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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral
The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again.
The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made her…
America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket
Americans keep getting fatter and fatter.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual state-by-state report on the obesity epidemic has revealed that between 2008 and 2010, 16 states had what was described as a steep increases in their adult obesity rate.
New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do
Who says men don't like to cuddle? Not the Kinsey Institute.
The group that studies human sexuality recently asked 1,009 heterosexual middle-aged and older couples in long-term relationships about how satisfied they are with their relationships and sex lives. The results may surprise you.
Warren Buffet Donates $1.5 Billion to the Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just got a $1.5 billion infusion.
Warren Buffet, the third-richest person in the world, gave 19.34 million shares of his insurance and investment company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., to the charitable organization, which was created by Microsoft co-founder Bil…
Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents
A new study suggests that women are more likely than men to cause traffic accidents.
Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed at 6.5 million car crashes. They also calculated, based on the number of miles men and women drive, that if all things were equal, male-to-male crashes would acco…
Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty
The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.
An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of…
Casey Anthony to be Released From Jail July 13
Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail Thursday for lying to investigators in charge of the search for her daughter, Caylee. However, Anthony will be set free on July 13 since she's served almost three years in jail while awaiting trial with a record of good behavior.
Apocalypse Preacher Harold Camping Recovering from Stroke
Harold Camping, the preacher who famously predicted the apocalypse would happen in May, has been moved to a nursing home to regain his strength after suffering a stroke on June 9.
Camping, 89, has twice predicted the rapture -- first in 1994 and again this past May 21. To get the word out, he and his…

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