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  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple…

    Associated Press
  • 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
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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
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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
  • Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alexei Anishchuk SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - U krainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response,…

    Reuters
  • Inside Oprah’s Bizarre Love Triangle

    Winfrey’s stepmom gives an unfiltered Daily Mail interview about the former queen of daytime’s unusual relationship with her boyfriend—and even stranger one with her best friend.

    The Daily Beast
  • 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
  • Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

    NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Sleep-Aid Takes America by Storm

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  • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

    By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

    Reuters
  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

    Associated Press
  • Cliven Bundy Neatly Encapsulates a Potent Crossroads of Opposition to Obama

    There were already a lot of lessons about the modern political landscape to be drawn from the standoff of rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents in Nevada, but Bundy's comments looping in race and the welfare state reveal one of the most important: President Obama embodies a number of the things…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • ‘Her crazy’: Florida woman goes on rampage after storeowner won’t exchange dollar bills for her jar of coins

    This past Monday, a woman became furious with a storeowner when he declined to exchange dollar bills for her jar of coins.

    Odd News
  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

    Associated Press
  • 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
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  • Praise and playtime for royals in Canberra

    Canberra (AFP) - Prince William and wife Catherine visited children at a playground and received warm praise from Australia's monarchist prime minister in the capital Canberra on Thursday, the penultimate day of their royal tour.

    AFP
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    Woman`s Pet Is So Unusual That People Stop And Stare

    A woman in New Orleans has such an unusual pet that people on the street often stop and stare.

    Tribune
  • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China

    By Greg Torode and Michael Martina HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia's Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of…

    Reuters
  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman…

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • 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
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