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Texas teacher tells brat student to “Go back to Mexico”

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A Texas teacher is fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “go back to Mexico,” according to a Fox 4 News story. [Read More]
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Kids get caffeine fix in New York’s hippest coffee shops

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The “Babyccino” is apparently a new trend in some of the hippest parts of New York. [Read More]
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Airline offers you Mile-High Club membership

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Always wanted to have sex on an airplane? Here’s your chance. [Read More]
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More pets died on Delta than any other airline last year

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The Consumerist reported that 35 pets died on U.S. carriers last year, with 19 of those on Delta flights. The Atlanta-based airline transports 500,000 pet passengers a year and has banned smushed-face breeds like bulldogs since they often suffer from overheating. (Of the 16 pets that died on Delta flights the year before, six were [...] [Read More]
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Snickers, Twix candymaker will stop making king-sized bars

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Giant candy bars with loads of calories may becoming a thing of the past, as major candymaker Mars announced a pledge to keep all its products at under 250 calories by the end of next year, Reuters reported. That means its biggest bars—supersized Snickers, Twix and M&Ms—will go away by the start of 2014 to [...] [Read More]
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U.S. economy being nickeled-and-pennied to death?

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It costs 11.2 cents to make a U.S. nickel.

Is that the dumbest thing you ever heard? Check this out: It also costs 2.4 cents to make each penny.

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‘Colbert Report’ shut down for family emergency

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Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” abruptly halted production for Wednesday and Thursday, sending an email to audience members who had tickets for the rest of the week’s tapings, The Huffington Post reports. [Read More]
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The most expensive Starbucks drink ever is…

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That would be a java chip frappuccino in a trenta venti cup with 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, matcha powder, protein powder, with caramel and mocha drizzled on top. That’s what a young man named Logan Warren ended up ordering when he asked [...] [Read More]
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