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Daily News on a Blackboard

Many of us continue our love affairs with newspapers, in part because of the occasional headline that makes us laugh, like “Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25,” “Republicans turned off by size of Obama’s package” or “Homicide victims rarely talk to police.” 481 more words

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The Presidential Reading Table

When you are President of the United States, very little is off limits, including your bedside reading table.

Bloomberg News saw fit to report on President Obama’s trip over the weekend to a local independent bookstore, aptly named Politics and Prose, where he purchased a stack of 17 books. 358 more words

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Preventable Public Health Epidemic

The feature in Sunday’s New York Times about a Staten Island mom who got hooked after trying heroin to “see what it was like” could be a story with a dateline anywhere in America. 726 more words

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The Rocket Scientist Quarterback

Who said football isn’t rocket science? MIT quarterback Peter Williams has led the Engineers to a perfect season and a first-round Division III playoff win. Williams, who graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, is studying to become an aerospace engineer. 543 more words

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Another Modest Proposal

News Report: Emperor Obama, frustrated with Congress and feeling his imperial oats, decides to reissue the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves and granting amnesty to all past, present and future illegal immigrants. 520 more words

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The Irresistible Howard Dicus

Howard Dicus is a walrus-shaped man with dubious sartorial style and a penchant for using Legos and hand-drawn pictures to illustrate stories about financial issues. Somehow he is irresistible. 622 more words

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Creeping into Unfunny Territory

Actor Rob Lowe, it turns out, can be creepy and even creepier, as he proves on a currently running ad for DirecTV that an advocacy wants pulled. 525 more words

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