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‘Educated’ commuter, viral star feels “raped by the internet”

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Every person — every educated person, that is — has seen the viral video of a woman on a Westport-bound train berating a conductor.  But the star of the clip wishes you hadn’t according to The New York Daily News. The paper reports that the video’s subject, Hermon Raju, is seeking a PR firm to […] [Read More]
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Is North Dakota actually a state?

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(Photo: Flickr/afiler) North Dakota may not actually be a state. Or so says an 82-year-old Grand Forks resident. While I realize that most people — myself included — can’t conjure up a single thought about North Dakota outside of a Fargo reference (which mostly takes place in Minnesota anyway), I’m sure there are some theoretical […] [Read More]
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Report: Junior with disability fighting to be a cheerleader

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A high school junior born without full arms and legs who is in marching band and pep squad wants to be a cheerleader at Aurora High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Despite trying out three times, she’s not made the squad. [Read More]
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Galveston News: Isle hopes to attract jump-rope championship

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Galveston’s Park Board of Trustees is hoping a $20,000 incentive will draw a world jump roping competition to the island, an event that could have more than a $1 million economic impact to the city, the Galveston County Daily News is reporting. [Read More]

Restaurant bans young kids, says they’re too loud

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After suffering through countless meals with whiny, crying kids for years, one restaurant will soon ban kids six and under, a decision that’s drawn cheers and boos from the deep divide between parents and non-parents. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant, an “upscale casual” place in Monroeville, PA, recently told his patrons that the restaurant is […] [Read More]
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Calif. politician calls for 13 counties to secede from the state

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By Kelsey Williams, SFGate.com The south will rise! Southern California that is—according to a plan by one Riverside politician. Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone says that he wants as many as 13 counties in Southern California to secede from the state. CBS Los Angeles reports: Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, […] [Read More]
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Conn. man arrested for trashing ‘Late Show’ theater

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Police arrested a Connecticut native for vandalising the theater hosting David Letterman’s ‘Late Show,’ Sunday, reports The New York Daily News. Police say that James Whittemore, 22 dealt about $2,000 of damage to the lobby of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway, shattering a front door with his foot and upending trash cans. He was […] [Read More]
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Pentagon suspends enforcement of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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By Kelsey Williams,  SFGate: Today, the Pentagon announced that it is suspending its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”  policy in compliance with Wednesday’s appeals court ruling that the military stop the policy banning openly gay servicemen and women. According to the memo, released Friday afternoon to all secretaries of military departments, the military must halt all […] [Read More]
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