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  • State Takes Over Arkansas School District That Had To Make Teachers Wear Underwear

    Things have gone from bad to worse for the public school system in Little Rock, Ark. In August 2013, the district announced — to the great dismay of the teachers union — a dress code that would require teachers to wear underwear. Now, a mere 18 months later, the Arkansas Department of Education has…

    The Daily Caller
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    Are you ready to laugh? Grab your coffee, mouse and keyboard! Come hangout with us at LifeIsABlog. From funny to real, we have you covered.

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  • After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

    Associated Press
  • New Saudi king announces major government shake-up

    Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National…

    AFP
  • Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene of the crash near Los Angeles.

    Associated Press
  • Oil surges 8 percent as U.S. rig count plunges, shorts cover

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rocketed more than 8 percent higher on Friday, their biggest one-day gain in two and a half years, after data showed U.S. drillers were slamming the brakes on the shale drilling boom. In a rally that may spur speculation that a seven-month price…

    Reuters23 mins ago
  • Rare megamouth shark discovered in Philippines

    The specimen, one of less than 70 ever seen in the world, washed ashore dead, wildlife officials say.

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  • Transgender Woman Dies After Receiving Injections At `Silicone Party`

    Police in Santa Ana, Calif., on Thursday are investigating the death of a transgender woman who died after attending a "silicone party" during which guests were injected with silicone. The 40-year-old victim attended the party sometime in December at an unknown location in Santa Ana where she…

    Tribune
  • Hezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Friday that this week's deadly cross-border attack on Israeli soldiers was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members.

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  • Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.

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  • Top officer killed as Iraq Kurds repel major IS attack

    Iraqi Kurdish forces repelled a major attack by the Islamic State group in Kirkuk province that killed a top officer Friday, while violence elsewhere left at least 19 dead. The IS assault on areas south and west of the northern city of Kirkuk began at around midnight, sparking fighting with medium…

    AFP
  • Convicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executive

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.

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  • Nigeria oil rebels warn of unrest unless Jonathan re-elected

    Kennedy Tonjo-West is unhappy at the way Nigeria's main opposition party and northern politicians have been criticising President Goodluck Jonathan's record in the run-up to next month's election. If and when we do, Boko Haram will be child's play. Such threats are not to be taken lightly, with…

    AFP
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    'The Recyclers of Port-au-Prince' – Toxic dump scanvengers five years after Haiti earthquake (29 photos)

    In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and aluminum (for…

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  • John McCain calls protesters 'scum,' tells them to 'shut up'

    U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest of Henry Kissinger at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Thursday: "Get out of here, you low-life-scum." The protesters, from the Code Pink anti-war group, drew the ire of the Arizona Republican who…

    Reuters
  • 10 fascinating facts about young Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Today is the birthday of the only person to run for, and win, the presidency four times: Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here’s a list of 10 facts about FDR— before he was elected President in 1932.

    National Constitution Center
  • Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.

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    The Allstate Blog offers everyday peace of mind through tips and education about safety, preparedness, maintenance and more.

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  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda. The video, released yesterday (Jan. 27), may be the first footage of a golden cat hunting in the daylight,…

    LiveScience.com