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Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study

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The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Nearly 6 percent of college students reported using pot daily or near-daily in 2014, up from 3.5 percent in 2007 but less than the 7.2 percent [...]

 

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 | No comments »


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Ankle injury affecting Bucs rookie Jameis Winston ‘a little bit’

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TAMPA, Fla. — Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston has a sprained ankle but is expected to be “full speed” for the opener, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter revealed Monday.
Coach Lovie Smith had downplayed the situation previously and said Winston wasn’t injured, but Koetter and Winston acknowledged the injury Monday.
Winston rolled the ankle in the second preseason [...]

 

Tuesday September 1st, 2015 | No comments »


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This golfer hit the first hole-in-one of his PGA career. Then he hit another one.

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For us mere mortals, a hole-in-one would be something you might hope — just hope — to do once in a lifetime. However, PGA Tour players are a different species, and holes-in-one aren’t all that rare — just this season alone, there have been 41 of them in official events.
However, what Brian Harman accomplished Sunday [...]

 

Monday August 31st, 2015 | No comments »


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Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub

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An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said.
Mireya Lopez, 22, was taken into custody at the suburban residence west of Phoenix facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted [...]

 

Monday August 31st, 2015 | No comments »


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Wes Craven, genius horror director and inventor of Freddy Krueger, is dead at 76

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When “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was released in 1984, horror director Wes Craven wondered whether he might be ready for something a little different. Feeling frozen out of more mainstream fare, he thought he would try something novel — maybe a castaway movie.
“Maybe [“Elm Street”] will be the one that gets me into [...]

 

Monday August 31st, 2015 | No comments »


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Mexico warns Texas not to refuse its immigrants’ babies U.S. birth certificateS

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The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State.
The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates [...]

 

Friday August 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment »


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Austria raises refugee truck death toll to above 70

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VIENNA (Reuters) – A truck full of refugees discovered abandoned on an Austrian motorway on Thursday contains more than 70 bodies, the interior ministry said on Friday, announcing an updated death toll.
Austrian police had originally put the toll at up to 50 and are due to announce the exact number within hours. The vehicle had [...]

 

Friday August 28th, 2015 | No comments »


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Foo Fighters Help Fan Celebrate 50th Birthday

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The Foo Fighters have been making all sorts of news on their summer tour from Dave Grohl falling off the stage and breaking his leg in Sweden to his amazing guitar throne he is still using on the outing. The group has also regularly invited fans on stage including a drummer who joined the band [...]

 

Friday August 28th, 2015 | No comments »


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Thai elephant kills keeper, runs off with 3 Chinese on its back

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An elephant in northern Thailand went berserk Wednesday, killing his “mahout” keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said.
“The mahout who was killed was Karen and he was not familiar with the elephant. They (the tourists) are safe now,” Colonel Thawatchai Thepboon, police commander of [...]

 

Thursday August 27th, 2015 | No comments »


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Vester Flanagan: A ‘human powder keg’

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The man who accused of killing two broadcast journalists in Virginia has been identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee at the station where the victims worked.
Police said Flanagan, 41, of Roanoke, Virginia, shot himself and later died after the murders on Wednesday.
Using the name Bryce Williams, Flanagan had worked as a TV journalist [...]

 

Thursday August 27th, 2015 | No comments »