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Archaeologists Open Coffin Of Swedish King Murdered In 1160

UPPSALA, Sweden (UPI) — Archaeologists have pried open the coffin of a Swedish king, believed to have been murdered in 1160. Inside, they found the remains of King Erik IX alongside a gilded copper crown outfitted with semi-precious stones. Also recovered was a small bag containing the king’s collarbone, which appears to have suffered a […]

University Of South Florida Bans Graduates From Taking Selfies During Commencement

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — New graduates of the University of South Florida may have aspirations of becoming President or Vice President someday, but they probably shouldn’t follow in the footsteps of Barack Obama or Joe Biden — at least when it comes to selfies. USF’s Division of Student Affairs warned graduates that taking selfies onstage […]

Colorado 4th-Graders Busted Selling Marijuana From Grandparents’ Stash

GREELEY, Colo. (UPI) — Four Colorado fourth graders are facing discipline after they were caught with marijuana they had taken from their grandparents’ stashes. The two separate, but related, incidents happened earlier this week at Monfort Elementary School in Greeley and involved three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl. “Over the past two days, we […]

Survey: U.S. Centenarians Don’t Feel A Day Older Than 83

MINNETONKA, Minn. (UPI) — On average, U.S. centenarians say they feel age 83, none said they felt sad or burdened, 3 percent said they felt lonely, but most want to invite Barack Obama, Betty White or Hillary Clinton to a dinner party. A UnitedHealthcare telephone survey of 104 U.S. centenarians found 36 percent of the […]

3,000 Types Of Bacteria Found On U.S. $1 Bills

NEW YORK (UPI) — Researchers at the New York University’s Dirty Money Project analyzed DNA on $1 bills and found some 3,000 types of bacteria — many times more than studies using a microscope found. Jane Carlton, director of genome sequencing at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology told The Wall Street Journal: “It […]

Vermont First State To Pass GMO Labeling Bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (UPI) — Vermont will be the first State in the U.S. to require the labeling of genetically modified foods. “Every Vermonter has a right to know what is in their food,” said Shap Smith, speaker of the Vermont House. “Genetically engineered foods potentially pose risks to human health and the environment. I am […]

Michelle Obama Cancels Kansas Graduation Speech

WASHINGTON (UPI) — First lady Michelle Obama has canceled plans to speak at a high school graduation in Topeka, Kan., after students and parents complained security concerns would limit the seating for friends and family to attend the ceremony they said should focus on the students. Obama will instead speak at a “Senior Recognition Day” […]

National Rifle Association Annual Meeting Gets Underway After Year Of Political Victories

INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The National Rifle Association began its annual convention Thursday in Indianapolis after a year that saw many States relax gun laws. The organization claims 5 million members and says its strength comes from their enthusiasm. But the NRA also raises a lot of money and some events in Indianapolis are limited to […]

Presidential Hopefuls, For 2016 And Beyond, On Time’s ’100′

WASHINGTON (UPI) — TIME’s annual list of influential people is awash in Presidential ambition — past, present and future. Joining nine-time honoree President Barack Obama and eight-time honoree Hillary Clinton are several rising stars who may end up on Presidential ballots in the coming years. Senator Rand Paul and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, two Republicans […]

In Animals, Bigger Brain Means More Self-Control

BERKELEY, Calif. (UPI) — If brain size dictates self-control, what does that say about America, the second most obese nation in the world? Unfortunately, scientists didn’t broach that topic. But they did undertake a series of experiments that suggests if squirrels had easy access to Big Macs and extra-large fries, they’d probably be even fatter […]


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