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LeBron James to haters: Get back to the real world

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The Dallas Mavericks and their star Dirk Nowitzki may have won the world championship, but what people really want to talk about is the failure of the Miami Heat and its love-him-or-hate-him superstar. LeBron James sent a message in the post-game press conference to people who were happy to see him fail — get a [...] [Read More]
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Rapture predictor Harold Camping remains hospitalized after stroke

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Doomsday predictor Harold Camping is “doing well” after suffering a stroke on Thursday night at his home in Alameda, Calif., near Oakland. According to the Christian Post, a woman who answered the door Sunday at his home (believed to be Camping’s wife Shirley) told its reporter: “He is doing very well– not a serious stroke [...] [Read More]
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Bryce Harper throws pitcher a kiss after hitting HR (Video)

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Teenage phenom Bryce Harper has long been considered the next Barry Bonds or Alex Rodriguez, and that’s not altogether a good thing. Last night, the 18-year-old Washington Nationals prospect stood around home plate watching his drive go out of the park for the Hagerstown Suns. Then, as he approached home plate, he puckered up and [...] [Read More]
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Sarah Palin comments over Paul Revere’s ride prompt Wikipedia revision

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The revisions are coming! The revisions are coming! The story of Sarah Palin’s tangled explanation of Paul Revere’s ride galloped off in a new direction today when Little Green Footballs and the Huffington Post reported that her supporters tried to edit the Wikipedia page on the 1770s patriot on horseback to state that Revere did [...] [Read More]
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New from Japan: An emergency toilet for disasters (Video)

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Certain types of behind-the-scenes innovations always seem to come from Japan–like this emergency toilet that’s on display at a Japanese disaster preparedness expo. It sounds bizarre, but if there were a huge earthquake and the running water was out, the combination of a privacy poncho, anti-odor tablets and a tie-up bag could save a lot [...] [Read More]
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Joplin Mo. tornado: Intense video of people huddled inside a store

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(Warning: May be too intense for children). If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be huddled in the dark when a tornado bears down on you, this YouTube video may tell you more than you want to know. It was taken by izelsg in the Fastrip convenience store in Joplin, Mo., where a tornado [...] [Read More]
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Planking craze in Australia draws warning after fatal plunge

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Australia’s prime minister today urged the nation to cool off its hottest fad — planking — in the wake of a fatal plunge from a seventh-story balcony. Planking is the act of lying facedown as stiff as a plank, toes pointed down and hands at the sides, in as unusual a place as possible and [...] [Read More]
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Outrage after Hasidic paper removes Clinton from iconic photo

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An ultra-Hasidic newspaper in Brooklyn stirred up outrage after digitally removing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and National Security team member Audrey Tomason) from the iconic photo of President Obama and others watching the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. The paper, Der Tzitung, has a policy against showing photos of women, considering them “sexually [...] [Read More]
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Osama’s death: ‘ROT IN HELL’ is most powerful headline

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Among the newspaper front pages about the killing of Osama bin Laden, the New York Daily News stands out for its power. The Daily News’ “ROT IN HELL!” headline made the mostly local paper the hottest news website on Google Trends, ahead of national sites USA Today, Drudge Report, Fox News and the New York [...] [Read More]
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Chaos at St. Louis airport during tornado (Video)

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A powerful tornado that scored a direct hit on St. Louis’ Lambert Airport on Friday evening is at the top of today’s trending video, YouTube Trends reports. This user video shows the scene at a gate during the lightning storm. A man yells “Get out” at 1:18 and screams are heard, but after a few [...] [Read More]
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