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Baby survives after train hits stroller

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It took only a second for a baby stroller to slip away and roll onto train tracks in Australia, security footage released this week shows. The 5-month-old boy survived with barely a scratch, according to the UK’s Telegraph. What’s really astounding: A passerby didn’t even look up from his phone as the baby rolled by him and [...] [Read More]
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Congressman duped by Onion story

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Sometimes the truth is funnier than satire. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., alerted fans of his Facebook page on Friday to the opening of an “abortionplex” until followers noted that the article that he linked on his wall was from the satirical news site the Onion, according to Politico. A screen shot of the Congressman’s original [...] [Read More]
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NEA says ‘no thanks’ to donation from former porn star Sasha Grey

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The National Education Association wants nothing to do with former adult film star Sasha Grey or the money made from her films. Assence Films sought to donate a portion of the profits from Grey’s upcoming movie as part of her “recent efforts to expose children to the world of literature,” according to the Huffington Post. [...] [Read More]
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You probably didn’t see Will Ferrell’s Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad

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You probably thought you saw all the Super Bowl commercials on Sunday. Sadly, you missed out on seeing Will Ferrell’s ad for Old Milwaukee. The bizarre TV spot aired in exactly one television market on Sunday — North Platte, Nebraska. It has an estimated 15,180 television homes, making it the second-smallest television market in the [...] [Read More]
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Order up a bacon milkshake today at Jack in the Box

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In either a brilliant or moment of insanity, Jack in the Box will begin to sell a bacon-flavored milkshake at their fast food joints. [Read More]
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Chrysler edits protesters’ signs in Super Bowl ad

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One of the most powerful Super Bowl ads from Sunday is one from Chrysler about America’s comeback, complete with Clint Eastwood and a catch phrase: “It’s halftime in America.” The message is that we’re coming back from the financial precipice, like Detroit. [Read More]
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Facebook acknowledges deleted photos not removed for up to three years

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Have you ever posted a photo to Facebook and then regretted it? Well, turns out deleting it doesn’t actually remove it. Ars Technica first reported in 2009 the glitch that means a photo deleted from Facebook may disappear from the main site, but is still visible to users with a direct link for as many [...] [Read More]
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Country singer Randy Travis arrested outside of church

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Country singer Randy Travis was arrested for public intoxication outside of a Baptist church on Monday morning, according to a Dallas Morning News story. [Read More]
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