Crocodile Bites 2 Swimmers In Florida, Believed To Be First Attack On Humans In The U.S.

Two people in Florida were bitten by a crocodile in an attack that may have been the first of its kind.

Alejandro Jimenez, 26, of Doral and Lisset Rendon, 23, of Miami were treated at a Miami-area hospital and released after being bitten by an 8-to-9-foot croc while swimming in a Coral Gables canal at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, the Miami Herald reported.

“They started swimming and apparently at…

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The 1 Minute Blog. The Ice Bucket Challenge.

I was excited to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge in spirit, but I wasn’t eager to feel the rush of chilled water overhead.

That’s when I had an epiphany. I’ll prepare my ice bucket the night before. My sister laughed, but said that wouldn’t do.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is part prank, part whimsy, and pure public relations genius. It’s shining a light on ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, best…

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The Best Faux Leather Goods You’ll Want For Fall

Black is a color that will never go out of style, but depending on the season, fabrics and finishes on the classic hue change. And this autumn it’s all about faux black leather.

The artificial material is great for a variety of reasons. Mainly, if you’re eco- and/or animal-friendly, faux leather is an awesome alternative to the real thing. And honestly, who wants to shell out $400 for an…

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Dirty Denier$ Day 18: Congressman Ed Whitfield

Today’s Dirty Denier$ is Congressman Ed Whitfield, a Republican from Kentucky who chairs the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. From that perch, Whitfield has been a general in the fight against the so-called “War on Coal.” Unfortunately for Americans who breathe, Whitfield’s battle has amounted to a War on Health that would have devastating consequences if he were to succeed.

Whitfield has…

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This Czech Sign Should Stop People From Peeing In Public

Urine trouble if you think you can take a leak in public in this town.

A photo posted to Twitter shows a street sign in the Czech Republic that uses a simple image to warn public urinators that they will end up on YouTube:

In Czech Republic, this is how you threat people, so they don’t do bad things…

— Marek Sotak (@sotak) August 19, 2014

The pee pic was snapped by…

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New video shows cops spraying rubber bullets at Ferguson crowd for no apparent reason

Police in Ferguson, Missouri were filmed isolating Black residents in the neighborhood where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and fired rubber bullets at them — yet failed to behave aggressively toward a white resident, The Nation reported on Tuesday.

The footage was taken on Aug. 13, four days after Brown was shot and killed by local Officer Darren Wilson in the Canfield Green neighborhood of…

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Report: Mobile tech magnate Qualcomm may face antitrust probe from European Union

By Foo Yun Chee

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Qualcomm, the world’s No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may face a European investigation related to a four-year-old complaint from a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

An EU probe would come at an awkward time for Qualcomm, which is seeking to end an investigation by China’s pricing regulator into monopoly practices.…

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Charlie Crist wins Democratic primary, will face Rick Scott in Florida governor’s race

By Letitia Stein

TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor on Tuesday, defeating his primary challenger with almost 75 percent of the vote and setting the stage for a nationally watched governor’s race.

Republican Governor Rick Scott easily cruised toward victory with more than 87 percent of the vote over two little-known primary opponents.


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Peter Theo Curtis, American Journalist Held Captive By Extremists In Syria, Returns Home

BOSTON (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

Curtis family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said in a statement that Curtis arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday afternoon after leaving Tel Aviv. By evening he had been reunited with…

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29 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

1.) Teaching = relationships.

2.) When kids are mad, weird, upset or cruel, most of the time, it has nothing to do with you. Don’t take it in and consume it.

3.) Kids do work for you. Don’t feel like they aren’t taking ownership over their learning when they say “I did your homework” or “You’re lucky I did your work.” What that really means is,”I know you care that I do this, and I care about…

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