Android smartphone that comes with various accessories meant to help people with disabilities better manage

  • Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano
    Iceland evacuates areas close to rumbling volcano

    Iceland on Tuesday began evacuating areas close to its largest volcano after warnings of a possible eruption, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak. Scientists believe the ash from an eruption at Bardarbunga, a huge volcano under Iceland's largest glacier, the Vatnajokull in the south of the country, could disrupt transatlantic and northern European air traffic. On Tuesday, police announced that they had "decided to close and evacuate the area north of Vatnajokull as a result of seismic activity on the Bardarbunga". It is not known how many people have been moved as the area is remote, but emergency services in Iceland have been placed on "alert".

  • Video: Ferguson officer lauded for struggle with previous suspect
    Video: Ferguson officer lauded for struggle with previous suspect

    New video turned over by the city of Ferguson shows Police Officer Darren Wilson receiving an award for "outstanding police work" during a struggle with a previous suspect.

  • AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats
    AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.

  • Oil ‘super spike’ is coming: Dan Dicker
    Oil ‘super spike’ is coming: Dan Dicker

    Dan Dicker of MercBloc on why cheap oil could trigger a 'super spike' in oil prices

  • North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks
    North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."

  • Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary
    Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?

  • Consumers winning as Sprint wages price cutting war
    Consumers winning as Sprint wages price cutting war

    Sprint is the latest mobile carrier to slash prices and analysts say more cuts are on the way.

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