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mane in uniform: bronies in the military

Controversy is raging over whether there is room in the military for adult male fans of the kiddie cartoon show “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” after photos emerged on the Internet of service members wearing pony-themed rainbow patches on their uniforms. While members of all military branches participate in the kooky pop culture phenomenon, […] Read more…

abandoned and alone: mom leaves disabled teen at bar

Authorities say they are powerless to take action against an Illinois woman who drove her 19-year-old developmentally disabled daughter to Tennessee and abandoned her in a bar. The teen, Lynn Cameron, suffers from cerebral palsy and has the mental capacity of a 2- or a 3-year-old. But because she is legally an adult, police in […] Read more…

great scots! ‘brave’ review

Even if “brave” doesn’t necessarily describe any of the characters in Pixar’s most recent offering, the film’s existence itself is courageous. Imagine this: a story about a princess, with no princes and no pink, nary a ballgown to be found! Such is the case with “Brave,” directed first by Brenda Chapman, then by Mark Andrews […] Read more…

the route of the problem: nebraska and the keystone xl pipeline

In the long-stretching debate over the Keystone XL Pipeline project, Nebraska lies at the heart. Pipeline developer TransCanada has proposed a new route to alleviate environmental concerns in the state — a path environmentalists say is just as destructive as the original plan. Read more behind the cut, or at The Daily, where this article […] Read more…

no trouble brewing: katie carguilo and the battle of the baristas

Katie Carguilo aims to please. “My favorite drink to make is whatever is going to make the person who’s going to drink it the happiest,” she told The Daily. “If somebody really likes strong coffee, I’ll make them a French press. I’m in the business of making people happy. I’m not trying to force what […] Read more…

video game killer: gamers call norway killer’s bluff

For years, people have been trying to link video games and violence. Yesterday, Norway’s Muslim-hating mass murderer made the connection. Anders Behring Breivik, on trial for last summer’s bombings in Oslo and shooting massacre on an island summer camp that killed 77 people, testified that he used an edition of the first-person shooting game Call […] Read more…

ganja granny: 73-year-old grandmother busted for multi-state pot ring

A 73-year-old Oklahoma grandmother has been busted on charges that she ran a lucrative drug operation that supplied marijuana to drug dealers in four states. Police said they found about 4 pounds of pot, a semiautomatic pistol and a revolver, and more than $276,000 in cash when they raided Darlene Mayes’ home in rural Craig […] Read more…

fans get the ‘hunger’: first installment of trilogy rakes in ticket sales

NEW YORK — “The Hunger Games” depicts a dismal vision of the future, but the present is looking mighty rosy for the movie itself. The movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ immensely popular young adult novel blazed into theaters at midnight yesterday, netting $19.7 million in ticket sales on 2,565 screens nationwide. It was the seventh-highest […] Read more…

iwait, then ibuy: fans flock to apple stores for new ipad

NEW YORK — A circus atmosphere of enthusiasts and opportunists prevailed at Apple stores nationwide early yesterday morning as the electronics giant launched the latest iteration of the iPad. Some were in line simply for the joy of being one of the first to own the new device, like Christopher DiBella, ninth in line at […] Read more…

the love proctor: ca student shacks up with teacher

High school sweethearts aren’t usually at the center of a scandal, but when the couple in question is an 18-year-old senior and her 41-year-old computer business teacher, things get very complicated. Jordan Powers, who turned 18 last September, moved out of her mother’s house in Modesto, Calif., last week and into an apartment with James […] Read more…

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