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NASA Rocket explodes seconds after launch

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Update 6:30 p.m.: Here a Youtube video showing the crash. All personal has been accounted for and there have been no injuries, as heard over the Livestream. Accident 6 seconds after @OrbitalSciences #Cygnus liftoff @NASA_Wallops. pic.twitter.com/2EC9UpH3dy — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) October 28, 2014   The NASA rocket that was taking off in Virginia exploded […] [Read More]
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Photos: Fallen Canadian soldier’s dogs await his return

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Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was killed in a bizarre attack in Ottawa yesterday, is being mourned across Canada. But these are the guys who miss him most: Corporal Cirillo’s dogs wait outside of his house in Hamilton, Ontario where members of the public have setup a small memorial for the fallen soldier. [Read More]
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Lovesick woman spends week in KFC after boyfriend breakup

Lovesick woman spends week in KFC after boyfriend breakup

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A Chinese woman spent an entire week at a Kentucky Fried Chicken feeding her heartbroken soul. After being dumped by her boyfriend, Tan Shen, 26, from Chengdu in China’s southwest Sichuan Province, stopped by a KFC near her home to comfort herself with some chicken wings. Mourning her loss and avoiding reality, Shen ended up […] [Read More]
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Video: Wheelie-popping pack of bikers spurns highway patrol

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A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer working in the San Francisco Bay Area found out that it’s pretty hard to stop a wheelie-popping motorcycle rider, at least when you’re swarmed by other bikers with no regard for the law. A video posted Wednesday on YouTube, titled “Cop Chases Bikers Then Biker Makes Cop Leave,” shows […] [Read More]
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Who was that guy in orange behind the plate?

Who was that guy in orange behind the plate?

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You couldn’t miss him — the middle-aged gentleman in Marlins orange against a sea of royal blue in one of the priciest seats at Kauffman Stadium. His name is Laurence Leavy. He’s a 58-year-old Miami lawyer and huge baseball fan who goes by Marlins_Man on Twitter. So huge, in fact, that he reportedly paid $8,000 […] [Read More]
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IKEA wishes shoppers Happy Halloween with ‘The Shining’ ad

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IKEA Singapore is promoting late night shopping with a Halloween-themed nod to Stanley Kubrick’s film “The Shining.” In the commercial, a boy rides a Big Wheel around a dimly-lit IKEA store. He’s filmed from behind, with the camera following his every move. Skeletons sit at one table, while lights flicker and swing. “REDRUG” is scrawled […] [Read More]
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Random guy warns Obama: ‘don’t touch my girlfriend’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But “don’t touch my girlfriend?” Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let’s be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was […] [Read More]
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Over one-quarter of Americans admit to being Internet trolls

Over one-quarter of Americans admit to being Internet trolls

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Ten years ago, a troll was a grumpy guy covered in warts parked under a bridge. Today, a troll is someone who cruises the Internet wreaking havoc by striking up arguments and leaving mean-spirited messages in online comments and forums. These destructive rabble-rousers are downright nasty and websites and online communities struggle to keep them at […] [Read More]
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