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Sports
6:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

Hi, Mom! EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, recently installed a massive video display. This artist's rendering previews the giant screen, which will be unveiled on Saturday.
Courtesy of the Jacksonville Jaguars

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 10:22 am

In Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, the Jaguars football team will unveil what it's calling the world's largest video display at a stadium. The team also has added luxury cabanas, where fans can watch the game poolside — improvements that are designed to get the beleaguered team's fans off their couches and into the stadium.

When team officials announced they were adding swimming pools to the stadium, some dismissed it as a gimmick. The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't been to the playoffs since 2007, and the team has been the butt of many a football joke.

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Strange News
5:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Giant Toad Resembling Former President Attracts China's Censors

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

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5:42 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Death Penalty Expert On Why Lethal Injection Is So Problematic

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

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U.S.
5:40 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Oregon Proposes Ban On Smoking Along Its Coastline

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

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4:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

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4:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

It's Time For Comic-Con!

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

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4:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

What's The Outlook For Nigerian Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram?

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

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Strange News
5:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up'

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:39 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a story of the man sentenced to prison by the way of a poem.

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Strange News
5:50 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55'

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:39 am

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Politics
5:13 am
Thu July 24, 2014

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

Paul Davis, third from left, the presumed Democratic nominee for Kansas governor, receives the endorsements of more than 100 current and former Republican politicians on July 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 10:40 am

Kansas's Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle for doing exactly what he said he would do — cut taxes.

Citing mounting evidence that those tax cuts are creating a budget crisis – not stimulating the Kansas economy as promised — some in the state's moderate Republican establishment recently did the unthinkable: endorse a Democrat for governor.

That's not only endangering Brownback's re-election hopes, it's also tarnishing his plans to turn one of the reddest of red states into a national model.

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5:13 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:39 am

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5:13 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Russia Will Move Clocks To Make Winter Mornings Brighter

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 6:39 am

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Middle East
4:30 am
Wed July 23, 2014

As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch

Palestinian Imad Abudayyah and his son, Ghassan, speak to relatives in the Gaza Strip via Skype from Ramallah in the West Bank. Israeli restrictions make it extremely difficult to travel between the two territories. West Bank Palestinians have largely been bystanders in the current round of fighting.
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson NPR

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 1:31 pm

At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to relatives in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way they can see the family members they have left behind.

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Business
4:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 6:51 am

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Strange News
4:19 am
Wed July 23, 2014

$500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 6:51 am

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