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CLEVELAND—As each of them looked around at the people gathered outside Quicken Loans Arena and fantasized about unholstering their weapon and taking aim directly at others, both a good guy with a gun and a bad guy with a gun attending the Republican National Convention reportedly worked themselves into a heightened state of excitement Thursday at the thought of unloading their firearm into the crowd.

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CLEVELAND—Describing how the bird of prey suddenly dived down from the sky at high velocity, sources confirmed Thursday that former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole was picked off by a large red-tailed hawk circling above the Quicken Loans Arena parking lot.
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Maternal Obesity May Be Autism Factor

A study of 1,000 children in California found that mothers who suffered from obesity, diabetes, or hypertension had a greater chance of giving birth to an autistic child, with those who were obese during their pregnancy being 67 percent more likely to have a child with autism. What do you think?

  • "As an obese father of three autistic children, it's a huge relief to know it was Maureen's fault."

    Jon Hauer Systems Analyst
  • "Wow, scientists are getting really good at identifying things that may cause autism."

    Sarah Ebrahimi Hand-Etcher
  • "Bullshit. My mom's a fat whale and diabetic, and the only thing wrong with me is that I'm an asshole."

    David Wells Unemployed

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