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Nick Lachey booted from Chargers game

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In a brief moment of pop culture relevance, former 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey was kicked out of the San Diego Chargers game against the Cincinnati Bengals after he allegedly “trash-talked” other fans. Lachey, a Bengals fan, commented on the incident in a series of tweets. “Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and [...] [Read More]
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Lawyer releases photo of bloodied George Zimmerman

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The legal team for George Zimmerman released a new photo from the night Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The photo shows Zimmerman’s lip bloody. Zimmerman’s claims that he shot the unarmed, 17-year-old Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer, was charged with second-degree murder. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and says the [...] [Read More]
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2012′s biggest explosion videos

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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of the biggest explosions of 2012: As an officer approached this minivan fire in Sherman, Texas, it suddenly exploded. A man and woman from Marshall escaped the blaze, but police said the couple’s story didn’t add up. Investigators suspect the explosion was caused [...] [Read More]
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Palace confirms Kate Middleton is pregnant

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Buckingham Palace confirmed Monday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a new prince or princess, the Associated Press reports. St. James Palace said Monday that the Duchess of Cambridge has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in aLondon hospital. As the first born to William — who is second in [...] [Read More]
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Coolest women of 2012

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From SFGate’s Mick LaSalle: Who is the coolest woman of 2012? The above gallery is based on both your suggestions and additions from me. Feel free to nominate your own candidates or to choose one of the above. You can vote here, in the comments section. If I were voting, I’d either go timely, with […] [Read More]
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7 amazing ‘Thriller’ spoofs, plus the original

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Michael Jackson released his “Thriller” album on Nov. 30, 1982, making Friday its 30th anniversary. In honor of the best-selling album of all time, here are our favorite parodies of the title song’s music video. BBC’s Lenny Henry: Joe Piscopo transforms to Jerry Lewis: ect> Filipino inmates dance to ‘Thriller’ In 2007, Filipino inmates who [...] [Read More]
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College sets up ‘Puppy Room’ for stressed students

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“Yup, it’s a room full of puppies.” So says a Facebook flyer from the student union at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Stressed-out students will soon get some relief at a “Puppy Room.” Next week, as classes end and exams begin, Therapeutic Paws of Canada will bring by some dogs for petting therapy. The [...] [Read More]
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Mountain rescue after man posts coordinates on Facebook

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An Oregon man checked in from a blizzard, and his status updates might have saved his life. Outdoors enthusiast Jeff Kish got stuck in a sudden storm atop Mount Hood, Oregon’s highest peak, on Wednesday afternoon. From his iPhone, he updated his Facebook status: You’re gonna hear about it in the news anyway, may as [...] [Read More]
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