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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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Sugarland Sued Over Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

Victims of the August 13 Indiana State Fair stage collapse are seeking justice. Forty-four survivors of the tragedy, as well as family members of those who died in the horrific accident, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against those associated with the production of the show — including Sugarland.

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Man Endures Seven-Hour Flight While Standing, Obese Passenger Took Up His Seat

In the past year or so, several airlines have made headlines for insisting obese passengers buy two seats to accommodate their size and avoid infringing on the space occupied by others. Some people say the practice is unfair, but Arthur Berkowitz likely isn’t one of them.

On a recent US Airlines flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia, he was forced to stand for the entire seven-hour trip when he was seated next to a man who took up not only his own seat, but half of Berkowitz’s as well. The flight was completely full, meaning there was nowhere left to go.

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A 24-Year-Old Woman Drives Drunk, Knees a Cop in the Groin, Then Gives Us a Two-Thumbs-Up Mug Shot

We're going to run down the laundry list of what this woman did last Thursday night during her drunk driving arrest - and you'd never believe she produced such a happy smiling mug shot.

Here we go . . .

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Phony Doctor Injected Cement Mixture Into Plastic Surgery Patients [PICTURES]

A transgender woman was arrested in Miami for performing medical procedures without a license. She’s also charged with causing great bodily harm cause by her phony enhancement procedures, where she injected a mixture containing Fix-A-Flat, a tire inflator and sealant, into her patients.

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US Teen Birth Rate Hits a 70-Year Low — Health Check

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the teen birth rate in the United States dropped to an all-time low in 2010.

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New York Is the City Where Americans Would Most and Least Like To Live — Survey of the Day

A new survey has found that New York is the city Americans where they would most and least like to live.

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Returning Soldier Gives Fiance Joyful Surprise During Football Game [VIDEO]

Staci Lowe got the surprise of her life at a Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday when fiancé William Bell, an Army staff sergeant who wasn’t expected home from Iraq until later in the week, ran onto the field during halftime.

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A Salute to our Veterans – Post Your Gratitude

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Muslim Shuttle Drivers Suspended for Praying on the Job

Thirty-four Muslim shuttle drivers for Hertz have been suspended for praying on the job in Seattle.

Zainab Aweis is an observant Muslim who prays five times a day and says her two prayer breaks at work have never been a problem before.

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Amanda Knox Italian Magazine Cover Includes Knife Set

Italian celebrity magazine Oggi may have created the world’s most tasteless cross-promo ever when it included a package of four kitchen knives and a pizza-cutter with its latest issue — one that featured Amanda Knox on the cover.

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Are The Occupy Wall Street Demonstrators Cool? Or Fool? – Survey of the Day

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are making news headlines worldwide, even on English speaking Russian TV news.

 

 

The whole idea of staging demonstrations has moved from Wall Street to numerous locations across the country. I'd like

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