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Powdered Alcohol Approved, Will Hit Stores Later This Year

It won’t be long before your next trip to the liquor store involves deciding whether to buy liquid or powdered alcohol. Yes, powdered alcohol. There is such a thing. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved several flavors of Palcohol this week, which is a powdered version of alcohol that you can add to a mixer or water …

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Miss America Prom: Teen’s Prom Invitation Gets Him Suspended

With prom season upon us, we keep hearing stories about teens inviting celebrities to the prom. Typical, right? Sometimes they get a “yes,” but mostly it’s a “no” or no response. Unfortunately for a high school student in York, Pennsylvania, not only did he not get an answer when he asked Miss America to the prom, he found himself facing …

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8THEIST License Plate: Woman Files Lawsuit Over Vanity Plate Rejection

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit after the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) denied her request for a vanity license plate that reads “8THEIST.” The license plate was rejected because it is considered “objectionable.” After the woman discovered that her request would have been approved had it been a Christian vanity plate, she felt that her First Amendment …

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Drumstick Corsage: KFC Spices Up Prom Night

Are you looking for a way to make prom night more interesting? If so, KFC has just the thing for you: a drumstick corsage. No, we aren’t joking, nor is this a belated April Fools’ Day joke. KFC is really selling a corsage kit that you attach a drumstick to for $20. You may be wondering why KFC is selling …

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Lindsay Lohan’s Reality Show Slammed by Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter

Things are going fairly well for Lindsay Lohan right now. The former star hasn’t had any legal issues pop up lately and launched a reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network last month. Even though things are looking up somewhat for the Mean Girls star, there is one person who isn’t too impressed–Rosie O’Donnell. O’Donnell blasted Lohan’s new show on …

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Joe Biden Sparks Outrage With Boston Marathon Speech

The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing was today, and Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the memorial ceremony to deliver a speech. While most of Biden’s speech went smoothly, he hit a bump in the road at one point left many people shocked and outraged. An estimated 3,000 people attended the Boston Marathon Memorial today, including survivors, family …

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Taco Bell Breakfast Menu Edges Out McDonald’s in Survey

Maybe it’s just the novelty of having new breakfast items to choose from, but in the less than three weeks since Taco Bell launched their breakfast menu, the fast food chain is winning the breakfast game. According to a survey conducted by Citi Research, consumers prefer Taco Bell’s breakfast menu over McDonald’s. “The initial indications are positive for Taco Bell,” …

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Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Beat Up Another Student

A middle school teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was fired just over a year after being accused of ordering a group of students to beat up another student. The attack was caught on a surveillance video, which shows the teacher motioning at two of the boys involved in the assault shortly before it began. The attack happened in March …

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Gas Prices Are Rising, Will Likely Continue to Go Up

After gas prices dropped to under $3.20 per gallon in many states back in September, we are seeing prices trickle up again. With the exception of a few small dips, gas prices have been rising steadily since early February and have passed $4 per gallon in some parts of the country. According to GasBuddy, the national average is $3.59 per …

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Bears Drag Woman From Garage in Florida

In a terrifying story out of Lake Murray, Florida, a woman was attacked by black bears in her garage. The bears dragged the woman from her garage and mauled her. Amazingly enough, she survived. Terri Frana went out to her garage on Saturday night where she got the surprise of her life when she found up to five bears going …

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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Loses Chance at $1 Million in Embarrassing Way

It’s tough watching a Wheel of Fortune contestant struggle to complete a puzzle when the answer is painfully obvious. Watching a contestant miss out on a prize because he can’t properly pronounce the words in an already completed puzzle is a different story altogether. Unfortunately for a college student on Friday night’s episode of the popular game show, he found …

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IRS Tax Filing Deadline Pain Lessened With Yummy Deals

April 15, also known as Tax Day, is upon us again. While some people like to file their taxes with the IRS early on–especially if they’re getting a refund–others wait until the last minute. Whether you were the early bird as far as tax filing goes or are one of the procrastinators waiting until the last minute to do your …

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