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American Voices: Report: UNC Inflated Grades, Created Fake Classes For Over 3,100 Students An investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that over the past two decades, the school created fake classes with “shadow curriculums” and no attendance requirements for more than 3,100 students, half of whom were
The Onion | 22 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal pro
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American Voices: Tinder Offering Premium Paid Service To Help Users Find Better Matches The CEO of Tinder said the smartphone dating app will soon launch a paid premium service charging customers a fee for “more matchmaking powers,” including the ability to expand their search to other cities.
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Infographic: What Privileges Do Student-Athletes Receive? This week’s revelation that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inflated grades for thousands of athletes has shed light on the advantages that many college sports stars are given over other students.
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 7:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report: Slamming Boss Against Wall, Shouting Cash! I Need More Cash! Still Leading Tactic For Securing Raise WASHINGTON—Calling it the most effective method for reaching one’s full earning potential, a report issued Thursday by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that violently slamming one’s supervisor against a wall and shouting, ..
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jets Amazed By Percy Harvins Willingness To Fight In Huddle NEW YORK—Citing the 26-year-old’s relentless attitude and utter refusal to ever give in, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told reporters Thursday that the team has been amazed by newly acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin’s willingness t
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 6:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Report: Advertisers Threatening To Pull Money Now The Only Remaining Way To Effect Any Change WASHINGTON—Confirming that civic engagement, democratic elections, and other large-scale efforts had effectively ceased to have any influence, a report published Thursday from the Pew Research Center determined that advertisers threatening to pull o
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 6:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scientists Announce Today Best Time To Look Directly At Sun TUCSON, AZ—Citing an ideal absence of obstructive cloud cover, scientists at the National Solar Observatory announced that today will be one of the best times for people to look directly at the sun.
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 6:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Greyhound Now Offering Premium Upgrade To Slightly Less Disgusting Seats DALLAS—In an effort to cater toward customers seeking a slightly less revolting bus-riding experience, transportation giant Greyhound announced Thursday it is now offering its passengers premium upgrades to marginally less disgusting seats. Official
The Onion | Oct 23, 2014 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Toddler Stuck After Crawling Into Claw Machine Mischievous toddler in Tenn. is rescued after crawling inside claw toy vending machine. WBIR's Aaron Wright reports.
MSNBC | Oct 23, 2014 5:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend