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Abortion providers in Des Moines, Iowa are using videoconferencing — or “telemedicine” — to administer RU-486, the abortion pill. Women can sit next to a nurse at a clinic and with a click of the mouse, the doctor can open a drawer to provide her a dosage. Opponents of abortion rights say administering the… READ MORE »


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Shawn Johnson is one tough cookie. She impressed us in the 2008 Olympics with her badass gymnastics skills and again when she won “Dancing with the Stars” season 8. But yesterday, we truly had to give it to her for getting up on the witness stand to testify against her stalker, the uber creepy Robert… READ MORE »


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Disaster averted! Sailor Abby Sunderland, 16, who is attempting to set a world record by sailing around the world solo, has been found by aerial searchers in the Indian Ocean. Yesterday, while sailing east of Madagascar, Sunderland had told her father she was experiencing 35-knot winds and 25-foot waves. An hour later, she set off… READ MORE »


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Last night, I was at a party when one of my friends started making jokes about “getting iced.” Unbeknownst to me, this “getting iced” thing is all the rage amongst hipsters, bankers and even celebs like Ashton Kutcher. He’s so into it, he even started a site, IceAshton.com, where the first dude to “ice” him… READ MORE »


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I have to say, there is something somewhat disconcerting about cake that looks like meat. Is it cake … or is it meat? Your eyes and stomach are in a war. Clearly, the only way to resolve this conflict is to take another bite. Needless to say, Boing Boing points us to this cakes-pretending-to-be-meat slideREAD MORE »


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First daughter Natasha “Sasha” Obama turns 9 years old today. We weren’t invited to the birthday party, but we won’t hold that against her. [6/11/10]

Update: OMG! Apparently her birthday was yesterday! Oops! Happy BELATED Birthday, Sasha! … READ MORE »


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Don’t you wish you could place bets on which political couples are going to break up first? Well, now you can! I don’t really know anyone who gambles, but I feel like those people are probably not the same people who care about celebrity divorces. [Wrong! I care about both! — Editor Amelia] But the… READ MORE »


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Oh, high school, I don’t miss you one little bit.

Last summer, virgins students at the all-boys Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, organized a “fantasy sex league” where they could earn points for bedding certain girls, The Washington Post reports. The boys planned to “draft” girls they knew onto teams, throw a series… READ MORE »


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It probably hurt, but Russian model Iren Ferrari learned a valuable life lesson about plastic surgery: Ferrari is suing a Swiss airline after she says turbulence burst her size 44J breast implants. But I will take take her word for it that they are as fragile as big, sexy water balloons. Ferrari claims the rocking… READ MORE »


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The cruel hand of fate has really had it out for matrimony this week. The other day we posted a story about a couple who married in the E.R. after a tragic crash, and this is another even more tragic story. Bethany Lott and her boyfriend Richard Butler were both excited for their hike to… READ MORE »


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We’ve got a new one to add to the 10 stupidest 911 calls in recent memory. Audrey Scott, a 57-year-old from Alliance, Ohio, had a few to drink and then dialed 911 … looking for a husband. Yes, any husband. She did this five times to be exact and on the final try finally found… READ MORE »


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