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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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Students get naked in nature

Students get naked in nature

At Suntan Lake, tan lines aren’t exactly an issue for sunbathers. That’s probably because these sunbathers are also naturists who enjoy the wilderness in an unconventional, yet truly natural, way: nude.

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Infographic: Top 10 Party Schools

Infographic: Top 10 Party Schools

Top 10 Party Schools

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Hands stolen off clock tower at Georgetown U.

Hands stolen off clock tower at Georgetown U.

The clock hands of Georgetown U’s famous Healy Tower are missing this morning and were not removed by the university, according to spokesperson Stacy Kerr.

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Column: The trenta experience

At about nine inches tall, four-and-a-half inches wide and with a holding capacity slightly larger than that of a human stomach, the “trenta”-sized coffee at Starbucks (henceforth called Trenta; it has earned the upper case) has a formidable presence, one with a sort of nervous and sinister energy. Something of that size cannot be denied.

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Student’s love for Japanese convenience stores goes viral

Becoming a Japanese pop icon was not what Noah Oskow, a U. Kansas senior from Minneapolis, Minn., expected when he decided to study abroad in Japan for two years.

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World’s tallest man stops growing

World’s tallest man stops growing

Professors at U. Virginia’s Medical Center have stopped the world’s tallest man from growing, according to press statement released Monday by the University’s Health System.

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Column: SXSW’s ‘Homeless Hotspots’ respectable

Ever consider using homeless people as mobile hotspots? Rethink possible.

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Babyccinos: Drink of choice for the average working toddler

Babyccinos: Drink of choice for the average working toddler

Move over Juicy Juice, there is a new kid-friendly drink in town. The babyccino, a pint-sized decaffinated coffee or steamed milk drink intended for toddlers and children, is the latest coffee craze to sweep upscale Brooklyn neighborhoods.

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