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George Zimmerman Not Guilty
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A jury has found George Zimmerman not guilty on all counts in the trial of murder/manslaughter of Trayvon Martin. The jury deliberated for two days before returning the verdict. The case has polarized the opinions of the nation for months, …

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fire a ‘Serious Incident”

Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) classified the fire that started on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow Airport in London on Friday as a “serious incident.” The “serious incident” classification is a step below an “accident” on the investigator’s …

“Black People for Paula” Group Plans Times Square Rally
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A Paula Deen fan club called “Black People for Paula” is planning a rally in Times Square. According to the group’s website, the (as yet unnamed) founder of Black People for Paula and “over 100 of [his or her] friends” …

Asiana Name Gaffe: Frisco TV Station Takes Blame for Accidental Racism
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A few days ago, San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU was feeling pretty good about its coverage of the Asiana plane crash on July 6. The TV station issued a web promo bragging about having been the first station with cross-platform …

Colorado Secede: Northern Counties May Form 51st State
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Will the American flag soon need to be altered? Adding a 51st star to Old Glory may be a possibility if counties in northern Colorado are able to secede from the state. Ten of the state’s rural counties – Cheyenne, …

Corpus Christi Explosion Leaves Three Injured

A gas leak may be the cause of an explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas that left two people critically injured and a third with minor injuries. Firefighters responded to the explosion, on the 4800 block of Holmes Drive, Friday morning …

Abortion Hearing in Texas Forbids Tampons
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Yes, you read that correctly. The Texas senate is currently debating SB1, a bill that, if enacted, could introduce some of the harshest abortion restrictions in the country, effectively shutting down nearly every clinic in its state. This situation certainly …

Andrew Garfield Vouches For Bisexual Spiderman
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With Pride month, the overturn of DOMA and Prop 8, and strides towards possible legislation that would provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, the nation has been in a whirlwind of progress for LQBTQAI+ individuals and …

Sharknado: The B Movie That Conquered Twitter
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Few things in this world are as fantastic and all-around fun as a campy, so-bad-it’s-good B movie. From the crowds that flock to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in droves or those who swear by the ever infamous masterpiece, …

Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise

If you are going to be traveling, especially this weekend, you can plan on seeing gas prices at the pump ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 cents more per gallon. With this being a peak time for travel in the …

George Zimmerman Jury Deliberates, Asks For List
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The trial of George Zimmerman in the case of Trayvon Martin’s murder has become a national phenomenon, overtaking the country, as well as popular news sources, for the past three weeks. At approximately 2:30 PM today, the jury began their …

Bird-Pooping Mobile Game ‘Turd Birds’ Released

Someone at 2K Games thought it would be a good idea to begin releasing games for mobile devices. Not a bad plan, considering Square Enix, Ubisoft, and other publishers have also been aggressively moving into mobile. Then someone at 2K …

Microsoft’s New Internet Explorer Ad Has No Right To Be This Catchy Microsoft’s New Internet Explorer Ad Has No Right To Be This Catchy
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I’m a sucker for a catchy song even when the subject matter is a little morose. It explains why I still can’t get Dumb Ways To Die out of my head, and it will probably explain why I’ll start humming …

Mariah Carey Leaves Hospital With Shoulder Injury

Mariah Carey was spotted leaving the hospital this week after injuring her shoulder on Sunday while shooting a promo video for her single “#Beautiful”. The pop star was wheeled out of the hospital with her arm in a sling; her …

Arsenic in Apple Juice Limits Proposed by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today confirmed the safety of apple juice in the U.S. while also proposing limits on how much arsenic should be allowed in the beverage. The FDA has proposed a limit of 10 parts …

Edward Snowden Requests Temporary Asylum In Russia Edward Snowden Requests Temporary Asylum In Russia
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In June, it was revealed that a number of leaks regarding the NSA’s secret spy programs were published by an NSA contractor named Edward Snowden. It was also revealed that he was in Hong Kong, but he soon left for …

Walmart: Twinkies Go On Sale 3 Days Early
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Walmart is “rolling out” Twinkies in several stores across the nation today, and expect to have over 3,000 stores selling the yellow snack cakes by Sunday ahead of the nationwide push made by Metropoulos & Co., the company that bought …

Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for …

Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced …

Mars Rover Curiosity Drives 135 More Feet
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Last week, Mars rover Curiosity began a months-long journey to the base of a Martian mountain named Mount Sharp. This week, NASA revealed that the rover has driven 135 feet (41 meters) closer to its destination. Combined with the 59 …

Hulu Won’t Be Sold, Its Current Owners Will Just Throw Cash At It Instead Hulu Won’t Be Sold, Its Current Owners Will Just Throw Cash At It Instead

By all accounts, Hulu is a pretty decent service. It sucks that you have to watch ads even with a Hulu Plus subscription, but it’s oftentimes the only place to watch the latest TV shows whenever you want. It’s the …

Hubble Telescope Spots Planet That Rains Glass
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The Hubble Telescope has gotten its first good look at Planet HD189733b, which is a deep cobalt blue in color and rains a glassy hail. The planet is also known as “hot Jupiter” because of its proximity to its parent …

Paris Train Derailment: At Least 7 Dead In Chaotic Scene

A train has derailed in Paris, leaving 7 people dead and several more injured, authorities say. The passenger train was carrying 385 people and was head to Limoges when two of the cars derailed and took others along with it. …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Will Have Some Killer Music

Music is incredibly important to Final Fantasy. I would even go so far as to argue that music is the most important element in Square Enix’s long running series. That’s why it’s incredibly important to let fans get a feel …