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Gunman, Student Dead In Oregon School Shooting

Gunman, Student Dead In Oregon School Shooting

A lone gunman and a student are dead in a school shooting this morning at a high school about 12 miles outside Portland, Ore., police are confirming, contrary to earlier reports that the only casualty was the shooter. The gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School while classes were in session at about 8am local time, reports the AP; a local police rep confirms to CNN that a semiautomatic weapon was involved. Read more on Newser…

7 Celebs Involved In Bizarre Lawsuits

Oprah Winfrey—a bad neighbor? That’s what one man who lives near her new property above Telluride, Colorado, seems to think. Retired physicist Charles D. Goodman is suing Winfrey, claiming the property blocks access to hiking trails that were previously open to locals. Goodman says Winfrey and the prior owners of the property made a secret deal with the town of Mountain Village to erase easements that have, for decades, allowed nearby residents to use the trails, before Oprah bought the property in March. A rep for Winfrey’s company says the company plans to allow “reasonable” access. Check out these six other celebrities involved in somewhat odd lawsuits on Newser…

New Priciest-Ever Starbucks Drink Made With 60 Shots

Today in the annals of First-World feats: America has a new priciest-ever Starbucks drink. The customer behind the beverage, identified as Andrew, used his loyalty card to get a free Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino, a concoction made with 60 shots of espresso. Find out how much it cost on Newser…

Straight People Need To See More Gay Kisses

Michael Sam Becomes The First Out Gay Player Drafted By The NFL, Kisses Boyfriend Live On ESPN

There was a distinct outpouring of disgust when Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after being drafted on Saturday night. Some of it was just outright bigotry, but Mark Joseph Stern at Slate was interested to see many people saying they supported Sam in theory, but were nonetheless uncomfortable with the display. “Is it possible to support gay rights, but still be grossed out by gay people?” Stern asks. Read more on Newser…

Roommates Return $40K Found In Old Sofa

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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. Read more on Newser…

Ill-Advised Selfie Leads To Guy’s Arrest

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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…

Women Have Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

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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 Manolo Blahniks? Read more on Newser…

Couple Crashes Wedding, Bride Hunts Them Down

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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 the wedding because they didn’t look bad, they blended right in.” She had the hotel remove them, and that was that—until she later sat down to go through the wedding pictures and video “and realized that they were all over the media.” Read more on Newser…

The Case For Not Sharing A Bed

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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 on Slate. “No tug of war over the covers, no pokes in the back to alert me to my snoring, no waking up to a wiggly kid (or two) in bed with us. In fact, no waking up at all.” An informal survey of her co-workers found many of them agree with her—so why do couples typically share a bed? Read more on Newser…

Comfort Dogs Headed To Boston

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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…

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