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Mutant fruit tree to be uprooted to high value location Posted: 5 months ago by IndustrialSteel
What the title says.
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Japanese seniors volunteer for Fukushima 'suicide corps' Posted: 5 months ago by midnightbliss10
The group, consisting only of retirees age 60 and up, says it is uniquely poised to work at the radiation-contaminated plant, as the cells of an older person's body divide more slowly than a younger individual.
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Counterprotesters confront Westboro Baptist Church at Arlington Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were challenged by others who disagreed with them -- including members claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan.
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Tweak your neighbor's news stories Posted: 5 months ago by 2manyusernames
A new device allows you to manipulate the news read by people on unsecured WiFi hotspots.
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Mystery of 16 poisoned dogs: Pets die in agony minutes after walking in field Posted: 5 months ago by midnightbliss10
A popular dog walking spot has been closed after 16 pets mysteriously died or became ill.

Officials suspect the animals may have been poisoned, but no one knows if they were deliberately targeted or died by accident.
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Woman Gives Penis to Police As Evidence of Attack Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Police in southern Bangladesh say a woman cut off a man's penis during an alleged attempt to rape her and took it to a police station as evidence.
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Too Big for 'Biggest Loser': New Reality Show Takes on Extreme Obesity Posted: 5 months ago by midnightbliss10
While the participants may have the most weight to lose of any reality TV makeover, the approach taken by "Extreme Makeover" may be the healthiest, most doctor-approved approach yet.
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Hey look! It says "gullible" on the ceiling! Posted: 5 months ago by yamz66
Stories from The Onion as interpreted by Facebook.

Some people just don't get satire.
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Church Fined $4,000 for ‘Improper Tree Pruning’ Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
According to the Observer, the city of Charlotte passed a tree ordinance in 1978 deeming trees that are incorrectly pruned or topped are subject to fines. As a result, any landscaping deemed “excessive” on these trees is subject to the regulation, including trees on commercial property.
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I am 24 years old. An Orthodox Jew. Married for a year and still a virgin. This is my story. Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
When you're partners in an unconsummated marriage, there's a lot of anger.
You find yourself saying things you would never say under normal circumstances.
*posted by Sad Jewish Girl*
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The Secret Life of Storage Units Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
They may look like static warehouses on the outside but inside, Honolulu's self-storage units are bustling with hidden lives.
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Abortion saved my life Posted: 5 months ago by plurk
I'm a mom, and I love my sons more than anything. And it is because I love them that I had an abortion at 20 weeks.
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Boy, 10, drags 6-foot alligator home from canal Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
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California May Require All Porn Perfomers To Use Condoms Posted: 5 months ago by 2manyusernames
While the state is nearly bankrupt, unemployment is over 10% and the prison population is so high the state is forced to let prisoners free, legislators have determined that the best use of their time is to drive a muli-billion dollar industry out of Californa by banning porn without condoms or involving multiple partners
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Gil Scott-Heron Has Died Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
The Chicago-born artist was called the godfather of rap, a term he disliked, for his groundbreaking spoken-word performances set to music. He was 62.
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Canadian court bans anonymous sperm and egg donation Posted: 5 months ago by 2manyusernames
Canada has given those born of donor sperm and eggs the right to know who their parents were at the cost of the long-term right of the donor to be anonymous for whatever reason including the right to protected from demands of parental support.
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'Grease' and 'Taxi' Actor Jeff Conway Has Passed Away Posted: 5 months ago by 2manyusernames
Jeff Conway best known for his role in Grease and Taxi has passed away from pneumonia. Jeff was a long-time recovering drug addict and original reports stated it was a drug overdose but not the story has been corrected.
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Female Badminton Players Ordered To Wear Skirts Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
The Badminton World Federation has been searching for a way to drum up interest in female players before the 2012 Olympics. Its solution: Force women to play in skirts to create a more "attractive presentation." Amazingly, officials insist this isn't sexist.
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A Marine Killed In His Own Home Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
The Pima County Sheriff's Department initially claimed (PDF) Guerena fired his weapon at the SWAT team. They now acknowledge that not only did he not fire, the safety on his gun was still activated when he was killed. Guerena had no prior criminal record, and the police found nothing illegal in his home.
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How a man flirted his way into a lifetime ban from Delta Airlines Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Last Friday, after a day of delays and five Jack-and-Cokes, one Bryan Sisco boarded the Delta flight from Dallas to Atlanta at 9:45. Sisco said he just decided to sit down in a random seat. When Danielle Valimont, 23, happened to sit next to him, the recently divorced Sisco decided to flirt with her, offering her chocolate, and telling her he was an architect and a flight marshal. His seatmate -- One cool woman.
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Living With Breasts That Can Be Seen From Orbit Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
I was consistently mistaken for old enough to drink — and occasionally asked out by older dudes who had no idea how creepy they were actually being — from age fourteen on. By my junior year of high school, I was wearing a 36DD. And they just kept getting bigger.
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Ratko Mladic caught. Posted: 5 months ago by DoggySpew
Europe's most sought-after war crimes suspect has been arrested in Serbia. Ex-General Ratko Mladic is accused of having orchestrated the Srebrenica massacre in which 8,000 people died. EU officials expect him to be extradited to The Hague to stand trial.
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Kansas Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead For Rape: ‘I Have A Spare Tire’ Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
During the House debate, she “questioned whether women would buy abortion-only policies long before they have crisis or unwanted pregnancies or are rape victims.” But state Rep. Pete DeGraaf (R) was ready with a shocking retort. DeGraaf said women should plan ahead for situations such as rape because, after all, “I have a spare tire on my car“:
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There’s A Secret Patriot Act Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
You may think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden says it’s worse than you’ve heard.
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Brooklyn Man Still In Jail 5 Years After Charges Dismissed Posted: 5 months ago by NoPantsMan
Oswind David was sentenced to 23 years in Sing Sing because a jury was not aware that a judge has tossed out David's indictments due to a prosecutorial error. You will be disgusted by the prosecutor's justification for keeping him in prison.
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