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Homicide Drops From List of Top 15 Leading Causes of Death

Murder has dropped off the list of top 15 causes of death in the United States, for the first time in almost 50 years.

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Size Matters — Finding the Right Condom Size for You

When you go shoe shopping you wouldn’t pick up a size 13 shoe when you wear size 8. So why do so many men buy condoms that don’t fit?

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Can Your Name Ruin Your Life?

Celebrities are known for naming their kids some wacky things — but you may want to think twice before giving your own child such an unusual moniker.

A new study says a bad first name can make children lonelier, lower their self-esteem and even make them less intelligent.

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Have You Ever Been Caught Returning a Gift? — Survey of the Day

It’s always a dilemma whether you should try to return an unwanted gift to the store, because next Thanksgiving when your cousin visits he’s going to want to see that singing fish he thought you would like so much hanging up somewhere in your house.

Nevertheless, according to a survey by CouponCabin.com of 2,646 adults, 53 percent said it was either very likely or somewhat likely that they will return a holiday gift that they received this year.

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‘Baby Bump,’ ‘Occupy’ Among 2012 List of ‘Banished’ Words

Every year, Michigan’s Lake Superior State University asks people which words and phrases have been so overused that they should be essentially banished from the English language. The school just released their list for 2012, and it’s certainly stirring up debate.

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Twin New Year’s Babies Actually Have Different Birth Years — Wait, What?

Sometimes twin babies born hours apart can end up having different birthdays, but one set in Minneapolis actually have different birth years.

While Beckett Humenny was born at 6:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, it seems his sister Freya wasn’t quite ready to leave the comforts of the womb until nearly six hours later. She was born at 12:26 a.m. on January 1st.

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Iowa Lottery Winner Finally Materializes to Claim $16.5 Million After Year-Long Delay

On Monday, the deadline passed for an unknown $77 million lottery winner in Georgia to claim the prize. Unbelievable as that may have been, officials in Iowa had a similar situation — days before the deadline, a Hot Lotto ticket worth $16.5 million was still unaccounted for.

But no more. In a squeaker of epic proportions, an attorney for the unnamed winner stepped forward with the valuable little slip of paper on Thursday, just two hours before it would’ve been worthless.

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Paleontologist Who Worked on ‘Jurassic Park’ Wants to Hatch a Real Dinosaur

Extracting DNA from fossilized amber to create a living breathing dinosaur might sound like the work of science fiction, but one paleontologist wants to do it.

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Los Angeles to Vote on Mandatory Condoms in Porn Films

A California-based AIDS organization is one step closer to getting a measure on the June election ballot that would require porn actors to wear condoms while filming in Los Angeles.

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Man Orders Beer at Bar, Leaves to Rob Bank, Comes Back for Beer

Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man ordered a beer at a bar, left to rob a nearby bank then came back to finish his beer according to Yahoo.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old John Rob

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