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Police: Man Cut Wallets Out Of CTA Passenger's Pockets

Police: Man Cut Wallets Out Of CTA Passenger's Pockets | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Announcements and signs plastered all over the CTA warn passengers to watch their pockets and purses for pickpockets reaching inside. But surveillance video from a CTA Red Line train suggests patrons should be wary of more devious strategies, too.
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‘You Just Got Robbed’: Thieves Make Up Fake Reality Show to Hold Up Pizzeria | NewsFeed | TIME.com

‘You Just Got Robbed’: Thieves Make Up Fake Reality Show to Hold Up Pizzeria | NewsFeed | TIME.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Usually, televised reality shows have nothing to do with reality. But for two Pennsylvania pizzeria employees who were told they were being filmed for a reality show called "You Just Got Robbed" it was, in fact, very real.
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U.S. Olympian Expelled From Olympics For Positive Cannabis Test

U.S. Olympian Expelled From Olympics For Positive Cannabis Test | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
LONDON -- American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics for doping Monday, saying he unintentionally ate something before the games that had been baked with marijuana.
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A Home Nothing like Home | World's Strangest Hotel Rooms: Igloos, Caves, Cubes | Business | TIME.com

A Home Nothing like Home | World's Strangest Hotel Rooms: Igloos, Caves, Cubes | Business | TIME.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago today, the first Holiday Inn opened, and thus began the process of standardizing the hotel experience across the U.S. and the world.
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WASHINGTON: US economy adds 163K jobs, rate rises to 8.3 pct. - National Business - MiamiHerald.com

WASHINGTON: US economy adds 163K jobs, rate rises to 8.3 pct. - National Business - MiamiHerald.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring.
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After Woman Rejects Him, Man Allegedly Does Something Extreme

After Woman Rejects Him, Man Allegedly Does Something Extreme | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Someday, they'll tell their grandkids about this. Or not.
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UFC extends deal with ESPN in the U.K. through August 2013

UFC extends deal with ESPN in the U.K. through August 2013 | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, MMA fighter interviews and event previews/recaps...
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Man in Florida robs some people, hits his wife and forces 7-year-old to smoke pot at gunpoint

Man in Florida robs some people, hits his wife and forces 7-year-old to smoke pot at gunpoint | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a man is accused of hitting his wife and forcing a 7-year-old boy to smoke pot at gunpoint.

 

The Northwest Daily News reports 26-year-old Justin Blake Mitchell, of McDonough, Georgia, is being held at the Walton County Jail without bond since the July 12 incident.

 

According to arrest reports, Mitchell pointed a gun at the child and threatened to shoot him if he didn't smoke marijuana. Authorities say he pointed the gun at his wife's head and threatened to kill her. He's also accused of robbing his wife of cash and personal property.

 

In addition, deputies say Mitchell is also accused of stealing a man's debit card and robbing another woman of personal property...


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Miami Performance International Festival: Work You Can't Hang Over Your Couch

Miami Performance International Festival: Work You Can't Hang Over Your Couch | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
When modern-day performance art took off in the '60s and '70s, it provided a vehicle for artists to turn away from the conventional art market and create works that were ephemeral, visceral, and impossible to sell.
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Nearly Flawless Precision from the Chinese Synchronized Divers

Nearly Flawless Precision from the Chinese Synchronized Divers | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Though they attempted dives of lesser difficulty than the other medalists, Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan won the men’s 10 meter synchronized diving event with near-flawless execution.
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French president considering bid for 2024 Games

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LONDON (AP) — French president Francois Hollande is considering a bid for the 2024 Olympics after losing the 2012 Games to London.Hollande is in London to meet with French athletes at the games.
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Coach for Two Countries Gives Swimming His Undivided Attention

Coach for Two Countries Gives Swimming His Undivided Attention | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
One of Australia's leading coaches, Denis Cotterell, now works with Chinese swimmers, as well as the eight Australians on his elite squad. (RT @CodySimpson: my swim coach is the biggest legend. congratulations mate!
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Protesters Want Dogs Taken Off the Menu

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Getty Images/Chung Sung-Jun SEOUL, South Korea – A small group of animal rights activists caged themselves in protest against eating dog meat.
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How did $14 million in drugs vanish from a UM pharmacy? - Healthcare - MiamiHerald.com

A UM pharmacy technician is charged with stealing $14 million in expensive cancer drugs over three years before he was discovered.
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HOW: 21-Year-Old Shot To Death While Handcuffed In Police Car

HOW: 21-Year-Old Shot To Death While Handcuffed In Police Car | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
A 21-year-old man was shot in the head and killed while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car Saturday night. Now police have launched an investigation to determine what happened.
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Michael Phelps To Swim Last Individual Race Of His Career

Michael Phelps To Swim Last Individual Race Of His Career | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
LONDON -- Michael Phelps got off to a slow start in the London Games. Now the most decorated Olympian in history is set to sprint to the finish in the last individual race of his career.
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Kim Jong Un Makes Diplomacy Debut

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's new leader hosted a dinner in Pyongyang for senior political officials visiting from China, state media said Friday, in what marked Kim Jong Un's diplomatic debut and a sign that he is turning his attention to...
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Former Cheerleader Dubbed The 'Female Sandusky'

Former Cheerleader Dubbed The 'Female Sandusky' | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Sarah Jones, a former NFL cheerleader with the Cincinnati Bengals, is speaking out about being called the "female Sandusky."...
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Sheriff’s dive team finds gun in Keys 'sea hag' beer killing - Florida Keys - MiamiHerald.com

Sheriff’s dive team finds gun in Keys 'sea hag' beer killing - Florida Keys - MiamiHerald.com | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
A Monroe County Sheriff's Office dive team has recovered the "small-caliber revolver" that authorities say was used by a Conch Key woman to kill her neighbor Sunday evening — because the neighbor would not give her a can of Busch Light beer.
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90 flat-screen TVs stolen from Florida warehouse (VIDEO)

90 flat-screen TVs stolen from Florida warehouse (VIDEO) | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for a pair of thieves who broke into a local warehouse and stole 90 TVs valued at more than $100,000.

 

The burglary happened on the 4900 block of Powerline Road. Surveillance cameras captured a dark color sedan near the warehouse on July 21. "The guys knew what they were doing. They parked at the mechanic shop down the way there, that's where they stationed themselves to, I guess, coordinate the crime. Then, [they] came across the field, so they wouldn't be seen by the cameras that we had here," said Michael Arencibia of IAVA Distribution.

 

However, the pair of thieves were seen on some surveillance cameras walking toward the warehouse. One of the alleged robbers' faces can be scene on camera...

 

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Man Hospitalized After Suspected Shark Attack on Cape Cod

Man Hospitalized After Suspected Shark Attack on Cape Cod | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
  The man who may have been bitten by a shark as he body-surfed with his teenage son off the coast of Ballston Beach in Truro, Mass., is undergoing surgery today but is expected to live, officials said.
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The only things standing between us and our Olympic dreams are that we're out-of-shape, apathetic, and incapable of passing a drug test.

The only things standing between us and our Olympic dreams are that we're out-of-shape, apathetic, and incapable of passing a drug test. | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Free, Funny Sports Ecard: The only things standing between us and our Olympic dreams are that we're out-of-shape, apathetic, and incapable of passing a drug test.
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Understanding Heat Related Illnesses

Understanding Heat Related Illnesses | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Heat related illnesses are the abnormally elevated body temperatures that may be caused by several different factors. The medical term for heat related illnesses is hypothermia.
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States' DREAM Acts Could Deter High School Dropouts - US News and World Report

States' DREAM Acts Could Deter High School Dropouts - US News and World Report | READ WHAT I READ | Scoop.it
Making college more affordable may encourage undocumented students to finish high school.
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