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Jimmy Kimmel proves it: Americans don’t know who Joe Biden is

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Los Angeles commuters faced traffic nightmares on Monday and Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade blocked major highways and roads around West L.A. and downtown. The Vice President’s visit to Tinsel Town led late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel to wonder if locals even knew who this man was riding around in a black car […] [Read More]
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War tourists watch Kobani fall to Islamic State

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The images war photographers are capturing in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani are heart-wrenching. Bombed-out buildings. Raging street fights. Wounded soldiers. Refugees fleeing their home, carrying their possessions on their backs and walking alongside tired, hungry children. This bloody, burning city has been under fire for weeks as Islamic State (IS) fighters have barreled […] [Read More]
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Report: ’7th Heaven’ star admits to child molestation

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Stephen Collins, the actor who played the dad on the long-running TV show “7th Heaven,” has confessed on tape to molesting children, according to TMZ. The tape recording, from a 2012 couples therapy session, was obtained by TMZ at a time that Collins and his wife, actress Faye Grant, are in the midst of a […] [Read More]
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This Cheerios ad will probably make you misty-eyed

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You’ve been warned: The latest installment in the “The Cheerios Effect” ad campaign is a tearjerker. The nearly three-minute video, posted to General Mills’ YouTube page, tells the story of Canadian family Andre, Jonathan and their adopted daughter. “Most of my life I thought it would never be possible to have a child, given that […] [Read More]
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Catch a glimpse of a ‘blood moon’ on Wednesday

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Right on time to get you in a Halloween spirit, the second ‘blood moon’ of 2014 will appear in the sky this Wednesday. Look up at 6:25 a.m. EST to catch a glimpse of this rare total lunar eclipse. Full lunar eclipses are called “blood moons” because sunsets and sunrises reflect off the surface and […] [Read More]
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NYC neighborhood panics over ‘Internet people’ on Tinder dates

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City living can have its drawbacks: traffic, noise, crowds and… “Internet people?” For residents of a Central Park-adjacent neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side the scourge of potential Tinderees or OKCupidettes is worse than any co-op board disagreement. The problems started this summer when wine bar Riposo 72, located on West 72nd Street between Columbus […] [Read More]
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Craigslist ad offers cash for five-star Yelp reviews

Craigslist ad offers cash for five-star Yelp reviews

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A blogger over at Jezebel noticed a help-wanted ad on the Los Angeles CraigsList job board offering cash for five-star Yelp reviews. As of noon on October 3, when I started writing this story, the ad was still on the site and I was able to take the screen shot above, but by 12:30 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Special-edition Harley stolen 42 years ago — and since restored — is returned to late owner’s family

Special-edition Harley stolen 42 years ago — and since restored — is returned to late owner’s family

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Forty-two years after a special Harley-Davidson was swiped from the backyard of a police officer in North Carolina, U.S. customs officials said Friday that they had recovered the motorcycle at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport before it could be shipped to Australia. Once green, the 1954 FL Hydra-Glide — which featured a trumpet-style horn and […] [Read More]
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National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest: Editors’ picks

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Every year National Geographic calls on intrepid travelers to submit the best shots from their adventures. The result is always a collection of stunning photography that transports you to magical lands, puts you eye-to-eye with exotic animals and offers an intimate look at life around the world. Above we’ve put together 1o of the editors’ […] [Read More]
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Study: Facebook users want to see their friends be unsuccessful

Study: Facebook users want to see their friends be unsuccessful

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From Ohio State University: COLUMBUS, Ohio – Misery likes company indeed. When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites like Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, in general, people use social media to […] [Read More]
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