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Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said o
Reuters | 18 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Chinese woman gives birth to nearly 14 lb baby A Chinese mother has given birth to a 13.8-lb. baby boy. | 18 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Study Finds All-Consuming Self-Pity Best Way To Win Back Ex-Partner CHICAGO—A study released Thursday by the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology has found that debilitating self-pity is the most effective strategy to win back the love of a former romantic partner.
The Onion | 20 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Report: Female Interns Earn Only Three-Fourths Of College Credit That Male Counterparts Do WASHINGTON—According to a study published Wednesday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, female interns earn just three-quarters of the college credit that male interns receive for the same work.
The Onion | 20 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
American Voices: New Smart Polo Detects Wearers Stress Levels At the U.S. Open this week, Ralph Lauren debuted new wearable technology called the “Smart Polo” shirt, which uses sensors integrated in the fabric to detect the wearer’s stress levels, that needs to be recharged after 30 workouts.
The Onion | 20 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wool-Rich Sheep Gets His First Shear Shaun the sheeps fleece fails to meet lofty expectations of wooliest in the world after his first shear.
MSNBC | 20 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Officials: Man Deliberately Ruined His $1M Car Read full story for latest details.
MSNBC | 20 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Bed and Breakfast? 5,000 Wasps Chew Through Mattress A man in England discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in a bed in his mother's home.
MSNBC | 21 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
USC football player admits making up swimming pool rescue story LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool.
Reuters | Aug 28, 2014 12:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
24-hour squeeze-a-thon for AIDS research A group of Japanese porn stars have volunteered for a 24-hour breast-squeeze-a-thon Sunday to raise money for AIDS research, according to local media. | Aug 27, 2014 9:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend