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    Scientists: We all live in a bubble

    Ever feel like you live in a bubble? You do. We all do. Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,000,000 miles), and its walls are made of hot gas. How hot? About a million degrees. It’s called the “Local Bubble” or “local hot bubble” and is shaped a little like a peanut. Scientists believe it was […]

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    Woman fights off leopard attack, limps half mile for help

    NEW DELHI — The fight is said to have lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with farm tools in an isolated field in India. Kalama Devi, a 54-year-old widow, won. The mother-of-one has been telling her story from a hospital bed in Srinagar, in Uttarakhand State, where she’s being treated for fractures, swelling, scratches and cuts to her skull that have required 50 stitches. “I held the leopard with my hands, it then […]

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    Prehistoric mammoth found

    ELLIS COUNTY, Tex. — People who work at this Ellis county gravel company know their dirt. “We sell top soil, select fill, fishing sand, gravel,” Said Marty McEwen. His father Wayne McEwen says that Marty is “always looking in the dirt.” Well, about a month ago these dirt diggers found something a little different. “So I climbed out of the excavator and looked at it and I could tell it was bone,” Marty explained. That bone turned out to be […]

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    School plaque referencing God removed

    MIDLOTHIAN, Tex. — Mountain Peak Elementary School is in the spotlight for a dedication plaque on campus. It featured two crosses with the script, “Dedicated in the year of our Lord 1997 to the education of God’s children and their faithful teachers in the name of the Holy Christian Church. Soli Deo Gloria.” Someone contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation. In a statement that, that organization says, “It should go without saying that a public elementary school may not proclaim […]

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    SC boy lives full life with only half a heart

    WILLIAMSTON, S.C. — Christopher Browning turned 10 years old on Tuesday and is living life to the fullest despite being born without half of his heart. Iris Browning said her son has had three heart surgeries so far. “Hypoplastic left heart,” Browning called the condition. “Its where the left side of his heart didn’t develop.” The latest surgery has led to complications. “He is not able to keep protein in his body, and he can’t grow,” Browning said. Christopher, who […]

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    Chilling video shows 9-year-old firing Uzi seconds before accidentally killing instructor

    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and […]

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    Woman falls 20 feet at park

    PORTLAND, Conn. — A medical helicopter was called to Brownstone Park in Portland after a woman fell 20 feet on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The fall was reported at the Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park off Maple Avenue around 3 p.m. An unidentified woman was on the rope swings when authorities said she fell off the ride, landing on her back and neck. “We saw a few ambulances over here,” said Delaney Savage, of Portland, pointing to the dock. “Then […]

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    Five year-old left at SC bus stop without parent

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A five year-old girl was dropped off at a bus stop without a parent picking her up, and Spartanburg School District 7 said no one knew she was on the bus as the girl’s mother drove around searching for her. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Thomas White said there was miscommunication, and administrators are still working to figure out how it happened. White said it is no excuse, that any time a child doesn’t make it to their parent […]

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    At least 45 sickened after consuming raw milk

    OGDEN, Utah — The Utah Department of Health is warning people about drinking raw milk after 45 people became ill after consuming raw or unpasteurized milk products from a Weber County dairy. All 45 cases of campylobacter infection were linked to consumption of raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy, according to the health department. Those who were sickened by the raw products range in age from 2 to 74 and started having symptoms between May 9 and July […]

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    HP recalls 6 million computer cords for fire risk

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Hewlett-Packard is warning customers: Check your laptop charging cord to see if it’s at risk of overheating. HP and federal regulators on Tuesday recalled 6 million power cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012 with some HP and Compaq notebook computers, as well as certain docking stations. They warned the cords could overheat and catch fire. Of the 29 reported cases, two involved burns and there were 13 claims of property damage. The Consumer Product […]

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    Panda ‘may have faked pregnancy’ for more buns, bamboo

    A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role — after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported. Not only was it a phantom pregnancy but zookeepers suspect the panda, Ai Hin, may have been faking it to improve her quality of life, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding told Xinhua on Monday. Ai Hin, age […]

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    9-year-old firing Uzi at shooting range accidentally kills instructor

    DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. — A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the […]

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