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The Diarrhea Defense: Woman Blames Bowel Movement For Hit-and-Run

A 92-year-old Arizona woman cited Saturday for striking a jogger with her car has mounted what one might call a crappy defense. Persis Draper, of Oro Valley, Ariz., told police she only fled the crime scene because she had uncontrollable diarrhea. 164 more words

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Robin Kelly: Who Is the Bloomberg-Backed 'Gun Control Candidate' of Chicago?

If the maxim “all politics are local” is true, then maybe Democrats in Illinois‘ 2nd Congressional District need reminding.

On Tuesday, voters in a primary here overwhelmingly picked Robin Kelly to compete for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional seat in a special election on April 9.  579 more words

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Jenni Rivera Remembered: The Mexican-American Singer's Best Songs

The female face of the male-dominated banda music scene, died in a plane crash in Northern Mexico on Dec. 9.

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Farewell, Larry Hagman: So Who Was J.R. Ewing, Anway?

Larry Hagman, star of the massive TV soap opera Dallas and at one time the highest-paid actor on television, passed away on Nov. 23. He had roles on the sitcom  602 more words

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Kevin Clash: What You Need to Know About Elmo's Embattled Puppeteer

The adorable, perpetually giggly red monster known as Elmo rose from obscurity to become one of the most beloved characters on Sesame Street thanks to Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who has been performing and voicing Elmo since 1984. 930 more words

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Jill Kelley: Military Liaison and Whistleblower in Petraeus Scandal

As whole baskets of dirty laundry are newly aired in the ongoing scandal that prompted the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus, attention is increasingly focusing on a… 722 more words

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Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Biographer and Alleged Mistress

As the tawdry — but still hazy — details surrounding David Petraeus’ alleged affair continue to leak, there’s a key figure in the scandal who, so far, has remained silent: Paula Broadwell. 617 more words

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