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A Palestinian filmmaker who is nominated for an Oscar was detained at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving in the country for the awards show. Emad Burnat - who made a documentary called "5 Broken Cameras” - his wife and their 8-year-old son were detained by authorities after officials questioned the reason for Burnat’s visit to the U.S. Burnat was able to contact fellow filmmaker Michael Moore during the ordeal, and after about an hour and a half delay, the family was allowed to leave. The Oscars are Sunday.
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“Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.” - Bonaro W. Overstreet
Watercooler talk: Man refuses to take pasta strainer off head for driver's license photo
Motor vehicle workers in New Jersey called the police on a man who refused to take a spaghetti strainer off his head while taking his driver’s license photo. The man said he was a Pastafarian, a group that's against teaching creationism in schools, and he wore the strainer for religious reasons. Patrick Jones has the bizarre story.
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