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Mavericks big-wave surf competition will make you want to avoid the ocean

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Mavericks, the annual competition that sees surfers tackling giant swells near Half Moon Bay, California, started and ended Friday, with some of the world’s best big-wave surfers coming out and catching the face of 25-foot waves.

Nic Lamb, Zach Wormhoudt, Anthony Tashnick and Tyler Fox were just a few of the Maverick success stories, with each advancing to the Titans of Mavericks semifinals. Lamb, 27, was eventually declared the winner at about 3:15 p.m PST. The 27 year old has been surfing…

Flipagram Adds Direct Messaging To Share Photo Stories Privately

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Flipagram Adds Direct Messaging To Share Photo Stories Privately

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Bernie gets grumpy during Democratic debate

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WASHINGTON — Bernie got grumpy and Hillary got detailed in a policy-focused PBS debate that played to her strengths and exposed some of his big weaknesses.

Here’s what you missed if you didn’t catch Thursday’s Democratic debate.

Everyone loves Obama – now

Clinton and Sanders rushed to prove the other one hasn’t been so nice to the president, in an effort to bearhug Obama. The two candidates are clearly aware they’re going to need to do well with African American voters, who make up big a…

California congressman vapes for your right to puff on planes

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A California congressman took a big ol’ rip of a vaporizer on Thursday morning to make his point that vaping is safe — and thus should be allowed on planes.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from San Diego County, took the puff during a meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which was weighing an amendment to ban vaping from the nation’s friendly skies.

“This is called a vaporizer,” said Hunter after blowing out a big, white plume, eliciting laughter in the room….

California congressman vapes for your right to puff on planes

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A California congressman took a big ol’ rip of a vaporizer on Thursday morning to make his point that vaping is safe — and thus should be allowed on planes.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from San Diego County, took the puff during a meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which was weighing an amendment to ban vaping from the nation’s friendly skies.

“This is called a vaporizer,” said Hunter after blowing out a big, white plume, eliciting laughter in the room….

Bronx girls learn about prejudice and empowerment as they put explorers on trial

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The fifth-grade girls at Girls Prep Bronx Charter School walked into the courtroom of Federal Judge Shelley Chapman on Jan. 27, and some of their eyes went wide. Other kids looked up and around, stunned by how big it all seemed

And being in adult land was big — the girls had to stand on boxes to get their heads above the courtroom’s podiums — but they’d come prepared. They were there for a mock trial (with a real judge) in which they would try famous European explorers of old for crimes…

Kickstarter hits 100,000 funded projects, shares 100 astonishing facts

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Kickstarter has reached a big milestone: 100,000 projects were successfully funded through the crowdfunding platform.

Dawson vs. Mork: The real pop culture throwdown of Super Bowl 50

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If you think Super Bowl 50 is about football, you are dead wrong.

No, this matchup isn’t just about Panthers vs. Broncos. It’s about the cultural touchstones specific to each team’s beloved home state. Specifically, we’re referring to the best television show to take place in Colorado vs. the best TV show to take place in North Carolina.

That’s right: It’s Mork and Mindy vsDawson’s Creek.

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Just outside the circus tent: An acrobatic photo series from 1910

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Performers with Buff Bill’s Circus.

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In the early decades of the 20th century, traveling circuses were a thrilling and welcome sight in the small town of Strabane, Northern Ireland.

Four circuses in particular visited from 1910 to 1911: Scott’s Circus, Hanneford’s Canadian Circus, Duffy’s Circus and Buff Bill’s American Circus.