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OJ + cookies = trouble

■ O.J. Simpson was caught red-handed trying to steal more than a dozen cookies from a Nevada prison cafeteria, says the National Enquirer. The former gridiron great who is serving 33 years for armed robbery, was walking to his cell ...
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Mississippi Abolishes Slavery – 148 Years Late

Jackson, Miss. Belated ratification: Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery—148 years late. The approval came after University of Mississippi medical professor Dr. Ranjan Batra watched the Oscar-nominated film Lincoln, and began looking into whether the state had ever ...
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Holy Eggplant!!!

A Louisiana chef had a religious experience when he cut open an eggplant and found the word "God" spelled out by the seeds inside. Line cook Jermarcus Brady was sauteing vegetables at a Baton Rouge restaurant when he sliced the ...
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Smokers Feel More Pain

Smokers Feel More Pain Than Non-Smokers

Smokers or those who are exposed to secondhand smoke may require heavier doses of anesthesia and painkillers during surgery. A new study found that cigarettes—which are filled with more than 4,000 chemicals—can not only affect the metabolism of anesthetic drugs ...
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Teen booted for mini-dress

■    A Virginia teenager was booted out of her prom after fathers acting as chaperones complained that her sparkly mini-dress would "cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts."The 17-year-old had made sure the dress met Richmond ...
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Kim gets a “loub job”

■    Kim Kardashian underwent special toe liposuction so that she could fit into a stylish pair of stilettos for her recent wedding to rapper Kanye West, said Look (U.K.).The reality star spent $5,000 on an operation in which podiatrists "use ...
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Canonical Marijuana

(1) The Albany, New York, company Vireo Health told reporters it would soon offer the world's first certified Kosher marijuana, announcing that the Orthodox Union of New York had authenticated it as having met Jewish dietary laws (e.g., grown with ...
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Lead Exposure And Crime

Lead Exposure And Crime – The Connection

The question has puzzled criminologists for decades: Why did violent crime rates start to soar across the U.S. from the 1960s, before beginning “a spectacular decline” in the 1990s—a decline that’s continued ever since? Theories abound, from improved policing strategies ...
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CHLORPYRIFOS – A PESTICIDE IN OUR FOOD

CHLORPYRIFOS – A PESTICIDE IN OUR FOOD

This pesticide – chlorpyrifos – was banned by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) about 20 years ago for indoor use and was in the process of banning it for outdoor use when Dow Chemical made a million-dollar donation to President ...
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The world’s No. 1 streaker

Mark Roberts likes nothing more than taking off his clothes in public, said Adam Lee P6tter in The Daily Mail (U.K.). The 48-year-old from Liverpool, England, is the world’s most notorious streaker: He has appeared naked at 519 public events, ...
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