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A 91-year-old widow in New York state has been reunited with her life savings thanks to the honesty of three young roommates who found the cash in a beat-up sofa they bought from the Salvation Army. Months after buying the couch, the trio were astonished to discover $40,000 stashed in the arm cushions, the AP reports. ReadREAD MORE »


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Pro tip: It may not be a great idea to post selfies on Facebook that show you dealing drugs … particularly if you were doing so next to sheriff’s deputies. That’s what Taylor Harrison, a 21-year-old South Florida man, allegedly did before he was arrested last week, First Coast News reports. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to The New York Times, pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. What types of surgery are women undergoing for the sake of their… READ MORE »


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A Pennsylvania newlywed was sort of amused to see party-crashers at her wedding—at first. Then she decided to hunt them down, ABC News reports. Krista Lamlin spotted the well-dressed pair at her Jan. 18 wedding reception in Valley Forge, Pa., at a table with her cousins. “They were dressed to go,” she tells ABC6. “They were ready for… READ MORE »


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Holly Allen would beg to differ with the idea that the happiest couples sleep less than an inch apart. She recently found herself going to bed in her own guest room when her husband was sick, and despite the fact that the room only has a twin bed, she had an incredible night’s sleep, she writes… READ MORE »


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A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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A 14-year-old Dutch girl found out the hard way that it’s not a good idea to tweet a “joke” about terrorism … when she got arrested after doing so. The teen, who went by “QueenDemetriax_” on Twitter and is apparently named Sarah, tweeted to American Airlines yesterday: “hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. READ MORE »


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President Obama doesn’t want to be used to hawk Samsung smartphones, the White House warned after the electronics giant tweeted a photo of the president and Red Sox star David Ortiz to its 5.2 million followers. Ortiz—who has an endorsement deal with Samsung—took the selfie when the Red Sox visited the White House earlier this… READ MORE »


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For the first time since Colorado legalized weed for recreational use, a coroner has listed “marijuana intoxication” as a contributor to a death. Wyoming student Levy Thamba was in Denver on spring break with three friends when he jumped to his death from a Holiday Inn balcony after eating a marijuana cookie, reports the Denver Post. READ MORE »


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It’s tough to imagine an outdoor tryst ending much worse than this: at the bottom of a well, with hypothermia setting in. Where was her partner? Read more on Newser… [Photo: Natalie from “All My Children”]READ MORE »


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Flight #MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian PM tells reporters after giving new satellite information

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 24, 2014
Flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean leaving no survivors, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today, citing new analysis of satellite data that pegged the… READ MORE »


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Amelia’s dream or nightmare? Researchers say a new species of dinosaur unearthed in the US was a bit like a chicken—a 10-foot tall, 550-pound chicken that could rip your head off. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Just days after his estranged son revealed he was “on the edge of death,” Fred Phelps has died. The death of the 84-year-old founder of the Westboro Baptist Church occurred shortly before midnight, son Timothy Phelps tells WIBW. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Both of TV’s “Fat Ladies” have sung. Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of the BBC’s “Two Fat Ladies” cooking duo, died in Edinburgh Saturday at age 66, the BBC reports. Wright was a former lawyer who filmed four of the “Fat Ladies” series, going on food-related road trips across the UK in a motorbike and sidecar with… READ MORE »


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Millennials are getting married later and at a slower pace than previous generations—in part because of economic harships—and that’s leading to a lot of babies born out of wedlock. Roughly 47% of the millennial women who had babies in 2012 weren’t married, compared with 35% of mothers from Generation X when they were that age,… READ MORE »


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Frat-house accidents and sexual assaults are getting so common they’re impossible to ignore—but how did it get this bad, and why does it keep happening? In an extensive Atlantic piece, Caitlin Flanagan looks at the history of fraternities and their myriad ways of avoiding legal obligations for what goes on behind closed doors. Read moreREAD MORE »


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If you’re homophobic, here’s one reason to rethink that: It might send you to an earlier grave. A new study looked at social attitudes in America over two recent decades, compared them with death rates, and found that subjects with high levels of anti-gay prejudice had a life expectancy that was 2.5 years less than… READ MORE »


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A New Jersey couple that was married for 67 years died just a day apart even though each didn’t know of the other’s death, Huffington Post reports. Olympia DeNittis, 95, died last Sunday in Edison, NJ, after a bout with pneumonia, the Asbury Park Press reports. Michael DeNittis, 94, died the next day just a… READ MORE »



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