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Throwing good money after bad (access required)

Over three million people shelled out close to $100 each to watch the much-ballyhooed May 2 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Unfortunately for those folks, the fight turned out to be real snoozefest. Lots of people grumbled ...

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Oh, the places judges go! (access required)

2015 is expected to be a historic year for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices are making some history this year with more than just their rulings. A U.S. Supreme Court opinion cited Dr. Seuss for the first time ...

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Comma, comma chameleon (access required)

You might have learned in English class about the Oxford comma, which comes before a conjunction at the end of a list. Sometimes it’s superfluous. If you send someone out for “chocolate, cookies and ice cream” or for “chocolate, cookies, ...

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Wine, women and song (access required)

In the classic blues song “Born Under a Bad Sign,” Albert King croons, “You know wine and women is all I crave.” That also appears to be the case for one recently divorced Charlotte man—and the North Carolina Court of ...

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Anything you say… (access required)

A murderer who unknowingly snitched on himself while he was locked up in the county jail—and is now serving life without parole—petitioned the state Court of Appeals to toss the self-incriminating evidence. The court politely declined to do so. According ...

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