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Bin Laden Paid Neighborhood Kids for Soccer Balls Lost Into His Compound [VIDEO]

As we try to unwrap the mystery of how the world's most wanted man was able to hide in an affluent Pakistani suburb - in a house located only 1,000 yards away from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point Military Academy, no less - the folks at NBC have offered up a bizarre detail of Osama bin Laden's domestic life.

Acording to reporter Tazeen Ahmed, when neighborhood kids would mistakenly kick soccer balls over the walls of bin Laden's compound, they would not be returned. Instead, someone would appear at the gate and offer the children money to buy a new soccer ball.

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Barack Obama Roasts Donald Trump at White House Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]

In the battle between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, it looks like our nation's President is having the last laugh.

Just days after he released his long form birth certificate to the public, Obama appeared at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, during which he saved time to pull a few jabs at the 'Celebrity Apprentice' host, who for weeks had demanded to see the certificate.

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‘Great Gatsby’ House Torn Down [VIDEO]

The home that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write eternal high school English class assignment 'The Great Gatsby' has been torn down, according to reports.

'Lands End' was a grand mansion on Long Island's North Shore, which was built by a newspaper publisher in 1902.

For a period of time during the '20s, Fitzgerald lived across the bay from Lands End, and would watch the lavish, celebrity-filled parties which took place within its confines. He later incorporated many of these observation into 'The Great Gatsby.'

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Four-Year-Old Jersey Boy Cries His Way Into Political Office [VIDEO]

Move over, Chris Christie: There's a new Governor in town -- and he's only 4 years old.

Yep, just a few days after a YouTube video went viral, in which little Jesse Koczon was filmed crying because he was "too small" to be Governor of New Jersey, Christie signed a proclamation yesterday declaring Koczon an honorary governor.

Even better: the Koczon family reportedly received a special tour of the governor's office.

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Police Pepper Spray Angry Second Grader [VIDEO]

Though most children can get a bit unruly, a second grade boy threw such a temper tantrum at school that police had to blast him not once -- but twice -- with pepper spray.

8-year-old Stevie Davis of Colorado caused trouble on the morning bus, but his anger escalated once he arrived at school when he threatened to kill his teacher and another staff member.

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Teacher Tapes Chatty Student’s Mouth Shut [VIDEO]

A local Florida teacher took discipline to a whole new (read: bizarre) level last week when she reportedly taped her chatty student's mouth shut with packing tape.

13-year-old seventh grader Jazlyn Freel claims the incident took place during a routine science class.

"She asked me to stop talking, and then a couple minutes went by, and I started to talk again, and she came to me and put it on my mouth," she said. "I had to cough, so I took the first piece off, so she went into her desk, and she took another piece out, and she put it on my mouth again."

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Mysterious Death of Knut the Polar Bear Revealed

Two weeks ago, the Berlin Zoo's most famous resident -- Knut, a 4-year-old polar bear -- was observed seizing up before collapsing into the water in front of a 600-person crowd. He died shortly after, much to the dismay of zookeepers and officials.

Since his March 19 passing, pathologists have studied Knut's body to determine the actual cause of death. They say he ultimately died from drowning, but that a serious underlying infection that caused his brain to swell was the true culprit.

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Jacob Tucker Wins NCAA Slam Dunk Tournament

Last month, a video of a Jacob Tucker pulling off a series of spectacular slam dunks became a viral hit. What made the video so striking is that Tucker, a guard for Division III school Illinois College, is white and under six-feet tall -- both traits that aren't typically associated with the dunk.

The purpose of the video was to convince the public to vote Turner into the NCAA's annual slam dunk contest. The public obliged, and on Thursday night, he justified their decision by winning it.

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Boat-Jumping Shark
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375-Pound Shark Jumps Into Fisherman’s Boat [VIDEO]

Some may say that Texas fisherman Jason Kresse caught a shark, but when the 375-lb. sea creature jumped into his boat early last Monday, it kind of caught him instead.

The 29-year-old Freeport resident was out fishing for a red snapper with two coworkers about 50 miles off the Gulf of Mexico coast when they felt something hit the side of the boat. A few seconds later, the mammoth Mako was thrashing around inside the boat, much to Kresse and his posse's surprise.

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Montana Rep. Alan Hale Defends Drunk Driving [VIDEO]

Montana Republican Congressman Alan Hale is apparently courting a new (and hopefully small) group of voters: drunk drivers.

Yep, this week, Hale actually argued against a new House Bill that according to the Missoulian would allow courts in Montana to "look back to impaired driving offenses up to 10 years old when someone is being punished for a drunk-driving charge, a change from the current five-year cutoff."

Hale's argument? DUI laws are "destroying a way of life that has been in Montana for years and years" and that they are not doing small businesses any good.

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