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Man Gets 100 Hours Community Service, $200 Fine For Defacing Monument


A Richmond man pleaded guilty Wednesday to defacing the Jefferson Davis statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Joseph Weindl, 39, pleaded guilty to defacing a public monument. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service; 90 days in ...

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Preteen Boy Gets 8 Stitches From Isle of Palms Shark Attack

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Yet another shark attack on the East Coast took place Tuesday evening at Isle of Palms County Park in South Carolina. This time, a 12-year-old Utah boy was bitten by a shark while swimming, requiring eight stitches. “It’s surreal for ...

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Why Don’t Women Propose To Men? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why don’t women propose to men?” you ask? Good question. (OK, it’s not that great but it beats answering questions about why certain parts are named what they’re named. Yours truly just ...

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Fifty Shades Of Flatworm


According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists have discovered a flatworm that injects itself in the head with its own sperm. This small, aquatic flatworm, Macrostomum hystix, is able to self-fertilize. It ...

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33% Of The World Does Not Have Access To Toilets


In 2015, one-third of people in America don’t have a smartphone, while 33% of the people in the world don’t have access to toilets. A joint report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) released Tuesday found that 2.4 ...

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Motorhome Driver Killed In Crash At Eve Of Destruction

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State police say the driver of a motorhome has been killed in a crash that occurred during an upstate New York racetrack’s annual “Eve of Destruction” event. Troopers say the accident took place around 10 p.m. Tuesday at Lebanon Valley ...

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Trial Venue Change Requested In Math Teacher Murder Case

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Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager accused of killing his high school math teacher have asked a judge for a venue change for his trial, saying it will be difficult to pick an impartial jury given the publicity the case has ...

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Why Are Birds So Noisy At First Light? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest of edition The Why. “Why are birds so noisy at first light?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (Yeah you guessed it. We’re actually using this one to put off researching another one of those questions ...

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Soft Drinks Kill 184000 Yearly

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According to a new study just published in the journal Circulation, soft drinks and various other sugar-laden beverages could be the cause of approximately 184,000 deaths annually across the globe. This study is reportedly the first of its kind in ...

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Venus and Jupiter Conjunction To Take Place Tuesday Night


Two of the brightest planets visible from Earth will come very close to each other on Tuesday evening, in a phenomenon known as conjunction. For anyone gazing into a clear sky in North America on Tuesday evening, Venus and Jupiter ...

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