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Twitter as a learning tool?

■    A Brazilian school is teaching kids proper English by asking them to correct erroneously worded tweets by their favorite celebrities. The school asks its preteen students to point out grammar and spelling errors to the likes of Justin Bieber, ...
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89-year-old Californian gets to graduate

■ Don Miyada was just a month shy of graduating in 1942 when he was pulled from school and sent to an internment camp in Arizona along with 17,000 other Japanese-Americans. Miyada received his diploma in the mail, but he ...
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Greening The Hood

■    South Central Los Angeles is more famous for drive-by shootings than well-kept gardens, but one native son is getting locals to trade their sawed-off shotguns for shovels. Ron Finley, who styles himself the "Gangsta Gardener" is encouraging Angelenos to ...
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Paralyzed Pup

Paralyzed Pup That Nobody Wanted To Help

Nobody Wanted To Help This Paralyzed Pup. But Then A Model Spotted Him Crawling Along A Beach. A relaxing walk along the beach is supposed to be a holiday highlight. However, for one vacationing model, it turned into a heartbreaking ...
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Waterboy with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown

A special-needs student scored a touchdown with his high school football team last month, after the team's coach put him in for the final play of the game. Noah VanVooren, who has Down syndrome, usually acts as a manager for ...
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Most of us are parking the wrong way

AAA says more than 76 percent of U.S. drivers are parking the wrong way. "U.S. drivers most frequently park their vehicle by pulling forward into a parking spot ... a riskier practice that driving experts warn leaves pedestrians more vulnerable." So ...
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Why you can’t resist scratching an itch

Feeling itchy from a sunburn, a bug bite or some other skin irritation is miserable, but the pleasure you get from scratching it isn't just the absence of pain. It feels legitimately good to scratch, and the reason is fascinating ...
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The peril of domestic drones

Drone warfare is now coming to your own backyard, said Glenn Greenwald. Local police have begun using unmanned Predator drones like those used in Afghanistan and Pakistan to conduct surveillance of criminal suspects right here in the U.S. This chilling ...
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50 Ways To Help The Planet

Plant a notion "Going green" doesn't have to be a daunting task that means sweeping life changes. Simple things can make a difference.The contents of this list might not be new, but they bear repeating. Sometimes it takes a few ...
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Visitors from outer space

Visitors from outer space

The most common Visitors from outer space... COMETS!! Near misses by comets and asteroids are rare events, but in 2013, predictions were made that earthlings would experience at least three. A menacing, 1,000-foot-wide asteroid named Apophis which passed within 9 ...
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