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College player fights tumor for moment on court
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Students can win prizes, meet Warren Buffett
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What happens after a bear wanders into a drugstore?
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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
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Meet the young wrestlers of Cuba
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She can't move her legs, but she rocks the slopes
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1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again
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Greeks ring monument with a bread “bagel”
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Robotic device helps bionic groom walk down aisle
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Fan returns home run ball, gets bat instead
378 Starbucks customers “Pay it Forward” A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours and hundreds of customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 in the morning Wednesday and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Obama balks at bucket, but Bush accepts challenge Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge. Then he nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles! The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor, the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and it was to remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman first ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Slow down! This Corvette is watching you. Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that tak... - Posted on August 22, 2014
Hunters capture 1,000-pound gator A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime, a 15-foot-long alligator that weighed more than 1,000 pounds. Jeff Dute of AL.com reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state's alligator hunting seaso... - Posted on August 21, 2014
Oh, boy! Girls rock Little League World Series What's everyone talking about at the Little League World Series? Girls, as in girls who are playing on teams typically dominated by boys. Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament, only the third time in the ... - Posted on August 19, 2014
Suspension puts “bite” on World Cup player Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase... - Posted on August 19, 2014
Hate taking the bus to school? Try swimming! It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim. The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bags or buoyant jugs as they cross the Heran River, where in some p... - Posted on August 19, 2014
Cool car or dorkmobile? Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car. It's the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost. ... - Posted on August 19, 2014
12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000 A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000. That shattered last year's fair record of $62,000. Large companies like AT&T, Monsanto and DeK... - Posted on August 16, 2014
Is it art, or animal cruelty? A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs. This despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse. The Aspen Art Museum released a statement supporting the exhibit by ... - Posted on August 16, 2014