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Couple Sues Airline Over Cockroach-Infested Flight [VIDEO]

With delays, baggage fees and overbooking, flying already has the potential to be a miserable experience. But imagine if you had to share your flight with cockroaches. According to Harry Marsh and Kaitlin Rush, that’s exactly what happened to them. They’re now suing carrier AirTran for emotional distress and more than $100,000 as a result.

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NBC
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Jerry Sandusky Tells Bob Costas ‘I Shouldn’t Have Showered With Those Kids’ [VIDEO]

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, broke his silence Monday night about the scandal that lead to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno and three other university officials.

In a phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘Rock Center With Brian Williams,’ Sandusky said, “I have horsed around with kids, I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them, and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact,” but declared himself innocent of the abuse charges.

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epicharmus, Flickr
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This Day in History for November 16 – Federal Reserve Bank Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1907 – Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state (More info)

1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens (More info)

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thestarshine, Flickr
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Watch Out Guys, Birth Control May Be Causing Prostate Cancer — Health Check

Researchers discovered that countries with the highest numbers of women using oral contraceptives also have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer. What does this mean? They think estrogen from the urine of women who take birth control pills could be to blame.

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wwworks, Getty Images
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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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ABC
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Gabrielle Giffords Speaks Out for First Time Since Shooting [VIDEO]

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona spoke out during her first extended interview since the horrific shooting in January which left her with significant brain damage.

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Michael Loccisano, Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Billy Crystal or Eddie Murphy? Guess Who Public Prefers as Oscar Host — Survey of the Day

Last week Eddie Murphy quit as 2012 Academy Award host and was quickly replaced by Billy Crystal, and apparently it was the right choice.

According to a new survey from Poll Position, more people prefer Billy Crystal over Eddie Murphy when it comes to hosting the Oscars.

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Kurt Koller, Flickr
Kurt Koller, Flickr
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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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Delaware State Police / ilamont.com, Flickr
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Fraudulent Student Is Jailed for Falsely Listing Harvard on His Resume

Adam Wheeler, a former Harvard student kicked out of the university for false statements on his admissions application, has been sent to jail for including the school on his resume when applying for a job. For violating this condition of his probation, he now faces a possible two-year sentence.

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The New York Times
The New York Times
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This Day in History for November 11 – Armistice Day and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620 – The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod (More info)

1831 – Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising (More info)

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