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Runaway boat slams into house in Florida

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You’ve heard of cars running into houses, but a boat? It happened Saturday in Lehigh Acres, Fla., near Fort Myers, when a boat on a trailer came unhitched from the vehicle that was towing it, according to witnesses, and veered into a duplex, according to WZVN-TV. One witness we spoke to says after the boat [...] [Read More]
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Trayvon Martin attacked Zimmerman, new report says

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Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman, knocking the man to the ground, jumping on top of him and slamming his head against the ground several times before the tables turned and Zimmerman shot him, the Orlando Sentinel is quoting law enforcement authorities as saying this afternoon. [Read More]
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Transsexual beauty contestant booted from pageant

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Jenna Talackova, a 23-year-old Canadian beauty pageant contestant, has been kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada competition “because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” the pageant organization says on its website. [Read More]
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Chemists: Popcorn’s antioxidants top fruits, veggies

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When chemists proclaim it, it must be true: Popcorn has more antioxidants than fruit and veggies. [Read More]

How long is a $26 hot dog? Ask the Texas Rangers

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The Texas Rangers are pitching a new menu item: It’s a 2-foot hot dog that weighs a pound and feeds four fans for $26. It comes topped with chili, sauteed onions, pickled jalapenos and jalapeno cheese sauce. [Read More]
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This is what happens when you kiss a shark

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Swimming with the sharks seems foolish enough, but this guy, Dave Marcel, took it a step further in Key Largo, Fla., a few years ago. [Read More]
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Video shows OK police dragging man at airport

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Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating a Feb. 20 incident in which a handcuffed man, accused of trying to sneak past a security checkpoint at Will Rogers World Airport, was reportedly dragged, face-down, by his feet after being tased several times by Oklahoma City Police officers. [Read More]
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New Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for Trayvon Martin shooter

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The New Black Panther Party put up a $10,000 reward for the capture of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, the Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday, following a demonstration by the group in Florida. The party called for black men to mobilize and capture George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who said he shot the teen as an act [...] [Read More]

Pat Robertson: Injury to new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would ‘serve them right’

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Count Pat Robertson as a Tim Tebow fan, apparently. The TV evangelist had some harsh words to say for the Broncos, who this week signed four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning and traded fan favorite Tebow to the New York Jets. Courtesy of mediaite.com: “I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, [...] [Read More]
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Mr. Panos goes on a NSFW rant about the Greek financial crisis

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My favorite Greco-American comic, Mr. Panos goes on a foul-mouthed rant about naked German tourists, Turks and the real story behind the financial crisis in the eurozone.
Not-safe-for-work-ish [Read More]
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