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Censored US anti-war mural shows some art subjects are still taboo

 
Artists and free speech advocates are up in arms in the United States since the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary art (MOCA) commissioned a mural by Italian street artist Blu – then deleted it before it was showed to the public. Read more…
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Police walk in on robbery in progress

A police officer casually walked into a Walgreens supermarket in Dayton, Ohio on December 16, just as a masked robber was attempting to make away with the cash register. The dramatic struggle that followed was caught on security camera. Watch the video…
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Four Loko, or "Blackout in a Can", faces a ban in the United States

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Cranberry Lemonade Four Loko

Four Loko may seem like any other energy drink but after reading the government mandated warning labels you notice that it has one ingredient that makes it different from all the others on the U.S. market, alcohol. One 23.5 ounce can has as much alcohol as six beers and as much caffeine as both a full energy drink and a full cup of coffee, not counting the other stimulating chemicals such as guarana.

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Cuba’s 'balseros' risk their lives to set foot on US soil

 A recent video of stranded Cuban boat people that were rescued by the crew of a luxury cruise ship is a stark reminder of the risks illegal immigrants are willing to take to take to set foot on American soil. Read more and watch the video…

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"Then I see his penis out!": New York woman shames subway flasher

 
She’s the woman every  woman dreams of being when confronted by a man exposing himself. When Nicola Briggs noticed the exposed penis of a man standing much too close to her in a New York subway on September 4, she didn’t recoil in disgust, but gave her offender the verbal lashing he deserved. Read more and watch the video…
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Amateur video adds fuel to public anger against enhanced airport security

 As passengers unhappy with new full-body scanners in US airports launched a campaign to boycott them on November 24, a video of airport security guards forcing a young child to take his shirt off at a checkpoint has added fuel to mounting public anger against the ‘enhanced’ security measures.  Read more and watch the video…

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'Little Barry' back in childhood home, but this time he's president

Barack Obama said it was “wonderful” but “a little disorientating” to be back in Indonesia, a country he spent four years in as a schoolboy, for his first official visit as US president. One of his old schoolmates remembers the boy Indonesians know as ‘little Barry’. Read more…
 

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Carrying your music with you, 1920s style

 Are you an old-school musician? An Elvis impersonator on the subway? Does your band specialize in Beatles covers? Then the vintage suitcase boombox –or “boomcase” – is just the thing for you. Read more...
 
 

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Tea Party-goer: 'Obama not invited'

 
Having lost the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, US President Barack Obama has reached out to newly elected opposition representatives, calling on Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party leaders to “stop squabbling” and “figure out how we can move forward together”. Wishful thinking? Read more…
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