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Manufacturer Apologizes For Penis-Shaped Candy

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Date: September 13th, 2014

chewsNew Zealand – Penis-shaped candy is the latest surprise New Zealand parents received when they found their kids snacking on gummies.

Nelson-based confectionery company Dutch Rusk has been getting a lot of complaints from candy lovers. Instead of a handful of tasty gummy treats, kids in New Zealand pulled out penis-shaped gummies, which led to furious parents mailing them back, Stuff reported.

How did this happen? Dutch Rusk imported Dragon Sweets from a Chinese manufacturer that somehow mixed up the gummies with a penis-shaped batch.

In China, penis candies aren’t considered offensive because the penis is a sign of fertility in their culture, but other countries have obviously disagreed in promoting a private part on a piece of candy.  More

 

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Congressman says ‘sexting’ is a vital campaign tool

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Date: September 13th, 2014

sextingRep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the third-ranking House Democrat, got his tech lingo mixed up when he recommended “sexting” as a vital tool for organizing voters.

The 72-year-old pol — who apparently meant to say “texting” — slipped up on C-SPAN over Labor Day weekend, when a caller asked about how to promote change in the wake of the Michael Brown murder.

“We’ve got great tools to communicate … We can, uh, text. Uh, what do we call it? Sexting. Let’s do some voting, uh, uh, organizing over the Internet. We’ve got the tools,” he said.

He added, “Let’s use them for a new, massive movement that will make sure that we can have in November 2014 the kind of turnout at the polls that we had in 2012 in November.”  More

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Woman Accused of Pranks on Homeowners Pleads Not Guilty

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Date: September 13th, 2014

roweCalifornia – A California woman accused of playing cruel and potentially dangerous pranks on a couple who bought her dream home pleaded not guilty in San Diego court today.

Kathy Rowe is accused of signing the wife up for sex ads online, including one she titled “Carmel Valley Freak Show,” encouraging visitors to drop by unannounced while her husband is at work, according to court documents. She allegedly told men who responded to the listings to push their way inside the home, and gave men the couple’s new address.

The couple, who bought the house for $779,000, was also bombarded by unwanted magazines, books and junk mail addressed to “Jacques Arse,” which Rowe is accused of arranging.

Rowe also allegedly sent romantic Valentine’s Day cards from the husband to his female neighbors.  More

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Woman pointed rifle and screamed at boy for practicing clarinet

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Date: September 13th, 2014

piferColorado – A woman from Colorado pointed a rifle at a an 11-year-old boy after becoming irritated at his clarinet playing.

Cheryl Ann Pifer, 60, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon at her Grand Junction home and charged with menacing, child abuse, and prohibited use of a weapon.

The young boy was practicing the clarinet in a neighboring backyard  when the woman allegedly pointed a rifle at the child and yelled, ‘Fire in the hole!,’ police allege

The boy told police that he was doing his homework and playing the clarinet outside when Pifer came outside an screamed at him to ‘get your ass back inside.’  More

 

 

 

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Missing train traced after 17 days

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Date: September 13th, 2014

biharBihar – A train which went missing from one railway division in Bihar was finally traced on Thursday after 17 long days from another division, senior officials said.

The Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur passenger train “went missing” from Hajipur on the night of August 25 after the derailment of a goods train led to the diversion of several trains on other routes.

As this train began taking a new route, passengers quickly got off and the train was reported “missing”, Arun Malik, divisional manager in the Samastipur railway division said.

“We finally traced it today at a railway station in another division,” he said.  More

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Man cooked girlfriend’s dog and fed it to her

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Date: September 13th, 2014

ryanREDDING, California – A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her.

Ryan Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro was arrested Thursday.

Watenpaugh’s ex told police he had repeatedly struck her while they were dating and that after one assault, she left her Redding apartment and returned to find her Pomeranian, “Bear,” missing.

Police say the couple briefly reconciled last week and Watenpaugh cooked the woman a meal.

But she told police he later texted her and asked how her dog had tasted.  More

 

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AZ SHERIFF: BORDER PATROL BAKING BIRTHDAY CAKES

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Date: September 13th, 2014

cakeArizona – Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu reported that Border Patrol agents are making birthday cakes for the unaccompanied minors in their facilities at the same time that drug smugglers who have been deported multiple times keep re-entering the United States on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Babeu stated, “I can give you a window into this administration because just a month ago, while all this was going on, we heard, myself and countless sheriffs in Fort Worth, Texas, heard Director — he told us a story how wonderful it was these Border Patrol agents, federal law enforcement, had a birthday cake for this 13-year-old Honduran, and he’s never had a cake, and I was unglued.

I called him on that, and said, ‘how on earth have we arrived at this point where it’s become the job of our Border Patrol agents, who their sole purpose should be to protect our country and secure our border, is to do what you just said to have a birthday cake for a 13-year-old Honduran?’”

“We had drug smugglers that we arrested, and one of them was confirmed to have been deported 16 prior times, and now this is the 17th time, and guess what? We don’t catch them every time” he added.  More

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Vikings’ Peterson indicted on child abuse charge

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Date: September 12th, 2014

adrianTexas – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse, his attorney said Friday.

A warrant was issued for his arrest Friday afternoon and the Vikings deactivated him for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Attorney Rusty Hardin issued a statement saying Peterson had “been informed that he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas for injury to a child. The charged conduct involves using a switch to spank his son.”

He described Peterson as “a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas.”  More

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Big solar storm hitting Earth

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Date: September 12th, 2014

solarBig storms are hitting Earth, but you don’t need a raincoat or umbrella.

These storms are coming from the sun. It’s raining down a huge amount of solar radiation. We’re safe, but power grids, radios and satellites may be affected.

Experts say the combined energy from two recent solar events has arrived, prompting the Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a strong geomagnetic storm watch for Saturday.

What’s a solar storm? Basically, the sun is a giant ball of gas: 92.1% hydrogen and 7.8% helium. Every now and then, it spits out a giant burst of radiation called a coronal mass ejection.  More

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Bodies of three infants found in a house filled with vermin, piled high with soiled diapers

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Date: September 12th, 2014

Erika MurrayMassachusetts - The bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said.

Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies Thursday at the house in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston along the Rhode Island border.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the house was in “deplorable condition.” He said authorities don’t know when or how the babies died, or their ages and genders. No criminal charges have been filed in connection with the deaths.

A woman who lives at the home was arrested on charges related to the living conditions there, according to police. Prosecutors said Erika Murray (picture), 31, would be arraigned Friday on charges including intimidation of a witness.  More

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School Bans Sixth Grader’s Sept. 11 Tribute T-Shirt

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Date: September 12th, 2014

shirtCalifornia – A young girl was told by her school that she couldn’t wear a T-shirt to pay tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

School leaders say they have a good reason for banning the sixth-grader’s Sept. 11 memorial T-shirt on Thursday. When her stepfather tried to get permission, school administrators say it violated their dress code.

“Wear it to honor what had happened on 9/11 and all the people that have perished and the lives that were changed on that day,” said Tim Foster.

It’s a shirt the Foster family wears every year on Sept. 11. It shows the names of those who lost their lives that day in the shape of the World Trade Center towers on the front of the shirt.  More

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$3,200,000 so far in taxpayer money used to study drunken monkeys

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Date: September 12th, 2014

monkeyOregon – The federal government reportedly has spent more than $3 million to get monkeys drunk in order to study the effect the alcohol has on body tissue.

The Washington Times reported Friday on a host of questionable grant programs administered by the National Institutes of Health, including a multi-year project to study if over-drinking causes gamblers to lose more money.

The monkey project, which reportedly has cost taxpayers $3.2 million so far, is being led by the Oregon Health & Science University.

David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, told the Times the money is being doled out “with no real consideration of whether the projects being funded are of any value to taxpayers.”  More

 

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School bans Chick-fil-A sandwiches – may be offensive to someone

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Date: September 12th, 2014

chickCalifornia – Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended.

It seems Principal Val Wyatt’s ban has less to do with poultry and more to do with politics.

“With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.

“We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission.

This is a classic example of those preaching inclusivity and diversity being the least inclusive and diverse of all.  More

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Woman Threatens To Poop On Property Of Lazy Dog Owners

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Date: September 12th, 2014

annieCalifornia – A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners — except she’s using poop instead of flames.

Annie Preece, a street artist and muralist, is so angry at neighbors who let their canines defecate on her yard that she’s posted a public warning to anyone who doesn’t clean up after their pet, according toBigNewsNetwork.com

The cardboard sign she posted says that Preece will “personally follow you back to your home, wait until you get inside, pull down my pants and take a huge dump on your doorstep and on the windshield of your car.”

Preece admits she’s full of crap. “I would never really do this, but it got the point across,” Preece told KTLA TV.  More

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Medical student died of heart attack as he made fourth donation to sperm bank in a week

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Date: September 12th, 2014

Gang Bang: Student Named Gang Dies After Sperm Donor MarathonChina – A Chinese medical student died of a heart attack while looking at a ‘sexy magazine’ in a sperm bank – on his fourth visit to the centre in just over a week.

Zheng Gang, 23, was found dead in a private booth of a fertility clinic at Wuhan University after nurses noticed he was spending longer than usual producing his sample.

Two hours after he first entered the cubicle, medics broke in to find him lying unconscious on the floor.

Despite frantic efforts to resuscitate him where he lay, doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.  More

Mysterious Men Dropping From Helicopters To Chop Down NorCal Marijuana Grows

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T-shirts with rival player’s mug shot take high school soccer rivalry too far, relatives claim

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Date: September 12th, 2014

alexIndiana – Relatives of an Indiana high school student whose mug shot appeared on T-shirts at a soccer game between rival schools reportedly claim spirited fans went a bit too far.

The student’s father told FOX 59 his son previously played soccer for Marion High School but transferred to a rival school following legal issues and threatening comments on social media websites.

But when the two schools met for a game last Wednesday, relatives saw the unidentified student’s face emblazoned on T-shirts featuring his mug shot.

“I was shocked first, then I thought, ‘How did they get this picture?’ Because I never even seen the picture,” father Kevin Rittenhouse told the website.  More

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Actress and her husband ran off to LA with show funds

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Date: September 12th, 2014

candiceWhen a Brooklyn-born actress and her husband got three Big Apple investors to pump $68,000 into her one-woman, off-Broadway show — they had no idea how far off The Great White Way their money would land, a new lawsuit claims.

Investors Joe Cecala, Emily Conner and Lawrence Schwartz say in their Manhattan federal court suit that instead of reviving “Italian Bred” off-Broadway, actress Candice Guardino and hubby Thomas Felicciardi took their money and ran to Los Angeles — using the dough to fund a luxury lifestyle on the West Coast.

Out in LA, the show, lampooning Guardino’s New York Italian upbringing, was a financial flop — but that didn’t stop the couple from using the spare cash for personal expenses like apartment and car rentals, spa outings, clothing, ATM withdrawals and a publicist, the suit claims.  More

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Palin family was present at Anchorage party that turned violent

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Date: September 12th, 2014

sarahAlaska – Police are investigating a brawl that took place in South Anchorage over the weekend involving around 20 people. A witness said it happened during a joint birthday party thrown in part for Todd Palin.

The Anchorage Police Department said a “verbal and physical altercation” took place late Saturday night between multiple people outside a South Anchorage home in the 900 block of Harbor Circle, in the Oceanview neighborhood.

Roughly 20 people were involved in the fight, said police spokesperson Jennifer Castro.

“A preliminary investigation by police revealed that a party had been taking place at a nearby residence and a fight had broken out between multiple subjects outside of the residence,” Castro wrote. “None of the involved parties wanted to press charges at the time of the incident and no arrests were made at the scene. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.”  More    Palin family in ‘drunken brawl’

 

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Woman launches Kickstarter to make purses out of dog hair

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Date: September 12th, 2014

dog purseTAMPA, Florida – Florida woman Doris Carvalho launched a Kickstarter campaign to start a new fashion craze: purses made from dog hair.

For those worried the designer is mimicking Cruella de Vil, Carvalho does not harm any dogs during the process of making the bags.

She takes the hair of groomed dogs to make the high-end purses sold for about $1,000 a piece — until mass production can bring the cost down.

“I turn this groomed dog fur that would be garbage anywhere else in the world into these handbags,” Carvalho told WPTV. “I sterilize and I use to make the thread, the yarn. It’s reused, recycled.”  More

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Body odor is among criteria officials use to judge taxi drivers

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Date: September 12th, 2014

odorSAN DIEGO, California – Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie — proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing.

Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

Leaders of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego union say the litmus perpetuates a stereotype that predominantly foreign-born taxi drivers smell bad. A 2013 survey of 331 drivers by San Diego State University and Center on Policy Initiatives found 94 percent were immigrants and 65 percent were from East Africa.  More

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Man Charged With Entering Home Drunk, Cooking Corn

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Date: September 11th, 2014

daltonROCKLAND – Rockland police arrested a Carver man early Wednesday after he allegedly entered a home, cooked several ears of corn and attempted to punch the homeowner who confronted him.

Officers were called to a house on Sunnybank Ave. at 1:40 a.m. after the homeowner called 911 to report that a man broke into his house and was still inside.

Upon arrival police found John Dalton (picture), 69, of Carver, inside. Police described him as “clearly intoxicated.”

The homeowner told officers he was awaken by loud noises coming from the kitchen.  More

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Gravedigger suspended over photo with corpse

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Date: September 11th, 2014

graveGUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA, Spain – A Spanish gravedigger pictured posing next to a long-dead corpse that had been exhumed has been suspended from his duties, officials said.

A municipal representative in Guardamar del Segura said the worker, identified only as Clemente, was wearing his official blue polo shirt bearing the town’s coat of arms when he appeared in a photo alongside the exhumed corpse of a man who had been dead for 23 years and another man believed to be the deceased’s nephew-in-law.

Spanish daily Informacion said the photo was taken by the dead man’s niece and sent to other family members, who then posted it to social media.  More

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U.S. Government threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data

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Date: September 11th, 2014

bigWashington DC – The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user data that the company believed was unconstitutional, according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the NSA’s controversial PRISM program.

The documents, roughly 1,500 pages worth, outline a secret and ultimately unsuccessful legal battle by Yahoo to resist the government’s demands.

The company’s loss required Yahoo to become one of the first companies to begin providing information to PRISM, a program that gave the National Security Agency extensive access to records of online communications by users of Yahoo and other U.S.-based technology firms.  More

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Burglar Makes Daring Heist Before Falling Asleep

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Date: September 11th, 2014

burgNOKOMI, Florida – Talk about a heavy sleeper.

Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after deputies began snapping pictures of him.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim’s home Monday.

Deputies say they took several photographs of the sleeping Davis, but he didn’t wake up.  More

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Citizen poll watchers expose need for scrutiny of elections

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Date: September 11th, 2014

Town MeetingVermont – Counting votes behind closed doors, letting uncertified voters vote, stacking wards with majority party poll workers — questionable activities at Burlington, Vt., polling places reveal a need for greater scrutiny of elections, two citizen poll watchers say.

On Aug. 26, Wendy and Jim Robert spent the day at Burlington’s Ward 7 voter precinct to get a closer look at how elections work in the Queen City.

As voting rolled on, the Burlington residents became disturbed by what they saw — and in one case, what they weren’t allowed to see.

“Jim was told he had to leave at 7 p.m. and that no one could stay that was not an official poll worker. Everyone who was not a poll worker was escorted out of the building and the doors were then closed,” Wendy Robert told Vermont Watchdog.  More

Over 300 People Wake Up During Surgery Each Year

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Shoplifter Used Walmart Motorized Wheelchair Cart As Her Getaway Vehicle

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Date: September 11th, 2014

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shirley maemasonMichigan – After stealing $600 worth of merchandise from Walmart, a Michigan woman made her getaway on one of the store’s motorized wheelchairs, according to cops who collared her two miles from the retailer.

Shirley Mae Mason, 46, was arrested Monday night and charged with the theft of the $1,200 electric cart and six bags stuffed with clothing.

During questioning by police, Mason said that she decided to swipe the motorized cart after failing to secure a car ride from the store.

Mason, according to a police report, said she just “didn’t feel like walking.”  More

 

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School bans birthday cupcakes – Bring carrots

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Date: September 11th, 2014

carrotsHERSHEY, Pennsylvania – If Derry Township School District board member Andrea Abruzzo had her way, kids would celebrate their birthdays with carrots.

Abruzzo’s district is putting a greater emphasis on “non-food rewards,” including birthday treats.

To that end, Derry Township schools have banned cupcakes or “other snacks.”

“We’re trying to encourage non-food rewards for students. So that applies to birthday parties, successes they may have in the classroom,” Dan Tredinnick, the district’s director of school and community information, tells Fox 43.   More

Utah teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

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Teens who Smoke Marijuana Daily Seven Times More Likely to Commit Suicide

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Date: September 11th, 2014

teens smokeNew South Wales - Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, a study has found.

According to the paper, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, youths who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are also 60% less likely to finish high school.

Researchers led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales analysed results of three large, long-running studies from Australia and New Zealand involving nearly 3,800 people.

They examined the connections between the frequency of cannabis use before age 17 – ranging from never to daily – and seven developmental outcomes assessed up to age 30, including frequency of suicide attempts, high-school completion and attainment of university degree by age 25.  More

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Pedestrians told to wave red flag

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Date: September 11th, 2014

red flagsFlorida – Pedestrians in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have been told to wave a red flag when crossing the road.

Local officials have placed buckets of flags and instructions at a pedestrian crossing on Las Olas Boulevard in a road safety experiment.

The flags are designed to make people more visible to motorists. They are supposed to be waved as people cross, then placed in a bucket at the other side.

Shortly after the program launched in Fort Lauderdale, three of the four flags had been stolen.  More

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D.C. Public Schools homework assignment asks 6th graders to compare Bush to Hitler

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Date: September 11th, 2014

McKinley Tech Middle SchoolWashington DC – A D.C. public school gave a sixth grade class a homework assignment that required students to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

The assignment was given out this week at McKinley Tech Middle School in Northeast and has angered at least one parent who complained about the homework.

A spokeswoman for D.C. Public Schools said the two readings were among suggested curriculum the school system had previously approved but that the texts were not meant to be compared in the manner assigned by the teacher.

“The teacher deeply regrets this mistake, and any suggestion to malign the presidency or make any comparison in this egregious way,” spokeswoman Melissa Salmanowitz said.  More

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