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Dog eats man’s Masters tickets, man pieces together puked-up scraps

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Seattleite Russ Berkman’s dream was to go to the Masters golf tournament, and his dream came true when he won the lottery for four passes to Wednesday’s practice round. But his dream was almost shattered recently when he came home to find his Masters tickets missing. But he did find paper scraps on his floor. [...] [Read More]
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Vanilla shortage may mean pricey cones

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Producers in Madagascar, Mexico, India and Indonesia have had poor harvests this year. [Read More]
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Arizona bill on Internet “trolling” scares some

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Something just about happened in Arizona that has legal watchers a little frightened. HB 2549, a bill designed to limit “trolling” but to some looked like censorship, is basically an effort to apply the state’s telephone harassment law to the Internet and other electronic communications. [Read More]
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Woman snaps photos of attempted kidnapper

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A woman in Southern California escaped kidnapping by a man in a blue SUV, but not before she snapped photos of the guy and his 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor, police told nbclosangeles.com. [Read More]
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Message in a bottle makes 4,000-mile journey

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A message in a bottle set in Long Island Sound by a Connecticut man a year and a half ago, has turned up 4,000 miles away in the United Kingdom, according to nbcconnecticut.com. [Read More]
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Twitter backlash for freelance writer Samantha Brick

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[View the story "Social media reacts to firestorm over freelance writer" on Storify] [Read More]
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Facebook addiction leads to 10-year prison sentence for sex offender

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A Web developer convicted of “attempted sexual exploitation of a minor” and “surreptitious photographing” who got 10 years probation for his crimes, recently got the book thrown at him for violating one of his conditions of probation: staying off the Internet without permission. [Read More]
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‘Dancing burglar’ wanted in Texas break-in

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Authorities in Galveston are on the lookout for the “dancing burglar,” who was captured on video busting some moves during a break-in of a Duck Tours amphibious vehicle, according to the Galveston County Daily News. [Read More]
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