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NBA Player's Family Escapes Puerto Rico on Team Plane

Mark Cuban approved JJ Barea's request to send aid, pick up his family

(Newser) - It usually carries very tall men from city to city across the continental US, but the Dallas Mavericks team plane made an important detour to Puerto Rico ahead of the team's first day of training camp Tuesday. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave the thumbs up for the plane to... More »

Rescued Pit Bull Saves Boy's Life

Sensed his low blood sugar and warned mom

(Newser) - Pit bulls don't get a lot of good press, but here's one pooch doing its part to change the breed's image: TatorTot, a rescued pit bull from Minneapolis possibly saved a 4-year-old boy's life after he sensed a dangerous drop in the youngster's blood sugar... More »

T-1 Day Til Dems' Convention

Team Romney looks to steal some thunder from Charlotte convention

(Newser) - Counting the minutes til the Democratic National Convention begins? Here's what has been happening in advance of tomorrow's kickoff, and what you can expect when the Democrats' big shebang begins:
  • Yesterday saw weaker-than-expected protests: Some 800 protesters took to the streets in Charlotte to slam big banks, lax
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Pitbull Makes it to Alaska Walmart, Gets Bear Spray

Internet quest to send rapper to Kodiak pays off

(Newser) - The Internet successfully sent Pitbull to Alaska . The Miami rapper was in Kodiak yesterday, along with David Thorpe, the Boston writer who initially dreamed up the idea to get the rapper—who has a Walmart marketing deal and had agreed to visit the Walmart location that got the most Facebook... More »

Celebs Who've Been Bashed in Songs

Chris Brown, Drake not the first to feud via music

(Newser) - Chris Brown burned Drake via rap after the recent nightclub brawl between their entourages (sample lyric: "They throwin' bottles, I'm throwin' models"), and if that's the sort of spiteful gossip you can't help but love, you're in luck: The Huffington Post rounds up 14... More »

Internet's Odd Quest: Send Pitbull to Alaska Walmart

#ExilePitbull campaign is going very well so far

(Newser) - Pitbull's marketing deal with Walmart may backfire on him: The Miami rapper is getting sent to whichever Walmart store gets the most "likes" on its Facebook page, and right now the store in the lead is in … Kodiak, Alaska, population just north of 6,000. That's... More »

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