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The World’s Largest Price Fixing Scandal Ever

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Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when


Web History Used to Convict Parent of Manslaughter

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A ruling handed down by New Hampshire’s highest court is the latest illustration of how a defendant’s web-browsing history can be turned into criminal evidence.

Melissa Gutierrez

The case is a disturbing one: A young mother was convicted of manslaughter in the 2010 death of her 1-year-old son who drowned after


N.Y. Tycoon Gives Away Fortune Then Proceeds to Commit Suicide

A renowned Wall Street tycoon gave away his entire $800 million fortune before jumping to his death in a suicide this week.

Hedge fund multi-millionaire Robert W. Wilson, 87, jumped from the 16th floor of his luxury San Remo apartment building: a prestigious address in New York’s Upper East Side

Hedge fund multi-millionaire Robert


Female Marines Will Now Have to Perform Pull-ups, 55% Cant

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Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a new physical standard by performing three pull-ups. But that has been put off.

Female Marine recruits train on the rifle range during boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Feb. 25. The Marine Corps said it has postponed new physical


First Bionic, Brain Controlled Leg (Video)

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Researchers have come up with a new artificial leg that reads brain signals. The technology, which has been hailed as a groundbreaking medical advance, is currently in the testing phase.



Science is Finally Acknowledging Second Secret DNA Code

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Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, researchers have assumed that it was used exclusively to write information about proteins.

But biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The


Christmas Day: 37 Christians Killed in Baghdad


Banned in 160 Nations, Legal in U.S. Meat Supply

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Meat—and beef in particular—is a mainstay of the traditional American dinner. Unfortunately, the vast majority of it is filled with harmful additives of one form or another, and is raised in such a way that it contributes to the degeneration of health…

This is no minor concern, as most of the animals are also


The Proof is Coming, The Fed Has Done Zero for Main St.

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On Dec. 18, the Fed announced that in January it would start tapering its purchases of treasury bonds and mortgage-related securities by $10 billion a month, down from $85 to $75 billion per month. It also hinted that it would keep on tapering, possibly at a rate of $10 billion per meeting


Top Heists of 2013

On Christmas Eve, Americans remember the Grinch, who stole all the Christmas gifts from the Whos of Whoville. Thus, Quartz now takes a moment to remember the people in 2013 whose attempts to liberate others’ property for their own purposes merit comparison with the Grinch. (Note: Unlike the Dr Seuss


Train Doesn’t Need to Stop, Even to Pick up Passengers

A train in motion is a train carrying out its purpose. So why bother stopping at stations?!That’s the idea behind this concept train from China.

Check out the video below which demonstrates how it works: Passengers step onto a compartment platform above an incoming train, which is then snagged by the train as it moves


The Mysterious Bitcoin Donators

You can think of them as the Bitcoin Santas. Every so often, they appear out of nowhere and bestow gifts on people across the globe, a bit like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The difference is that they always give bitcoins, the world’s most popular digital currency.

Late last year, they came to Yifu


Executed with Anti-Aircraft Weapons

Shocking new details have been revealed about the execution of Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong Un’s uncle.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of the parade, Saturday, July 27, 2013 during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong


Vaccine Kills 8 Children


Health authorities in China are investigating one of the nation’s biggest vaccine makers after eight infants died in the past two months following injections that were meant to immunise them against hepatitis B.

The government said this week that it had suspended the use of millions of doses of a hepatitis B vaccine produced


Target Store Hackers Also Stole PIN Numbers Contrary to Official Statement

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The hackers who attacked Target Corp and compromised up to 40 million credit cards and debit cards also managed to steal encrypted personal identification numbers (PINs), according to a senior payments executive familiar with the situation.

One major U.S. bank fears that the thieves would be able to crack the encryption code and make


Bullet Deflected by Sleeping Girl’s Glasses

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A teenage girl avoided serious injury when her glasses deflected a bullet fired during a drive-by shooting at her Seattle home, police said on Sunday.

The Bridge of Alonza Bryant’s glasses deflected a bullet

The 16-year-old girl was asleep on her living room couch at about 9.40 pm on Saturday (0540 GMT on Sunday)


China Rejects Huge U.S. GMO Corn Shipment

China said the country isn’t ready to import a variety of corn genetically modified for insect resistance, after 12 batches containing the so-called MIR 162 grain from the U.S. were rejected.

The MIR 162 corn “hasn’t received safety certification, so it cannot be imported,” Vice Minister Niu Dun said at a press conference in


6 Months in Jail for 911 Abuse

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Linette Young was convicted on 12 counts of annoying 911 calls and 13 counts of making a false emergency report.

Linette Young was convicted on 12 counts of annoying 911 calls and 13 counts of making a false emergency report.

A Los Angeles woman has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and mandatory


NYC: Father Throws Toddler off Highrise, then Himself

A father and his 3-year-old son plunged from the roof of a 52-story Manhattan building on Sunday, according to the New York Police Department.

The case is still under investigation, but Sgt. Lee Jones told CNN it appears that Dimitriy Kanarikov dropped the toddler off the roof before leaping to his own death.

Following several


McDonald’s: More “Sound” Advice From Fast Junk Giant


A McDonalds website providing resources to its employees advises against eating hamburgers, fries and sodas. CNBC first noticed the latest in a series of strange pieces of advice provided by the fast food company to its employees. “While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle,” McDonalds says of its


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