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Phony Doctor Injected Cement Mixture Into Plastic Surgery Patients [PICTURES]

A transgender woman was arrested in Miami for performing medical procedures without a license. She’s also charged with causing great bodily harm cause by her phony enhancement procedures, where she injected a mixture containing Fix-A-Flat, a tire inflator and sealant, into her patients.

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Frighteningly Heavy Rains Cause California Road to Slide Into Ocean [VIDEO]

It looks like the predictions we often about hear about California breaking off into the ocean someday may not be far off. On Sunday, a stretch of road in the Los Angeles area slid into the ocean after heavy rains.

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PETA Targets City of Turkey for a Vegan-Friendly Name Change [VIDEO]

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, does some good work, but it’s the organization’s more absurd stunts that often make headlines — and this one is a prime example.

Citing the suffering of turkeys during the Thanksgiving season, PETA sent a letter to the mayor of Turkey, Texas and asked him to change the town’s name to the tofu-based meat alternative “Tofurky” instead.

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Ousting Occupy Wall Street Protesters From Zuccotti Park Was a Good Thing — Survey of the Day

New York police removed Occupy Wall Street protesters from their Zucotti Park in an early morning raid this week, and it seems the majority of everybody else couldn’t be happier. According to a telephone survey of 1,170 Americans from Poll Position, 54 percent of Americans agreed with New York’s decision to oust the protesters, who’ve been based in the park for the last two months.

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New York Is the City Where Americans Would Most and Least Like To Live — Survey of the Day

A new survey has found that New York is the city Americans where they would most and least like to live.

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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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Why 11/11/11 Holds Special Significance — or Doesn’t

As you’re almost surely aware, Friday’s date is November 11, 2011 — or, more commonly put, 11/11/11. And people are observing the once-in-a-century occurrence in a variety of ways.

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61 Percent of People Agree with Decision to Fire Joe Paterno — Survey of the Day

When Penn State fired legendary head football coach Joe Paterno for not being more proactive after learning his long-time assistant Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy, students rioted in protest.

According to a survey of 1,386 adults from Poll Position, Penn State’s board of directors decision to dump Paterno immediately isn’t as controversial with the general public.

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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76 Percent of Americans Don’t Miss The NBA — Survey of the Day

At least one month of the NBA season has been canceled, while the players and owners remain deadlocked in their labor negotiations.

Unfortunately for both sides, no one seems to care that the NBA season hasn’t gotten underway.

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