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The Daily Word in cheese-smuggling, early voting, cliff diving
Returning NFL referees received with cheers and a standing ovation.
Are you as excited as I am about Balloon Fiesta?
Early voting kick-starts Presidential election in Iowa.
Canadian police officer arrested and charged with cheese-smuggling.
Apple chief executive apologizes for new maps app.
Lawn at Pete Domenici Courthouse is getting a face-lift.
Bank of America shells out 2.43 billion in settlement with Merrill Lynch.
Alaskan woman walks off cliff while texting.
Starry Night recreated with Hubble photos of other starry nights.
Celebrities hanging out with other celebrities and being awesome.
And here’s a cat video to brighten your day.
The Daily Word in protesting Putin, toppling Trevi and locating lungs
Thousands take to the streets of Russia to protest Vladimir Putin a day after authorities raided the homes of protest leaders.
The world-renowned Trevi fountain is slowly crumbling due to cuts to the funding of Rome’s monuments.
Danny Boyle’s £27m opening ceremony for the London Olympics features real animals and rain-producing clouds.
175 structures have been destroyed by the Little Bear fire in Ruidoso.
A pair of lungs is discovered on a Los Angeles-area sidewalk.
The Los Angeles Kings win Lord Stanley’s Cup, the first in the club’s 45-year history.
Bank of America plans to spend $50 billion over the next 10 years to fight climate change.
A group of Japanese astronomers in Hawaii find the oldest galaxy to be discovered.
A man suspected to be high on bath salts strips naked and goes after a three-year-old girl in Miami.
A man gathering material about a book about kindness in America is shot and wounded in West Virginia.
Tokyo reclaims its place as the world’s most expensive city.
23 gravestones vanish at a Civil War cemetery in Washington, D.C.
The town of Middleborough, Mass. can now slap you with a $20 fine for swearing in public.
Happy National Beef Jerky Day! Here’s a portrait of sasquatch made entirely of jerky.
The Daily Word in skinny mice, a sofa on wheels and a motorcycle erection
It’s May Day! Get your Guy Fawkes mask at your nearest Party City.
Bank of America plans to cut 2,000 jobs in its investment, commercial and wealth management departments.
I feel badly for Albuquerque Public Schools students who won’t get to experience the epicness of recess.
After losing to the Miami Heat, the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudamire cuts his hand after punching a glass fire extinguisher case.
Toyota unveils its sofa on wheels at a Beijing auto show.
Does tattooing “God” on your forehead make you a better person?
A guy films himself shooting a sign against North Carolina’s gay marriage ban.
Behind the scenes at James Bond auditions in the ‘60s.
The new Dark Knight Rises trailer made me less excited, for some reason.
A new app helps you report TSA screening agents if you feel you’re treated unfairly.
A man is suing BMW after their motorcycle allegedly gave him a 20-month erection.
UT Southwestern researchers have a breakthrough in making mice immune to obesity.
First Lady Michelle Obama set to visit Kirtland Air Force Base this afternoon.
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
The Daily Word 12.19.10
DODT repealed, Dream Act fails, synthetic cannabis Grinch
DREAM Act fails to pass in Grinch-like Senate.
Bank of America joins others in suspending Wikileaks accounts.
Meanwhile, in a tit-for-tat scene the Swedish police report on the Assange accusations has leaked.
Sonic booms turn crocodiles on.
Check out this ridiculously tiny lighter.
Fun fact for journalists: on this day in 1918 Lenin made it illegal for the Bolshevik press to criticize in any way the original Soviet secret police, the Cheka--which had been formed exactly one year earlier. Lenin had originally intended the secret police to be a temporary institution. Oh well.