The cult of the Peep: Wacky ideas for Easter’s favorite candy

It’s Easter which means Peeps, those sugary marshmallow treats synonymous with the holiday, are everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Found in Easter baskets far and wide, next to the dyed eggs, they
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Woman dies saving grandson from alleged hit-and-run driver

A Staten Island woman pushed her 8-year-old grandson out of the way before being struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as the two walked home from church Thursday night, according to NBC New York.
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‘Billionaire’ video mocks lavish fed spending

Days after a scandal erupted over a federal agency’s lavish spending on parties, fancy dinners, resort suites and rented tuxes, a music video has emerged by one of the agency’s employees, mocking the spending. The video was made for an employee talent contest for the General Services Administration’s 2010 conference in Las Vegas, reported The […]
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Forget pink slime: We’ve moved on to poultry

Now that the pink slime controversy has come and gone, we’re now seeing some serious complaints in the U.S. poultry processing industry, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to eliminate 800 poultry inspector positions and allow poultry companies to speed up processing operations. A lot, according to The Daily.
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Maryland woman now says she lost Mega Millions ticket

A Maryland woman who claimed she was one of the winners of the $656 million Mega Millions lottery told NBC News on Thursday that she has lost the ticket.
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Five face charges after Chinese teen sells kidney for iPhone, iPad

Five people face charges for intentional injury for buying a kidney from a 17-year-old boy who later used the money to buy an iPhone and an iPad, Reuters reported. According to the story, the five people, including a surgeon, removed a kidney from the Chinese teenager in April 2011, four years after the country banned […]
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Airline asks crew members to watch their weight

Budget European airline Ryanair will do anything — anything — to save money. Among the cost-saving measures, a spokesman told London’s Daily Telegraph, “we even encourage staff to watch their weight – with the motivation of appearing in the annual Ryanair calendar.” The airline supports a “fat tax” for overweight passengers, considered removing armrests, and […]
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New vodka flavor: Peanut butter and jelly

The ever-lengthening list of odd vodka flavors has a new entry: PB&J. Van Gogh Vodka announced the flavor in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on Monday. Yes, the day and the vodka are both real things. The new flavor enters the Dutch vodka-maker’s interesting portfolio, which also includes Espresso, Double Espresso, Banana […]
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