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Feds spend over $400,000 on underwear that senses cigarette smoke

http://www.examiner.com

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has granted more than $400,000 to a research project that involves something unconventional. The University of Alabama has received two grants from NIH that total $402,721 to create a monitoring system involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes. So far, the project has produced a “very early prototype” of the monitoring system. The current prototype fits like a vest.

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MO State Senator: Ban Seersucker Suits for Ages Above 8

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com

Nutty MO state senator wants to ban seersucker suits for ages 9 and up simply because he doesn't like how it looks.

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Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant

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From The Daily Currant and the "Serves" Him Right Department... they are thinking of his health, of course -- it's for his benefit.

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Florida Teen Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com

At 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused. After the explosion Wilmot was taken into custody by a school resources officer and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds and discharging a destructive device. She will be tried as an adult. She was then taken to a juvenile assessment center.

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7-year-old boy, Josh Welch, suspended for shaping his food into a gun

http://www.examiner.com

Josh Welch is a seven-year-old-boy who attends Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. The Maryland school has a breakfast “snack time” and provided pastries on Friday. Josh was trying to turn his pastry into a shape. Josh chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and was suspended for two days.

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Man charged with felony for releasing helium balloons

http://www.sun-sentinel.com

Anthony Brasfield saw romance when he released a dozen heart-shaped balloons into the sky over Dania Beach with his sweetie. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper saw a felony.

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Families try to prevent boys playing girls' sports

http://www.post-gazette.com

A mother and her daughter seek to reverse legislation from 1979 and ban boys from playing on female competitive sports teams. The daughter suffered a concussion after colliding with a boy during a field hockey game. Though I can see why the mother would be concerned, I am unable to support new legislation that would allow a girl to play on a high school football team but not allow a boy to play on high school field hockey team.

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Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

http://www.kptv.com

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

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NYPD "Takes Delivery" Of Body Scanners To Scan public

http://gothamist.com

The device reads a specific form of natural energy emitted by people and objects known as terahertz. If something is obstructing the flow of that radiation, for example a weapon, the device will highlight that object. Over the past twelve months, we’ve been working with the vendor and the London Metropolitan Police to develop a tool that meets our requirements. We took delivery of it last week.

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Timed Bathroom Breaks

http://news.yahoo.com

News from China: Workers are allowed 2 minutes to use the restroom.

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