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    Groomer accused of kicking dog, breaking its ribs

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police in Iowa City say a dog was kicked by a worker at a veterinary center, causing serious injuries including broken ribs. According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Lucas Van Orden V., 22, told investigators he kicked the dog during a grooming session on July 9 at Creature Comfort Veterinary Center in Iowa City. The dog sustained broken ribs and bruised lungs, according to the paper. The animal was kept under observation at an animal emergency […]

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    Mesmerizing video shows how tennis balls are made (and is a must-see)

    Who knew tennis balls could be so interesting? A video showing how tennis balls are made is going viral. The Vimeo video has been viewed over 1.3 million times. Benedict Redgrove shot the film and uploaded it to Vimeo. He wrote: “I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills […]

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    ‘The Oregon Trail’ returns July 31 – as a tabletop card game

    Beloved computer game “The Oregon Trail” is returning to shelves this Sunday, thanks to a Target exclusive. This is no revamped smartphone edition whipped up to attract the Pokemon Go audience, however, the new version of the game is more retro than 1971 original – it’s a tabletop card game. It was created by Pressman Toy Company, who made a video explaining how the wildly popular computer game was adapted: A redditor spotted the game in a Target store in […]

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    Today will be the ‘end of the world,’ group says

    In yet another prediction certain to be wrong, End Times Prophecies has declared today will be the end of the world — and we should all blame the “polar flip.” What is a “polar flip?” It’s when the Earth’s magnetic pull reverses itself, causing the North Magnetic Pole to go south and the South Magnetic Pole to go north. What causes it? The Earth’s core. The group says the polar shift will trigger worldwide tremors setting off multiple earthquakes and a […]

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    ‘F’ is for ‘fired’: Actors who play Bob, Gordon and Luis let go from Sesame Street

    NEW YORK — A veteran star of “Sesame Street” is saying today’s story is brought to you by the letter “F” — for “fired.” Bob McGrath, who has played “Bob”  told an audience at Florida Supercon , “has been graciously let go” from the show, along with Roscoe Orman, who played Gordon, and Emilio Delgado, who played Luis. “I have completed my 45th season this year,” McGrath said. “And the show has gone under a major turn around, now going […]

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    List of speakers for third night of Democratic National Convention

    PHILADELPHIA — A schedule has been released for the third night of the Democratic National Convention. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will both speak on Wednesday night. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (EDT) Call to Order: U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (Ohio) Invocation: Rev. William Byron Pledge of Allegiance: Monroe Handy National Anthem: Sebastien De La Cruz Vice Presidential Nomination Remarks: Daniel Driffin, HIV/AIDS Activist from Georgia Remarks: Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund […]

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    Police officer moved to tears after what happens during traffic stop

    HEARD COUNTY, Ga. — A police officer was overcome with emotion after a recent traffic stop — and the video is going viral. Deputy Brandon Wiggins shared the touching video on his Facebook page. He said during the traffic stop, he saw two vehicles pull over near the vehicle he had stopped. “I immediately start running situations through my head, and praying for the best. I’m nervous, and praying to God that nothing is going to happen, as I get back out of my car, […]

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    Celebrities provide Star-Studded ‘Fight Song’ For Hillary Clinton

    The Democratic National Convention gave viewers a musical surprise in the final hour of day two. Celebrities such as Aisha Tyler, Alan Cumming, America Ferrera, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Chrissie Fit, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Greene, Esther Dean, Eva Longoria, Garrett Clayton, Hana Mae Lee, Ian Somerholder, Idina Menzel, Jaime King, Jane Fonda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John Michael Higgens, Josh Lucas, Julie Bowen, Kathy Najimy, Kelly Jackle, Kristin Chenoweth, Mandy Moore, Mary McCormack, Mary-Louise Parker, Mike Thompkins, Nikki Read, […]

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    Ice Bucket Challenge leads researchers to ALS discovery

    Remember all of those Facebook videos of people getting ice-cold water dumped on their heads? It appears that water didn’t go to waste after all, thanks to a new research breakthrough. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was a major social media craze two summers ago, to help raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease. The campaign was wildly successful and attracted donations from the likes of Oprah, LeBron James, Bill Gates and many other celebrities. Alongside the popularity, however, there were […]

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    Man faces prison time for recycling scheme straight out of ‘Seinfeld’

    MICHIGAN — A Michigan man hauling more than 10,000 bottles faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for a recycling scheme reminiscent of a classic Seinfeld episode, according to officials. Back in April, a police officer pulled Brian Everidge over for speeding in a Budget truck outside of Tyrone Township, Michigan, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit. Officer Clifford Lyden testified in court Thursday that, after he discovered the truck was “packed” with bags full of aluminum […]