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Re-enacting the Osama bin Laden raid

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We have Civil War re-enactors, and Revolutionary War re-enactors. Why not the Battle of Abbottabad, the U.S. Navy SEAL raid in which Al-Qaida’s No. 1 Osama bin Laden was killed? [Read More]
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Student pretends to be celebrity, dupes people in Times Square

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A college student in New York has pulled a Kardashian: He feigned celebrity and the whole world bought it. A YouTube video shows the prank pulled by Brett Cohen, a student at SUNY New Paltz. Cohen contemplates celebrity as he hires bodyguards and photographers, dresses up and has his new “handlers” start to create buzz [...] [Read More]
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Fox News names anonymous Bin Laden book author, SEAL

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ABOVE: SEAL Matt Bissonnette is pictured at bottom right in this DoD file photo. Fox News has identified the formerly-anonymous author of an inside account on the Bin Laden raid, citing multiple sources: The book, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden,” is set to hit shelves on [...] [Read More]
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The most stolen cars data released

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual list of most stolen vehicles and once again imported sedans rule the list. Nationally, for 2011, the 1994 Honda Accord and 1998 Honda Civic retained their 2010 positions as the No. 1 and 2 most stolen cars. But here at home, full-size pickups were smoking hot. [...] [Read More]
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Turtle goes for unwanted balloon ride

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Humane Society officials in a Southern California city are trying to determine who duct-taped a turtle to a bunch of balloons and sent it soaring [Read More]
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Nike: $315 LeBron shoe price ‘inaccurate’

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Stop the presses, reset the servers: Instead of the reported $315, a pair of the yet-to-be-released, limited-edition LeBron X enabled shoes — complete with motion sensors to measure vertical leap — will cost “only” around $290, according to a Nike spokesman. (At that price, why not splurge for multiple pairs?) The shoe giant rallied yesterday after furor [...] [Read More]
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Annoyed neighbor takes it out on girl’s kitten — in the worst way

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A man in Pasadena, Texas, who pleaded guilty to killing a little girl’s kitten reportedly got one year in jail. [Read More]
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Iowa lawmaker appears to echo Akin’s rape comments

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While Republican Senate candidate from Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin, is feeling serious heat from his own party after controversial remarks on rape last week, another Midwest Republican lawmaker appeared to commit a similar gaffe Monday. [Read More]
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