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Jermaine Jackson shuts down ‘Wife Swap’ after hoarding intervention

Apr 16th 2014 6:39AM

Did Hillary Fake The Shoe  Throwing Incident?

This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Ernst. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Limbaugh: Clinton Staged Shoe-Throwing

Suspect disrupted Holmes hearing in 2012

By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

Is Hillary Clinton gearing up for a White House run by having stooges chuck shoes at her? That appears to be Rush Limbaugh’s theory: He told listeners yesterday that he has “people telling me her reaction wasn’t natural,” Politico reports. He explained that he found it hard to care about the incident last week, “because in my subconscious I think it was staged or set up or whatever. Look, folks, I know these people so well that I do not attach much genuineness to them at all.”

The alleged shoe-thrower, Alison Ernst, faces misdemeanor federal charges including trespassing in a restricted building and while Limbaugh complained that the media “doesn’t seem to have much interest in what motivated” her, the 36-year-old’s motive may prove hard to explain, the New York Daily News finds.

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Police in Utah have been horrified to discover the bodies of seven babies in the garage of a home in a small town south of Salt Lake City. Megan Huntsman, 39, has been booked on six counts of murder. Investigators believe she gave birth to the babies, at least six of which were born alive, between 1996 and 2006 and suffocated or strangled them as soon as they were born, reports the Deseret News. “It’s unfathomable,” a police spokesman says. “I can’t even imagine what’s going through somebody’s head to do that.”

(Newser) – We all know how important it is to get enough sleep—but a new study suggests that daytime napping may actually increase your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at more than 16,000 British adults over a 13-year period, and found that those who slept for an hour or more during the day were almost a third more likely to die prematurely, the Daily Mail reports. Specifically, they were more likely to die from lung diseases, and researchers say napping could contribute to respiratory ailments by triggering inflammation in the body. However, the researchers note that napping may simply be an early sign that your health is in danger, rather than the cause of the problem, the Independent notes.  Story continues…


The Obamas Paid Their Taxes

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obam at the LBJ Presidential Library Thursday in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

Obamas Pay $98K in Taxes on $481K of Income

They donate $59K to charities

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns the White House released today. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4%. The 42-page document shows the Obamas reported donating $59,251 to 32 charities. That works out to 12.3% of their adjusted gross income. Their largest charitable gift, $8,751, went to the Fisher House Foundation, which supports military families. The Obamas also released their Illinois income tax return showing they paid $23,328 in income taxes to their home state.

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Va-JJs Grown In A Lab? WTH???

A professor at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and taken demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory in Winston Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/WFBMC Photography)

Women Get Lab-Grown Vaginas

Patients now have normal sexual function

By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

Four young women are experiencing normal levels of “desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction” and pain-free intercourse after having lab-grown vaginas implanted, doctors say. The implants—created in a US lab with tissue samples and a biodegradable scaffold—were used in teenage patients starting eight years ago, but this is the first time the results have been made public, the BBC reports. The implants became indistinguishable from native tissue within months and the women are theoretically now able to have children, reports NBC.

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Thin Girl Won't Be Expelled From Yale

Yale student Frances Chan is naturally thin at 5-foot-2 and 95 pounds, just like her parents and grandparents before her. But when she visited the school’s health center on an unrelated matter, officials there deemed her too thin and demanded that she gain weight or face expulsion, reports the New Haven Register. Chan did her best for weeks, scarfing down junk food and forgoing stairs, but it was no use. When a nurse told her that the 2 pounds she gained wasn’t good enough, Chan vented publicly in an essay at the Huffington Post. It worked

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We Need More Fruits And Veggies

Time for more of this stuff in our diets, scientists say. (Shutterstock)

5 Servings of Fruit, Veggies Don’t Cut It

Study: 7 servings is optimal in terms of dropping death risk

By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

Even if you’re a proud consumer of five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, you’re not getting enough, an extensive British study suggests. And steer clear of the canned stuff. University College London researchers reviewed the diets of 65,000 people; they found that those who ate more fresh fruits and vegetables tended to live longer, and the magic threshold seemed to be seven-plus servings every day. Those who hit that level reduced their risk of death “from all causes” by 42% as compared to those who ate less than one portion daily, the Guardian reports. More specifically, those big on fruits and veggies saw a 31% lower risk of heart disease and a 25% lower risk of cancer.

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5-Year-Old Boy Exposes Xbox Live Security Bug

He got into his dad’s account with ease

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
5-year-old San Diego boy is giving the techies over at Microsoft a run for their money. Kristoffer Von Hassel’s parents say it all started when they noticed their son was somehow getting onto his dad’s Xbox Live account without asking. He showed them that when he typed in a wrong password for the account, it went to a password verification screen. From there, the tiny hacker hit space keys, pressed enter, and was suddenly logged in. Microsoft has since fixed the glitch and thanked their young helper. Newsy reports  Watch video here

Arsenic In Water Reduces IQ

Arsenic in Water May Sap IQ

At levels well below the EPA’s guidelines

By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff | Suggested by Amanda.Matznick

Could your water be making you dumber? If it has arsenic in it, it might, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 272 Maine schoolchildren over the course of five years, and found that those whose water contained arsenic tended to have lower IQs, the Portland Press Herald reports. “Everyone was a little taken aback by that,” says University of New Hampshire professor Amy Schwartz, who coordinated the tests along with Columbia University researchers. “People shouldn’t panic, but be informed.”

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