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Peyton Manning picks the Broncos

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Peyton Manning is negotiating to join the Denver Broncos, [Read More]
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Who sells meat with pink slime? Here’s the list

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You’ve heard about the “pink slime,” right? It’s that meat filler made from slaughterhouse scraps that is treated with ammonia. (Yum!) Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to buy 7 million pounds of it. A federal microbiologist nicknamed the filler “pink slime.” The Daily, the iPad newspaper from News Corp., has figured [...] [Read More]
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Penthouse Pet accused of heading drug ring

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A Penthouse Playmate and Ed Hardy swimsuit model, accused of heading a global drug ring, was arrested in a Queensland motel after a month on the run from the DEA, media outlets are reporting. [Read More]
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Kony video-maker detained for public drunkenness, masturbation

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The man behind the “Kony 2012” video that went viral last week was detained by police for troubling behavior on a California Beach, NBC San Diego reported. Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell, San Diego police say, was caught Thursday night masturbating, vandalizing cars and acting under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs. Russell, 33, [...] [Read More]
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Radio show retracts fabricated Apple factory expose

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Public radio program “This American Life” has issued a retraction for its most popular podcast episode in history, a Mac fanboy and storyteller’s investigation inside Apple factories in Shenzhen, China. Host Ira Glass announced today that Mike Daisey fabricated significant parts of the episode “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.” It aired on January 6 [...] [Read More]
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Video: Friends say dead man emailed from the grave

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Whether or not you believe this is up to you, but the BBC has a video about a group of friends in Pennsylvania who claim they got emails from their deceased buddy. The friends say Jack Froese, 32, died suddenly of a heart arrhythmia in June 2011, and then started sending notes with unique info. [...] [Read More]
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Southern Miss band members deliver racist taunt at NCAA tournament game

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Well this is just all kinds of wrong: Southern Miss band members taunted a Kansas State player with chants of “Where’s your green card?” during the teams’ second-round NCAA tournament game in Pittsburgh today. The player in question, Wildcats freshman guard Angel Rodriguez, is from Puerto Rico, so he’s a U.S. citizen. Southern Miss released [...] [Read More]
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Popular, raunchy book series and the fan fiction debate

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Perhaps it was inevitable in the e-reader age: The latest literary sensation is a steamy erotic novel called “Fifty Shades of Grey.” While the book is raising eyebrows for its wild themes, it’s almost as shocking the admitted “Twilight” connections aren’t drawing more ire. Author E L James, a former London television executive, first published [...] [Read More]
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