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Gibson's Bakery sues Oberlin College over racism protests

A bakery is suing Oberlin College, claiming the school was responsible for spreading slanderous claims.  (iStock) A family-owned bakery in Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College for slandering the shop as a racist establishment. According to the Boston Herald, the dispute began in November 2016 when three underage black students were arrested for punching and kicking the white shopkeeper, Allyn Gibson. The students ...

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Canola oil could cause weight gain and memory loss

Canola oil may progress Alzheimer’s disease.  (iStock) According to a recent study conducted on mice, just two tablespoons of canola oil per day can cause weight gain and severe progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The new results are calling into question previous recommendations of canola oil as a healthful alternative to saturated fats. “Canola oil is appealing because it is less expensive than other vegetable ...

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Woman charged with battery after McDonald's bacon argument turns physical

Widna St. Jean was arrested and charged after allegedly escalating an argument over the freshness of bacon.  (Collier County Sheriff’s Office) A woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery following an altercation at a Florida McDonald’s. Widna St. Jean was at a Golden Gate, FL, McDonald’s around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when a woman from the drive-thru came into the ...

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Half Christmas trees spark mixed reviews

“Half a tree might sound a bit off, but bear with us, there’s method in our madness,” one retailer quips of the unusual fir.  (iStock) British stores are now selling artificial Christmas half-trees and some of them will set you back more than $130. The bizarre Christmas tree craze is designed for people who don’t have much space, and we ...

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Trip Advisor's top-rated restaurant in London doesn't actually exist

London’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor in November turned out to be a hoax  (Reuters) A British journalist has turned an imaginary restaurant in his backyard into London’s most sought-after dining experience by writing fake reviews on TripAdvisor. Oobah Butler, who specializes in deceiving his way into situations and then writing about it, wanted to expose the epidemic of fakery on the ...

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Tractor-trailer carrying vodka overturned near Philadelphia

The exit ramp was shut down all morning while workers helped to move the vodka boxes.  (FOX 29) A tractor-trailer carrying vodka overturned early Thursday morning, spilling its cargo across an I-95 exit ramp on the border of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. TACO BELL DRIVE-THRU EMPLOYEE RAISES MONEY FOR CRITICALLY INJURED LOCAL COP The crash happened around 4:45 ...

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Teenage 'Corpse Bride' admits to faking Instagram photos all along

An Iranian teenager allegedly underwent 50 surgeries to look more like Angelina Jolie.  (Sahar Tabar) An Iranian teenager who claimed to have underwent 50 different surgical procedures to look like her muse, Angelina Jolie, was apparently faking the whole thing. Sahar Tabar from Tehran, Iran, had originally claimed she transformed herself to look more like — in her eyes — the Oscar-award ...

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Dole offers to bake Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake

Only one day after news broke of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s possible desire for a banana-flavored wedding cake at their 2018 nuptials, given the prince’s rumored penchant for the fruit, the opportunistic banana-peddlers at Dole have already offered to bake it. “In response to reports Monday that the banana-loving couple is eschewing a traditional British wedding fruitcake for a ...

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