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‘Bronco Bamma’ girl expresses what we all feel deep down about the elections

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Meet Abby. She’s just your average red-haired, blue-eyed four year old but from now on she may be forever known as the “Bronco Bamma Girl” after her mother posted the following video of her crying because she just can’t stand to listen to anymore election 2012 talk. “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney,” [...] [Read More]
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Viral Sandy photos aren’t actually of hurricane

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Images of big news and events move quickly across our digitally connected society. But as we share and re-post images that grab our attention, we sometimes forget to ask the obvious question: Is that really what is says it is? Case in point: These viral images that were initially said to show Hurricane Sandy weren’t [...] [Read More]
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The threat of high tide

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Tide tables suggest that if Hurricane Sandy keeps on its current path and hits Connecticut during high tide, which heavily increases its potential for damage. If the water level is high when the storm hits, flooding will be heavier than it would otherwise, and storm surges will be that much more intense. Surges — giant […] [Read More]
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Storm surges a major threat during hurricane

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By far the biggest danger presented by Hurricane Sandy: its storm surge. Latest estimates say it could reach a height of 6-11 feet. To offer some perspective, New York City’s seawall is about 5-feet-high. The topic is particularly pertinent, since Sandy may strike at a time when storm surges will be at their strongest. Storm […] [Read More]
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What local weathermen are saying

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Hurricane Sandy is due to hit Connecticut Sunday night and while the potential for damage varies from town to town, local weathermen agree that the whole state — especially its coastal town — is going to feel the impact. We’ve collected a selection of what local weathermen are predicting for your part of the state. […] [Read More]
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Taylor Swift Splits From BF?

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The country star and Conor Kennedy have reportedly broken up. From The Daily Dish at SFgate.com Singer Taylor Swift is single again after splitting from her boyfriend Conor Kennedy, according to a magazine report. The unlucky-in-love star romanced the 18-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. throughout the summer and spent long weekends at his […] [Read More]
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NFL player stars in colorful radio spot supporting marriage equality

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Voters outside the state of Minnesota are missing out on quite the radio spot. The group Minnesotans for Equality burst onto the airwaves yesterday with a spot starring Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, the author of a now-legendary (and colorfully NSFW) defense of gay rights, uses the editorial’s most memorable phrase in its bleeped-out format [...] [Read More]
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Amityville Horror house on the market

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Just in time for Halloween, the home made famous by the Amityville Horror movie is up for sale – and has been for a while. Located in Toms River, NJ, the house was where the cult film was shot.  The real haunted home though is in the neighboring state, according to AOL Real Estate: The [...] [Read More]
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