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iPhone smugglers in China get creative

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Smugglers of iPhones are getting pretty creative on the Hong Kong-China border. In Hong Kong, they’re cheaper by $125, so naturally, people are smuggling them over. [Read More]
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Source: Snooki is getting married

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Snooki, a star of reality TV’s Jersey Shore is getting married, according to Marc Malkin at eonline.com. [Read More]
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What they’re saying about Rush Limbaugh **Update**

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As a seventh advertiser pulled out of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s radio program over comments he made, more people are reacting. Tell us what you think. [Read More]
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3-year-old nearly dies after swallowing 37 magnets

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Doctors in Portland, Ore., thought 3-year-old Payton had swallowed a bracelet, but it turned out to be much worse, according to KPTV-TV. She had swallowed 37 Rare Earth Buckyballs magnets that look a lot like candy those little silver balls that decorate cupcakes. [Read More]
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Photo: Another gay kiss marks aircraft carrier homecoming

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Remember the iconic image of a long-deployed Marine locking lips with his boyfriend in Hawaii? Well, now there’s a similar photo out of Bremerton, Washington.

Seattlepi.com photo intern Joe Dyer captured a striking image while photographing the return of the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in Bremerton Friday morning. Homecomings are typically an emotional event for service members and their loved ones, and Joe captured this photo of Jonathan Jewell (rank e5) greeting boyfriend Sean Sutton with a kiss.

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Now you can buy the whole house at IKEA

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IKEA, the Swedish megastore with the cool and affordable furniture and housewares is branching out to offer the whole house. [Read More]
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Photo: Gay Marine kisses boyfriend at homecoming

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Change happens gradually — so gradually that you sometimes forget it’s happening at all. Then there are moments that remind you.

Associated Press photographer David Lewis captured one of those moments last month at a helicopter hanger in Hawaii. He was photographing the return of Marines deployed overseas in Afghanistan when this happened.

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Watch Frida the cat play the angles on a shell game

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Watch Frida watch the walnut shells, and at last, just knock the thing on the floor. Just like a cat. [Read More]
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