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COUPLE Forced To DESTROY Their Hobbit ECO-HOME [PHOTOS]

A young couple have been left heartbroken after planners ordered their unique 'hobbit home' to be bulldozed, effectively leaving them homeless. Charlie Hague and Megan Williams, both 25, built the roundhouse from scratch with their own hands, using only natural materials. But the couple lost their appeal today against a planning enforcement notice telling them to tear their pride and joy home down. Charlie ...

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YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH THIS PRESCHOOL COSTS [PHOTOS]

The Harker School, the 120-year-old private school that's evolved into a science-technology powerhouse, opens its doors next month to preschoolers -- as long as their parents can afford to pay $22,000 a year. The cost equals about 1½ years of tuition and fees at the University of California, or more than 2½ times the average annual cost of child care in the state. But Harker preschool is to mere day care wh ...

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The Pampered, Good Life Of The FORT HOOD SHOOTER

  Nearly four years after Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar!” (“Allah is greater!”) and brutally murdered 14 people (including an unborn baby) and injured 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas, he now receives free helicopter rides from the local jail nearly every day, lives in a private room built to accommodate his medical needs, wears a beard against Army regulations, travels with his ow ...

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Politicians Say TERROR ALERT SERIOUS — WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Were the federal government still using its color-coded terror alert chart, it may have upgraded the terror threat status to red. The State Department closed embassies across the Muslim world today (most embassies in non-Muslim countries are already traditionally closed on Sundays), and politicians hit the Sunday talk shows to explain just how serious they believe the threat to be. From NBC News: The threat ...

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VIDEO CAPTURES COP SLAPPING 10-Year-Old IN THE FACE [VIDEO]

A Eugene police officer was captured on film slapping a 10-year-old in the face while executing a court order at Monroe Park Sunday evening. The boy's father, 32-year-old Brian Wolfe, contacted police and presented officers with a court order barring the boy's mother, 28-year-old Stephanie Johnston, from visiting the child after Johnston missed a court custody hearing. Johnston, who says her son's father be ...

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ESCAPED PYTHON KILLS CHILDREN

  Two young boys sleeping at their friend's home above an exotic pet store were strangled by a python that escaped its enclosure in the Canadian town of Campbellton, New Brunswick, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday. "The preliminary investigation has led police to believe that a python snake escaped its enclosure in the store sometime overnight," said Constable Julie Rogers-Marsh, the Canad ...

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O.C. Deputy Charged With Pepper Spraying Teen’s Pizza

A sheriff's deputy in Orange County will be arraigned Monday for allegedly pepper-spraying a teenager's pizza during a traffic stop. The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the pepper-spray tainted pizza. Authorities charged Juan Tavera, 30, with one misdemeanor count of assault or battery by a public officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one year in ...

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MEET A TEACHER WHO MAKES MILLIONS TEACHING – What He Knows That You Don’t

Kim Ki-hoon earns $4 million a year in South Korea, where he is known as a rock-star teacher—a combination of words not typically heard in the rest of the world. Mr. Kim has been teaching for over 20 years, all of them in the country's private, after-school tutoring academies, known as hagwons. Unlike most teachers across the globe, he is paid according to the demand for his skills—and he is in high demand. ...

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