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A security guard is hospitalized in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, after accidentally discharging his weapon and shooting off his own penis.

Strapped

The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reports that the unnamed 33-year-old man was carrying a .38 caliber handgun in his pocket. It went off, hitting him in the groin.

Police received calls of a gunshot coming from a parked car and responded to the scene found the driver slumped at the wheel and bleeding from the injured area.

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Carlton Berry, 22, has been arrested and charged in the shootings at a Houston community college campus that left him and two others wounded on Tuesday.

Luckily, and somewhat amazingly, no one was killed at Lone Star College.

Lone Star College

A statement from the Harris County Sheriff's Office says Berry is charged with aggravated assault but he is hospitalized with wounds suffered in the shooting.

No other identities from the Texas college shooting are available.

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Apple has always been very careful about what can be downloaded from its app store, and in turn, pulled an app this week amid concerns over its content.

Or more specifically, its ability to share content.

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The app in question, 500px, allows users to upload and share photos; it is possible to view nude photos if one first disables a "safe search" feature.

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McDonald's and one of its franchisees agreed to pay $700,000 after being sued for falsely advertising food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law.

Halal McDonald's

McDonald's and Finley's Management Co. settled with Dearborn Heights, Mich., resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, and the Arab American National Museum.

Ahmed's attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, sayd he's "thrilled" with the deal; McDonald's and Finley's deny any liability but say the settlement is in their best interests.

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A Lone Star College spokesperson has confirmed that shots have been fired and evacuations have been ordered on the campus in north Houston.

Lonestar College

Emergency responders are focused in the area around the Lone Star campus library. Some students could be seen running from the building.

There is no immediate word on casualties or the shooter.

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President Barack Obama had a big day Monday, being sworn in, delivering a speech before 800,000 strong and probably getting some from Michelle Obama.

Not everyone descended on D.C. to celebrate the man, however.

Westboro Baptist Church braved the weather and the pro-Obama crowds to protest the event, and the administration, for its tolerance of homosexuality.

What's the crux of their argument? What's their prognosis for a second Obama term? How do they differ from thousands of others of churches out there?

Here's what one interviewer learned about WBC at the event:

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Jill Kelley, the now-infamous whistleblower in the David Petraeus scandal, was blackmailed by his mistress Paula Broadwell, according to a new report.

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Kelley says she was “terrified” late last summer when he told her about an email, later revealed to be from Broadwell, and the barrage that followed.

“There was blackmail, extortion, threats,” Kelley told the Daily Beast in her first interview since the Petraeus scandal erupted three months ago.

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Dish Network says it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores across the country, losing about 3,000 employees, according to the Denver Post.

Blockbuster

Company spokesman John Hall said the closures will leave about 500 Blockbuster locations in the U.S. Blockbuster is owned by Dish Network.

Dish Network last year shuttered about 500 underperforming Blockbuster locations that were underperforming or nearing the end of their leases.

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Catherine Giaquinto, a New York woman and apparently a nearly nude driver as well, was arrested for DWI after crashing her car into a wall and driving off.

She was wearing only an unzipped jacket at the time.

Cop Car

The crash occurred early Friday in the northwestern New Jersey community of Sparta Township. A town officer stopped the car just minutes after the crash.

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It's cold. It's dark.

It's already been considerably cold and dark for 5-6 weeks now, and there's probably another two months of cold and dark coming our way after today.

That about sums up why researchers have singled out today, January 21 - or "Blue Monday" - as the most depressing day of the year in a new study.

NYC Winter

With forecasters predicting unusually bitter conditions for the next 7-10 days, Blue Monday is living up to its name despite a national holiday and presidential inauguration.

Or because of the latter, if you're Alex Jones.

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