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  • Video of store clerk refusing 'armed' robber is mesmerizing

    He recognized the gun as a replica. The crook turned and left

    Crime doesn't pay, especially for the man who tried and failed to rob a convenience store in Victoria, Australia.

    The masked man was thwarted by employee Steve Ewart, who wasn't intimidated by the would-be robber's replica gun (despite the robber holding the gun in an I-mean-business sideways manner).

    The robber, yet to be identified, had little choice but to turn around and exit. He didn't even grab a loaf of bread on his way out.

    The security footage doesn't have sound, but Ewart, 46, spoke to about the experience. The conversation was part "Dirty Harry," part "Dumb and Dumber."


    "He told me 'give me all your money.' And I said: 'It's not going to happen.' Then he pulled the gun out. Now, I've been around guns all my life and I knew he had a replica gun. So I said to him again: 'It's not going to happen.'"

    "Then he had another go and said: 'Do you want to test me, mate?'"

    "And I said, 'It's still only a cap gun, I'll test you all day." Then he gave

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  • Behind the scenes with Doug Benson on the first talk show for celebrity pot smokers

    The popular comedian helps bring fellow marijuana enthusiasts out of the closet

    Marijuana culture has gone so mainstream it now has its own talk show.

    And some very famous people are turning up not only to say they smoke pot, but that they’re happy to do it live in front of anyone with an Internet connection.

    “People shouldn't feel shame for enjoying marijuana,” comedian and “Getting Doug With High” host Doug Benson told Yahoo News. “I like having guests on my show who are happy to smoke on camera and show the world that you can get high and have fun and nothing terrible is going to happen.”

    It’s 4:20 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles — pot icon Tommy Chong and Benson sit across from each other in a dimly lit room, passing the pipe and telling stories while surrounded by a giant wall decal emblazoned with images of outer space.

    Even in pot-friendly Southern California, where industrial-strength weed is legally available to anyone with an easily obtainable medical card, you’d likely only stumble across a scene like this if you were part of Benson’s inner

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  • It’s been a strange week for RT, the state-owned Russian news agency.

    On Tuesday, on-air anchor Abbi Martin criticized Russia’s occupation of Crimea. And then on Wednesday, fellow anchor Liz Wahl announced that she was quitting the network in protest.

    “As a reporter on this network, I face many ethical and moral challenges,” Wahl said at the end of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. ET broadcast. “Especially me personally, coming from a family whose grandparents ... came here as refugees during the Hungarian revolution — ironically, to escape the Soviet forces.

    “That is why personally I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl continued. “I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.”

    Many are praising Wahl’s on-air resignation. But at the same time, it’s fair to question Wahl’s sincerity. RT mocked Wahl’s comments in a statement:

    “When a journalist disagrees

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  • Mom Tells Disabled Daughter Boston Marathon Bombs are Fireworks at Finish Line
    Mom Tells Disabled Daughter Boston Marathon Bombs are Fireworks at Finish Line

    Kristine and Kayla Biagiotti Were Feet From the Finish Line

  • Poland: NATO should send troops to east Europe, ignore Russia's objections

    By Marcin Goettig and Marcin Goclowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Russia's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula makes it vital that NATO station significant numbers of troops in eastern Europe and ignore any objections Russia might have in this respect, Poland's defense minister said. Tomasz Siemoniak, in an interview with Reuters, said western Europe was safe thanks to the U.S. military presence there, adding that Russia's military was ready to intervene in Poland's neighbor, Ukraine.

  • Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said. The herb has long been used in China to treat this potentially crippling autoimmune disease, which typically strikes hand and foot joints. In a study published in the British journal BMJ Open, Chinese researchers recruited 207 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and gave them either the herb; The benchmark for improvement is called the ACR 50 -- named after the American College of Rheumatology -- which indicates a 50-percent improvement in the tally of tender or swollen joints and other criteria such as pain and disability.

  • Accused Kansas Shooter In Wheelchair For Court Appearance
    Accused Kansas Shooter In Wheelchair For Court Appearance

    Suspect Could Face the Death Penalty For Shooting Rampage, Prosecutor Says

  • Study: kids lose 7 minutes of sleep for every hour of TV

    Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health have established a link between the time children spend in front of the tube and the duration of their nightly sleep. Their findings suggest that more time spent watching TV corresponds with less time asleep, particularly when there is a TV in the child's room.

  • Team Hoyt to Run Last Boston Marathon
    Team Hoyt to Run Last Boston Marathon

    Father-and-Son Marathon Team to Run Final Boston Marathon

  • Man ‘Seduced’ by IRS Agent Appeals Dismissal of His Lawsuit
    Man ‘Seduced’ by IRS Agent Appeals Dismissal of His Lawsuit

    'I Felt Like a Cheap Whore,' Vincent Burroughs Recalled of The Alleged Incident.

  • Vice President Biden Applauds Boston's Courage
    Vice President Biden Applauds Boston's Courage

    On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 200 others, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute today to the bravery and courage of survivors and first responders. “In my career I’ve been part of or witnessed...

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