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  • North Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

    North Korea's army chief of staff has been executed, South Korean media reported Wednesday, in what would amount to the latest in a series of purges and executions of top officials by leader Kim Jong-Un. Ri Yong-Gil, Chief of the Korean People's Army (KPA) General Staff, was executed earlier this…

    AFP
  • Woman Killed by Stray Bullet Had Been Warned by Father Not to Move to Chicago

    Aaren O'Connor, 25, moved from California to Chicago just over a year ago for a new job and to be with her boyfriend. "I pleaded with her when she told me she was going to go to Chicago. According to David O'Connor, Aaren was on the phone with her sister when the shooting happened.

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  • Drunk Chinese man kicks elevator doors in and falls down its shaft

    What was supposed to be a fun karaoke night out turned into a harrowing tumble for a 24-year-old man from Hangzhou, China, when he accidentally fell down an elevator shaft after kicking its doors in. Identified only as Yang, the inebriated man was caught on security cam footage getting into a…

    Mashable
  • Why Aren’t Black Students Picking Majors That Lead to High-Paying Jobs?

    Ask a group of high school seniors what they’re sick of being asked about college, and they’ll likely share some variation of the question “What are you going to major in?” Adults usually follow up the query one of two ways: They tell students to study a subject that leads to a high-paying…

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  • 2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.

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    The Real Dad’s Army - Amazing Pictures Of Britain’s Home Guard (12 photos)

    During World War II Britain’s Home Guard - immortalised by the much-loved TV comedy Dad’s Army - were tasked with acting as the last line of defence for their homeland in the event of a Nazi invasion. While the latest big-screen incarnation of the ‘60s sitcom documents the misadventures of…

    Matilda Long
  • Wedding Cast Of Characters Reflects Turbulent History

    DEAR ABBY: My son, "Chad," is being married in June to "Jenny," a girl his sister "Madison" introduced him to. Madison feels she should be a bridesmaid in their wedding because she introduced them. Madison had sex with Jenny's boyfriend "Axel" before she met Chad, got pregnant and had Axel's…

    Dear Abby
  • Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

    Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington's deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region. South Korean and US defence officials said last week they would begin formal talks on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System…

    AFP
  • Police: Death of Ohio Newborn Bitten by Dog Ruled Accidental

    Authorities say the mother of a 3-day-old Ohio boy who died after he was bitten by a dog won't face any charges after a coroner ruled the death accidental

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  • Pope unleashes 'super confessors' to tackle special sins

    Dubbed 'super confessors', for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. There are certain evils the Vatican ranks above other sins, from attempting to assassinate the pope to defiling the Eucharist -- the rite of consuming consecrated bread and wine in Church…

    AFP
  • Justin Bieber Goes Back To Smoking And Gets ‘The Fear’ After Super Bowl Partying

    A day after the Super Bowl Justin, 21, also revealed he had what many people feel when they’re hungover – “the fear”. Justin last year vowed to leave his ‘wildchild’ image in the past last year when he submitted to a Comedy Central Roast.

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  • Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off

    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Throngs of spectators packed the beach before dawn and elite surfers descended on Oahu's North Shore, as anticipation built for a big-wave surfing competition last held six years ago. But the towering waves required for the event were a no-show, and as the sun came up…

    Associated Press
  • 300 Manatees Huddle Together in Warm Florida Spring, Forcing it to Close

    The large mammals swam into Three Sister Springs in Kings Bay, forcing an acre of the area to close.

    Inside Edition
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    Teen Brutally Beaten After Alleged Carjacking Attempt

    Milwaukee police are searching for a group of men who allegedly beat a 15-year-old who had reportedly tried to steal a car. A photo of the boy was posted on Facebook.

    Tribune
  • Rattling the establishment: Win for Trump sends Republican Party into panic

    As the Republican primary contest continues, New Hampshire may come to be known as the place where the establishment’s chances of nominating one of its own came to die. Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and unlikely presidential candidate, claimed his first win in the race for the GOP…

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  • NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing

    By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases. In an effort to…

    Reuters
  • Kanye West Apologized To Michael Jordan For Lyrics In His Song 'Facts'

    Kanye West apologized to Michael Jordan for song lyrics in "Facts" that were possibly directed at Jordan.

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