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    Bank of America sues itself, management unhappy with outcome

    Tweet HEINUS – FORT LAUDERDALE  Bank of America has filed suit against itself more than 110 times in Florida mortgage foreclosure cases. One example: on March 29, 2012, in a foreclosure matter filed in Palm Beach County, Bank of America is listed as plaintiff and […]

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    Munch’s “Scream” series paintings almost sold out

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  Edvard Munch’s famous painting of modernist angst, “The Scream,” has sold for a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City. The painting is the most famous of a series of paintings produced by the Norwegian painter in […]

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    Facebook urges organ donation and new online game

    Tweet HEINUS – SAN FRANCISCO  In a recent announcement, Mark Zuckerberg urged FaceBook users to designate themselves as organ donors. FB insiders say, however, this public announcement is just the first step in an effort to get users to play the online service’s newest game. […]

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    James Cameron’s new space resources effort to also make films

    Tweet HEINUS – LOS ANGELES  Film director and adventurer James Cameron has announced a space resources company called Planetary Resources that will not only mine asteroids for precious minerals but will make films in space. Google Inc executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt are also […]

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    No Pulitzer for fiction – 2012 will be “year without prizes”

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK  The Pulitzer Prize Committee has decided not to award a Pulitzer for fiction this year. According to experts, this is just the start of what will likely be the least awarded year in recent history. Marty Delvecchio, an international prize […]

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    Grenade at Easter event leads to U.K. egg hunt ban

    Tweet HEINUS – LONDON  After a live grenade was found in a Easter egg hunt in Holford, Somerset, U.K. officials have leveled a nationwide ban on egg hunts. Associate Home Secretary Gerald Ooverhoust said that while the Home Office applauded the sense of fun inherent […]

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    Budget issues force Canada to eliminate penny coin and more

    Tweet HEINUS – OTTAWA  The Canadian government has officially retired the penny coin as too expensive to produce and no longer economically viable.  Canadian deputy assistant Finance Minster Denr’y Dolhomme said the penny was pretty with its maple leaf design but that it had become […]

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    Robot performs surgery, but is rebuffed by prestigious golf club

    Tweet HEINUS – LONDON  A robot has successfully performed prostate surgery in Manchester, U.K. The robot completed the surgery in record time and medical authorities are saying this could lead to a marked increase in robotic procedures. Dr. Stobart Fremenee, chief of thoracic surgery at […]

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    Hog farm explosions are new trend in fast food

    Tweet HEINUS – CHICAGO Buildup of foam in hog farm manure pits has led to explosions that have destroyed entire hog barns in the Midwest. While initial reaction from agriculture companies was cautiously negative, many agribusinesses are reversing their stance on hog farm explosions with […]

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    Novel word counts skewed by a form of dark matter

    Tweet HEINUS – NEW YORK A recent post to the Publisher’s Weekly blog announced that the average novel contained 64,000 words and detailed the word counts of famous novels. Some of the word counts listed: “Slaughterhouse-Five” 47,192 words (64% of books have more words) “Brave […]

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