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    Man pleads guilty after fatal silicone butt injection

    A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to receiving and selling misbranded silicone for buttock injections that led to a woman's death in Maryland.

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    What each state Googles more than any other

    Google search map, image by Estately. Using Google Auto-complete and comparing it with Google Trends, real estate blog Estately was able to determine what each state Googled more than any other over the last 12 years. “To be clear, the list below does not represent what each state Googles the most, it simply shows the searches each state Googles more frequently than the other 49 states and the District of Columbia,” the blog read. Click here to see the change between this […]

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    8 hacks to make the most of your camping trip

    With summer camping season on the brink, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has shared some camping hacks: Use a headlamp – Save your arms for more important things. Perks: Your arms are free, the light goes where you want to look, they’re compact, and can light up your whole tent if you affix it to a see-through container. Leave space in your car – Even if you’re hardcore and planning to go tent camping (or just sleeping under the stars), a […]

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    Recalls: Takata air bag recall expands; sippee cups recalled for mold

  • Jack Lion, courtesy of the band

    Jack Lion band connects electronic and jazz for adventurous sound

    Who we are: Jack Lion What our music is:  Ambient/Electronic/Jazz What sets our music apart from the rest:  “Jack Lion’s members unearth the early ’00s interest in connections between jazz and electronic music and refashion it for this current era. Striking a balance between jazz composition, down-tempo break-beats, and hazy atmospherics they have made their mark as one of Iowa City’s headiest and most adventurous bands.” Click here to see the band’s bio. Click here to listen to more of Jack Lion’s music. Click here to “like” […]

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    B-U-R-N! National Spelling Bee handles a Twitter troll

    An Internet troll found out the hard way that the kids on stage aren’t the only people who can spell at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. During Thursday’s competition, a Twitter user criticized the spelling bee for having a “comfort couch” for competitors to calm down after they were eliminated. Related: Two champions in the 2016 National Spelling Bee  “Unsure of why the national spelling bee has a “comfort couch” you [expletive] lost suck it up quit teaching kids it’s […]

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    Alabama woman killed by fire ants one day after her mother died

    An Alabama woman died after she was attacked by fire ants one day after her mother died, according to reports.

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    Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with fakes

    "It was flat-out theft." That's how one woman describes her experience with Kay Jewelers, which is facing a barrage of complaints from customers who say their jewelry was lost or damaged — or even that the diamonds in their engagement rings were replaced with fake ones.

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    More than 3 million ‘Tommee Tippee Sippee Cups’ recalled over mold risk

    It’s a massive recall involving more than 3 million sippee cups sold around the country. Mayborn USA, manufacturer of “Tommee Tippee Sippee Cups,” said nearly 70 children have gotten sick after drinking from moldy valves. The company has received more than 3,000 reports of mold in the removable, one-piece opaque valves on the product. The reports said children experienced diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms after drinking from the cups after the valve developed mold. Pictures of moldy cups went viral […]

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    Memorial Day marks start of ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for drivers

    The “100 Deadliest Days” for drivers are between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to travel organization AAA. Between these two holidays, AAA says deadly teen crashes have historically climbed. In 2013, about 220 teen drivers and passengers died in crashes during each summer month – this is a 43% increase from the rest of the year.  This statistic was found based on a AAA analysis of the government’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). AAA reported that throughout 2013,  there were 371,645 […]

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    Runner dies after collapsing during 3.5-mile Chicago race

    Chicago police say a runner has died after collapsing during a race in Grant Park.

  • Bruce Rauner delivers the yearly Budget Address Wednesday, February 17, 2016. This address comes amid the current budget stalemate that's been brewing for more than half of a year.

    Rauner, Illinois lawmakers meet Friday to discuss 11-month budget stalemate

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois state legislative leaders are continuing discussions about how to end an 11-month budget stalemate.

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