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Boughton tweet: ‘Who is with me’ on classaction suit?

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is once again venting his frustration with Connecticut Light & Power. Sunday and Monday, the mayor has taken to Twitter to lash out at CL&P executives , using the hashtag “#classaction.” At 7:45 a.m., Monday, Boughton – who’s been tweeting feverishly since the Oct. 29 snowstorm – posted, “#classaction”. Two minutes later, he sent a tweet […] [Read More]
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MMA fighters foil robbery attempt

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Luis Rosales picked the wrong time to try to rob a hotel clerk. He made his robbery attempt and tried to escape as two mixed martial arts fighters were entering the Comfort Inn in Los Angeles. They subdued Rosales and held him until the police arrived. Brent Alvarez and Billy Denney were in town from […] [Read More]
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Zoo to split up ‘gay’ Canadian penguins

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Zookeepers in Toronto, while “fascinated” by male African penguins who appear to be a couple, even displaying signs of mating rituals, plan on splitting up the pair for the sake of captive breeding. In case you are getting this confused with an episode of Parks and Recreation, you aren’t, this is real life: Toronto Star: […] [Read More]
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John Lennon’s tooth sold at auction for $31,200

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One of John Lennon’s molars was sold to a Canadian dentist for $31,200 at auction this weekend, according to CNN. From the story: Michael Zuk, a Canadian dentist, is claiming responsibility for the winning bid. Omega Auction House, which sold the tooth, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday. Lennon gave the tooth […] [Read More]
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Farewell Dippin’ Dots, the supposed ‘ice cream of the future’

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Sad news for lovers of overpriced, flash-frozen, beaded ice cream: Dippin’ Dots Inc. filed for bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Since 1988, it’s claimed to be the “ice cream of the future.” Well, the future is now, and Dippin’ Dots is $12 million in debt and can’t make it work, the WSJ said. […] [Read More]
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High school football player in wheelchair scores touchdown

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You might want to tell your co-workers that there’s some dust in your eyes after seeing this clip. Fairfield Union High senior Trent Glaze of Ohio is the captain of his football team. He loves watching film and keeping his teammates focused. But Trent has muscular dystrophy and cannot leave his wheelchair. So, in his […] [Read More]

Mother in beating video flap reportedly acknowledges custody threat

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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that Hallie Adams, Hillary’s mother, who has been divorced from Hillary’s father, County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, since 2007, “acknowledged that (the video’s) release comes as Judge Adams seeks to regain custody of their 10-year-old daughter.” [Read More]

Jose Canseco and Lenny Dykstra in cable grudge match

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Reality television, late-night commercials and celebrity boxing are where washed up former athletes go to fade away.  Sometimes, though, the impending results threaten to shake American popular culture to its core. Enter Jose Canseco. And Lenny Dykstra. In the ring. Boxing. Each other. Canseco, the former A’s slugger, has long been on a roller coaster […] [Read More]
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