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V.21 No.26 |

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The Daily Word in Obamacare, bath salts and UFOs

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The Supreme Court upholds health care reform. Read the decision.

CNN and Fox News biff it.

Lady doesn't return "Twilight" book, spends night in jail.

20 people have died on motorcycles in New Mexico this year and still no helmet law.

Wildfire in Colorado burns hundreds of houses.

Miami face-eater was not on bath salts.

Syria's high court bombed.

One-third of Americans believe in UFOs.

Dinosaurs were maybe not cold-blooded.

Julian Assange is going to turn himself in.

B.J. Novak, temp Ryan on "The Office," is leaving the show.

The agent behind the Fast and Furious gun sting speaks about why it was a good idea.

25 things you didn't know about Full Metal Jacket.

"The Star Wars That I Used to Know."

"Mad Men" are assholes in tie clips.

V.21 No.24 |

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The Daily Word in hot water, Vegas odds and animals gone wild

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A House of Representatives committee could vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

Ecuador's embassy in London may now be the only thing standing between Wikileaks leader Julian Assange and extradition to Sweden.

Egypt seizes with new political and constitutional upheaval as conflicting reports over ousted President Mubarak's failing health circulate.

China's reserves of rare earth minerals—essential to production of high-tech devices—are dwindling due to "excessive mining," says report.

Interactive map of West Africa's devastating drought conditions.

May's global hot flashes are not relenting in June.

Vegas roulette wheel beats 114 billion to one odds.

New state department study counts 20.9 million worldwide victims of modern slavery.

Charter schools may be underperforming when it comes to serving disabled students.

Former inmate now exonerated testifies before Senate subcommittee that solitary confinement in prisons "by its design is driving men insane."

Wildlife conservation group says black bears around the Duke City are being egregiously eliminated from the area.

Charlie Sheen's surge of "tiger blood" was in fact a "psychotic break."

Handy tip: If you're squeamish about squid sperm ruining your calamari dinner, remove the internal organs before cooking it.

Water tanks in NYC as public art.

Amorous prehistoric turtles immortalized.

V.21 No.21 |

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The Daily Word in friends in high places, freedom of (adult) speech and Homer's fave

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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for “heinous and brutal” war crimes.

The seemingly endless GOP presidential nomination season ends with Mitt as the last one standing. He celebrates with Donald Trump.

Governor Susana Martinez is scheduled to return from California today after attending private PAC fundraisers. Susana PAC has almost a million dollars in its coffers, which the guv aims to use in key state legislative races.

With a week left to go before the primary election, experts are projecting low turnout. Get out and vote!

Rest In Peace, (country music legend) Doc Watson.

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange still has a little time left to fight Swedish extradition charges, although he lost his latest appeal.

In a split decision, the state Supreme Court upheld the Guild Cinema's conviction for violating a city ordinance prohibiting adult film screenings, which the theater argues infringed on free speech rights.

War veterans make stops in New Mexico as they bike across the country to raise awareness about many serious issues that face returning service members.

Two asteroids hurtled past Earth on Monday and Tuesday. Some scientists (and billionares) see a missed opportunity to troll for valuable minerals.

Roger Federer broke grand slam records with his most recent win at the French Open, while Novak Djokovic successfully battled into the third round.

Notorious cult leader and mass murderer Charles Manson could have ties to unsolved cases in the L.A. area.

Mark your calendars! Friday is national Donut Day.

V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

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The Daily Word in pink slime, cinnamon challenges and alien brain hemorrhage cocktails

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GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich sued for using the Rocky III theme song during rallies.

A principal is on leave after voluntarily watching some students take the “cinnamon challenge.”

NBC decides to do away with a Fear Factor episode where contestants drink cups of donkey semen.

Burmese pythons are wreaking havoc on the mammal population in the Everglades.

McDonald’s promises to stop using the “pink slime” additive in its food.

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to Vassar College ... just kidding!

Have you ever wondered how to make an alien brain hemorrhage cocktail?

This week in pictures? A 198-pound tumor.

Drive your diligent coworkers to drink with this annoying dog application.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to take servers to the open waters.

Happy Birthday, Justin Timberlake!

Thanks to Tom Nayder and Carl Petersen for some of today’s links.

V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012

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The Daily Word in paper clip root canals, WikiLeaks on TV and Disney’s hairy employees

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The nominees for the 84th Academy Awards are announced.

An Albuquerque man is arrested for entering the Peace and Justice Center and stabbing a figurine.

Wake Technical Community College was locked down this morning after receiving reports of a man with a gun.

Newt Gingrich threatens to cancel debates if the audience isn’t allowed to cheer.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney makes around $12 million a year and only pays 15 percent in taxes.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announces the launching of a controversial TV show

Fort Worth could fine you if your dogs bark for more than ten minutes.

Studies say abortion is safer than giving birth.

This Massachusetts dentist was found guilty of using paper clips in root canals.

John Kerry shows up to the White House beat up with two black eyes. Ice hockey. Right.

Disney now allows their theme park employees to grow beards and goatees. Disney magic.

Graphic anti-abortion ads are set to air in some markets during the Super Bowl.

For those who hate the testosterone-driven trials of the Super Bowl, the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl VIII is announced.

V.20 No.3 | 1/20/2011

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The Daily Word 1.18.11: Iran hates love, resurrecting the mammoth, Facebook mug shots

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Former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has a drug problem. The drug? The power of being governor.

Fuck love! Iran bans production of all Valentine’s Day gifts.

Ricky Gervais hit the ball out of the park with his snide satire hosting the Golden Globes.

Protests and civil unrest are ripping Tunisia apart.

WikiLeaks strikes again; Julian Assange to release the tax info of 2,000 very wealthy people.

Dick Cheney says Obama has “learned from experience” that the Bush policies were right. I’ve “learned from experience” that Cheney is still an idiot.

Holy Jurassic Park! A team of scientists are trying to clone and bring back the extinct mammoth.

TV personality Regis Philbin is finally calling it quits at age 79.

The Supreme Court rejects an appeal from opponents of D.C.’s same-sex marriage law.

Chihuahua vs. Owl: The Battle for World Domination.

A California city considers posting drunk drivers’ mug shots on Facebook.

V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011

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The Daily Word 1.11.11: alien green blob, Chicago fish die-off, heart-damaging television

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The family of shooter Jared Loughner have barricaded themselves into their home.

A man’s severed head is found behind a New Jersey church.

Watching too much TV can damage your heart.

A mysterious green blob is photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

South Korean director Park Chan-Wook shoots a movie in its entirety on an iPhone.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to increase efforts and release more documents.

Chicago joins the creepy world’s-end deal with a massive fish die-off of their own.

Apparently, this newly released document proves OJ Simpson’s innocence?

Real life Terminator; an Italian man is shot in the head, sneezes out the bullet, and lives.

Auburn defeats Oregon 22-19 to win the BCS National Championship.

V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010

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The Daily Word 12.14.10: Festivus is coming, Chernobyl nuclear tour, Sal Alosi tripping

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is granted bail by the UK court.

A burglar steals a family’s Christmas gifts, dog.

... While these robbers tie up a 12-year-old boy and take his video games.

A bus driver resigns after a YouTube clip shows him running over an innocent snowman.

Sal Alosi, the New York Jets’ strength and conditioning coach, is suspended without pay for the remainder of the season after the tripping incident.

This guy threw a dead squirrel through a Hardee’s drive-thru window.

“Jeopardy!” will pit some of its best contestants against an IBM machine.

Let’s all take a vacation to see the Chernobyl nuclear power plant tour!

A California inmate is granted kosher meals after citing his strong Festivus beliefs.

There was a fatal head-on crash this morning on I-25 near Santa Fe.

They like him over there; Gov. Bill Richardson leaves this afternoon for a private visit with North Korean officials.

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The Daily Word 12.10.10: Bea Arthur a former marine, Burger King employees kill, protesters attack Prince Charles

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The Senate fails on a possible repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The U.S. is planning to hit Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with spying charges under the 1984-esque Espionage Act.

Student protesters in London attack a car containing Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

A new musical satiring Scientology opens in St. Petersburg, Fla.

A suitcase is seized in Washington Dulles International Airport containing elephant tails, dried hedgehogs and chicken blood.

A Burger King employee punches a 67-year-old customer, eventually killing him.

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott questions Obama’s birthplace and presidency. When your team becomes relevant, then you can talk, buddy.

This new Barbie doll could be recording child porn!

Bea Arthur used to be a truck-driving Marine. No surprise there.

“The Hasselhoffs” is pulled off the air after just two episodes.

The only IMAX theater in the state will be open in 2012 at the abandoned and desolate Winrock Center.

V.19 No.48 |

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The Daily Word: 12.7.10

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Julian Assange arrested in London.

City Councilor urges Sunport to can TSA agents.

It's the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Taking aspirin cuts cancer death risk by one fifth.

Indiana business owner fires self to save employees' jobs.

Artesia man charged with manslaughter in Russian Roulette death. (They were playing with a semi-automatic pistol.)

Happy Birthday, Eli Wallach.

Wesley Snipes will appear on Larry King Live before going to jail.

Deer gets other deer caught in antlers, fights off coyotes.

Wife bites off husband's tongue during kiss.