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Daredevil BASE jumps from Everest

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On the 60th anniversary of the first climbers to summit Mount Everest, Russian daredevil Valery Rozov BASE jumped from the mountain’s North Face. In doing so, Rozov claimed the record for the world’s highest BASE jump (parachuting from a fixed object), when he leapt from his perch at 4.5 miles above sea level. Of course,   [Read More]
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James Lipton: I was a pimp

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James Lipton, the host of Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s Studio tells Parade.com that pimpin’ ain’t hard, at least it wasn’t for him when he was representing “a whole bordello” in post-war Paris. The 86-year-old television host says times wer… [Read More]
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Bad karma: Wild video shows mugger immediately hit by bus

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In a stunning illustration of karma — or perhaps crime and punishment — this video shows a mugger in Colombia wrestling away a woman’s mobile phone and immediately being hit by a bus. But the story doesn’t end there. The woman — robbed by the suspect just moments before — actually gets down and helps   [Read More]
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Driver brags on Twitter about hitting cyclist

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Here’s a memo to drivers who hate cyclists: If you hit one, don’t Tweet about it. That’s just what Brit Emma Way apparently did. On Sunday, she Tweeted: “Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier – I have right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax #bloodycyclists.” (She has since deleted her account,   [Read More]
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Colbert to grads: Your generation as self-absorbed as mine

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Stephen Colbert tried to transfer to University of Virginia in 1984, but never completed his application essay. Regardless, the political satirist delivered the school’s commencement speech over the weekend, poking fun at university founder Thomas Jefferson, the popular not-so-secret study aid Adderall and the attitudes of Baby Boomers and Millennials. Here, we present you some highlights:   [Read More]

Video: TV station crew takes shelter from tornadoes while on the air

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KSN-TV employees and meteorologists in Wichita took shelter from a tornado Sunday, May 19, while continuing to broadcast from a safe place. AP has the raw video.

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Viral video: A baby monkey takes a bath

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As if a bathing monkey weren’t enough, this video has a bonus: The newscasters have some great ideas for other baby pets, plus they invent two new words while on the air.
Enjoy:

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TV: Cancelled Shows We Won’t Miss One Little Bit

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By David Weigand SFGate.com This week, the broadcast networks finish the annual upfronts, the process by which networks try to woo advertisers with bright and shiny objects called “New Fall Shows.” In the process, a lot of shows have fallen by the wayside.   In fact, since last fall, shows have been cancelled left and […] [Read More]
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