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E-Hazards

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 14,2014 - Curses, Foiled AgainYafait Tadesse went to prison for stealing names and Social Security numbers of a dozen people and using the stolen identities to claim tax refunds. The bogus returns instructed th

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Next Year, Try Evian

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 7,2014 - Potable water is cleaner and more comfortable for snowboarders and skiers

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Child's Play

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 28,2014 - The driver of a car that got stuck in a ditch in Vestoppland, Norway, told a passing snowplow operator that he ran off the road while making a U-turn to return home to get his driver’s license.

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Going George Costanza One Better

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 24,2014 - Robert McKevitt, 27, deposited $1 in a vending machine at his warehouse job in Milford, Iowa, and selected a Twix candy bar, but it snagged on the spiral hook. “I was, like, ‘Oh, man.’

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Litterbuggery

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 17,2014 - Hoping to reduce the estimated 50 tons of litter left by people climbing Mount Everest, Nepal ordered everyone descending to carry out 18 pounds of trash. The debris ranges from empty oxygen bottles, torn tents,

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Toy Hero

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 10,2014 - An action figure of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Unclear on the Concept

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Mar 3,2014 - Authorities in Mount Vernon, Ill., charged Sammy Kehrer, 47, with stabbing a 37-year-old man to death at a gun club. (Associated Press)

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Slightest Provocation

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 24,2014 - HSBC bank has imposed restrictions on large cash withdrawals by some of its British customers who cannot prove why they want their money. Customer Stephen Cotton said that when he tried to withdraw £7,000 pounds ($11,695)

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Mistaken Identity

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 17,2014 - Is the FBI national security or law enforcement?

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Do As I Do, Not Etc.

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 10,2014 - Scotlands idea of a senior planning officer with a FOCUS on alcohol
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