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Hear cruise ship captain argue with authorities as ship listed

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The captain of the Costa Concordia, which capsized Friday in Italy, made his terrible situation sound like a small problem to the authorities and later argued about reboarding the listing ship, according to recorded conversations obtained by Italian newspapers, the New York Times is reporting. [Read More]
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High school basketball players brutally beaten for Tebowing

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Two South Carolina boys basketball players were slammed to the ground, punched and kicked “to the point of vomiting” for Tebowing during the game. Following a 20-point win, the Wando (S.C.) students were beaten by fans of West Ashley (S.C). The students celebrated during the game by getting down on one knee in Tebow’s signature [...] [Read More]
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Diabetes is sweet, y’all!

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been preaching the gospel of butter since I’ve heard of her. People (my mother) used to extol the virtues of Deen’s cuisine but I always said that anything tastes good with a half a pound of butter in it. [Read More]
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John F. Kennedy’s white hearse to be sold at auction

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A car auction company says it will put President John F. Kennedy’s white hearse on the block during an event in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week, Consumer Reports wrote. According to auctioneers Barrett-Jackson, the 1964 Cadillac Hearse transported the assassinated president from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport in Dallas. Its authenticity has been verified [...] [Read More]
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Diamond-studded business cards for the rich

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If those paper business cards just aren’t good enough for you, you might want to think about something a little more fancy – like diamond-studded cards. [Read More]
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Missed the Globes? Here’s a recap

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“Having guaranteed he will not be receiving an invitation to return as host next year, Ricky Gervais announces the first presenter …” That was from last year’s Golden Globe entry. You’d think that after writing about the television business after all these years, I’d have learned my lesson by now. That lesson? In Hollywood, particularly [...] [Read More]
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Tebow inspires John 3:16 ad aired during Broncos game

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Focus on the Family, the evangelical organization based in Denver that featured Tim Tebow and his mother in a Super Bowl ad in 2010, purchased a spot during the second quarter of Saturday night’s game between the New England Patriots and Tebow’s Denver Broncos on CBS. [Read More]
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North Texas pastor, wife hold 24-hour, rooftop ‘Sexperiment’

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Pastor Ed Young and Lisa Young started a 24-hour “bed-in” on Friday, braving cold temperatures on a bed atop Young’s Fellowship Church in Grapevine. [Read More]
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