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    Vikings: Peterson deactivated and will not play

    By Ed Payne, CNN Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday. Yet while the Vikings’ statement said the team made the decision to “revisit the situation regarding” Peterson and decided to place him on a list that would ban him from team activities, the NFL Players Association released a statement later Wednesday saying Peterson made the call. “Adrian Peterson made a decision to take a […]

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    Mother says funeral home lost her baby’s body

    She lost her baby, and says the funeral home lost his body. Now a Memphis mother plans to sue. She told WREG, “I got to hold him kiss him look at him. He had eyes arms and legs. He wasn’t a fetus; he was a baby. He just didn’t make it because he was small.” She didn’t want us to identify her, but wants people to know what happened to her could happen to you. Her first baby, Jual, was […]

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    Dental discovery may prompt you to change your toothpaste

    A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action, according to KNXV. Trish Walraven has seen lots of things as a dental hygienist, but until a few years ago, she had never seen anything like this. “We thought it was a cleaning product or something that people were chewing,” Walraven said. They were little blue dots trapped in the tiny spaces between people’s […]

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    Feds: New York store owner funded ISIS

    By Greg Botelho, CNN A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself — by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq — federal authorities alleged Tuesday. Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested on May 31, though federal officials didn’t outline the case against him until Tuesday. According to an indictment, he faces three counts of […]

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    Memphis man recalls details of seeing severed head in trash can

    A Memphis man who went to police after he saw a severed head in man’s backyard says it’s an image he can’t forget, according to WREG. Saturday, police found the severed head and a body at a home in the 3800 block of Dunn Avenue and arrested the man who lives there. Michael Wilson, Jr., is now facing charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Lacedric Ruffin said he went to Wilson’s home on Dunn to pick up […]

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    Boeing, SpaceX awarded NASA contracts to build ‘space taxis’

    Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday. “This wasn’t an easy choice but its the best choice for NASA and the nation,” said NASA administrator Charlie Bolden. NASA ended its Space Shuttle program in 2011 after a review of the shuttle program and amid a shift in priorities to exploring deep space, including sending humans to Mars. Bolden called the companies’ contracts, worth $6.8 billion, […]

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    Facebook — for rich people (for just $9,000)

    By Doug Gross, CNN Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills? For a mere $9,000, Netropolitan is here to help. Launched Tuesday, Netropolitan bills itself as “the online country club for people with more money than time.” Seriously. To join, users must pony up $9,000 for dues and a membership fee, then another $3,000 per year after that. If it all seems like a joke — an […]

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    3,000 U.S. troops may join Ebola fight

    By Kevin Liptak, CNN President Obama will turn his attention to Ebola on Tuesday, announcing new U.S. steps to combat the growing epidemic in West Africa. With a U.S. general leading the effort from Liberia’s capital of Monrovia, American military personnel in the region could increase by 3,000, administration officials say. Working through the Defense Department, the United States will plan and construct treatment centers that could house up to 1,700 beds. Washington has committed more than $100 million to […]

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    Here’s how to delete that U2 album from your iPhone

    Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don’t like it when you put files on their devices without asking. A week after giving away a U2 album to most iTunes users, Apple has announced a way for customers to get rid of it. The company released instructions on how to delete the album from an iCloud account, complete with a giant “Remove Album” button. Somewhere, a single tear is rolling […]

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    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America

    Hmm, there must be something in the water in New York. For the third consecutive year, a New York beauty queen has been crowned Miss America. This time, it was Kira Kazantsev who had the tiara placed atop her perfectly coiffed head. The 23-year-old Kazantsev’s platform is domestic violence. During the question and answer portion of the pageant — held Sunday at its birthplace of Atlantic City, New Jersey — she said sexual assault in the military is a problem […]

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