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KTLA anchor ‘ducks and covers’ on live t.v. during quake

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If you live in California you’ve had “duck and cover” drilled into your head since elementary school, so it’s without surprise that KTLA anchor Chris Schauble brought his a-game Monday when a 4.4-magnitude quake was felt in the Los Angeles area… [Read More]
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St. Patrick’s Day by the numbers

St. Patrick’s Day by the numbers

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Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. But there are lots of other numbers associated with the holiday, according to History.com. For example, did you know it takes 40 pounds of green dye to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick… [Read More]
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University offering classes on the science of coffee

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The University of California at Davis is looking into something a lot of American drink every day [Read More]
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Naked Florida man forgets he’s naked, chases burglars

Naked Florida man forgets he’s naked, chases burglars

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A trio of burglars faced true terror when they broke into a Boynton Beach home: A naked Florida man armed with a shovel. Julio Vartus told West Palm Beach’s WPBF-TV he was just about ready to take a shower when he heard knocking at the door. When he … [Read More]
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Teachers read their students’ mean tweets about them

Teachers read their students’ mean tweets about them

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In a page taken from “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” teachers at Los Alamitos High School decided to look up their students’ social media pages and find out what they were saying about them. The results weren’t pretty, Los Angeles’ KTLA-TV reports. Thro… [Read More]
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Study: Urine and pool water may create health risks

Study: Urine and pool water may create health risks

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Peeing in a swimming pool may not be as innocent as it sounds … or feels, according to Chinese researchers. In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers found uric acid and chlorine combined to produce  the gas nitrogen … [Read More]
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Car plows into crowd in Austin, killing at least 2

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The latest news and reaction from the incident early Thursday morning in Austin: [View the story "Car strikes pedestrians at SXSW, multiple fatalities" on Storify] [Read More]
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Mother seeks to protect youth from Miley Cyrus

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Not since the heavy-metal bands of the ’80s have youth been subjected to lewd musical performances like the one Miley Cyrus is bound to put on at San Antonio’s AT&T Center Saturday — that is, according to one local mother who encouraged the city to pass a so-called “foul-language” ordinance decades ago. [Read More]
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