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Boston named ideal place for men on the prowl

It’s not you, it’s the city. Or so says the recent study declaring Boston to be the best city in the country for single men.

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Large crowd enjoys Groundhog Day celebration, early spring announced

Large crowd enjoys Groundhog Day celebration, early spring announced

The large crowd in Punxsutawney, Pa. for Groundhog Day Saturday cheered loudly when they heard the prediction from the furry forecaster.

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Django unshelved: Toymaker NECA halts production after concerns of racism

The Weinstein Company has asked the toy manufacturer NECA to cease distribution on a series of collectible dolls based on the characters from Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, “Django Unchained.”

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Americans vote Twitter term #hashtag as word of the year

Caroline Stone compared hashtags to parentheses. “If we’re talking about writing … I would say this is honestly like a new type of punctuation,” said the 29-year-old U. Florida doctoral student in media studies.

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Duke professor names new fern genus in honor of Lady Gaga

Duke professor names new fern genus in honor of Lady Gaga

Duke U. biology professor Kathleen Pryer’s ferns were born with a little Lady Gaga in them. Pryer paid homage to the musician and pop icon Lady Gaga when she reclassified 19 species into a new genus—Gaga.

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Tim Tebow’s praying stance is now a registered trademark

“Tebowing” is now trademarked. New York Jets backup quarterback and former Gator Tim Tebow was granted the rights for the down-on-one-knee praying position earlier this month.

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Mystery billboard precedes first Gators-Aggies game

Mystery billboard precedes first Gators-Aggies game

A billboard in northwest Gainesville sparked some pregame trash talk between Florida and Texas A&M University fans Tuesday.

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‘Bruins stun Oregon’ across the country in Associated Press error

The Ducks are still days away from their season opener against Arkansas State, but according to the Associated Press, they’re already playing catch-up.

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‘Party on’: WVU ranked No. 1 again

West Virginia U. officials were on high alert Monday night during the University’s annual FallFest event, as the viral video company “I’m Shmacked” traveled back to Morgantown.

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Column: Pitbull’s advertising led to his exile

Wal-Mart’s promotion started simply enough. They took one of the world’s most popular entertainers and promised an appearance to the town whose Wal-Mart received the most “likes” on Facebook.

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