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Rahmell Pettway, a 36-year old Brooklyn resident, admitted this week to faking his own kidnapping in order to avoid the wrath of his girlfriend.

Police confirm that Pettway was absent from his Bedford-Stuyvesant residence for two weeks and found hog-tied in the street on Thursday, although rolls of duct tape were dangling from his wrists at the time he was discovered.

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He told authorities that two men in a minivan abducted him on February 19, covering his eyes, taking him away and dumping him on the street weeks later.

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Demolition crews are working on razing the Florida home where a sinkhole opened up last week underneath a bedroom, swallowing a sleeping man.

Jeff Bush, 37, was declared "presumed dead" by Hillsborough County officials on Sunday as rescue workers abandoned hope of recovering his body.

Looking at photos of the Florida sinkhole, you can see why:

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The goal now is to demolish the rest of the house before efforts will begin to stabilize the sinkhole, said William Puz, a spokesman for Hillsborough County.

The hole was about 30 feet wide and 60 feet deep and filled with clay and debris. It is unlikely that Bush's body will ever be retrieved, officials said.

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Amazon is hearing it from many sides today, following a sale on its UK website Saturday of T-shirts that encourage violence against women.

The items - manufactured and also sold in the U.S. - included slogans such as "Keep Calm and Rape a Lot" and "Keep Calm and Rape Them."

They were retailing for between $23 and $26.

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It didn't take long for Amazon to remove the shirts, but not before receiving hundreds of complains.

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A 16-year-old Florida high school student claims he wrestled a loaded gun away from a teen threatening to open fire - and was suspended as a result.

The Cypress Lake High School student tackled the 15-year-old suspect on a school bus after he allegedly pointed the weapon at another student.

"I thought he was really going to shoot him right then and there," said the student, who declined to be identified in speaking to local news outlets.

So was he hailed as a hero? Not exactly.

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A suburban Philadelphia school district is in mourning after a sixth-grader was taken off life support following injuries suffered in a fight this January.

Family members say Bailey O'Neill died Sunday morning, a day after he turned 12. The sixth-grader suffered a concussion, broken nose and other injuries.

The fight took place at Darby Township School on January 10, after which doctors put him in a medically induced coma when he began having seizures.

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A child born with HIV has apparently been cured in Mississippi, scientists confirmed yesterday, marking only the second time in history a patient with this disease was able to fight it off entirely.

The announcement was made yesterday at an AIDS meeting in Atlanta, as Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said of the now-two-and-a-half-year old:

"You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we've seen."

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Tests have determined that mere traces of the virus' genetic material are lingering.

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Yo quiero ground beef tainted with horse meat at Taco Bell!

Europe's growing horse meat woes escalated Friday as Britain's food regulator said that new testing had found the Bell's beef supply was contaminated.

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Taco Bell parent company Yum Brands said the horsemeat issue is limited to the UK market, and that it will step up testing of its beef going forward.

Europe's horsemeat scandal erupted in January, when testing in Ireland revealed that some ground beef products sold there contained equine DNA.

Burger King horsemeat samples were also found in February.

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Jessica Powell recently broke up with her boyfriend after he pushed her off a cliff against her will - she was attached to a rope, mind you. But still.

Daredevil Creighton Baird spent 45 minutes coaxing Powell to the edge of a narrow Utah canyon in hopes of embarking on a terrifying rope swing.

She failed to muster up the courage. So he just shoved her off.

Then she mustered the courage to break up with him mid-fall.

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Teri James, a former employee of San Diego Christian College, has hired Gloria Allred to sue the school for allegedly firing her for engaging in premarital sex.

James told The Today Show that she did sign a contract stipulating she would not take part in "sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex."

However, "I needed a job in this economy and so I never thought that anything would happen," the 29-year old explained.

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So, this actually happened in Pennsylvania this week...

When a receptionist from an Ambridge doctor's office phoned to remind student Travis Clawson that he had an upcoming appointment, the call went to voicemail.

No biggie, right?

Except the receptionist heard the words "shooting" and "school" on the message… which led her to contact the police… who notified school officials… who instituted a lockdown of every school in the country.

After 20 minutes, Clawson was finally tracked down in the guidance office and it was determined that the receptionist simply heard the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song on his voicemail, which refers to "shooting some ball outside of the school."

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