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In quest for health, Massachusetts bans the school bake sale

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Just as a new report is released saying schools should be Ground Zero for the nation’s obesity battle, we learn that schools in Massachusetts are banning bake sales in the interest of fighting obesity. [Read More]
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Who changes their name to T-Rex because it’s cooler?

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A 23-year-old Nebraska man entered a courtroom on Monday as Tyler Gold and left it with the moniker Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. [Read More]
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Teen drivers say texting while driving is dangerous but still do it

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You know they do it, and now a survey confirms it. Close to one-third of young drivers, ages 16 to 21, admitted to texting while driving in the past month, according to Consumer Reports magazine. The survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, found that almost half of the respondents had talked on [...] [Read More]
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Magazine ranks ‘porniest’ cities in the U.S.

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Which city in the United States is the porniest? This question is answered by Men’s Health magazine, who analyzed several criteria, crunched the numbers and decided that the winner is, Ground Zero for all things Disney: Orlando. [Read More]
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Group honors Texas shelter dog who saved new owner’s life

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Debbie Zeisler of Millsap, Texas, adopted a dog in Parker County in north Texas, last year, and he ended up saving her life. Bear, a Shiloh German shepherd at the Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter, was a seizure dog. [Read More]
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Kitty washes away a few lives in agitating machine

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A South African cat emerged clean, but slightly the worse for wear after spending nearly two hours trapped inside a running washing machine, The Star newspaper reported Friday, according to the Vancouver Sun. [Read More]
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Dolphins die of heroin overdose at zoo

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A toxicology report has surfaced that says two dolphins who died last year after a zoo rave in Switzerland that says heroin was found in the mammals’ urine. [Read More]
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What do you serve a dairy cow at McDonald’s?

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Darcy the cow got out one day and wandered off her farm, which is nothing new in Brush, the northeastern Colorado town, because they’re used to the slightly stubborn dairy cow doing her own thing. But this time, she walked up to the drive-through window of a McDonald’s restaurant, about a half-mile from her farm, giving the workers there a big laugh. [Read More]
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Watch train blow tractor-trailer in half

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A dramatic scene was caught on video last Friday when an 18-wheeler loaded with cotton bales stuck on a railroad crossing in Kings Mountain, N.C., was sliced in half by a train that did not stop. (Beware of loud screaming on the video) [Read More]
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Woman sues Southwest over large passengers policy

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A New Orleans woman who said she was called “too fat to fly” at a Southwest gate last year is now filing a lawsuit demanding the carrier clarify its policies on larger passengers. Kenlie Tiggeman considered Southwest’s “Customers of Size” policy too inconsistent, having been told at least twice that she would be unable to [...] [Read More]
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