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Sexting, Retweet and Jeggings Among New Words Added to Dictionary

The ‘Concise Oxford English Dictionary,’ celebrating its 100th birthday this year, has added 400 new entries to the English language.

The freshman class of words that are now officially, well, words include “sexting,” “retweet,” “mankini,” “noob,” “jeggings,” and “woot.”

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U.S. Military Airstrike Kills Insurgents That Shot Down U.S. Helicopter

Recently, we posted the story of 25 special forces members and 5 other miliary members being shot down and killed while flying in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Most notable among the casualties is reported to be several Seal Team 6 members, the U.S. Navy's special warfare team that carri

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30 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan After Taliban Attack On Helicopter

Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 30 American troops and 7 Afghan commandos, multiple news outlets are reporting

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‘Smart Cart’ Syncs with Phone Apps to Help You Shop

There’s little more frustrating than making a trek to the grocery store, only to get home and realize you forgot something important.

Mobile service provider SK Telecom hopes to change all that with a tablet PC-equipped Smart Cart that will sync items from a grocery-list smartphone app and show you exactly what you need to get. The WiFi-connected tablet even uses GPS to display product info and discounts while you shop, and makes recommendations based on past purchases.

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Black Valedictorian Sues Her School After Being Forced to Share Honor with White Student

In 1957, nine black students were denied entry at the illegally racially-segregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, setting off a firestorm that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.

Now, a young woman claims another school in the state is still discriminating against minority students.

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Oil Patch Looks Active, But Will Our Leadership Do What’s Right?

I took a drive into Wilbarger County over the past weekend and what I saw was impressive.  I saw acres of pump jacks working just as hard as they could.  Obviously, oil at $95 per barrel is attractive enough to the producers to warrant running those pump jacks. 

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Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centern July 8, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began in 1981. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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The Final Liftoff Of Space Shuttle Atlantis

In case you haven't heard, today marks the beginning of the end of an era. NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this morning.

As the final mission in a 30 year shuttle program, the crew will deliver a year's supply of supplies to the International Space Station before returning to earth one more time.

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Casey Anthony Sentenced To Four Years In Jail Yet She Will Be Released July 13th

Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail Thursday for lying to investigators in charge of the search for her daughter, Caylee. However, Anthony will be set free on July 13 since she's served almost three years in jail while awaiting trial with a record of good behavior.

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Casey Anthony Acquitted!

After deliberating for 10 hours and 40 minutes, a jury found Casey Anthony not guilty in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.

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Record Flooding Along The Missouri River With No End In Sight [VIDEO]

When someone asks me where I'm from, I typically reply, "Life begins in Texas and everything before don't count!" The truth of the matter is, I grew up in Northwest Iowa and I'm planning a trip up to visit my family (At least the ones I haven't been able to convince to move to Texas!) in a week or so. The last time I spoke with my father he mentioned the flooding along the Missouri River, so I did a bit of poking around on the net. While I haven't seen much of this on the news, I expect we will be seeing it soon!

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What Fun-Loving Town Has Been Voted America’s Dirtiest City?

It seems as if New Orleans has a long way to go to clean up after Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans, where Sunday mornings on Bourbon Street look like a giant frat house after a kegger, has been crowned with the dubious honor of America's dirtiest city in a new survey.

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Americans Angry At Current State of the Country: Survey

Remember the American dream? Well, it might be a distant memory, if one survey is to be believed.

A new poll of 600 Americans found citizens are upset about several issues.

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