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Dr. Seuss Book banned for political undertone

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Generally the most offensive things involved with Dr. Seuss books are the words that parents are known to utter when they unsuccessfully try to complete the tongue twisters in “Fox in Socks,” but still the administrators from one Canadian school district have found a reason to ban a Dr. Seuss book. The Dr. Seuss’ classic […]

Bill and Giuliana Rancic announce that they are having a baby

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It has been a long and rough road for reality TV stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic on their quest to start a family, but they may have finally settled on the correct path to parenthood for them. They have elected to enlist the aid of a gestational carrier to bring their first child into the […]

Police and DCFS investigate death of 4-month-old girl injured in day care

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The death of a 4-month-old baby girl who was apparently injured at an unlicensed day care facility has sparked an investigation by police and Illinois child welfare authorities. They are investigating allegations of abuse at the facility, according to officials. The Cook County medical examiner’s office reported that Anna Belle Chung, of Mount Prospect, Illinois, was […]

Google execs and James Cameron join forces to mine asteroids

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If you were planning a risky, expensive and potentially ground-breaking mission to outer space, who would you want behind it? How about Academy Award winning filmmaker James Cameron, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, billionaire Ross Perot Jr., X Prize founder Peter Diamandis and a collection of other incredible minds? That’s the potential team behind […]

High school dean investigated for sending inappropriate texts to teens

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  An unnamed dean at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois is being investigated for allegedly sending a student inappropriate text messages, according to Lincolnshire police Chief Peter Kinsey. The chief said that the texts have been examined by police, who then forwarded information to the Lake County state’s attorney’s office for further review. He added that there […]

Seventh grader takes the wheel to save classmates

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A quick-thinking middle school student jumped behind the wheel when his school bus driver passed out on the way to class Monday morning and drove the bus with 15 other students to safety. The driver of the school bus reportedly started waving his hands frantically and gasping for air, losing control of the bus. Milton […]

10-year-old girl gives birth

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In Colombia, a 10-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy five pound baby girl, which makes her one of the youngest mothers in history. According to Univision’s Primer Impacto, the girl (who has not been named) arrived at the hospital in tears and suffering “enormous pain” caused by the contractions. She reportedly delivered her […]

High School teacher allegedly tried to trade good grades for sex

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Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a former teacher and football coach with two counts of second degree rape and nine other felonies after he allegedly promised better grades to girls in exchange for sex. According to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, five female victims of the former teacher at Atoka High School […]

New study claims nearly 90 percent of cancer research is wrong

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According to scientists at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and giant biotechnology firm Amgen, almost 90 percent of early stage cancer research geared toward finding improved treatments is wrong. The allegations appear in the prestigious journal Nature. Surgical oncologist Lee M. Ellis of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and C. Glenn Begley, the former head of cancer […]

"Mad Men's" January Jones sings the praises of eating placentas

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According to actress January Jones, more women should emulate the behavior of most other mammals and eat their own placenta after giving birth.  The “Mad Men” star told People magazine that she takes a dehydrated placenta capsule whenever she’s feeling tired or blue. The 34-year-old actress said, “It’s not witch-crafty or anything, I suggest it to all […]

10-Year-old girl sets weightlifting record

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Women’s weightlifting has become a competitive activity around the world, with women from the UK, China, Turkey, Kazakhstan and North Korea holding Olympic and world records. Recently, a new world record for female weightlifting was set by an American from Fairlawn, New Jersey. She was ten years old. Naomi Kutin, 10,  set a world record for the 97-pound […]

Couple accused of leaving kids behind and flying to Vegas

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Police say that a Chicago couple has been charged with child endangerment after they allegedly flew to Las Vegas and left their two children, ages 12 and 9, alone at home for nearly two days. The trip apparently took place last month. Charges were filed this week against Shanpreta Howard, 34, and Antowain Johnson, 36, […]

'Cinnamon Dare' gaining popularity, prompting warnings from health officials

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One thing that seems consistent through the ages–kids will find silly and potentially dangerous things to do for no good reason. In this day and age, the scary thing is that they can share their ideas with millions instantly through social media. Hence the problem with “the cinnamon dare”. The so-called cinnamon dare (also known […]

Horse deaths prompt the cancellation of HBO's "Luck"

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It looks like HBO’s “Luck” has run out. The producers of the hit TV series “Luck”, starring Dustin Hoffman, have announced the cancellation of the show after the death of a horse on Tuesday, the third horse to be euthanized at Santa Anita racetrack in California during filming. The latest incident in the stables area of the location, off […]

New "couples only" social network idea gaining popularity

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For those who feel that sending messages of love (or lust) to their partners on Facebook is a bit too exhibitionist for them, the new Between “global couple platform” may be just what the love doctor ordered. The site allows more online intimacy between two (and only two) people, allowing you to send private messages […]

Police investigate claim of criminal sexual assault in Chicago public school

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The Central Special Investigations unit of the Chicago police is investigating a report that was filed today alleging that a criminal sexual assault of a student occurred at a public school in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood. Police said the report was filed at 9:30 Friday morning about an incident that reportedly occurred at Kinzie Elementary School. The […]

Snoring may lead to behavioral problems for kids

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A new study suggests that young children who snore excessively or have other breathing issues at night may have a greater risk of behavioral and emotional problems later on. There have been other studies in the past that have linked behavioral issues in children to breathing issues during sleep, such as chronic snoring, mouth breathing or sleep apnea (not breathing for several […]

Teen texted a comment about texting and driving, then died in car crash

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Parents of teen who died texting and driving become lobbyists for a ban On January 12th, college teen Taylor Sauer correctly pointed out the danger of texting and driving in a text to her friend that ended with the word “Haha” moments before she slammed into the back of a tanker truck at 80 miles […]

Mom with leap day birthday has baby on leap day

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After 24 years of celebrating her birthday every four years, now Erica Austin has twice the reason to celebrate every time February 29th comes around. The 24-year-old woman from Shorewood, IL gave birth to a baby girl, Arielle Blanchard on her “leap day” birthday at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. The baby was born at 1:08 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, […]

Strep may cause sudden onset of OCD symptoms in kids

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On Thursday, the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) issued a warning that mental illnesses like OCD in children can be triggered by infections. Agency officials said, “If a parent recognizes these symptoms developing seemingly overnight, along with a glaring change in their child’s personality and/or behavior, they should immediately have their child tested for strep.” There is a […]

Legal guardian unlawfully videotapes 13-year-old

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A man from Will County, Illinois faces charges of child pornography after a teenage girl in his care reported to officials at her school that the man may have videotaped her in a bathroom at her home, according to police. Rodney E. Albright, 57, faces charges of child pornography and unauthorized video recording. A release from the Will County Sheriff’s […]

Man adopts his 42 year old girlfriend

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John Goodman, 49, founder of the tony International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla. has created quite a controversy with his decision to legally adopt his 42-year-old girlfriend as he prepares for a wrongful death suit that could cost him his fortune. Goodman was involved in a crash on Feb. 12, 2010 which killed 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson. According to […]

The next generation of geniuses visit the White House

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Just when you were beginning to wonder if there was hope for our future, along come some kids who are clearly trying to be part of the solution. Some of the smartest kids in the country were invited to the White House to show off their inventions recently. The “”science fair” of sorts was set […]

Child saves his brother from possible abduction

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Chicago Police credit a 9-year-old boy with taking his 6-year-old brother out of harm’s way when he picked him up and ran away from a man who tried to lure the two boys into his car Wednesday afternoon in the Logan Square neighborhood. According to police, the man approached the two about 2:45 p.m. and said, “Hey you, do you […]

Plenty of junk food still available in elementary schools

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In spite of effort to reduce junk food in elementary schools, a new study indicates that there is still plenty of junk food available in those institutions. The study found that from 2006 to 2010, almost half of public and private schools surveyed were selling salty or sweet snack foods in vending machines or other […]