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Cheating in school: Why it’s on the rise

Have we raised “a generation of cheaters?” asked Robert Kolker in New York magazine. That’s the question people are asking after a series of major cheating scandals involving some of the nation’s top schools and colleges. New York City’s prestigious ...
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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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how many surgeons does it take to remove a polish screwdriver?

■    A Polish man impaled his head on a screwdriver, but only realized it later, when he saw himself in his rear-view mirror. "I don't remember what happened that day," said the 25-year-old, who doesn't want to be named. "At ...
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Radiation from medical scans

Patients are getting larger and perhaps even dangerous doses of radiation from the growing number of advanced medical-imaging tests being ordered by doctors, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed data from millions of ...
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Man Slips Out of Prison

Prison officials in Tennessee say an inmate escaped from jail by smearing himself in grease and squeezing between the bars of his cell. Kristopher White, 23, is 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, yet he managed to writhe his way between bars ...
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Birds Invade Home Through Chimney

Birds Invade Home Through Chimney

Birds Invade Home Through Chimney - A California woman has found herself trapped in a real-life version of The Birds, after about 300 black birds began flying into her home every single night. Shirley Brown said the birds fly down ...
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Big Tipper From Beyond

■    When Aaron Collins of Lexington, Ky., died suddenly last year at the age of 30, he left his family instructions in his will to leave an "awesome tip" for an unsuspecting server. "I mean $500 on a f—ing pizza ...
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5 family members arrested after woman dies in exorcism attempt

BERLIN (AP) -- German police have arrested five South Koreans on suspicion of murder following the death of a relative in an exorcism ritual in the city of Frankfurt, prosecutors. Officers discovered the body of the 41-year-old woman in a ...
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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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Debriefing: Michelangelo’s David

■    A Japanese town wants to put underpants on a replica of Michelangelo's David. The 16-foot-tall statue has caused a stir since it was presented to the town of Okuizumo as a gift. "It's frightening the children and worrying the ...
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