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Ted in Real Life

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 16,2012 - Charles Marshall, 28, was arrested for the fourth time in the past two years for having sex with a teddy bear

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When Advertising Isn't Enough

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 9,2012 - Homeowner Sherry Bush reported that while she and her husband were away and their daughter was sleeping upstairs, someone broke into their home in Westlake, Ohio, took out the trash,

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Eyes Bigger Than Stomachs

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 2,2012 - Japanese scientists have developed goggles designed to curb appetites by making food appear to be as much as 50 percent larger than actual size.

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A Tidy Sum

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 25,2012 - Navy investigators indicated a fire onboard a nuclear-powered submarine that injured seven people while it was in dry dock at Maine’s Portsmouth Naval Shipyard started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites

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Homeland Insecurity

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 18,2012 - Congressional investigators accused the Transportation Security Administration of “wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars” by warehousing body scanners rather than deploying them to commercial airports.

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Another Nail in Journalism's Coffin

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 11,2012 - Robots are being taught to write news stories. Programmers at Chicago-based Narrative Science have developed computer algorithms that initially produced rote summaries of sports games and stock market data

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Covert Fashion

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 4,2012 - Noting the rise of concealed-weapon permits from 5 million in 2008 to 7 million today, at least three companies are creating clothing designed to hide the fact that the wearer is packing heat.

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Paying the Price

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 28,2012 - New coins issued by Britain’s Royal Mint contain metal that could prove harmful, according to dermatologists. The five-pence and 10-pence coins contain nickel,

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Everything You Know Is Wrong

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 21,2012 - Wind farms could be contributing to climate change and affecting crops, according to new research based on satellite data of surface temperatures from Texas.

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Disappearing Act

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 14,2012 - Following revelations that the federal General Services Administration spent $823,000 of taxpayer money on a lavish Las Vegas conference that included $3,200 for a motivational mind reader,
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