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Static-Cling Art

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 18,2011 - Laura Bell created a 14-by-4-foot replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” out of laundry lint.

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Explosive Sex

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 11,2011 - Authorities in Waseca, Minn., charged Terry Allen Lester, 37, with making an explosive device and hiding it in a sex toy.

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When Guns Are Outlawed

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Feb 4,2011 - A 49-year-old Australian mother told police in Mackay that a man wearing a leather mask broke into her home and attacked her with a rubber dildo.

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Video Games in Real Life

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jan 28,2011 - A 23-year-old man was hospitalized in Anderson, S.C., after an SUV hit him while playing a real-life version of the arcade game “Frogger”...

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Another Nail in the Post Office’s Coffin

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jan 21,2011 - As more Netflix customers switch from mail-order DVDs to Internet downloads, its streaming movie service is hogging North America’s bandwidth...

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Smoking-Class Heroes

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jan 14,2011 - Mark Moody, 40, was taking a cigarette break on the window ledge of his second-floor apartment and talking on his cell phone...

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Chronicle of Lower Education

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jan 7,2011 - Scholars found dozens of factual errors in two history textbooks used by Virginia schools. “I absolutely could not believe the number of mistakes..."

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Born to Be Wild

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Dec 31,2010 - New York state officials announced plans to implement an emergency birth-control program because a flock of wild turkeys...

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Not the Chilean Miners, but Still

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Dec 23,2010 - Warren Saunders, 60, pleaded guilty to dropping toilet paper from a small plane over athletic fields at a middle school in Westwood, N.J.

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Bucket List

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Dec 17,2010 - Donald Davis, 67, who suffers from dementia, managed to escape from a care home in a wheelchair, buy a new truck and lead authorities on a high-speed chase...
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