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Report: ’7th Heaven’ star admits to child molestation

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Stephen Collins, the actor who played the dad on the long-running TV show “7th Heaven,” has confessed on tape to molesting children, according to TMZ. The tape recording, from a 2012 couples therapy session, was obtained by TMZ at a time that Collins and his wife, actress Faye Grant, are in the midst of a […] [Read More]
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#EbolaFootballChants trending

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How are UK soccer fans dealing with the Ebola crisis? They created a hashtag, and it’s trending on Twitter. While laughter is often called the best medicine, #EbolaFootballChants is being used for some tasteless tweets like “When you cough and you sigh and then curl up and die its EBOLAAAA.” Funny or not, it’s happening […] [Read More]
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This Cheerios ad will probably make you misty-eyed

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You’ve been warned: The latest installment in the “The Cheerios Effect” ad campaign is a tearjerker. The nearly three-minute video, posted to General Mills’ YouTube page, tells the story of Canadian family Andre, Jonathan and their adopted daughter. “Most of my life I thought it would never be possible to have a child, given that […] [Read More]
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Catch a glimpse of a ‘blood moon’ on Wednesday

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Right on time to get you in a Halloween spirit, the second ‘blood moon’ of 2014 will appear in the sky this Wednesday. Look up at 6:25 a.m. EST to catch a glimpse of this rare total lunar eclipse. Full lunar eclipses are called “blood moons” because sunsets and sunrises reflect off the surface and […] [Read More]
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NYC neighborhood panics over ‘Internet people’ on Tinder dates

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City living can have its drawbacks: traffic, noise, crowds and… “Internet people?” For residents of a Central Park-adjacent neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side the scourge of potential Tinderees or OKCupidettes is worse than any co-op board disagreement. The problems started this summer when wine bar Riposo 72, located on West 72nd Street between Columbus […] [Read More]
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Craigslist ad offers cash for five-star Yelp reviews

Craigslist ad offers cash for five-star Yelp reviews

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A blogger over at Jezebel noticed a help-wanted ad on the Los Angeles CraigsList job board offering cash for five-star Yelp reviews. As of noon on October 3, when I started writing this story, the ad was still on the site and I was able to take the screen shot above, but by 12:30 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Special-edition Harley stolen 42 years ago — and since restored — is returned to late owner’s family

Special-edition Harley stolen 42 years ago — and since restored — is returned to late owner’s family

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Forty-two years after a special Harley-Davidson was swiped from the backyard of a police officer in North Carolina, U.S. customs officials said Friday that they had recovered the motorcycle at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport before it could be shipped to Australia. Once green, the 1954 FL Hydra-Glide — which featured a trumpet-style horn and […] [Read More]
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National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest: Editors’ picks

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Every year National Geographic calls on intrepid travelers to submit the best shots from their adventures. The result is always a collection of stunning photography that transports you to magical lands, puts you eye-to-eye with exotic animals and offers an intimate look at life around the world. Above we’ve put together 1o of the editors’ […] [Read More]
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