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A clever little Betta fish named El Guapo has managed to master an unusual trick, which it can seemingly perform on command.

  • Colin Kaepernick explains why he won't stand during national anthem

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod for attention in his career, and his latest statements surely could make him an even more polarizing figure. Kaepernick explained his unwillingness to stand for the playing of the national anthem, which of course happens before the kickoff of every NFL game. It happened in last night’s preseason game at Levi’s Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, one in which he struggled in his first action since last season.

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  • UPS delivers anger to Winnipeg family after painting is thrown out

    It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.

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  • I followed Benjamin Franklin's daily schedule for a week, and the most rewarding part was also the most difficult

    As far as daily routines of historical figures go, Benjamin Franklin's is well documented. The Founding Father's meticulous "scheme" consisted of waking up at 5 a.m. and asking himself, "What good shall I do this day?" He then dove into work, reading, and socializing for the rest of the day, until he retired to bed at 10 p.m., The Atlantic reports. At the end of the night, Franklin asked himself, "What good have I done today?" He was also famous for his "13 virtues," a list of rules and moral guidelines that he created at the age of 20, according to CBS. Each week, he would pick one "virtue" to focus on. After trying out the morning routines of Jack Dorsey, Arianna Huffington, and Barack Obama,

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  • Presidential candidate Donald Trump politicizes Dwyane Wade's loss

    Ball Don’t Lie’s Eric Freeman recently relayed the sad news about Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four who was shot and killed outside the Parkway Garden Homes on Chicago’s South Side on Friday. Aldridge, who is the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was apparently an innocent bystander caught in the middle of a gunfight. My cousin was killed today in Chicago.

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  • Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

    A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna, 43, was taken into custody Tuesday at his office, and bail was set at $250,000. Jeff Huston, an investigator with the district attorney's office, wrote in the affidavit that the inmate told him that Hanna offered to pay her $60, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her after taking her to his home in his personal vehicle on Aug. 10.

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  • Girl Has Absolutely Massive Blackhead Removed From Bellybutton

    Jamie Davis recently posted this video of his sister removing a giant blackhead from her bellybutton. The clip, which has gained media attention, was shot in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and shows a tweezers used to extract an extremely eye-opening blackhead that had been there for the previous nine months. Jamie and his sister reacted with increasing excitement and surprise as the video progressed until its satisfying conclusion. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Davis

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  • You Won’t Believe Lotto Winner’s Shocking List Of Rules For Boyfriend’s Ibiza Holiday

    Lottery winner Jane Park likes to keep her man on a tight leash - including when he’s away with the lads in Ibiza. The 20-year-old has posted a list of “Ibiza rules” for boyfriend Connor George on Facebook, under the heading ‘Psycho Jane at it again’. Jane has even designed a special t-shirt for her boyfriend of two months to wear, which includes a lovely picture of them together, as well as one of Jane looking menacing.

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  • Hungover customer brings heaps of business to struggling Alberta fish and chip shop

    Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

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  • Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

    A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.

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  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • Calgary man says he was beaten by four men in unprovoked attack

    After getting brutally beaten by four men — one wielding an aluminum baseball bat — Christopher Darryl is still physically hurt, and his small business is suffering, too. The Silverado man said he was viciously attacked last week by four men who were harassing two of his daughter’s friends. Now, he’s recovering from a severe concussion, a 15 cm gash on his head that required around 30 stitches, a cracked jaw, and a black eye. Darryl was helping his wife clean out his garage around 1 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 17, while his daughter had several friends over.  When two of his daughter’s friends left to go to a store, one of them came back saying they were being bothered by four men in a car. “Just

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  • Schoolgirl’s Hilarious Flashback Photo Sends Twitter Into Meltdown

    A high school student’s decision to recreate her kindergarten photo for the start of her senior year in high school has gone viral. Michigan teenager Tyra Hunt liked her earlier look so much that she used it all over again, from the cute pigtails right through to the awkward grimace. Since she shared the resulting image on Twitter on Tuesday, it’s been liked more than 100,000 times, and received over 34,000 retweets.

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  • Sugar gliders 'abandoned' at the Edmonton airport will be returned to owner

    To say it's been a full house at Ciera Kozak's place this week would be an understatement. On Wednesday, she took possession of eleven sugar gliders she says were abandoned by their owner at Edmonton International Airport, because they didn't have the proper paperwork to be put on a flight. Since then, the owner has contacted the airline, Kozak and Alberta SPCA, saying he wants the animals back.

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  • Workers tough to find in pricey Vancouver rental market

    A pair of Vancouver businesses say steep rental prices have wiped out their pool of potential employees. Patrick Mercer has worked in the service industry for nearly two decades. In the last six months, Mercer has experienced the worst labour shortage he's ever seen.

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  • 10 Nineties Trends That Are Making A Huge Comeback (11 photos)

    Fashion trends are cyclical—those that emerged decades ago undoubtedly experience a resurgence years later. Case in point: the ’90s. For the past few seasons, the era’s influence on clothing and accessories (and even makeup with the revival of the nude brown lip) has been undeniable. Characterized by edgy grunge vibes with a hint of nonchalance, nostalgic pieces such as chokers, high-waisted mom jeans and silky slips are ubiquitous—namely on It girls like Kendall, Gigi and Bella. Here, we’ve gathered the 10 most iconic looks of the decade and selected fresh, modern iterations you can wear right now.

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  • US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

    Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, it said.

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  • Botched execution survivor asks court to halt 2nd try

    (CNN)Death row inmate Romell Broom, whose execution was botched in 2009 by the state of Ohio, is asking the US Supreme Court to halt a second try at taking his life, according to court documents. The petition presented to the Supreme Court by Broom's lawyers argues another attempt would be cruel and unusual punishment and would violate double jeopardy protections under the Fifth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution. Broom was scheduled to be executed on September 15, 2009, but after multiple tries, the state was not able to establish contact with Broom's veins using intravenous needles. The Supreme Court appeal says the state failed to find a vein to administer the lethal injection drugs after

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  • Mysterious brown 'goo' strewn across North Vancouver

    Residents of two North Vancouver neighbourhoods are puzzled about bags of brown 'goo' that have been strewn across their streets. "It's pretty gross," said Brian Gardiner, who kept one of the bags to examine. Gardiner says he's seen as many as 15 bags of the mysterious substance in his neighbourhood.

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  • Alberta town imposes curfew bylaw on youth

    If you're under 15 years old and you live in the town of Bruderheim, you'll have to be home by 11 p.m. — or your parents could get in trouble. According to a new curfew bylaw that came into effect on July 6, parents can be fined up to $100 if their children are out in public late at night without supervision. Derrick Koller said to date there have been no infractions.

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  • Mount Pearl man confronts truck driver over early morning noise

    Bob Stamp is fed up with early morning banging and clanging by his house, and it finally led to a confrontation. The Mount Pearl man says waste management company GFL makes a racket emptying a garbage bin near his house as early as four in the morning — three hours earlier than the city's noise bylaw allows — a few days a week. It's been happening for three years, he said, and he's not getting any help from Mount Pearl's municipal enforcement officers.

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