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Powerball and Mega Millions Climb To $317 and $130 Million

Lottery jackpots continue to climb after no one matched all six numbers with the Mega Ball on Friday night. The $119 million jackpot on Friday had risen after no one won in Tuesday night’s drawing. The Powerball jackpot on Friday …

NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10% NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is …

Fraternity Muslims: First Muslim Frat House
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America now has its first all-Muslim frat house. Alif Laam Meem (also goes by Alpha Lambda Mu), which was founded in February, is located at the University of Texas in Dallas. Before you start getting images of wild parties such …

Amazonian Butterflies Flock to Turtle Tears for Salt

Nature never fails to amaze. Currently attracting attention are butterflies of the Amazon that are sipping up the tears of Yellow-spotted Side-necked turtles (Podocnemis unifilus). Experts believe the attraction to the tears is to the salt contained therein. Sodium is …

Tennessee Shooting: Person of Interest Identified

Police have identified and are questioning a person of interest after they found four people were found shot to death in a car parked on a rural road in Tennessee. Jacob Allen Bennett was arrested just hours after the discovery …

$1.5 Trillion In Oil Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico $1.5 Trillion In Oil Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico
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Good news for the oil industry and big business! Nearly $1.5 trillion worth of crude oil was just discovered through drilling pipes in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Ryan, a geologist working with Texaco Inc. had no way of predicting …

Rare $4 Coin Could Sell For $1.5 Million Rare $4 Coin Could Sell For $1.5 Million
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A rare $4 gold coin could possibly sell for $1.5 million dollars at auction on September 23rd. Paul Song, Director of Rare Coins for Bonham’s Auction House said that the rare $4 Coiled Hair Stella gold coin from 1880 contains …

Will Consumers Buy Into Facebook’s Video Ads? Will Consumers Buy Into Facebook’s Video Ads?
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By now, almost everybody is aware that Facebook is planning on introducing video ads into users’ News Feeds before the end of the year. Before that happens though, Facebook has to nail the execution. After all, one wrong move and …

US and Russia Reach Agreement on Syria

The New York times reports in a breaking story that The US and Russia have finally come to an agreement, calling for Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons to be destroyed or removed by the middle of 2014. The agreement states …

Dog Babysitter: Dog Alerts Parents of Abuse
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Benjamin and Hope Jordan have experienced a parents worst nightmare: someone abusing their child. However, thanks to their loyal family pet, Killian, a black lab and German shepherd mix, they were able to discover the abuse and inform authorities. Alexis …

World’s Shortest Woman Visits NYC to Promote Book

Jyoti Amge, the Guiness World Record holder as the world’s shortest woman, visited the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building, which is the highest place in New York City. She traveled from India to promote the Guiness Book …

Anti-Ketchup Vendor Fired For Discriminating Taste
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Charley Marcuse was known as the Detroit Tiger’s hot dog vendor for 15 years. Possibly Heinz’s worst enemy, he was a crooner who advertised at Comerica Park in a baritone voice, and has a strict dietary belief system he imposed …

Hikers Stranded in Colorado Rescue Themselves

Two women who had been stranded in the Colorado Rockies during an ice storm walked out to safety on their own Friday after rescuers were unable to reach them. Suzanne Turell, 33, and Connie Yang, 32, are experienced mountaineers but …

Jeff Gordon Added to NASCAR’s Chase Field
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With a week that’s been nothing less than topsy turvy, the adventures of NASCAR have definitely been quite eventful. However, none of the exhilarating fun has taken place on the track. The action has all taken place internally. From reprimanding …

Pia Zadora to Attend Anger Management, Alcohol Rehab
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Singer-actress Pia Zadora is being sent to rehab by a Las Vegas Township Judge. Zadora was arrested in June at her home in Summerlin, NV, for accusations that she attacked her son after an argument. If Zadora stays out of …

Piggly Wiggly Stores Sold to Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter Piggly Wiggly Stores Sold to Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter
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If you’re “Big on the Pig,” you might be disappointed to hear that privately owned grocery store chain Piggly Wiggly (Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company) has announced the sale of almost 30 of its stores. According to The Post and Courier, …

Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold
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Rupert Murdoch’s return to the Media Select Committee of the UK parliament’s House of Commons has been postponed in light of anticipated phone-hacking trials related to Murdoch’s news companies. Murdoch is being called back to the Committee to be questioned …

Kate Middleton Stuns on First Night Out Without Baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 31, looked better than ever on their first night out together since Prince George was born attending The Tusk Conservation Awards at The Royal Society in London on Thursday, Sept. 12. An eyewitness …

Last Boeing C-17 Delivered To U.S. Air Force

The well-known aerospace corporation Boeing has had a long relationship with the United States Air Force since the Cold War, and it is also a big supplier of planes to the Air Force as well. This past Thursday marked a …

Jonathan Trappe Fails to Cross Atlantic

In what looked like a scene out of the Disney movie “Up” (minus the house), Jonathan Trappe was lifted as high as 21,000 feet in the air using hundreds of helium-filled balloons. Trappe’s plan was to use the balloons to …

United Airlines Glitch: Free Tickets To Passengers United Airlines Glitch: Free Tickets To Passengers
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United Airlines experienced a computer glitch and as a result, each of the people that bought these tickets, is being given them for free. While in some cases, they would have been cancelled, everyone who purchased them at the right …

Social Security Administration Overpayments Reach $1.3 Billion Social Security Administration Overpayments Reach $1.3 Billion
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A new study recently released by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims that the Social Security Administration has paid an estimated $1.3 billion in disability insurance benefits to thousands of people who might not have been eligible to receive …

Baby Elephant Cries After Being Rejected By Mother
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A baby elephant was recently attacked and abandoned by his own mother at a zoo in China, causing him to cry for hours. Who knew that was even possible? No one is able to tell why, but it appears that …

Mexico Flooding: Ingrid Upgraded to Hurricane

Either side of Mexico’s coast is being battered by weeks of bad weather causing landslides, flooding, bridge collapses and multiple deaths. Tropical Storm Ingrid threatens even more damage as it forms about 60 miles off the coast and as of …