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Virginia Tech Goes into Lockdown Mode After Reports of Gunman on Campus

Four years after the nation’s deadliest school shooting, a report of another armed man on the grounds of Virginia Tech sparked an all-day manhunt Thursday.

A campus-wide lockdown was instituted just 28 minutes after three teens attending a summer program at Virginia Tech reported seeing a man carrying a weapon. While officers searched some 150 buildings for the suspect, the university activated a new emergency alert system put in place after the 2007 rampage that claimed the lives of 33 students.

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Congressmen Holding Fundraisers at Taylor Swift’s Washington Concerts

UPDATE: Turns out this information was false — Swift’s reps have told us that the singer’s shows are not, in fact, doubling as political fundraisers.

Taylor Swift is already a musical powerhouse, but she could soon turn into a political one, as well.

The superstar pulls into the nation’s capital this week for a pair of shows that will have seven Congressman in attendance to help them raise funds.

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LAPD Arrest Two People for Brutal Beating at Dodger Stadium, Previous Suspect Cleared

There’s been a new twist in the investigation into the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium back on Opening Day.

On Thursday, police in Los Angeles arrested two men in connection with the attack on 42-year-old Bryan Stow.

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Man Sets House on Fire While Cleaning Foot Infection

Sure, your feet burn when you have athlete’s foot, but a Fort Walton, Florida man had a foot injury that caused much worse burning than that.

The unidentified man accidentally set his house on fire Wednesday while he cleaned an infection in his foot.

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What State Has the Most Politicians With College Degrees?

How can a state with so many smart people in charge have so many financial problems?

Nearly 90 percent of all legislators in California have a bachelor’s degree or higher, the highest percentage of any state legislature in the US. Of course, considering the well-known money issues plaguing the state, maybe it’s time voters elect someone who majored in economics.

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