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Another Deadly Stage Collapse, This Time in Belgium[Video]

Another stage has collapsed at an outdoor concert, reportedly killing at least four people.

The stage at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium succumbed to heavy rains and wind earlier today, collapsing into the crowd that had gathered to watch Chicago-based band the Smith Westerns.

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Casey Anthony and her defense team celebrate a 'Not Guilty' verdict yesterday.  (photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
Casey Anthony and her defense team celebrate a 'Not Guilty' verdict yesterday. (photo: YouTube/Screenshot)
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Casey Anthony: ‘NOT GUILTY’ Was Justice Served?

After 33 days of testimony, Casey Marie Anthony has been found "Not Guilty" of murdering her two year old daughter Caylee.  She could walk free as early as tomorrow.  Was justice served?

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Muffet, Flickr
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Apples Increase Muscle Tone and Reduce Fat: Study

Will an apple a day actually make you a big hit on the beach?

It's possible, as new research suggests that ursolic acid, which is found in abundance in an apple's peal, builds muscles while reducing fat.

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Martin Hunter, Getty Images
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Modified Dairy Cows Produce Human Milk in China

Scientists in China have genetically modified a batch of cows so that they can now produce human breast milk opposed to regular cow's milk. The researchers at the Agricultural University in Beijing did so by injecting the human gene that makes milk into 300 bovine embryos.

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Kiel, flickr
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Apple Reveals Highly Anticipated iCloud at WWDC

At WWDC, Apple's annual developers conference, head honcho Steve Jobs came and went in only two hours, but left the rapt audience of gadget geeks with the next full year of the company's plans, including the launches of iCloud, iOS5, and the new Mac OSX Lion.

In the spotlight, and held for Jobs' trade

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Full Senate Votes On Kagan Nomination To The U.S. Supreme Court
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This Day in History for June 7, 2011

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1654 – Louis XIV becomes King of France (More info)

1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1862 – The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade (More info)

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The Apocalypse?  I guess we shall see, eh?  (photo: youtube/screenshot)
The Apocalypse? I guess we shall see, eh? (photo: youtube/screenshot)
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Today Is The End Of The World… So Some Say

Well... How does one start-off a blog post about the apocalypse?  No, I haven't drank my potassium chloride laced grape kool-aid, nor am I "decked-out" in my best black sweatsuit with matching black sneakers, eating my phenobarbital/applesauce treat, although I may wash something else down with the vodka (see the Wikipedia story).   So what does the father of "Doomsday 1994" have to say about "Doomsday 2011", besides he "miscalculated 7 years ago", lets look deeper into this dude's mind...

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The Winner! (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
The Winner! (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thank God! There’s A Winner In The World Beard And Moustache Championships!

And his name is Elmar Weisser. His beard is interesting to say the least. The German born Weisser won 2 gold medals at the games over the weekend at Norwegian Moustache Club in Trondheim, Norway. The USA won 6 medals, and Karl-Heinz Hille of Germany picked up his 6th straight gold medal.

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Man Smuggles a BEAR and Leopards in Suitcase

Alright, this has to fall under the category of not only weird, but.... WEIRD.

This Guy had literally jammed live Animals in suitcases. Now keep in mind, not just any old animals... Leopards and Bears!

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The Granny gang, "The Mad-Hatters" are responsible for organized crime across 4 Michigan counties (photo: Sterling Heights Police Department)
The Granny gang, "The Mad-Hatters" are responsible for organized crime across 4 Michigan counties (photo: Sterling Heights Police Department)
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Gang Of Pick-Pocket Grannies? Oh Yeah, They’re Bad To The Bone!

You know times are tougher than tough here in Michigan when a group of elderly women in big funky hats have caught bigtime attention for thieving thousands of dollars.  The “Mad-Hatters” granny gang are now the focus of a multi-county task force!

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

"Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world," Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Tuesday in a statement.

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The price at the pump is going down little by little... at least for now. (photo YouTube.com/screenshot)
The price at the pump is going down little by little... at least for now. (photo YouTube.com/screenshot)
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The Price At The Pump Coming Down?

As the national average for gas hit the highest level since 2008 at $4.11 (the national average), we were paying $4.29 a gallon across West Michigan last week.  There seems to be some relief in sight… at least in the short term.

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