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Federal government claims the world won’t end on Dec. 21

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The federal government wants you to know the world will not end on December 21 — or any other day in the near future — as predicted by the Mayan calendar. Take this with a grain of salt, these are the same people who faked the moon landing, planned 9/11, assassinated JFK and hid all [...] [Read More]
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Cooper ‘burned his eyeballs,’ went blind

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Anderson Cooper found out the hard way last week that eye protection is important. The news broadcaster is recovering after he was temporarily blinded while on assignment in Portugal. Anderson lost his sight after spending several hours filming on the water in bright sunshine for the TV series 60 Minutes. Cooper took to Twitter on [...] [Read More]
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Subway horror: Why didn’t photog lend a hand?

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Why didn’t the photographer help him instead of taking his picture? That’s the question everyone is asking about the horrific photo on Tuesday’s New York Post cover showing a man clinging to the wall of a subway track as a train approached. The Post, tasteful as ever, ran the sensational headline “DOOMED/Pushed on the subway [...] [Read More]
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The silly cat video of the day

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A cat decides it’s a DJ and tries its “paw” at scratching records. Sometimes, you just need to watch a hilarious cat video.

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This stampede of parents is not for toys

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Typically, when we hear stories of parents stampeding in December, it’s usually over the holiday season’s hottest toy, but not this time. One parent in Greenville, S.C., was injured as a crowd of eager moms and dads rushed to get in line to sign their kids up for an elementary school that offers an engineering [...] [Read More]
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Nick Lachey booted from Chargers game

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In a brief moment of pop culture relevance, former 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey was kicked out of the San Diego Chargers game against the Cincinnati Bengals after he allegedly “trash-talked” other fans. Lachey, a Bengals fan, commented on the incident in a series of tweets. “Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and [...] [Read More]
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Lawyer releases photo of bloodied George Zimmerman

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The legal team for George Zimmerman released a new photo from the night Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The photo shows Zimmerman’s lip bloody. Zimmerman’s claims that he shot the unarmed, 17-year-old Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer, was charged with second-degree murder. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and says the [...] [Read More]

2012′s biggest explosion videos

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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of the biggest explosions of 2012: As an officer approached this minivan fire in Sherman, Texas, it suddenly exploded. A man and woman from Marshall escaped the blaze, but police said the couple’s story didn’t add up. Investigators suspect the explosion was caused [...] [Read More]
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Palace confirms Kate Middleton is pregnant

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Buckingham Palace confirmed Monday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a new prince or princess, the Associated Press reports. St. James Palace said Monday that the Duchess of Cambridge has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in aLondon hospital. As the first born to William — who is second in [...] [Read More]
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Coolest women of 2012

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From SFGate’s Mick LaSalle: Who is the coolest woman of 2012? The above gallery is based on both your suggestions and additions from me. Feel free to nominate your own candidates or to choose one of the above. You can vote here, in the comments section. If I were voting, I’d either go timely, with […] [Read More]
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