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Why Was a Family Locked in a Restaurant Because of a Tip?

Here’s a cautionary tale for diners regarding autograts — aka “autogratuity.” A family from Houston, Texas claims it was locked inside a La Fisherman restaurant and threatened with police action when it refused to adhere to the restaurants policy of adding an automatic 17 percent tip to the bills for a party of five and beyond.

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Breastfeeding Mom Jamie Lynne Grumet Explains Controversial ‘Time’ Cover

Jamie Lynne Grumet, the 26-year-old mom who posed for the cover of Time magazine breastfeeding her three-year-old son for a story on attachment parenting, appeared on ‘Today’ and discussed the controversial image making waves on the Web.

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US Postal Service to Stop Shipping Electronics to Troops Overseas

In an announcement made earlier this month, the US Postal Service told customers that as of May 16, they will no longer ship electronics like iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other devices containing lithium batteries overseas.

This means that people who want to ship electronics to troops serving abroad will have to pay a premium to go through private shipping services.

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Family Removed from JetBlue Flight After Toddler’s Name Winds Up on No-Fly List [VIDEO]

It’s an innocent traveler’s worst nightmare: being yanked off a plane because your name has somehow wound up on a watch list through no fault of your own. But what if it was your toddler who was deemed a flight risk?

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Texas School Has Been Misspelling Its Own Name for Nearly Nine Years

An elementary school in Forth Worth, Texas, is finally correcting its name after having misspelled it for nearly nine years. Oops! That can’t bode well for literacy rates.

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Five Reasons States Would Be Crazy to Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales — And One Reason Why They Should

Connecticut lawmakers recently passed a law allowing customers to buy alcohol at stores on Sundays, making Indiana the only state in the union to ban Sunday alcohol sales.

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How Did a Con Man Fool 75 Children Into Thinking They Would Perform at the London Olympics?

A British con man duped 75 children, ranging in age from nine to 19, leading them to believe that they were going to be an official dance team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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Indiana Mom Stirs Up Big Trouble By Sending Gay Son to School with a Stun Gun to Confront Bullies

An Indiana mother is making headlines today because she sent her 17-year old gay son, Darnell Young, to school at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis one day last month armed with a stun gun to protect himself against bullies.

Now the teen is facing expulsion.

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How Much Will It Cost to Get Your Own Wikipedia Page?

Wikipedia may be the “free” online encyclopedia, but if you want your very own factual and well-written entry, it’s gonna cost you. Record producer Erez Safer and filmmaker Aaron Wertheimer have launched their own business which will write, research and post Wiki entries — at a cost.

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Woman Changes Her Name to 161 Words… to Support a Charity?

A woman from Hartlepool, England is finding that having a 161-word name can be awkward. But the 41-year-old has only her self to blame for any complications stemming from the monster 1,055 letter moniker.

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Spanish Man Takes Lightning Strike To Crotch

The National Weather Service estimates that every year, you have a 1/1,000,000th chance of being struck by a bolt of lightning. We’d like to know what the odds are of being hit by a bolt of lightning in the crotch.

Normally, we don’t sit around all day thinking about the numeric proba

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Levi Johnston To Name His Daughter After A Gun

When it comes to baby names, Alaskans are like celebrities in that they tend to go the offbeat route.
And by Alaskans we mean members of Sarah Palin’s extended clan, which are the only Alaskans we know. (So sorry, re

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