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Christina Fallin: Native American Insult or Art?

An Oklahoma news station tell us that Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, has recently come under fire for an Instagram picture that involves her wearing a Native American headdress. The almost-authentic looking red-and-white headdress was posted on Fallin’s band Facebook on Thursday with the caption “appropriate cultivation.” It has since been taken down due to the …

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Prepaid Mobile Plans- The New, Free & the Child-Safe

Prepaid mobile plans have evolved from only being great for scant use to becoming an actual alternative to one or two year contracts. Once only reserved to no-name companies offering cheap deals for sometimes subpar service, now most major carriers offer prepaid mobile plans. They may offer them specifically through their brand like Verizon does, or they may offer them …

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Navy Fighter Jet Crash in Nevada Leaves Questions

Associated Press reports to us that a Navy fighter jet crashed Saturday at 3 p.m. during a training exercise in Nevada. The F/A-18C U.S. Marine jet went down less than a hundred miles near a Navy range training complex. The remote and mountainous terrain along with the snow storm prevented rescue helicopters and ground crews from reaching the crash site …

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Gaviota Pier Knocked Down by Waves

Surf’s up, but now the pier is down. California surfers have been enjoying the high waves near the state beach’s Gaviota Pier, but according to the Santa Maria Times, it is now unavailable to visitors who fish and launch boats there due to the powerful tides crashing into it. Close to 50 feet of the Gaviota Pier is now underwater …

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Best Cars of 2014: Consumer Reports List

One of the esteemed authorities of reviews, Consumer Reports, has recently released their best car list of 2014. The company uses excellence in three categories– test performance, reliability and safety to choose the cars that we all should be looking at. Consumer Reports separated cars into a variety of categories, from small SUV, midsize sedan, compact car and midsize SUV …

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Jason Collins: 1st Openly Gay NBA Player Re-Signed

Although Jason Collins should be admired for his courage to be the first openly gay NBA player, he should be ever more applauded for joining the slightly ramshackled Brooklyn Nets today. While already proven brave, Collins shows that he may also be of the shrewd athlete as well. Sports Illustrated tells us that he and the Nets have agreed on …

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Nokia Lumia Icon: Boxy Windows Phone at Your Service

Boxy phones are so 2009. Windows phones, if they ever were a thing, had their heyday during some brief moment in history that historians can not agree on. Nokia, however, boldly spits in the faces of those who hold these opinions by releasing a boxy Windows phone in 2014. And some people love it. The Nokia Lumia Icon looks as …

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John Durkin: Missing Student Found Dead in Rome

The Boston Globe reports sad news today: the Bates College junior from Rye Beach, New Hampshire who was reported missing on February 19th has now been reported dead. The 21-year-old was on a study-abroad trip along with 54 other students in Rome; the Italian Railway Police reported online that the body of a 21-year-old United States citizen had been found …

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Captain America: Is Nick Fury Out of Here?

Going by Samuel L. Jackson’s usual pace, maybe one of the hardest working actors has forty more roles to play in the next two years and needed to bow out of the upcoming sequels– from the looks of the newest Captain America TV spot, Jackson’s character Nick Fury might be headed for that Great Eyepatch In the Sky in the …

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Thermometers for Smartphones are Here

If you’ve ever been in the throes and wondered if it was just a thing or if you actually had a fever, you might have checked your phone’s app store to see if there was a thermometer handy to quell your curiosity. As you already might know, there are apps that call themselves thermometers– but actually aren’t. In the vein …

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Breathalyzer in Bars: Utah Does it Again

In some of the best news since twist-off wine caps, Associated Press tells us that Republican Rep. Greg Hughes of Utah is proposing that breathalyzers and other alcohol-detecting devices be placed in bars in the state. It won’t be a requirement for bars to have, but it would likely be a plus for bar owners to join in– by law, …

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Lizzy Yarnold’s Mental Toughness Helps Her Win Gold

I'm about to receive my Olympic medal, and it's the very best colour. Dreams really do come true. — Lizzy Yarnold (@TheYarnold) February 15, 2014 BBC Sport tells us of the England-born Lizzy Yarnold, who transforms into “The Yarnold” when she hits the ice, and how she used her patented brand of mental toughness, intricate sled engineering and deep house …

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