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Chillax, the ’09 banned words list has arrived

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DETROIT — Drawing nominations from English enthusiasts and those just plain tired of overused expressions, Lake Superior State University's Word Banishment Committee has issued its list of words and phrases it deems time to be "unfriended...

Police leave ransom note for pot plants, nab alleged grower

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MARATHON, Fla. — After a citizen's tip led undercover detectives to six large marijuana plants growing in a wooded lot in the Florida Keys, police half-jokingly left a phone number and ransom note...

Fat owners linked to fat dogs, but not fat cats

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Many thanks to the Lempert Report for alerting us to a piece...

Philadelphia airport screener disciplined over prank

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DETROIT — A University of Michigan student boarding a plane in Philadelphia to return to Detroit Metro Airport from winter break got a big fright in the form of a prank by an airport security screener...

Happy 80th birthday to the Twinkie

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Twinkies do, in fact, have a shelf life — 25 days, to be precise, according to Hostess Foods...