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American Tax Dollars Wasted: 10 Worst Examples in 2012

Exotic dancers, robotic squirrels, and a reality TV show in India—your tax dollars supported all of these this year. Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012: A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in [...]

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12-year-old boy arrested in Minn. School lockdown

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota school district locked down several buildings Wednesday after a 911 call that authorities later said was a prank, and a 12-year-old boy suspected of making the call was arrested. The 8 a.m. emergency call prompted a lockdown at the middle school, high school and Central Education Campus buildings [...]

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Florida college student plotted an attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A University of Central Florida student who pulled a dorm fire alarm in the middle of the night had a more sinister plan than sending students scurrying out into the night, authorities said. Campus police said Monday that 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran — who shot himself in the head as officers [...]

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Bill O’Reilly Divorce ‘Ugly’

Bill O’Reilly’s divorce is no longer a secret, but some salacious details are  coming out in the gossip blogosphere that paint the Fox News host as less than  kind to the mother of his children. The Bill O’Reilly divorce story has always been covered closely by Gawker,  and the site has some very unpleasant allegations about  the Factor [...]

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Pentagon Paid $998,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers

A small South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over six years from the Pentagon for fraudulent shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to an Army base in Texas, U.S. officials said. The company also billed and was paid $455,009 to ship three machine screws costing $1.31 each to Marines in [...]

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