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Japan Tsunami Debris Floats Toward North America

Here's another aftershock of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last March.  Millions of tons of debris from near total destruction were washed out to sea when the tsunami subsided and tides returned to normal.

Much of the debris sank to the ocean floor, but between one and two million tons of debris are still floating in the Pacific.  Worse, it's drifting eastward toward North America, and a lot of it is going to wash up on a lot of shorelines over the next two years.

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Australian Scams Nigerian Scammers

It's an old saying that you can't scam a scammer.   A 23 year old woman in Australia will tell you that's not necessarily so, because she did it, to some Nigerians no less.

She also got in trouble because of the way she did it.

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Shock: Stephen Hawking Likes Sex Clubs and Topless Bars

What you are about to read is true.

Of all the people on this planet, the world's most famous theoretical physicist is the last person you would expect to enjoy going to sex clubs and topless bars.

Then again, why not?  Dr. Stephen Hawking is, after all, famous for his understanding of "heavenly bodies".

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Maybe a Dingo Really Did Eat Her Baby

A coroner in Darwin, Australia says she will rule soon on the results of the fourth inquest into the most notorious and bitterly controversial legal drama in the nation's history:  the 1980 death of a 9-week-old baby whose parents say was taken by a dingo from her tent in the Australian Outback.

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Report: Hillary Wants to Run World Bank

The current head of the World Bank is expected to step down sometime this year, and you may or may not be surprised to know that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly lobbying for the prestigious and powerful job.

But, whether she is or isn't pursuing the job depends upon whom you ask.

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Shyness and Grieving Will be ‘Mental Illnesses’

Millions of healthy people - including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes - may soon be labeled mentally ill, by a pending new edition of a diagnostic manual that's due out next year.

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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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Nasty Norovirus Sickens 500 Passengers on Carnival Cruise Ships

In yet another blow to the cruise industry — and Carnival Cruises in particular — nearly 500 people contracted norovirus on board two of the company’s Florida-based Princess Cruises ships last week.

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