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Michigan Mayor Rejects Atheist’s Request To Place ‘Reason Station’ Inside City Hall

WARREN, Mich. (UPI) — A Michigan mayor has turned down an atheist’s request to place a “reason station” inside the atrium of city hall which would “promote free thought” and the “use of reason” because he claims it would disrupt an existing prayer station. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts denied Freedom From Religion member Douglas Marshall’s […]

S.C. Man Gets Federal ‘Theft Of Government Property’ Charge After Not Paying Soda Refill

CHARLESTON, S.C. (UPI) — A South Carolina construction worker who didn’t pay 89 cents to refill his soda is now out $525 and a job. After Christopher Lewis refilled his soda at the VA Medical Center in Charleston without paying, he was hit with Federal theft charges. “As I was filling my cup up, I […]

38 Million Gallons To Be Flushed From Mt. Tabor Reservoir After Man Urinated In It

PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — In order to clean out the city’s drinking supply, Portland officials will flush 38 million gallons of water from the Mt. Tabor Reservoir after a man was seen urinating in it. Portland administrators became aware of the health risk after a security officer who monitors video cameras at the reservoir complex […]

Florida Judge Is Surprised At Defendant Edward Cocaine Appearing In Court On Drug Charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida judge was a little surprised when a bailiff announced the name of a man who was appearing in his courtroom on drug possession charges. Edward Cocaine. “What?” Judge John “Jay” Hurley responded. “You know, I’d thought I’d seen it all.” Cocaine explained. “My last name is Cocaine,” he […]

Casual Marijuana Use May Alter Brain Shape And Function In Young Adults

BOSTON (UPI) — A new study on the effects of marijuana smoking on the brains of young people raises new questions about risks of casual drug use. MRI images showed pot smoking affected the size and shape of areas of the brain that are known to play an important role in emotion, motivation and decision […]

Evolution Explains Facial Hair Trends

KENSINGTON, Australia (UPI) — Beards may have once served an evolutionary purpose, providing men warmth and protection against the elements, but today they’re mostly a fashion choice. Right now, they’re a pretty popular fashion choice. And evolutionary biologists at the University of New South Wales think they know why. Beard trends follow an evolutionary principle […]

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally; Near Lowest Level Since 2007

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits is sticking close its seven-year low, signaling that employers aren’t laying off as many employees. Initial claims for unemployment benefits for the week ending April 12 was 304,000, rising 2,000 from the previous week’s number, according to data released by the Labor Department. The […]

Iranian Woman Stops The Execution Of Son’s Killer

TEHRAN (UPI) — An Iranian woman surprised crowds when she halted the public execution of her son’s killer. A 24-year-old man named Balal felt the noose around his neck Tuesday when the mother of the 18-year-old boy he killed seven years prior, Samereh Alinejad, came up to the gallows and instead of kicking the chair, […]

Putin: Alaska Is Too Cold To Annex

MOSCOW (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin jokingly said during a Q&A on RT that Russia would not annex the U.S. state of Alaska because it’s too cold. “We are a northern country. Seventy percent of our territory is in the north and high north. Alaska — is it in the south? It’s quite cold […]

Beau Biden Plans To Run For Governor Of Delaware In 2016

DOVER, Del. (UPI) — Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, announced Thursday he plans to run for Governor in 2016. Biden said on his campaign website that he has dropped plans to run for a third term as attorney general this year. “Over the past few months, as I’ve been […]

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