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Watercooler Stories – July 23, 2012 – UPI.com

Miami skateboarder crashed; wasn’t mugged MIAMI, July 21 (UPI) — The parents of a Miami skateboarder said they were relieved to know their injured son had not been mugged but had actually crashed into a concrete column. Police and the Miami community had been horrified at the initial report that …

Watercooler Stories – July 19, 2012 – UPI.com

Driving tax considered in California SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19 (UPI) — A California transportation agency said it is considering a tax on motorists for each mile they drive in their cars. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Francisco Bay area agency leading the discussions on the possible tax, said …

Quote: Sanctions on Syria

“I think that we have had 12 kinds of sanctions so far and none of them affected or stopped the killings in Syria. Obviously it is not working. A different solution needs to be discussed.” –Adib Shishakly, a member of the opposition Syrian National Council, on the eve of the …

Chavez foe demands limits on leader’s on-air talks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Preventing loquacious Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from campaigning for re-election on the airwaves for more than three minutes isn’t an easy task, but that’s what opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles is demanding. Capriles criticized his adversary on Tuesday for attempting to take political advantage of special …