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  • The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

    Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it’s “like a science fictional future where…

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  • Two men hospitalized after jumping into canal at Venetian in Las Vegas

    (Reuters) - Two men jumped into a canal at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and, because they could not swim, had to be rescued and hospitalized, a spokesman for the hotel said on Thursday. The disturbance on Monday morning at the Venetian, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip and draws many…

    Reuters
  • Prosecutors: Lottery scam leader deserves severe sentence

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say the sentence for a man convicted in North Dakota of leading a Jamaican lottery scam should reflect the "severe mental anguish" he caused his victims.

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  • What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

    BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.

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  • Bolt crushes Gatlin to claim Beijing double

    Usain Bolt blazed to yet another sprint double by destroying American rival Justin Gatlin to retain his world 200 metres crown in Beijing on Thursday. The peerless Jamaican, who has now won gold in his favourite event at the last four world championships, clocked an electrifying time of 19.55…

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    Mom of Houston-area 4-year-old who died from brain amoeba speaks out

    While one Houston-area family is praying for a miracle that their 14-year-old will survive a brain-eating parasite, another is nursing a broken heart after it lost a 4-year-old to the same amoeba.

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  • Wife Has All The Company She Needs In Her Electronic Devices

    DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them. Every night and weekend she sits engrossed in both devices until…

    Dear Abby
  • Animal Rights Group Reveals Cruelty Behind McNuggets—and McDonald’s Responds Fast

    “Based on what we currently know, we are terminating the farmer’s contract to grow chickens for us,” a Tyson spokesman said in a statement. No doubt the video footage released by Mercy for Animals, which is among the growing number of animal rights groups using ever smaller and more sophisticated…

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  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end…

    Reuters
  • Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

    Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.

    Associated Press
  • White supremacist expressed surprise in call victims not Jewish

    Prosecutors in Kansas rested their case on Thursday in the murder trial of a white supremacist after playing a recorded call in which he expressed surprise the three people fatally shot outside two Jewish centers last year were not Jewish. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku…

    Reuters
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    Two dead in southwestern Louisiana shooting, stabbing (17 photos)

    A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish. The man accused in the attacks drove from the house…

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  • 10 Signs Your Thyroid is Out of Whack

    "I had some classic symptoms," Dorris says, "but never connected it with thyroid issues." But after a routine screening in 2007, the now-48-year-old executive director of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation was diagnosed with Graves' disease, which like many thyroid problems, is often…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure.

    Associated Press
  • Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

    Iran's most expensive movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide, winning praise from early audiences. Directed by Majid Majidi, the 171-minute, visually stunning film cost around $40 million (36 million euros), partly funded by the state, and took…

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  • NASA Says Three Feet of Sea Level Rise Is Unavoidable

    Now, new NASA research shows sea levels will likely rise three feet in the coming decade, and it’s too late to do anything about it. The findings are based on satellite data that looked at sea levels, the amount of heat that’s already stored in the oceans, and how much water is being added by…

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    Obama in New Orleans ahead of 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (18 photos)

    Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. On his ninth trip to the city that made worldwide headlines…

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