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Lauren Scruggs finds inspiration at Olympics

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The Plano fashion blogger and model who lost an eye and her hand in a runway accident last December told the NBC’s Today Show on Thursday that she was feeling good and hasn’t had any pain since January, which “is a blessing.” [Read More]
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Bear caught on video wandering inside N.M. resort

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New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort had a surprise visitor at its lodge this week when a bear found its way inside through a back door that was left open. Surveillance video captured the animal wandering through the lobby and some of the corridors. [Read More]
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Lego pulled from boy’s nose after three years

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Machine pours shot every time USA wins gold

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Looking for a new way to watch the Olympics? Startup company SmartThings has just the machine for you — the Patriotic Party Machine. The fun-loving contraption automatically pours a shot each time a team USA Olympic athlete wins a medal. Using the SmartThings platform, the machine connects to the internet and dispenses the liquor upon [...] [Read More]
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Naked Randy Travis charged with DWI

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By DIANA HEIDGERD ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS (AP) — Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after the country singer crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, officials said. A mug shot released by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office shows a battered-looking Travis in a gray [...] [Read More]
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Clinton – ‘Nimkita’ – dances away in snowy South Africa

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who got on the dance floor Tuesday night in Pretoria, South Africa, has been dubbed “Nimkita” – “the one who brought the snow” – because a rare snowfall came during her visit to the nation. On a trip designed to strengthen trade and investment relations between South Africa and [...] [Read More]
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Everyone wants to marry NASA’s ‘Mohawk Guy’

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Bobak Ferdowsi, likely NASA’s only heartthrob, might just be the most sought-after man in the nation right now. Ferdowsi, who became instantly famous for simultaneously looking attractive and landing the Curiosity rover on Mars — impossible! – has more marriage proposals than he probably knows what to do with right now. Take a look at [...] [Read More]
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138 skydivers make world’s new record in vertical formation

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You can’t be scared of heights to participate in this new world record — Friday evening, 138 skydivers formed a synchronized snowflake design 18,500 feet in the air above Ottawa, Illinois. The group of divers put the last record to shame — a formation with 108 divers in 2009, reports Time magazine. Jumping from six [...] [Read More]
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