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Trinity squash team loses for first time in 14 years

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Don’t get me wrong — the UConn women’s basketball team had a hell of a streak from 2008 to 2010, when the Huskies won 90 games in a row. As Jim Calhoun noted at the time, winning that many games in a row in Parcheesi would have been a noteworthy accomplishment. But here’s the thing: […] [Read More]
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Twitter remembers Dr. Mel

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Peyton Manning to retire … according to Rob Lowe; Manning’s dad says it’s not true

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Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning will retire, according to veteran NFL writer Rob Lowe. Wait … Rob Lowe? That Rob Lowe?? Why not?? After all, he LITERALLY is the finest sports writer on the planet. OK, so, he’s not a sports writer. Or a writer. (Except on West Wing). But maybe his great work in Parks [...] [Read More]
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Missing snowshoer burned money for warmth

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A man missing on Mount Rainer was found alive earlier this week, having done everything he could to stay warm in the snow, from running in place to burning the money in his wallet, Seattle’s KOMO News reported. During the two nights he spent in the freezing weather, “he had some fire starters with him [...] [Read More]
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Mark Wahlberg apologizes for ‘irresponsible’ 9/11 comment

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A lot of people are full of it. But some are more full than others. Today’s example is Hollywood powerhouse Mark Wahlberg in a chat with the Men’s Journal magazine. [Read More]
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Captain offers barely plausible excuse for leaving ship

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When Letterman’s writers do their Top Ten Captain Excuses for Abandoning the Costa Concordia they’ll be hard-pressed to surpass Capt. Francesco Schettino’s own lame explanation. According to The Guardian, the cruise liner captain on Tuesday told a court trying to determine whether he should be charged with manslaughter that he left the ship by accident. [...] [Read More]
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Dodd: SOPA protest a “dangerous gimmick”

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Connecticut’s own former senator Chris Dodd spoke out against the SOPA internet protest, Tuesday, telling the Los Angeles Times it was a “dangerous gimmick.” The internet strike involves prominent websites shutting down or altering content to protest a bill they say will facilitate unchecked censorship. Dodd, now Chief Executive for the Motion Picture Association of […] [Read More]
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Oops: Airline crew mistakenly plays message saying plane’s gonna crash

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Passengers aboard a British Airways flight between Miami and London’s Heathrow Airport got the scare of their lives when a recorded message told them they were about to crash, The Daily Telegraph is reporting: Many of those who were awake and heard the announcement began screaming. The plane was cruising at about 35,000 ft at [...] [Read More]
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