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You won't believe the $%#! you've been eating

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:10pm
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Overdraft fees top $1 billion at the big 3 banks

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:10pm
You aren't alone if you've ever been hit with an overdraft fee from your bank.

Cross-dresser fears adult site hack will 'out' him

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:55am
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Bill O'Reilly to 'kill' again with new book on Reagan

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:47am
It's Ronald Reagan's turn to get the Bill O'Reilly treatment.

Rafael Nadal sports $850,000 watch at French Open

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:38am
Rafael Nadal has a new $850,000 watch to help him keep track of time as he seeks a tenth French Open title.

Fastest growing U.S. cities: Texas is king

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:27am
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House hunting horror stories

Business News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:22am
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For Love of the Game -- Smokeless Tobacco Still a Part of Baseball

Lifestyles - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:04am
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(NewsUSA) - Smokeless tobacco is as much a part of baseball as the Cubs' disappointing run at the World Series year after year.

While Major League Baseball is urging its players to reconsider a habit as old as the sport itself, there is also a history to think about -- one that has linked the two together in the hearts and minds of Americans.

This begs the question: Is there life to baseball without smokeless tobacco?

To come to a conclusion, we have to look at the history of smokeless tobacco and how the two have become inextricably linked together.

In the mid-1800s, when baseball was first getting its footing in America, chewing tobacco was extremely popular, and baseball players used it for the same reasons other men did -- pure pleasure. Soon, however, players found added benefits to using smokeless tobacco products, such as, creating more saliva in the mouth in a dusty environment. This, in turn, helped players to moisten their gloves with spit.

It also helped the smokeless tobacco industry when cigarettes -- which threatened smokeless tobacco companies in the early 20th century -- were attributed to fatigue and bad luck among players. In this way, snuff and chew, continued to gain ground.

"Chewing tobacco is a tradition in baseball," says Everett Dickson, CEO of FLASR, a company that has created accoutrements for the smokeless tobacco user. "It's a part of the game, seeing a pitcher or hitter at bat with a small piece of tobacco tucked into his cheek. Having said that, we also understand the concerns of the general public, and support any decision by policymakers and Major League Baseball."

Until then, however, FLASR wants those who do use smokeless tobacco (players included) to know there are products that are discreet and help with the more inconvenient and messy aspects for users.

One such product is FLASR's pocket-sized, portable spittoon, which has an advanced closing mechanism, ensuring that it stays closed when not in use. This eliminates the risk of spills and leaks often seen with cups and bottles. FLASR reusable spittoons also feature the exclusive Thumb-Lok Twist Cap for one-handed ease of use making it an ideal solution for taking snuff, dip or chew into the bullpen or on long road trips.

For more information, visit www.flasr.com. Market listing: FLASR (OTCQB: FLSR).

Can you decode food labels?

Health - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:41am
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Food #fail: 10 things you're eating incorrectly

Health - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:41am
Categories: Health

Family gets racist letter: 'You don't belong here!'

CNN - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:51am
Ronica Copes and her family have lived in their Long Island home for almost two years. But just last week, they received the most unwelcoming letter in the mail:
Categories: National News

Theater shooter wrote of 'obsession' to kill

CNN - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:51am
James Holmes for years thought of how to kill a large number of people, according to a notebook he kept before a 2012 mass killing in a Colorado movie theater.
Categories: National News

Police hunt officer's killer

CNN - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:50am
Police in Rio Rancho, Mexico, are searching for a man who killed an on-duty officer Monday night.
Categories: National News

NFL player fired after arrest

CNN - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:48am
The Chicago Bears fired defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.
Categories: National News

Sanders puts 1% on notice

CNN - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:48am
Bernie Sanders is not just running for president -- he's promising a "revolution."
Categories: National News

Gunman opens fire at Walmart

CNN - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:38am
A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store on Tuesday, police in Grand Forks, North Dakota, said.
Categories: National News

Mass graves exhumed at trafficking camps

CNN World - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:35am
Forensic teams have begun to exhume graves found at human trafficking camps in Malaysia. ITN's John Sparks reports.
Categories: International News
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