Turns out we really are getting dumber! A new study conducted by three European scientists found that the average intelligence quotient of human beings in the Western World has dropped 14 points since the Victorian Era.
Mary J. Blige is best known for her soulful vocals and heart-wrenching lyrics, but lately it’s her financial woes that have put the Grammy award-winning singer in the spotlight.
DETROIT FREE PRESS — On the hunt for cheap booze — or worse — investigators fanned out around the state ordering drinks at restaurants and bars. And they found they didn’t always get what they asked for – and in one place, they got coloring and rubbing alcohol masquerading as scotch.
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NBC NEWS — Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
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No amount of seduction will convince this DJ to play your favorite song.
CNN — Charles Ramsey, who helped rescue the three Cleveland women held captive by Ariel Castro, will get free McDonald’s from his local fast food favorite for the next year, a McDonald’s spokeswoman said.
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POLITICO — If four federal agencies closed their doors, would anyone notice?
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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul delved into the world of classic children’s nursery rhymes Thursday as he sang a revamped version of “Old MacDonald” on Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night.
WRGZ — With all the corruption in Albany, one of your representatives is instead focusing efforts on something many of you like to do, bowl.
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THE HILL — The House on Thursday passed a Republican bill that would permanently peg federal student loan interest rates to government interest rates, defying a veto threat from President Obama.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES - GRAPEVINE, Tex. — The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities, a step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind.”
FOX NEWS - First she refused to testify. Now Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the tax agency scandal, is refusing to resign, according to a top Republican senator.
Millennials get their fair share of criticism from Gen-Xers and baby boomers – that they are rude, immature, not ready for jobs or the real world – yet they are actually better than their elders at things like saving money.
The magazine The New Yorker decided to have some fun at the president’s expense Wednesday, publishing a satirical article in which the president requests that everyone copy him on their email correspondences in the event another scandal breaks under his watch.
If you’re planning on attending a public university or community college in Oregon in the near future, be warned that you may be asked about your sexual orientation by the school.
WASHINGTON POST — Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) is set to resign from Congress in order to take a job at the University of Alabama system, three people with knowledge of his plans confirm.
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The wheels on the bus go round and round all throughout Los Angeles…passing out free condoms.
Americans are moving in droves from the Rust Belt to the Farm Belt, resulting in a major economic shift in the United States, according to researchers at the American Legislative Exchange Council.
‘Girls Gone Wild’ founder Joe Francis is sorry for calling the jurors who convicted him “mentally f-ing retarded” in a press interview — well, sort of.