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30th in the world
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The Times Higher Education, a London magazine, ranked UNC the 30th best university in the world.
That’s great. But even better, a certain school in Winston Salem was ranked 90th.

Alligator hunter!
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A Massachusetts woman killed a half-ton alligator in a South Carolina lake. Finally, someone to replace Steve Irwin after all these years. We’re not sure how a Boston accent will play with viewers, though. Too soon?

Nose for suspension
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A student at Clayton High School was suspended for a fourth time for having a nose piercing. It’s cool, though — she belongs to the Church for Body Modification. Seriously… that’s a real thing.

Sexy time Durham?
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A Men’s Health magazine survey ranked Durham 4th in “hotbeds of sex.” The rankings are based on, among other things, venereal disease rates. Hmm … Duke is in Durham, venereal disease rates … I think it speaks for itself.

DADT filibustered
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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was successfully filibustered in the Senate. Glad Senators are exercising their rights so others can’t have any. We definitely had to pinch ourselves when it appeared Republicans weren’t eager to spend money on the military.

BCBS refunds
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BlueCross BlueShield is issuing premium refunds in relation to federal health care legislation. The refunds will only be going to Democrats targeted for turnout efforts and Congressmen who looked out for BCBS in Obamacare.

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