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The 10 most outrageous excuses for being late

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When most people are late to work, it’s because the kids got sick, the traffic was terrible or the alarm clock mysteriously failed. Sometimes, though, a fox stole your keys, the governor called or your cat had the hiccups. CareerBuilder.com asked employers to list the most outrageous excuses heard from tardy employees, and while only [...] [Read More]
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There was one thing sex shop thieves didn’t take

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Sex toys, magazines and videos were stolen from a Linda, Calif., erotica shop, but the thieves didn’t touch the cash register. [Read More]
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Video supposedly shows Marines urinating on dead militants

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An extremely disturbing video purportedly showing U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of insurgents was posted on numerous websites Wednesday. The 39-second graphic video on TMZ, YouTube and other sites shows four men dressed in what appear to be Marine sniper uniforms exposing their genitals and desecrating the bodies. One of them can be heard [...] [Read More]
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Coors Light beats Budweiser to become America’s second-favorite brew

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Coors Light became the second-most popular beer in the country in 2011, edging between Bud Light and Budweiser, which had held the No. 1 and No. 2 for nearly two decades. The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday on the beer rankings, which were collected Beer Marketer’s Insight. Last year’s top selling brews were: 1. Bud Light [...] [Read More]
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Fans sit on the Mavericks bench during a game

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Talk about great seats. Check out these two fans who are sitting on the bench with the Mavericks during Tuesday’s game against the Pistons. Yes, on the bench. With the players. TV cameras caught the two fans, with beers in their hands, between Mavericks guards Delonte West and Vince Carter during the third quarter of [...] [Read More]
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Kayaker rescues injured dog swimming in Gulf of Mexico

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A man kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico rescued an injured dog that was swimming offshore after fleeing when his owner was struck and killed by a car. The bizarre and sad tale unfolded Saturday afternoon on Siesta Key, a bucolic island community about 40 miles south of St. Petersburg that [...] [Read More]
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Man who lost wife in Tucson shootings says Giffords makes him sick

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A 77-year-old Arizona man whose wife was killed in last year’s mass shooting in Tucson said the sight of fellow victim Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, makes him want to vomit, according to the UK’s Daily Mail online. George Morris, 77, was shot in the leg and back in the attack [...] [Read More]
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Facebook app allows you to have your “last word”

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Social media sites have turned into memorials after people die, but what if you could say something from the grave? [Read More]
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