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Will a Biological Blight Bottom Out the Banana Bunch?

I like to eat bananas occasionally and I like them well enough, but I wouldn't say that I'm a banana lover.  If you are a banana lover, this news may greatly disturb you.  (It certainly is bad enough to make the monkeys go ape!)  There is currently a blight on bananas in Asia that has now been found in Mozambique (Africa) and Jordan (Middle East), and the concern is that it may reach Latin America.  If that happens, the Cavendish banana that we all can find in our local supermarkets may disappear.

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Hackers Steal Credit Card Info From 40 Million Target Customers

Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts used by Target customers may have been impacted by a major data breach, the retailer said Thursday. Customer names along with credit and debit card numbers may have been accessed, as well as the expiration date and three-digit security code on the back of each card, the store said.

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Amazing Group of Intimidating Bikers Helps Abused Kids by Making Them Feel Safe

Over 6 million reports of child abuse are reported each year in the United States - 6 million kids are being sexually, mentally or physically abused. Can you imagine being seven-years-old and having to testify in court about what happened to you - in the presence of your abuser? That would be hard enough for an adult, let alone a child, especially if their support system is the one abusing them

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Rush Limbaugh Fondly Remembers Nelson Mandela

Radio show host Rush Limbaugh praised Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died this week, as a man who suffered the horrors of apartheid and prison without letting it turn him "bitter and angry."

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Texas Woman Waits 68 Years to Discover Unbelievable Fate of Husband [VIDEO]

Peggy Harris of Vernon, Texas couldn’t get a straight answer as to what happened to her husband in WWII, until she finally got the unbelievable answer decades later.

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Listen to Live Radio Coverage of the Kennedy Assassination from WBAP in Dallas from November 11, 1963

You've likely seen the famous CBS News broadcast with Walter Cronkite delivering the news of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. Perhaps you've never heard the  coverage as the events in Dallas unfolded. This is audio from WBAP in Fort Worth as it reported the shooting on November 22, 1963.

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Facebook Not Working While Site Deals With Technical Issues

No official word has come from Facebook, but technical consultants are saying that they believe the social networking giant is performing unannounced site maintenance today.

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The Term ‘Redskins’ Now Referred To As ‘The R-Word’ By Oneida Indian Nation

The term "redskins" is so offensive to members of the Oneida Indian Nation that it's now omitting the word from official communications.

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Indiana Billboard Depicts President Obama as Adolf Hitler

A video marquee outside an Indiana shopping center is raising some eyebrows because it features the shocking image of President Barack Obama sporting a mustache made popular by none other than Adolf Hitler.

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Share Your Thoughts on the Government Shutdown – Find Contact Information for Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois Representatives Here

Whether you lean right and support Congress' decision to shutdown the federal government in an effort to stop the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "Obamacare"), or you lean left and feel our representatives are wrong in their decision, or you don't lean either way and you just want them all to stop acting like children and get back to work, your opinion is all for naught if you don't let those responsible for the situation know how you feel.

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