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Attorney for Texas A&M’s Kirk Merritt blames ‘jock itch’ for indecent exposure

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt has pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure from last fall. Merritt has requested a delay of arraignment, which was originally scheduled for earlier this week at the Brazos County Courthouse. In one count, an alleged victim accused Merritt …

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Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say

The discovery of a girl reportedly living with monkeys in the forests of northern India, has been compared to a modern-day Jungle Book, but officials and doctors close to the child say the true story is darker. This week news reports from the state of Uttar Pradesh said the girl, …

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Texas masturbation bill is now in the hands of the Texas State Affairs Committee

Photo: Harry Cabluck, STF Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, is making a point about legislation that restricts women’s access to healthcare and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate. Alongside the penalty for wasting semen not resulting in a pregnancy, Farrar’s bill would require a “medically unnecessary digital …

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Israel postpones vote due to Britney Spears concert

The singer is set to perform her first concert in Tel Aviv on July 3, the same day as the Israeli Labor Party’s primary election. Leave it to Britney to shake up international politics. “We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the …

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Cash-strapped Brazilian football team use shirt numbers to advertise special offers at the local supermarket

Brazilian fourth-tier side Fluminense de Feira have taken shirt sponsorship to a whole new level. Not content with simply featuring sponsor’s logos on their shorts as well as their shirts, the Brasileiro Série D side have started using their shirt numbers to advertise special offers in the local supermarket. Players …

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Peggy Whitson—First woman to command ISS—will make her 8th spacewalk today, the most by any female astronaut

Dr. Peggy Whitson, the first woman to command the ISS, might soon also hold the record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut. She’s scheduled to step out of the ISS today (March 30th), and once she does, she’ll have eclipsed the number of times current record holder Sunita …

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Domestic abuse survivor marries EMT who helped save her life

Melissa Dohme is now married to her own Prince Charming, a fairy tale ending to a five-year long journey. Media reports say that Dohme tied the knot with Cameron Hill in a March 4 ceremony at the Lange Farm in Dade City, Fla. In 2012, a vicious attack left Dohme …

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86-year-old man raises $400,000 through recycling – and donates all of it to children’s charity

A man who began a recycling project as a way to bond with his son ha raised $400,000 (£320,100) and donated every penny to children in need. “It’s more a blessing to give than to receive,” said 86-year-old Johnny Jennings. The octogenerian from the US state of Georgia said he started the project …

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In light of their most successful year ever, every single one of Porsche’s 21000 employees receives a bonus of 9111€ regardless of being an engineer, a cleaning lady or canteen staff

Beim Sport- und Geländewagenbauer Porsche dürfen sich die Mitarbeiter nach einem guten Geschäftsjahr über einen hohen Bonus freuen. Jeder Beschäftigte in Deutschland bekomme 9111 Euro als Sonderzahlung, teilte Porsche in Stuttgart mit. Vor einem Jahr lag die Extrazahlung noch bei 8911 Euro. Die Zahl ist eine Anspielung auf das Sportwagenmodell …

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