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Umpire ends Little League game after coach’s tirade

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Hearst Connecticut Media Group and other media outlets are giving a lot of play to the Little League state playoffs, in which Fairfield is one step away from the state title and a bid to the New England playoffs in Bristol. The Route 84 11-year-old summer league, on the other hand, had flown mostly under […] [Read More]
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Sally Ride comes out in obituary

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Sally Ride’s family disclosed in her obituary that she is survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy. According to BuzzFeed: The pioneering scientist was, a statement from Sally Ride Science announced, survived by “Tam O’Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years.” With that simple statement — listed alongside her mother, Joyce; her sister, Bear; [...] [Read More]
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Muppets company ends partnership with Chick-fil-A over gay marriage position

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Even Kermit the Frog was shocked over Chick-fil-A’s public views on gay rights last week. The Jim Henson Company chose to stop contributing toys for Chick-fil-A’s kids’ meals because of the fast food chain’s anti-gay marriage position. In a statement on its Facebook, the company behind “The Muppets” says it has “celebrated and embraced diversity [...] [Read More]
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One family faces potential heart transplants for all 5 children

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The Bingham family thought their medical nightmare was over when their eldest daughter, Sierra, got a heart transplant 6 years ago – but the nightmare had only just begun. Now, parents Stacy and Jason Bingham of Haines, Ore., are asking for the Ultimate [...] [Read More]
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Mariners trade Ichiro to New York Yankees for two minor-league prospects

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The Seattle Mariners have traded Seattle’s favorite right fielder Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees in exchange for two minor-league prospects, the team announced Monday. Ichiro asked the team several weeks ago to consider trading him to give younger players in the club an opportunity to develop. The M’s have received right-handed pitchers D.J. [...] [Read More]
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Science meets art: Japanese artist turns preserved animals into masterpieces

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Those preserved animals you dissected in science class are now also artwork that prices up to $20,000 yen or $250. Iori Tomita, a 28 year old Japanese artist, transforms dead animal carcasses into colorful art through a long and tedious scientific process that can take him months, even a year. Designboom reports that Tomita removes the [...] [Read More]
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Shoppers shocked when young bear wanders into mall

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Automatic doors allowed a year-0ld female black bear to wander into a Sears store about 20 minutes before closing time Saturday night, startling shoppers at Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. It turned out the bear was likely more afraid than the shoppers, who quickly evacuated the store. No one was harmed [...] [Read More]
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Man with ‘world’s biggest penis’ stopped at SFO security

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A New York man known for his unusually large penis was patted down by airport security at San Francisco International last week after they questioned him about the bulge in his pants, he said. Jonah Falcon, 41, who has been featured in several documentaries about the world’s biggest penises, was returning from a trip in [...] [Read More]
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James Holmes ID’d as suspect in Colorado movie shooter

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The suspect in a mass shooting at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” in Colorado has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. According to ABC News, a woman who identified herself as Holmes’ mother told the news station she had a gut instinct her son was involved in the shooting. “You have the [...] [Read More]
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The search may have ended for Mona Lisa’s bones

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Archaeologists may have found the remains of the plain yet enchanting woman Leonardo Da Vinci painted back in the early 1500’s.  Discovery News reports that archaeologists found the complete skeleton of Lisa Gherardini, the woman thought to be Da Vinci’s inspiration for the Mona Lisa, underneath the floor of an abandoned nunnery in Florence, Italy. [...] [Read More]
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