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This Day in History for October 26 — Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1825: The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River (more info)

1881: Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday are involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

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Finnish Couple Takes North American Wife Carrying Championship

Wife carrying has a long way to go before it's part of the Olympics. However the odd competition certainly has an international flavor.

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This Day in History for October 2 – ‘Peanuts’ First Published and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed (More info)

1950 – Charles M. Schulz's iconic comic strip, 'Peanuts,' is first published (More info)

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Kids Cost How Much?

They’re out with those numbers again, about how much it costs to raise a child from age 0 to 17.

Parents will swallow hard. The US Dept. of Agriculture says it takes $234,900 to raise a kid, including food, shelter, and necessities. Depending upon your definition and your child’s definition of necessities, it could be $2 million, right? A kid has to have his Wii.

Texas is actually one of the cheapest places in the US to raise a child.

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Outrage After Male Vice Principal Spanks Female High School Student

Springtown (Texas) High School sophomore Taylor Santos had a difficult decision to make after her teacher determined that she allowed a classmate to copy her work: she could either serve two days of in-school suspension, or get paddled.

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Where Were You, What Were You Doing 11 Years Ago Today?

The images, the sounds, the feelings that I had 11 years ago on that fateful September 11th are still vibrant in my mind.

I still find it hard to watch videos of the towers falling to the earth, but, at the same time, I know I must never forget those visions. 

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13-Year-Old Steals Brother’s Car, Drives 800 Miles To Meet Internet Boyfriend

Elizabeth Annette Robinson seems like a nice girl. She's thirteen, and we all remember what it's like to be in middle school. So when she met somebody over Xbox Live, it was love at first game.

Then Elizabeth decided to play Grant Theft Auto for real, stealing her brother's car to meet her boyfriend.

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Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car

The General Lee – Bo and Luke Duke’s vehicle of choice from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘ – is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it’s about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car.

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Ellen Trout Zoo Names Baby Tiger

The new lion cub at the Ellen Trout Zoo has a name! It’s been a summer of births at the zoo, with several intriguing new babies born. The lion cub has been named Sango.

The city says the name has meaning – Sango is the Yoruba god of lightning and thunder.

We’ve got a chance to catch a sneak peak at the little lion cub this weekend, but we’ll have to be on our toes.

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Nuke Your B.O. With This Armpit Microwaver

Let’s face it bros, we stink. Like bad. We work, we play, and we sweat; it’s just life, ya know? But what if you could eliminate your sweatiness and body odor for a whole year? Would you do it? Well, now you can.

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It’s National Skinny Dipping Day – How Danny Merrell Accidentally Celebrated [POLL]

I'm not sure of the origin, but today is National Skinny Dipping Day.

So, the question that usually comes up is 'Have you ever been skinny dipping?'  My answer is 'yes...but not on purpose'. 

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You Are a Teacher… What Do You Make? (Video)

It's almost time to head back to school.  As the son of teachers and the husband of a teacher, the obvious disparity between a teacher's value and compensation has come up many times.

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