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Confederate flag dress gets teen sent home from prom

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A Tennessee teenager was turned down from her high school prom for wearing a red, white and blue sequined dress that resembled the Confederate battle flag, the Jackson Sun reported. When 18-year-old Texanna Edwards showed up to the dance Saturday in the controversial dress, knee-length with thick blue ribbon crossed at her hip, officials told [...] [Read More]
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Obama helps ‘slow jam’ the news on Fallon

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Add this to the list of ways the President of the United States woos young voters in an election-year: He slow jams the news. [Read More]
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Does this woman have the perfect face?

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The woman on the right was just named the most beautiful woman in the UK. Eighteen-year-old Florence Colgate recently won a “natural beauty” contest organized to promote the British television show “Lorraine.” The reasons for Colgate’s win — besides a pleasant expression and a nice head of hair? Symmetry and proportion. The Daily Mail explains: [...] [Read More]
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Actor accidentally hangs in Passion play suicide scene

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An actor died during a Passion Play in Brazil on Good Friday when he accidentally hung himself portraying Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, during a suicide scene, msnbc.com is reporting via TV Record. [Read More]
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First spill-related criminal charge names BP engineer

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In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice Department said Tuesday. [Read More]
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Student on Twitter dares cops to catch her

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A woman who tweeted that police would never catch her was arrested at Lamar University in Beaumont on an outstanding warrant for allegedly trying to pass herself off as her sister. Pearland Police learned of a tweet last week by Mahogany Mason-Kelly, 20, who posted on Twitter: “I still got a warrant in Pearland…Those pigs [...] [Read More]
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Texting woman falls off pier into Lake Michigan

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A woman taking a short walk on a long pier fell into the drink because she was distract by texting, msnbc.com is reporting. [Read More]
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Teacher fires blanks at terrified kids

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ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Washington County teacher accused of firing a blank gun in a welding class is facing criminal charges. Police tell media outlets that 60-year-old Manuael Ernest Dillow is charged with 12 felony counts of brandishing a weapon. Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman says the incident occurred April 4 at the William [...] [Read More]
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Man jailed for stealing cup of soda from McDonald’s

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Have you ever asked for a free cup of water at a fast-food restaurant, then filled it with soda? At one Florida McDonald’s, that could get you arrested. Customer Mark Abaire faces felony charges for failing to pay $1 for a cup of soda. Employees caught him using a water cup to get soda, and [...] [Read More]
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School halts student from going to prom solo

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A 17-year-old student in Glenolden, Pa., wants to go to her junior prom solo, but her school won’t allow it, according to KYW-TV in Philadelphia. When her date backed out, Amanda Dougherty discovered she could not go without one, according to the Philadelphia Archdiocese, which is over Archbishop John Carroll High School. [Read More]
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