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States That Need to Watch Their Language

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Ohio is the most foul-mouthed state in the union; Washington is the least. My home state of New Jersey ranks third in coarse language, but I’ll try to keep it toned down around here.
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After over a year and thousands of images collected by the MESSENGER probe, scientists have created a composite that shows Mercury from all 360 degrees around.
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The annual Chelsea flower show, for the first time in its 100-year history, allowed its green-thumbed garden competitors to include gnomes this year. These 10 garden gnomes from around the world are probably quite pleased to hear it.
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We excuse a lot of things kids say because they’re cute, but as the first episode of Matt Clarke’s “Convos With My 2 Year Old” series proves by having a grown man speak the words of a toddler, our precious babes are actually kind of jerks sometimes.
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Amazon’s new ‘Kindle Words’ program attempts to monetize fanfiction, with the company buying licenses to whole franchises in order to turn a profit on any works fans create based on their characters. We’ll see how that one works out.
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