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Saudi woman detained (again) for driving herself to the hospital

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Saudi human rights activist Aliyah Al Farid was detained by police for driving herself to the hospital. While it’s not illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, cultural custom dictates that women not operate a vehicle, and unofficial religious police enforce the custom. Additionally, women will not be issued driver’s licenses. So while it’s not […] [Read More]
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McDonald’s serving free coffee for two weeks

McDonald’s serving free coffee for two weeks

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Move over Starbucks. The Golden Arches are in the house. With stock prices slumping, McDonald’s is trying to attract new customers by serving free cups of Joe for the next two weeks. From September 16 to 29, caffeine addicts can cruise by participating restaurants and pick up a free small McCafé during that location’s breakfast hours, usually […] [Read More]
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Photos of ‘Underwater Puppies’ are adorable, obviously

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Building on the success of the book “Underwater Dogs,” photographer Seth Casteel takes the next obvious step, bringing us “Underwater Puppies.” In an interview with NPR, Casteel reveals that the inspiration for the books was sort of an accident: “At an on-land photo shoot, he decided he would rather be in the swimming pool, so […] [Read More]
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Woman finds body in trunk after shopping at Walmart

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A Southern California woman made an alarming discovery after shopping at a Riverside Walmart Saturday — a dead body in her trunk. NBC Los Angeles reports that a 33-year-old man — known to the shopper — was pronounced dead after the woman reported the discovery to the police. According to published reports, she is not […] [Read More]
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Municipality in Argentina bans name ‘Messi’

Municipality in Argentina bans name ‘Messi’

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There can only be one Lionel Messi in Rosario, Argentina. Or maybe two. Lionel Messi, the Argentinian soccer player, is so popular in his hometown (despite his World Cup letdown) that local officials have moved to ban parents from naming their newborn sons after the superstar. Apparently, this is a problem that spans continents — […] [Read More]
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DiGiorno Pizza unintentionally intrudes on domestic violence hashtag

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The rising crust of DiGiorno’s Twitter account is looking mighty deflated after they cracked a pizza joke at the expense of battered women. It appears to be entirely unintentional of course, but it’s a glaring reminder to always look before you tweet. In this case, #WhyIStayed emerged after Janay Palmer announced her support of her […] [Read More]
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Tony Romo is ‘gayest player’ appears on Fox 26 news ticker

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The eyes of the Internet are on Texas after a local Fox station aired a questionable message about Tony Romo in their news crawl Wednesday night. In a segment about the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, the following message scrolled at the bottom of the screen, as seen on this Instagram video. “Tony Romo, still the gayest […] [Read More]
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Michael Peña is the new ‘Ponch’ in upcoming ‘CHiPs’ film

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Calling 7-Mary-3 and 4! According to Deadline.com, Warner Brothers is set to produce a film version of “CHiPs,” the super-awesome cop show that aired on NBC from 1977 to 1983. Michael Peña and Dax Sheppard are set to pound SoCal super-slab as California Highway Patrol motor officers Frank Poncherello and Jon Baker, respectively. This isn’t […] [Read More]
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