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Lady Hockey Players Get Into Decidedly Unladylike Hockey Brawl

An apparently notable thing happened on Monday night, during an exhibition hockey game between the United States and Canada. The two teams got into a brawl and four of the women involved were given penalties for roughing, defined by the NHL as "a punching motion with the hand or fist, with or without the glove on the… » 10/16/13 11:40am 10/16/13 11:40am

Mexican Parents Denied Entry to the U.S. to Say Goodbye to Their Dying…

Well, here's a double whammy of saddening and maddening. This past Sunday, Maria Sanchez, 26, died in her Houston home from the effects of an inoperable spinal tumor. Just four days earlier U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a humanitarian parole to her parents, so they were unable to see their daughter on her… » 1/09/13 10:25am 1/09/13 10:25am

Sweet Maple Leaf! There's a U.S.-Canadian Border War Raging Over Costco

We have got to do something about the Canadian border, y'all. I dunno what — build a wall? Form violent gangs to scare visiting Canadians back into the True North? Place signs in the windows of businesses proclaiming "We Don't Serve Poutine?" Whatever We The People decide, we better act fast because the Canadians are… » 8/14/12 12:40pm 8/14/12 12:40pm

Chagas: The Scary Disease Some Are Calling the New AIDS

Just when it seemed like all the super scary diseases had been discovered—flesh-eating bacteria, brain tapeworms, and, of course, HIV/AIDS, among many others—a new one comes along to bring fresh terror into our hearts. Introducing Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites that get into our bodies by way of… » 5/29/12 10:00pm 5/29/12 10:00pm

As You Inch Towards Death, You're More Likely to Start Believing in God

Depending on where you are in the world, you may believe in one kind of God or another, or you may not believe in anything. But one thing is for sure, according to a new report, as you get older you're far more likely to veer into God-fearing territory. Why? Because you start to realize that, in fact, you will die… » 4/30/12 11:00am 4/30/12 11:00am

Prospect of Boring Paperwork Keeps Chicago Mother from Obtaining U.S.…

Chicago native Ellie Lavi's attempts to obtain citizenship for her twin daughters has gotten caught on the snaggle-tooth of America's bureaucracy, with the U.S. State Department refusing to grant the children citizenship because Lavi, who used donor sperm and egg from an Israeli clinic, can't prove that either of the… » 4/17/12 9:35pm 4/17/12 9:35pm

Many Egyptian Men Think Women Deserve To Be Harassed

In a recent survey that could hurt Egypt's tourism industry, two-thirds of Egyptian men admit to harassing women and most of them blame women for wearing tight clothes and not being home by 8 pm. Of course, harassment is defined as everything from hollering at and ogling women to whipping it out and groping (more… » 7/18/08 6:00pm 7/18/08 6:00pm