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Sexual Confusion


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A February New York Times/CBS News poll, asking respondents if they approve of gays serving openly in the military, found that 79 percent of self-identified Democrats approve if openly serving gays ar...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Noodlemania


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Computer hardware engineer Toshio Yamamoto, 49, this year celebrates 15 years' work tasting and cataloguing all the Japanese ramen (instant noodles) he can get his hands on (including the full ingredi...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ironies


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Karen Salmansohn, 49, prominent author of self-help books for women with relationship and career problems, including "Prince Harming Syndrome" and "How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less Using...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Government Health Care Follies


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Britain's National Health Service in Warwickshire recently assigned Mavis Eldridge to receive care at the Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham for the age-related macular degeneration she is suffering in ...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Creme de la Weird


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What stunned officials in Polson, Mont., the most wasn't that Brent Wilson, 53, was charged in March with attempting to illegally acquire ownership of someone else's house. It was that Wilson had atte...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Compelling Explanations


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In January the California Historical Resources Commission formally claimed, on behalf of the state, about 100 items of property on the surface of the moon having been left behind during the 1969 Apoll...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

When \"Detention\" Is Not Enough


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Schoolteacher Lucia Carico, who has been in good standing in Hawkins County, Tenn., schools since 1973, was fired in March over an incident in which she stabbed a 7th-grade student in the arm seven ti...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Pervo-American Community


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Sex for One: In February, police in Upper Darby, Pa., said they had to delay processing accused molester Siri Pinnya, 36, because he would not stop masturbating. Said the police superintendent, "We on...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Classic Middle Name (all-new!)


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Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder: Russell Wayne Upton Jr., Reno, Nev., March (charged at last in a 1995 murder); Kenneth Wayne Scott, Fort Worth, Texas, March; John Wayne Wilson, Bethel...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Some People Seem to Need a Prophet


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Raj Patel's recent appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" was ostensibly based around his work on global poverty and food production, but followers of an 87-year-old Scottish mystic named...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rednecks on Parade


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Itinerant contractor Billie Bobbie Harrison, 24, was charged in Spartanburg, S.C., with indecent exposure in February, after he approached a homeowner, lowered his pants, and offered to pave her drive...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Police Report


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How much can a shoplifter stuff in his pants? A man seen on surveillance video at a Mobil on the Run convenience store in Bloomfield, Conn., in February fled after stuffing at least 17 cans of Red Bul...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Government Stalks the Weakest


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On Jan. 29, more than 200 Alabama state troopers were amassed at 4 a.m. for the purpose of raiding several illegal bingo parlors. The raids were eventually called off, but a University of Alabama ...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Democracy in Action


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Felon-Candidates: John White, now running for sheriff in Roundup, Mont., will be unable to carry a gun if he wins because of a long-ago bank robbery conviction. Convicted felons might be running again...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dangerous thrills


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A new sports center in Mexico City will be devoted to the revival of ancient Aztec- and Mayan-created games that are rarely played in Mexico because they are dangerous, including a field-hockey-like c...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010
 
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