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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test, Calls U.S. Its ‘Archenemy’

Sometimes—like when they call themselves "space conquerors" after launching a satellite that broke almost immediately and tumbled out of orbit—it can be hard to take North Korea seriously. Other times—like when they threaten another test of their nuclear program at a highly delicate time for their neighbors, politically—it seems wiser to keep a close eye on them.

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Prince Harry Returns From Afghanistan Where He Was Deployed As An Apache Helicopter Pilot

Prince Harry seems to have come a long way since his naked billiards game before he was deployed to Afghanistan and now he's on his way back after killing Taliban insurgents in his spiffy Apache attack helicopter...

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Americans Being Held Hostage In Algeria

We are receiving confirmation of reports that Americans are among about twenty hostages who were taken at a gas field in Algeria.

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Mel Greig And Michael Christian Of Sydney’s 2Day FM Fired- Southern Cross Austereo Feels “Deep Regret” For The Death Of Hospital Nurse Jacintha Saldanha

 

Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns Sydney's 2Day FM has fired Mel Greig and Michael Christian. SCA has "terminated" the show and is in the process of implementing a company-wide suspension of 'prank' calls. 

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Actor Larry Hagman Passes Away Over The Holiday Weekend At Age 81

The man probably best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on the hit show Dallas passed away peacefully on Black Friday in Texas. Larry Hagman was 81.

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What Happened On September 11th, 235 Years Ago? Remembering the Battle of Brandywine

We all remember where we were and what we were doing on that fateful day eleven years ago when the entire nation was affected by the greatest tragedy that has ever made it's way onto our soil. We are still feeling the affects of those events more than a decade later. But there was also another devastating attack that happened more than two centuries before...

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High Park Wildfire in Colorado Consumes 80,000 Acres and Hundreds of Homes

Hundreds of homes and more than 80,000 acres of land have been destroyed in the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, CO. And while local radio station K99 reports the blaze is about 45 percent contained, the high temperatures and low humidity predicted on Monday are causing concern.

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April 13th- Apollo 13 Accident

On this day in 1970, things got a bit hairy for the crew aboard Apollo 13. An oxygen tank on the moon-bound spacecraft ruptured, leaving the three-man crew with little time to figure out a way to get back to Earth.

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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British Olympians Told Not to Touch Anyone at the Summer Games

If you’re an athlete who’ll be competing at this year’s Olympic games in London, don’t be offended if the 550 British competitors won’t shake your hand. It’s nothing personal — they’re just afraid you might have cooties.

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Richmond Woman Fakes Cancer To Raise Money

Every year I’m proud to say that I take part in the Relay for Life. I walk the track at The School of Deaf in Rome New York and help raise money for our team “Today’s Hope, Tomorrow’s Promise”. I would never in a million years guess that someone could be such a horrible of a person and fake cancer. A Richmond woman did just that , she was fined $100 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money.

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The Las Luminarias de San Anton Looks Bonkers! [PICTURES]

Held in Spain in honor of San Anton, the patron saint of animals, riders take horses through bonfires on the night before the official day of honoring animals in Spain. We had no idea the event existed until we stumbled across these pictures and HOLY TURDS DOES IT LOOK NUTS!

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