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  • Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything [UPDATED]

    Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida.

    Odd News
  • A List of Cliven Bundy's Supporters, Now That We Know He's a Pro-Slavery Racist

    The Republicans who withheld their support for Cliven Bundy were rewarded on Thursday morning when The New York Times' Adam Nagourney reported the Nevada rancher is a grade-A, pro-slavery racist. As Nagourney describes it, Bundy is enjoying his newfound fame by sharing his views on a number of…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Amazon’s latest announcement will change our lives more than you know

    I know, I know. You already know the answer. But my reaction to Amazon’s Prime Pantry introduction — which allows its Prime members to have up to 45 pounds of home goods shipped directly to their doorstep within four days for a $6 fee — has more to do with the industry at large. As someone who…

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  • PARENTS ARE APPALLED BY MAN'S INDIFFERENCE TO HIS YOUNG SON

    DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old son, "Wayne," who is single, has a 3-year-old son. We didn't learn about the child until he was more than a year old, when Wayne was asked to take a paternity test. Luckily, we have been able to form a good relationship with our grandson's mother and see him often.…

    Dear Abby
  • What It Means to Be Middle Class Today

    Being middle class isn't what it used to be. One hundred years ago, you were considered middle class if you made $577 a year, according to TheCostofLiving.com. But just what is middle class today? There seems to be a lot of evidence out there that the status of middle class is almost the new poor.

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  • The Truth About Marijuana: Health Risks Trivialized (Op-Ed)

    Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is an attending cardiologist and the director of Women's Heart Health of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and has been featured on "The Early Show," "The Doctors," "Good Morning America," "20/20" and other TV programs. She recently released her book, "Dr. Suzanne…

    LiveScience.com
  • Stowaway slept in wheel well of plane at California airport, FBI says

    A teenage stowaway who survived a flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a passenger plane told investigators he spent the night sleeping in the jet's cramped compartment at a California airport before the flight took off, an FBI official said. The 15-year-old boy from the Northern California city…

    Reuters
  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.

    Associated Press
  • Pope Francis in hot water over 'personal' phone calls

    Pope Francis's habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lombardi has had enough. The spokesman said media reports about the phone calls have been "a source of misunderstanding and confusion". The statement…

    AFP
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    Planning to settle abroad? Here are America's most overpriced cities (11 photos)

    Forbes We started with America’s 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Metropolitan Divisions (MDs), all with populations of 600,000 or more. Then we factored in housing affordability, using the Housing Opportunity Index from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells…

    Forbes
  • Socialists glorify abortion with WIRE COAT HANGER display on college lawn

    The Socialist Student Union at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. set a new low for gauche and tasteless behavior this week by covering the green lawn outside the campus center with wire coat hangers to mock a prior event at the school sponsored by students opposed to abortion. Back in January,…

    The Daily Caller
  • 10-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapper by Repeatedly Singing Gospel Song

    A 10-year-old in Atlanta escaped a kidnapper in the most improbable way. Now, a number of organizations in the area are teaming up to offer a $10,000 reward in the investigation. On the night of March 31, Willie Myrick was outside taking care of his pet Chihuahua. The boy spotted a few dollars near…

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  • Video: Limited-edition Galaxy S5 cover drapes your device in shiny crystals

    Samsung wants you to think of the Galaxy S5 as a luxury good, even if the device’s outer case is made of cheap-feeling dimpled plastic. With this in mind, Samsung has teamed up with luxury crystal designer Swarovski to create a new cover for the Galaxy S5 that is draped from top to bottom in…

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  • Herbalife punished 600 distributors for medical claims: ABC News

    Herbalife, a weight loss and nutrition company being investigated for allegations of running a pyramid scheme, disciplined hundreds of distributors last year for making unsubstantiated medical claims about its products, ABC News reported on Wednesday. The network said the company disclosed the…

    Reuters
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    Yosemite National Park (20 photos)

    Yosemite National Park is best known for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. Almost 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness, which is defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964 as, "an area where the earth and its community of…

    Yahoo News
  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.

    Associated Press
  • Canada, France face off again over island claims

    A longstanding feud over two French islands near Canada's Atlantic Coast was rekindled Wednesday, when Ottawa contested Paris's request that the UN recognize its control of waters around Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon. France had filed an application with the UN Commission on the Limits of the…

    AFP
  • Should You Try Oil Pulling?

    Every morning for 10 days, Jennifer Beckinsale woke up, poured a tablespoon of coconut oil in her mouth and swooshed. "I had been hearing about oil pulling everywhere, and I was curious, so I figured why not," says Beckinsale, 30, a Chicago-area blogger who runs The Allergista. Advocates claim…

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  • Teacher throws high school senior out of prom for wearing red skinny jeans

    Take the case of Shafer Rupard, a senior at Cherryville High School in the small town of Cherryville, N.C. Last Saturday, a chaperoning teacher kicked Rupard out of the Cherryville High senior prom because she was wearing a pair of red skinny jeans, reports WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte.

    The Daily Caller
  • The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

    North Americans are intrepid travelers and look for destinations that are ‘off the beaten track,’ while Europeans seek out sun-soaked beach vacations. Those are among some of the key findings in a large-scale TripAdvisor survey that polled 60,000 respondents in 32 markets around the world for the…

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