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The Northeast Blackout of ’03: Nine years later

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Nine years ago today much of the United States and Canada was hit with the Northeast Blackout of 2003, which affected 45 million Americans and another 10 million north of the border. What do you remember about that day … and night … and next day? [Read More]
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Florida woman arrested on way to a bar with 8 kids, charged with DUI

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A Florida woman who was arrested Friday and charged with drunken driving while on her way to a bar with eight children in her van remained in jail Tuesday on $325,000 bond, according to public records. Lawanda Lowery-Gale of Gainesville also is charged with eight counts of child neglect, property damage and driving with a [...] [Read More]
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Obama conjures the sun: A caption contest

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Ok, this isn’t really a contest, but whatever, this AP photo from a campaign event yesterday is sure to inspire some sort of Obama-as-sorcerer/wizard meme. [Read More]
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Mutated butterflies found near Fukushima

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Researchers found dozens of mutated butterflies near the site of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, prompting officials to say it’s the first sign of damage to the ecosystem. According to NBC News, researcher Joji Otaki of the University of Ryukyus found mutation in roughly 12 percent of 144 commonly-found pale grass blue butterflies collected two [...] [Read More]
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Discrimination? Australian men can’t sit next to unaccompanied minors

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Australian men are up in arms over airline policies that prevent male passengers from sitting in the seat next to unaccompanied minors. A male nurse, Daniel McCluskie, 31, said last week he was humiliated after Qantas made him switch seats with a woman to get him away from a 10-year-old girl, The Age reports. “After [...] [Read More]
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Billy Graham hospitalized for a pulmonary infection

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Famed evangelist Billy Graham is being treated at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., for a pulmonary infection thought to be bronchitis, NBC News reports online. Graham was alert and in good spirits upon his admission, according to Mission Hospital Dr. David Pucci tells MSNBC that Graham was resting comfortably Sunday morning in stable condition. Graham [...] [Read More]
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‘Fresh Prince’ reigns at Gitmo

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If you tell me you can listen to the first three bars of  The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air theme song without at least mouthing the lyrics, I will say you are a liar. Apparently Guantanamo detainees find it catchy as well. The Miami Herald reports the 90s  Will Smith sitcom has supplanted Harry Potter as the most [...] [Read More]
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Lauren Scruggs finds inspiration at Olympics

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The Plano fashion blogger and model who lost an eye and her hand in a runway accident last December told the NBC’s Today Show on Thursday that she was feeling good and hasn’t had any pain since January, which “is a blessing.” [Read More]
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Bear caught on video wandering inside N.M. resort

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New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort had a surprise visitor at its lodge this week when a bear found its way inside through a back door that was left open. Surveillance video captured the animal wandering through the lobby and some of the corridors. [Read More]
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Lego pulled from boy’s nose after three years

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