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Homeland Insecurity

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 25,2010 - Firefighters responding to a fire in Jersey City, N.J., found no one at home in the apartment, where a pot on the stove had boiled dry and cloth inside had ignited.

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Ninjas Down Under

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 18,2010 - Elvis robbed! Ninjas save a German in Australia! Man shoots himself in balls! And more ...

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The Devil Made Them Do It

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 11,2010 - A woman in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., reported hearing a man outside her bedroom window telling someone on a cell phone, “I’m about to commit a crime” ...

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Casino Laundries & Space Trash

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 4,2010 - A Pentagon report warned that trash in space might bring a halt to commerce and communications on Earth ...

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Too Big to Prosecute

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 28,2010 - After investigators with Canada’s Bank of Montreal assembled more than 35,000 documents pertaining to what could be the biggest mortgage fraud in Canadian history...

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Stupid Criminals, Stupid Corporations

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 21,2010 - Curses, Foiled Again Minutes after receiving a report that a convenience store had been robbed, police in Suffolk, Va., found suspect Sean Almond, 43, behind the store, having interrupted his

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Privatization Follies

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 12,2010 - Italian contractors helping train Afghan police recruits solved the mystery of why the trainees couldn’t shoot straight while being taught by U.S. government contractors.

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Outsourcing Upgrade

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 5,2010 - Professors at some U.S. universities have begun sending students’ papers to India, Singapore and Malaysia to be graded ...

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Look Ma, No Eyes

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 28,2010 - Turkish pop singer Metin Senturk, who has been blind since he was 3, wept for joy after learning that he had become the world’s fastest unaccompanied blind driver.

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Monkey With a Monkey on Its Back

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Apr 21,2010 - After spotting a rhesus macaque that has been loose in Florida’s Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for more than a year, authorities shot the monkey twice with tranquilizer darts...
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