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School Officials Toss Students’ Lunches in Trash Over Parents’ Unpaid Debts

Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, had their lunches taken away from them and thrown into the trash on Tuesday because they—or, rather, their parents—had outstanding balances on their account.

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President Obama Declares 2014 a ‘Year of Action’ in State of the Union Address

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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Sad Survey Reveals Americans Who Read Books Are a Dying Breed [POLL]

Here’s something worth reading.

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What State Has the Most Attractive License Plate?

Beauty is in the eye of the license plate holder.

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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A ‘Polar Vortex’ Is Freezing Over Much of America

If you live in the Midwest, you already know this: it's very, very, extremely, downright absurdly cold out there. And things are only going to get worse as what weather experts call a "polar vortex" begins covering more and more of the country.

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Incandescent Bulbs Now Banned – Wallets and Earth Rejoice

It seems silly that a law signed by George W. Bush in 2007 is now finally being put into effect. As of the first of the year, all incandescent bulbs are now banned which should finally pave the way for better prices on the more efficient alternatives. 

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Man’s Sky-High $55,000 Appendectomy Bill Sparks Outrage About Medical Costs [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Is the healthcare system broken in America?

This bill wound indicate it just might be.

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Brave Girl Facing Brain Surgery Collects 4,000 Toys for Fellow Patients

You don't get much higher up on Santa's nice list than this girl.

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Shooting at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School — Suspected Shooter Reportedly Dead, One Victim in Critical Condition

UPDATED 10:00 p.m. ET: Authorities have identified the shooter as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson.

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Probation Given to Teen Who Killed 4 in Drunk Driving Crash

16-year-old Ethan Couch caused a crash which took the lives of four people. At the time of the crash, Couch was 3 times over the legal blood alcohol limit for an adult at .24. His sentence - 10 years probation without a single day in jail. My thoughts at the bottom of the post.

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Bargain-Hunting Man Banned for Life From Walmart for Price-Matching [VIDEO]

Matching lower prices sounds like a great way for a store to win over customers, but it actually may be a way to get booted from the store

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Do You Like the Quilted 2014 Sochi Olympic US Snowboarder Uniforms?

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are only a couple weeks away. This year, the best snowboarders from around the world will compete in slopestyle, half-pipe, snowboard cross, and parallel giant slalom. Check out what the Americans will be wearing as they compete for the gold and let us know what you think.

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