Play The Great Gatsby videogame that was made for the NES.
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In 2009, the recently-sworn President Barack Obama joked over a basketball prediction failure, "I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA brackets. . . . President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."
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In recent months there have been high profile cases of student cheating. At the nation's most prestigious university, Harvard, 60 students have been suspended for cheating on a take-home final exam for a class called "Government 1310: Introduction to Congress" (maybe they were practicing for political office). They were caught when a tutor noticed identical answers on multiple exams. On average about 17 students are suspended every year for academic dishonesty, this year is exceptional.
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A local high school student was suspended for putting a police mug shot of his principal on that instagram thingy all the kids are doing these days. In the post in question he wondered if the offending picture had been taken after a DUI -- it had not. Principal Jamille Miller Brown apparently just doesn't believe in showing up in court for traffic tickets. Principal Jamille Miller Brown attempted to have the police arrest the student in question but they laughed at her so she was forced to suspend him for four days. Principal Jamille Miller Brown obviously did not learn of the Streisand Effect during her stay in jail.
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A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said.
The children's mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped out to the front porch for a few minutes and "she heard the gun go off," Cumberland County Coroner Gary White said. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn't realize a bullet was left inside it.
"It's a Crickett," White said, referring to a company that specifically makes guns, clothes and books for children. "It's a little rifle for a kid. ... The little boy's used to shooting the little gun."
Isn't that cute... got it as a gift. I guess he gave his sister a nice gift too.
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I'll just leave this here: lolz.
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So, now that a suspect is in custody and charged in the Boston Marathon Bombing, We can relax and try to figure everything out. Or not.
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Update: Dan Drezner has collected some of the best reporting on the suspects and the ongoing situation.
Update: Some reports suggest police are also looking for two accomplices
Update 4/19: After their pictures were shown, the two brothers who appear to have been responsible for the bombings (update: ABC news is reporting that the federal officials have stated the brothers told their carjacking victim that they were responsible for the bombings) decided to take to the streets. They robbed a 7/11, killed an MIT police officer, dropped IEDs all around the Boston suburbs, and then one of them died in a gun battle with the police (evidently while wearing a bomb vest). Suspect 2 is still at large, and the entire Boston metro area is currently under lock-down while police search for him door-to-door. Obviously he is considered armed at extremely dangerous. At this point the evidence strongly suggests that the two suspects were Muslim extremists - they self-identified as Chechen, and railed about the lack of values in the world and lamented about not understanding Americans in an interview conducted when one was competing in a boxing tournament (more on the suspects here).
Original Sub: Shortly before midnight local time, a 7-11 in Cambridge, MA was robbed, an MIT officer was killed, a police van was jacked, grenades and pressure cooker bombs were deployed, and a whole bunch of other shit that may or may not be confirmed at this point. Apparently the marathon bombers saw themselves on TV and decided to go Waco on Watertown, MA.
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Details are still sketchy, but it doesn't sound good:
Video from the finish line showed screams and an enormous cloud of white smoke, and about 20 seconds between the blasts. The Associated Press reported that bloody spectators were being carried to a medical tent that had been set up to care for tired runners.Edit - enough details are coming out now to suggest that it was almost certainly deliberately placed bombs, and not just an accident. So far two confirmed dead,
Jackie Bruno, a reporter for New England Cable News, said on Twitter that she saw people's legs blown off.
"Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror," she said.
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Just a day after the insanity in Boston, mail addressed to Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) tested positive at least three times for the extremely lethal toxin ricin. The letter never made it to the Senator's office and was intercepted at an off site mail facility.
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4 year old shoots a 6 year old.
Six-year-old Brandon Holt has died from injuries sustained when his 4-year-old neighbor shot him in the head with a 22-caliber rifle Monday evening as they played between their New Jersey homes, reports the Asbury Park Press.
The two boys were playing outside in Holt's side yard when the 4-year-old, who has not been named, left to retrieve the 22-caliber rifle from inside of his home. He fired one shot into Holt's head while he sat in a golf cart right beside his garage.
Certainly, DYFS had no reason to inspect that home.
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N.K. is "testing" a missile launch over Japan. S.K. is trial ballooning the idea of getting its own nukes. Japan is showing us how easy it is to make stupid mistakes in crisis situations. Is the shit about to hit the fan, or just more of the same? Thoughts?
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