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Pennsylvania Car Crash

A six year old girl wrecked her mom’s car yesterday as she drove to go see her father across town.

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Police say that the young girl stole her sleeping mother’s keys around 9am Sunday. She hopped in the car and drove down the street, hitting curbs, several parked cars, and eventually, a utility pole.

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Remember the bizarro world of Footloose (this one, not that one) where dancing and rock music was banned in some small town because kids died in a rock-music-fueled car accident? Admittedly, today’s news out of New York City is a cat of a different color: New York City has established a list of words that are now banned from school standardized tests. And when you read this list, even if you’re the type of dude that often sides with The Man, you may just start packing your bags for Newt’s moon base.

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One father in Kentucky will be making sure he always checks his grocery cart twice before leaving the store. This last tuesday, the dad in question was loading his groceries into his car in a Kroger parking lot in Jessamine County, Kentucky. The father of three drove off, but had forgotten something: his 6 month old.

The father called the police and high-tailed it back to the grocery store. At the same time, a couple found the baby in the cart and brought him back into the store, also calling the police.

No criminal charges will be filed against the bonehead father – but the case will be handed over to social services. Which, for the record, is sometimes worse than just getting fined.

CBS News

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(Note: CNN says that Bryan & Braydon are from Kansas state, but all other articles on the internet are saying they’re from Kansas City, MO. We’re going with the rest of the internet on this one.)

A Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan over the weekend, and everyone keeps mentioning the 22 Navy SEALs killed in the tragedy. But Braydon Nichols, a 10 year old boy in Kansas, wants people to remember his father – the U.S. Army pilot of that helicopter.

The boy’s father, 31 year old Bryan Nichols, was a a chief warrant officer with Bravo Company, 7th Battalion, 155th Aviation Regiment. The boy sent a picture of his father, along with a short note, to CNN’s iReport, and within 24 hours, Braydon’s post was viewed 20,000 times.

Our condolences go out to Braydon and his family.

Check out CNN for the rest of the story.

Sauce: CNN

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One father is desperate to get his son home safe. How desperate? He posted a video on YouTube, directly addressing Pakistan Army Chief of Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the head of the country’s intelligence service Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, asking them to “secure the safe return of our son,” Spc. Bowe Bergdahl. The YouTube video can be seen on the CBS News link after the jump.

Bowe Bergdahl is the only known POW in Afghanistan right now.

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Your constant connection to your family might be destroying your chance at making more family, researchers claim (again). That iPhone in your pocket might be killing off your sperm, angry birds-style, and not just from the radiation.

We can’t just blame the iPhone. Sperm counts and quality have been on the decline for the last 50 years in Europe and the United States. This isn’t breaking news – when researchers have a slow quarter and need some extra funding and pocket money, they spin the “Wheel of Research” which has topics like “Technology & Sperm Counts,” “Obesity Linked to _____,” and “Causes of Happiness.” I swear, we all missed the boat on being a researcher.

Keep reading for a list of other modern comforts that kill your chance at fathering children.

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A father’s darkest moment comes with the loss of his child. This moment came for Rhode Island resident John Foreman in 1982, when his 5 year old son’s skull and bones were found in 16 year old Michael Woodmansee’s bedroom, shellacked, and sitting next to a journal that outlined the murder.

Foreman’s son, Jason, had been missing since 1975. It was only after Woodmansee tried to kidnap another young boy that authorities found Jason Foreman’s bones. In his trial, Woodmansee received a 40 year sentence, but is eligible for release 12 years early because of a plea bargain. Foreman agreed to the plea bargain because he didn’t want to hear the details of his sons death – a decision he regrets. “I put it all behind me… and now, you know, 12 years off for good behavior, come on. It was a shame he only got 40 years to begin with, he should have got a life sentence,” Foreman said to WPRO-AM’s John DePetro on his Monday morning radio show.

Foreman had this to add: “I do intend, if this man is released anywhere in my vicinity, or if I can find him after the fact, I do intend to kill this man.”

This raises the question that no father wants to make – do you take justice into your own hands? If someone kills your child, does killing them undo the hurt? Are you a better father for continuing a cycle of violence, or is it better for you to focus your pain toward community programs that would prevent this sort of crime from happening to another father?

Sauce: CBS News

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A father and daughter met up after an 11-year hiatus – and somehow, Twitter helped make the connection.

Out of all of the world’s tweets, 58 year old Daniel Morales, the awesomely-named @putodanny, posted one from a prepaid phone – asking if anyone had seen his daughter, Sarah Rivera. Someone got a hold of the 27 year old Rivera through Facebook, yadda yadda yadda, and bang – reunion.

Rewind. Morales had last seen Rivera in 2000, just before she went to go live with her mother. Morales moved to Puerto Rico. Sometime later, Morales ends up on the streets of New York, and in a program called Underheard in New York. “Underheard” says that they’re “fighting homelessness 140 characters at a time,” and have given four men (of which Morales is one) a prepaid cellphone with a month of unlimited texts. They’ve also set the four men up with a Twitter account.

Fast forward to last Friday, Morales and Rivera have a tearful reunion. Morales even met his grandchildren for the first time. Rivera and Morales are overjoyed, and somehow, Twitter helped make it happen.

Well, and a lot of good people too, I guess.

Sauce: CBSNews.com

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