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Texas Woman Robbed of $200 in iPad Scam

Something to keep in mind as the holidays approach: People are selling things everywhere! They’re even trying to sell iPads at gas stations. But it doesn’t always turn out to be legit.

A Texas woman was scammed out of $200 after a man approached her at a gas station and asked if she wanted to buy “an iPad worth $800 for $200.” Apple hasn’t even shipped the highest-priced iPads yet, with retail price ranging from $629 to $829, but if you’re at a gas station pumping gas, you probably have other things on your mind besides retail releases and ship dates. Did the scammer get caught?

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Jared Loughner Gabby Giffords
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Jared Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

In a federal court today in Tuscon, Arizona, Jared Loughner received a life sentence without parole for his shooting rampage in January 2011 that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D.-Ariz.).

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East Texas Thief Makes National News

1. It’s probably not a good idea to rob a house.

2. If you’re going to rob a house it’s probably not a good idea to help yourself to the Chef Boyardee Ravioli in the cabinet before you leave.

This happened in Lakeport, south of Longview and east of Kilgore recently and the story has made it from local TV all the way to the Huffington Post.

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FBI Foils Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve Building in New York

A man drove from Long Island, New York, into Lower Manhattan earlier today in a van he thought was filled with explosives. He parked the van close to the Federal Reserve building, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center, and planned to detonate it using a cell phone from a nearby hotel.

The explosives, however, were fake.

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Man Tries To Cook Squirrel With Blowtorch, Burns Down Apartment Complex

If you're going to cook and eat a squirrel, for some inexplicable reason, we can stake with confidence that a blowtorch is not the way to go about doing it.

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Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years Behind Bars for Child Sex Abuse

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison for his role in the Penn State sex-abuse case.

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City Attorney Drops Joint in Court, Gets Arrested, Angers Wife

Of all the places to unintentionally drop an illegal drug, inside of a courtroom right in front of a police officer has to be among the worst.

Which is exactly what happened to New Orleans assistant city attorney Jason Cantrell.

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Pinterest Aids in Helping Police Nab Criminals

Never underestimate the power of the internet or its users: it may sound crazy, but the social network Pinterest, aka the place where you can find a cute-sy cashmere sweater and a recipe for caramel fudge brownies, has helped local Pennsylvania police departments catch criminals.

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