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‘Hot mugshot guy’ Jeremy Meeks gets a $30K modeling offer, and D.C. buys a lot of American flags

– How can you measure patriotism? Maybe in counting how many America-themed flags a region buys on Amazon? The only big cities who bought more than D.C. this year (so far) are Virginia Beach, Va., and Miami.

A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man faces charges after police encountered him dribbling a basketball Sunday along Interstate 78 near Bethlehem.

– First Snapchat. Then Yo. Now Emojli – an upcoming iOs app that only lets you communicate using emoji.

– A woman who found a prosthetic leg on a Washington state beach has returned it to its owner.

While bidding departing White House executive pastry chef William "Bill" Yosses a fond farewell, President Obama said he's stumped as to how Yosses makes his pies so good. "His pies, I don't what he does, whether he puts crack in them or," the president said before trailing off. (

– The White House does not serve pies with crack cocaine in them, Michelle Obama clarified after her husband pondered out loud about the possibility. Because those White House pies are delicious, he says.


– Kelsey Grammer has joined Twitter with the sole purpose of correcting other users’ bad grammar.

Is “hot mugshot guy” Jeremy Meeks coming to a catwalk in the near future? (Stockton police/Reuters)

– Surprising no one, hot mugshot guy Jeremy Meeks has been offered a $30,000 modeling contract, according to TMZ. No word on if he’ll be allowed to leave prison to take advantage of it, though.

– A Wisconsin woman who lost her diamond wedding ring five years ago had given up all hope of finding it after searching high and low. It turns out her dog may have had it all along.



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