Insurers Cheat Dead Soldiers' Families
Insurers Cheat Dead Soldiers' Families
The package arrived at Cindy Lohman’s home in Great Mills, Maryland, just two weeks after she learned that her son, Ryan, a 24-year-old Army sergeant, had been killed by a bomb in Afghanistan. It was a thick, 9-inch-by- 12-inch envelope from Prudential Financial Inc., which handles life insurance for the Department of Veterans Affairs. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 College Students Create Motorized Couch, Invention Banned Instantly
College Students Create Motorized Couch, Invention Banned Instantly
Key Quote: "The police showed up after a few minutes and basically congratulated us on being awesome." picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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  John Lennon's Killer Up For Parole Again
John Lennon's Killer Up For Parole Again
John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, is up for parole for the sixth time, just months short of the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Autistic Man Dies Of Heat After Being Locked in Van
Autistic Man Dies Of Heat After Being Locked in Van
A 20-year-old autistic man died of hyperthermia on Saturday after being left in a van for over five hours, where the temperature may have reached up to 130 degrees. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 The Museum of the Phantom City
The Museum of the Phantom City
The Other Futures Tour speculates on projects that might have been. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Southwest Airlines Boots Thin Flier For Extra Seats
Southwest Airlines Boots Thin Flier For Extra Seats
A woman claims she was asked to leave a flight so that a hefty passenger could have two seats. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Suspected Killer Jumps Donor Line, Gets New Liver - Or Did He?
Suspected Killer Jumps Donor Line, Gets New Liver - Or Did He?
Right before going to jail for killing his wife on July 5th, Johnny Concepcion left New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center with a brand new liver. His old one was ruined after he tried to kill himself with rat poison.

The NY Post has retracted its story. The link now goes to an update. picked by suebe 2 months ago
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 Fraudsters angle for piece of BP oil spill fund
Fraudsters angle for piece of BP oil spill fund
Louisiana (Reuters) - Swindlers and scammers are flocking to the Gulf Coast in search of a piece of the $20 billion BP Plc has set aside to compensate residents for spill-related losses. Locals say the word is out, and even the undeserving are scrambling to get a piece of the pie. picked by plurk 2 months ago
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 Britain Plans to Decentralize National Health Care
Britain Plans to Decentralize National Health Care
Britain is constantly tweaking its National Health Care program to try to find a way to balance cost, demand, and available monies. Its latest program will decentralize the program. Instead of a large central bureaucracy making the health care decisions, local physicians will have much more control over the services available. picked by 2manyusernames 2 months ago
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 7.3 magnitude aftershock follows quake in Philippines
7.3 magnitude aftershock follows quake in Philippines
Time Magnitude Location
53 minutes ago 7.4 Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines
1 hour ago 7.6 Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines
2 hours ago 7.3 MGulf, Mindanao, Philippines picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Cops Collar Crucifix Crook
Cops Collar Crucifix Crook
Florida burglar used cross to pry open church poor boxes.

*Which is probably going to cost him 500 Hail Marys and 250
Our Fathers when he next visits confession* picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Rape charges for consensual sex; guilty
Rape charges for consensual sex; guilty
He told her he was Jewish so they could boogie. When she later found out he was Arabic she files rape charges against him and won... picked by lazerspewpew 2 months ago
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 Chinese Cock Soccer Has PETA Crying Fowl
Chinese Cock Soccer Has PETA Crying Fowl
*heh* 'Cock Soccer" picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Confessions of former debt collectors
Confessions of former debt collectors
I was absolutely ruthless when I first started out as a debt collector. I had a black heart. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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    Divine vision inspired a 97-foot treehouse
Divine vision inspired a 97-foot treehouse
"I built it for everybody. It's God's treehouse. He keeps watch over it," said Burgess, who received his inspiration in a vision that came to him in 1993. "I was praying one day, and the Lord said, 'If you build me a treehouse, I'll see you never run out of material."' picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Embarrassing Your Children
Embarrassing Your Children
You can argue (many a teenager would) that parents were put on this earth to embarrass their children. After all, it’s consistent with the job description. Mortify your kids enough, and you’ll help fuel them to do what they were put here for — to make their way in the world without us. picked by bornbad 2 months ago
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 Kodi, 1997 – 2010
Kodi, 1997 – 2010
In 1998, Krissy decided that we should have a dog. This precipitated a philosophical discussion between the two of us as to what constituted a “dog.” picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Hamburger-related injuries are on the rise.
Hamburger-related injuries are on the rise.
Fast food restaurants in Taiwan have been urged to drop big burgers from their menus amid a growing number of jaw injuries picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 World simmers in hottest year so far
World simmers in hottest year so far
The world is enduring the hottest year on record, according to a U.S. national weather analysis, causing droughts worldwide and a concern for U.S. farmers counting on another bumper year. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Wesley Snipes Heading to Prison
Wesley Snipes Heading to Prison
Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington had written to US District Court judge William Terrell Hodges asking that Snipes, 45, be spared a prison sentence.
'Wesley is like a mighty oak tree,' he wrote.
'Many who know him have witnessed the fruit of his labours. I have sat in his shade and even been protected by his presence.' picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Police must pay for boy's death: mother
Police must pay for boy's death: mother
The mother of a boy killed by a car as he lay handcuffed on a road wants the police who arrested him to feel the terror of her son's final moments. Andrew John Bornen, 16, died on February 7, 2009 soon after he was arrested. Police had handcuffed and had him lying face down on a busy road when an oncoming car struck and killed him. picked by NoPantsMan 2 months ago
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 "Flashblood" - injecting the blood of another addict
"Flashblood" - injecting the blood of another addict
Desperate heroin users in a few African cities have begun engaging in a practice that is so dangerous it is almost unthinkable: they deliberately inject themselves with another addict’s blood, researchers say, in an effort to share the high or stave off the pangs of withdrawal. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Castro takes questions, warns of nuclear war
Castro takes questions, warns of nuclear war
Fidel Castro is taking questions from dozens of Cuban ambassadors at the Foreign Ministry and warning them of the threat of global nuclear war, in his most overtly political public act since re-emerging from four years of near total seclusion. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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  King Arthur's round table located
King Arthur's round table located
Arthur has been the subject of much historical debate, but many scholars believe him to have been a 5th or 6th Century leader.
Claims are the circular interior of a former Roman amphitheater in Chester, England, was where the knights convened. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 North Korean doctors performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight
North Korean doctors performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight
North Korea's health care system is in shambles with doctors sometimes performing amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight in hospitals lacking essential medicine, heat and power, a human rights watchdog said Thursday. picked by lazerspewpew 3 months ago
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