HBO apologizes for showing Bush’s head on pike in show

The creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones found themselves in hot water this week after it was discovered George W. Bush’s likeness was featured on one of the piked heads in a scene from Game of Thrones, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
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1982: The best year ever for summer movies?

From Peter Hartlaub at the San Francisco Chronicle: Thirty years ago, there weren’t a lot of people declaring the summer of 1982 the best of anything. Many of the now-heralded films that came out that
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Huge hail crashes cars, windows in Dallas

Hail the size of baseballs fell over the eastern portions of Dallas Wednesday night, smashing car windows, skylights at the city’s oldest mall, and damaging a glass exhibit by renowned artist Dale Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum, news reports say.
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Toddler fine after being thrown from SUV in rollover crash

A toddler was thrown from a rolling SUV in Texas Saturday night and, amazingly, got back up tried to get back in the vehicle after a violent end to an armed robbery that was caught on dashcam video, Lubbock, Texas, police say.
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‘Mr. McFeely’ gives his take on viral Mister Rogers video

As more than a million people a day watched the viral video of an auto-tuned Mister Rogers last week, David Newell’s inbox started to fill. Newell, who played speedy deliveryman Mr. McFeely on ‘Mister Rogers Neighborhood,’ heard about the clip from a friend in Sweden. Another friend in Italy also sent him the link, as […]
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Study finds ‘stand your ground’ laws increase murder rates

The study, which looked at 23 states that have passed the castle doctrine laws, comes at a time when many critics say such self-defense statutes encourage vigilantism and escalate violence. At the center of that debate is the case of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot in February in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
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Sweet n’ healthy

Choosing a substitute for sugar isn’t just a matter of preference, it’s a health concern. But one that science can’t agree on. The New York Times recently examined the three leading brands of
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George H.W. Bush says birthday ‘better than the alternative’

As former President George H.W. Bush, the only Houstonian elected president of the United States, celebrates his 88th birthday Tuesday, he shares this insight:

“It’s pretty darn old,” he said. “I’ll tell you I never thought I get this far in chronology,” adding that aging is “better than the alternative.”

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