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Mexican drug cartel leader 'El Loco' arrested for dumping 49 headless bodies on highway

Mexican drug cartel leader 'El Loco' arrested for dumping 49 headless bodies on highway | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Authorities have arrested an alleged Zetas drug cartel leader nicknamed "El Loco," AKA the Fool or the Crazy One, on charges that he dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway outside Monterrey, Mexico...

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'Junior Seau's suicide prompts worries about post-NFL life'

'Junior Seau's suicide prompts worries about post-NFL life' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Junior Seau's suicide is troubling NFL players.


No one knows precisely why the 43-year-old Seau shot himself in the chest at his oceanfront home May 2, less than 2 1/2 years after the end of his Pro Bowl career as a linebacker. What is clear - and cause for concern among other players - is that he reached some serious depths of despair...

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'Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet'

'Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - would become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’...
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Victor's comment, May 22, 2012 1:51 PM
Tim Drake, the third Robin and I think current Red Robin.
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Florida Restaurant Mistakenly Serves Daiquiris To Four-Year-Olds On Mother's Day

Florida Restaurant Mistakenly Serves Daiquiris To Four-Year-Olds On Mother's Day | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A pair of four-year-old boys were accidentally served daiquiris containing alcohol in a Clearwater, Florida restaurant mishap that landed one child in the hospital, police report...

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Saturday Night Live: Stephen A. Smith on LeBron James and the Miami Heat (VIDEO)

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'Hate Speech: North Carolina Pastor Offers Final Solution to Homosexual Problem, Electrified Concentration Camps' (VIDEO)

'Hate Speech: North Carolina Pastor Offers Final Solution to Homosexual Problem, Electrified Concentration Camps' (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

North Carolina has already voted in favor of amending its constitution to outlaw all domestic unions outside heterosexual marriage, but that's not quite enough for one Tar Heel State pastor who thinks all gays and lesbians should be penned behind electric fences and left to die...

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'Why Are Miami's Best Artists Moving to Los Angeles?'

'Why Are Miami's Best Artists Moving to Los Angeles?' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

In 2006, hundreds of Miami Beach sunbathers stared in awe as a bizarre procession paraded down the South Beach sand. Eighteen giant helium balloons -- shaped like vampire rabbits, volcanoes, and eerily smiling black spheres -- floated along while the Hialeah Senior High School marching band blasted a jazz tune.


It was a breakout Art Basel moment for a tag team that has since become one of Miami's most hailed artistic collaborations: Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, better known as FriendsWithYou. Since that fair, the team has repped the Magic City around the globe, from the High Line in New York City to Scope Art Fair's featured platform.


No longer. The artists known for their line of plush and wooden toys, magical installations, bounce houses, and rainbow-hued environments are now taking their talents out West. And they're not alone...

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Jacory Harris parts ways with Philadelphia Eagles ten days after they signed the former Hurricanes QB

Jacory Harris parts ways with Philadelphia Eagles ten days after they signed the former Hurricanes QB | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

The Jacory Harris era has ended in Philly, likely before many of you realized it had even started.


The Eagles, who signed the former University of Miami quarterback 10 days ago, have parted ways with him. The team announced the move this afternoon.


According to @CaplanNFL:

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Miami Beach High School Prom Held Next to Exxxotica Porn Convention, Parents Angry

Miami Beach High School Prom Held Next to Exxxotica Porn Convention, Parents Angry | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – The prom is supposed to be a night to remember for high school students and Miami Beach Senior High School students will certainly remember theirs this year. That is because prom was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the same venue that was simultaneously holding the Exxxotica Expo, a pornography convention...

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North Carolina public school social studies teacher suspended after wonky political debate with students goes viral (VIDEO)

North Carolina public school social studies teacher suspended after wonky political debate with students goes viral (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

SPENCER — After reviewing a video in which a North Rowan High School teacher tells a student he can be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama, the Rowan-Salisbury School System said it can be a learning experience.


Meanwhile, an expert on politics at Catawba College says the social studies teacher just doesn’t have her facts straight when she insists speaking your mind about a president can get you charged with a criminal offense...

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Lunch Break: Michigan Teen Finds Human Finger In Arby's Sandwich

Lunch Break: Michigan Teen Finds Human Finger In Arby's Sandwich | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

JACKSON, MI -- When her son exclaimed he found a piece of a finger in his Arby’s junior roast beef sandwich last week, Jamie Vail thought the 14-year-old was goofing around. He wasn’t...

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg loses $2 billion this morning as share price falls

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg loses $2 billion this morning as share price falls | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Mark Zuckerberg's fortune dwindled by nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) to $18.7bn within minutes on Monday as trading began again in Facebook shares – which promptly plunged by nearly $5, or more than 10%, from their Friday closing price of $38.23...

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53,000 dead voters discovered in Florida

53,000 dead voters discovered in Florida | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

News item: Florida's Department of State reported this month that there are more than 53,000 dead Floridians who are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election...



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'Cuba's High-Speed Internet Link To Venezuela Was a Giant Lie'

'Cuba's High-Speed Internet Link To Venezuela Was a Giant Lie' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Last summer, millions of Cubans were deliriously ready to blow their meager earnings on badly knit Che dolls on Etsy, flood Facebook with Fidel-praising status updates and, yeah, just download mucho, mucho porn. High-speed Internet, they were told, was finally coming to the masses via a 1,000-mile long cable between the island and Venezuela, paid for by Hugo Chavez.


Eight months later, those dreams are dead. The fast Internet has never materialized and now the government refuses to talk about the cable. Did it break? Was the project botched in a corruption scandal? Or is Castro too worried about the freedom-inducing effects of widespread Internet access?...

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Culture Clash: Can You Lead in a Hoodie? Mark Zuckerberg Thinks So

Culture Clash: Can You Lead in a Hoodie? Mark Zuckerberg Thinks So | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)  In less than 10 years, Mark Zuckerberg has graduated from Harvard student to chairman and chief executive of one of the most hyped and soon-to-be largest public companies in...
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ABC News: 'Colombia Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Spreads to the DEA'

ABC News: 'Colombia Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Spreads to the DEA' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

A month after the Secret Service was rocked by allegations that agents brought prostitutes to a Colombia hotel where they were preparing for a visit by President Obama, the Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that at least three of its agents are also under investigation for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Cartagena...


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This didn't happen in Florida: 'NY man who dressed as dead mom to cash social security checks sentenced for fraud'

This didn't happen in Florida: 'NY man who dressed as dead mom to cash social security checks sentenced for fraud' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who dressed up as his mother in a bizarre real estate fraud that involved doctoring her death certificate and cashing her Social Security checks for six years after she died was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years behind bars...

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Read Every Line of Dialogue Rihanna Says in Battleship

Read Every Line of Dialogue Rihanna Says in Battleship | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Rihanna's film debut is a memorable one. The Barbadian singer is wet for much of Battleship, her Navy uniform is uncommonly flattering, and the majority of her dialogue is composed of exclamations. It's a veritable master class in one-line utterances. Most of her lines fall into one of several categories: sassy ("Get up, princess!"), confused ("What the hell is that?") or surprisingly competent ("Contact two miles out.") But enough of this. Let Rihanna speak for herself...


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Penn Jillette Rips "Beyond Hypocritical" Obama Over Marijuana Laws (video contains harsh language)

Penn Jillette Rips "Beyond Hypocritical" Obama Over Marijuana Laws (video contains harsh language) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Humorist, Libertarian commentator, and “the one who talks,” Penn Jillette, launched into an epic rant about what he saw as President Obama and his administration’s hypocritical views on marijuana laws in the country...

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Orlando Magic fire coach Stan Van Gundy, GM Otis Smith agrees to depart

Orlando Magic fire coach Stan Van Gundy, GM Otis Smith agrees to depart | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith did not want the uncertainty about their futures with the Orlando Magic to drag on and on...

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Always a Miami angle: John Travolta Accused of Forcing Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel Masseur to Grope Him

Always a Miami angle: John Travolta Accused of Forcing Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel Masseur to Grope Him | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Somewhere in Miami there's a masseur named Jeff. If you run into him, buy the poor bastard a drink or an appetizer or something -- he's been through enough already. Jeff was just trying to give John Travolta a massage at the Eden Roc when Mr. Saturday Night Fever grabbed his hand and forced him to touch his scrotum while he jerked off -- and then left a measly $20 tip...

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Obit: Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Singer and Songwriter, Dead at 62, Loses Battle With Cancer

Obit: Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Singer and Songwriter, Dead at 62, Loses Battle With Cancer | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Robin Gibb, one of the co-founding brothers of British pop band Bee Gees and the voice behind disco megahit "Stayin' Alive," died yesterday in London after a two-year battle with cancer, according to his official website. He was 62...

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Companies Fight Back Against Negative Online Reviews

Companies Fight Back Against Negative Online Reviews | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

MIAMI (CBS4) – The next time you leave a review online for a company, be warned: you might get a phone call from the business asking you to take it down. Some companies are fighting back against negative critiques and sometimes not in a nice way...

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Bill Simmons: Welcome to Another ESPN 30 for 30 -- or, as the project has been called internally, "They Screwed Us Out of an Emmy, Let's Run This Baby Back!"

Bill Simmons: Welcome to Another ESPN 30 for 30 -- or, as the project has been called internally, "They Screwed Us Out of an Emmy, Let's Run This Baby Back!" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

In case you missed the New York Times story today, ESPN is launching a second volume of our Peabody Award–winning 30 for 30 series that premieres this fall and runs through 2014. (To view the trailer, click here.) Or, as the project has been called internally, "They Screwed Us Out of an Emmy, Let's Run This Baby Back!" If the first series celebrated ESPN's first 30 years, then the second series will celebrate the storytelling form — not just with 30 new sports documentaries from 30 filmmakers (which won't just be confined to that 1979-2009 time frame this time, by the way), but our new 30 for 30 Shorts web series that premieres monthly on Grantland starting today...

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