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thirtysomething scientists unveil doomsday clock of hair loss
https://www.theonion.com/thirtysomething-scientists-unveil-doomsday-clock-of-hai-1819586205
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dem rep. totally nails why congress is falling short on gender, racial equality
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donna-edwards-inequality_us_57455f7fe4b055bb1170b207
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eat your veggies: 9 deliciously different recipes
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/eat-your-veggies-9-delici_b_8899742.html
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inclement weather prevents liar from getting to work
https://local.theonion.com/inclement-weather-prevents-liar-from-getting-to-work-1819576031
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mother comes pretty close to using word 'streaming' correctly
https://www.theonion.com/mother-comes-pretty-close-to-using-word-streaming-cor-1819575546
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my white inheritance
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/my-white-inheritance_us_59230747e4b07617ae4cbe1a
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5 ways to file your taxes with less stress
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5-ways-to-file-your-taxes_b_6957316.html
1
richard branson's global-warming donation nearly as much as cost of failed balloon trips
https://www.theonion.com/richard-bransons-global-warming-donation-nearly-as-much-1819568749
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shadow government getting too large to meet in marriott conference room b
https://politics.theonion.com/shadow-government-getting-too-large-to-meet-in-marriott-1819570731
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lots of parents know this scenario
https://www.huffingtonpost.comhttp://pubx.co/6IXxhm
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this lesbian is considered a father in indiana (and an amazing one at that)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-lesbian-is-considered-a-father-in-indiana-and-an-amazing-one-at-that_us_55b0ecb7e4b07af29d579269
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amanda peet told her daughter sex is 'a special hug'
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amanda-peet-told-her-daughter-sex-is-a-special-hug_us_59131898e4b0a58297e12f68
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what to know regarding current treatments for ebola
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-to-know-regarding-cu_b_5767826.html
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chris christie suggests hillary clinton was to blame for boko haram's kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-christie-hillary-clinton-boko-haram_us_578ea51be4b04ca54ebf5d97
1
ford develops new suv that runs purely on gasoline
https://www.theonion.com/ford-develops-new-suv-that-runs-purely-on-gasoline-1819575454
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uber ceo travis kalanick stepping down from trump economic advisory council
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/uber-ceo-travis-kalanick-resign-trump-council_us_5893a883e4b09bd304ba71a5
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area boy enters jumping-and-touching-tops-of-doorways phase
https://www.theonion.com/area-boy-enters-jumping-and-touching-tops-of-doorways-p-1819570282
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area man does most of his traveling by gurney
https://local.theonion.com/area-man-does-most-of-his-traveling-by-gurney-1819588424
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leave no person with disabilities behind
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/leave-no-person-with-disabilites_b_14631778.html
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lin-manuel miranda would like to remind you to put your phone away
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lin-manuel-miranda-would-like-to-remind-you-to-put-your-phone-away_us_5733306be4b096e9f0933e98
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60 journalists killed in 2014 as targeting of international press rises
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/journalists-killed-2014_n_6368532.html
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guard in video game under strict orders to repeatedly pace same stretch of hallway
https://www.theonion.com/guard-in-video-game-under-strict-orders-to-repeatedly-p-1819577045
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how to live to be 110
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/healthy-living-news_b_5301711.html
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cat so scared in shelter won't even look at you
https://www.huffingtonpost.comhttps://www.thedodo.com/backpack-cat-sad-rescue-1366450339.html
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bill clinton shoots down republicans: 'i strongly supported' obamacare
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-clinton-obamacare-support_us_57f616dae4b05f39c51e4cbe
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secret service agent not so secret about being david alan grier fan
https://www.theonion.com/secret-service-agent-not-so-secret-about-being-david-al-1819568489
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this new orange era: the growing divide
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-new-orange-era-the-growing-divide_us_58ab5a60e4b03250fc905df4
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things learned in the first month of having a baby
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/things-learned-in-the-first-month-of-having-a-baby_b_6182168.html
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lamelo ball scores 92 points in a single high school basketball game
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lamelo-ball-scores-92-points-in-high-school-basketball-game_us_589b0845e4b04061313a7411
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i'm bi. it took me 21 years to come out of the closet and say it.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/im-bi-it-took-me-21-years-to-come-out-of-the-closet_us_59c94729e4b0f2df5e83b06d
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10 essential life lessons from a grandma
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/10-essential-life-lessons_n_7061560.html
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teenage gunfight with isis
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/post_12853_b_11592992.html
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older but still young at heart
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/older-but-still-young-at_b_7095730.html
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leading probability researchers confounded by three coworkers wearing same shirt color on same day
https://www.theonion.com/leading-probability-researchers-confounded-by-three-cow-1822174747
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new york introduces shoe-sharing program for city's pedestrians
https://www.theonion.com/new-york-introduces-shoe-sharing-program-for-city-s-ped-1819577633
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beyoncé sculpted in cheese is strangely alluring
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cheese-beyonce_us_58de85f0e4b0b3918c8313eb
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expansive obama state of the union speech to touch on patent law, entomology, the films of robert altman
https://politics.theonion.com/expansive-obama-state-of-the-union-speech-to-touch-on-p-1819574546
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stars with gray hair prove getting older isn't all that bad
https://www.huffingtonpost.comhttp://www.gq.com/gallery/gray-hair-gods-best-salt-and-pepper-hair#1
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police say woman made up story of attack by two men, one wearing a trump hat (update)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslim-student-attacked-university-of-louisiana-lafayette_us_58227f5fe4b0d9ce6fbfc2b1
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naacp demands less minority representation on upn
https://www.theonion.com/naacp-demands-less-minority-representation-on-upn-1819565571
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the best clothes for the man-child in your life
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-dress-like-a-manchild_us_56f04ad5e4b09bf44a9e193a
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florist who turned away gay couple wants supreme court to hear her case
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barronelle-stutzman-supreme-court_us_596d1637e4b0e983c0584023
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we're still processing that ending to the walking dead "strangers"
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/were-still-processing-that-ending_b_6044440.html
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new google project delivers critical info to refugees' smartphones
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/google-announced-new-project-for-refugee-and-migrant-crisis_us_562a782ae4b0ec0a38946a23
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new history textbook makes hatred of history come alive for students
https://www.theonion.com/new-history-textbook-makes-hatred-of-history-come-alive-1819586624
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10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/10-ways-ridiculously-succ_b_11803810.html
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report: bridge probably has whole mess of bats under there
https://local.theonion.com/report-bridge-probably-has-whole-mess-of-bats-under-th-1819655137
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texas republicans urge trump-style immigration crackdown
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/texas-republicans-immigration-crackdown_us_58755beee4b05b7a465c2d46
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tom hanks brags how 'smokin' hot' rita wilson is after 29 years of marriage
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom-hanks-rita-wilson-smokin-hot_us_5a848406e4b0058d55656141
1
god getting strong urge to bring back dinosaurs
https://www.theonion.com/god-getting-strong-urge-to-bring-back-dinosaurs-1819579692
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lgbt christians speak out: "love the sinner, hate the sin" won't cut it anymore
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/level-ground-lgbt-christians_n_6159734.html
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handshake comes in at unusually high angle, velocity
https://local.theonion.com/handshake-comes-in-at-unusually-high-angle-velocity-1819573028
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mom keeps sending newspaper clippings about former classmates who have been murdered
https://local.theonion.com/mom-keeps-sending-newspaper-clippings-about-former-clas-1819576337
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report: make it stop
https://www.theonion.com/report-make-it-stop-1822874962
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coed rec softball team having trouble finding enough hyper-competitive men to ruin experience
https://local.theonion.com/coed-rec-softball-team-having-trouble-finding-enough-hy-1828226290
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brutalist beaver constructs paul rudolph-inspired dam
https://local.theonion.com/brutalist-beaver-constructs-paul-rudolph-inspired-dam-1833665215
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jindal: westboro baptist members who protest funerals face arrest
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jindal-westboro-baptist-protest-funeral-arrest_us_55b4f819e4b0a13f9d18d240
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gop congressman may not vote for president at all
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-coffman-donald-trump_us_580781ece4b0180a36e7b043
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donald trump's latest attempt to repeal obamacare makes seth meyers sick
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trumps-latest-attempt-to-repeal-obamacare-makes-seth-meyers-sick_us_590aeface4b0bb2d0875637d
1
suicide bombing: can parents spot the warning signs?
https://www.theonion.com/suicide-bombing-can-parents-spot-the-warning-signs-1819586527
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state department warns americans traveling abroad to avoid lame amsterdam windmill tour
https://www.theonion.com/state-department-warns-americans-traveling-abroad-to-av-1819578957
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meatless monday: portuguese mashup
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meatless-monday-portugues_b_13650948.html
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you can now message the president on facebook
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/message-obama-on-facebook-messenger_us_57ab9657e4b0ba7ed23ee736
1
families of missing flight passengers just hoping media gets closure it needs
https://www.theonion.com/families-of-missing-flight-passengers-just-hoping-media-1819576316
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fender releases new hybrid gas-electric guitar
https://www.theonion.com/fender-releases-new-hybrid-gas-electric-guitar-1819592762
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romney volunteers going door-to-door to let obama supporters know president's dead
https://politics.theonion.com/romney-volunteers-going-door-to-door-to-let-obama-suppo-1819574145
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friday talking points -- prelude to silly season
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/friday-talking-points_b_5622497.html
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meet sparkle, the 2-year-old who's your next style crush
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toddler-stylish_us_55d63489e4b07addcb46139b
1
hollywood's biggest stars endure long lines at oscars security screening
https://entertainment.theonion.com/hollywoods-biggest-stars-endure-long-lines-at-oscars-se-1819592089
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congresswoman fights for gun control because she almost lost her life to gun violence
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/debbie-dingell-gun-control-domestic-violence_us_576baf2de4b0c0252e787081
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how to raise kids who can 'love and be loved'
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-raise-kids-who-can-love-and-be-loved_us_587d2d2fe4b0b2a4c83ddee0
0
want to make meetings more productive? start walking
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/walking-meetings-productive_n_5333120.html
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elizabeth warren's pick wins ohio's democratic gubernatorial primary
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cordray-wins-ohio-primary_us_5af20ddbe4b0aab8a789ebad
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biting argument over trump may cost man his ear
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-ear-bite_us_58864fa2e4b096b4a2339cdb
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longtime reader of lib-slaves.info sick of mainstream bias on sites like wideawakepatriot.com
https://politics.theonion.com/longtime-reader-of-lib-slaves-info-sick-of-mainstream-b-1819579461
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beijing fire department extinguishes massive five-alarm burning cloud of smog
https://www.theonion.com/beijing-fire-department-extinguishes-massive-five-alarm-1819592400
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china intensifies pressure on north korea
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-intensifies-pressure-on-north-korea_us_598c2f38e4b08a4c247f287c
0
defiant sanders camp: it ain't over
https://www.huffingtonpost.comhttp://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/bernie-sanders-not-over-223996
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when the sheep are watching over your mind
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-sheep-are-watching-ov_b_7558950.html
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first up at the toronto film festival: jake gyllenhaal's 'demolition,' the stunning 'lobster' and more
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/demolition-review-toronto-film-festival_us_55f1fadde4b002d5c078cc48
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super pac men: how political consultants took a texas oilman on a wild ride
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vote2reducedebt_n_6901058.html
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'active shooter at large,' reports endless background hum of modern american life
https://www.theonion.com/active-shooter-at-large-reports-endless-background-h-1819576856
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david axelrod suggests hillary clinton will be seen as less complex alternative to obama
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/david-axelrod-hillary-clinton_n_6153858.html
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sleater-kinney just made bowie's 'rebel rebel' the political anthem of 2017
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sleater-kinney-rebel-rebel_us_586cff2ce4b0de3a08fa3a29
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kirsten gillibrand only regrets not calling for al franken to quit sooner
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kirsten-gillibrand-al-franken-sexual-misconduct_us_5a81b24de4b08dfc93065fc3
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wells fargo sued for barring daca recipients from student loans
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wells-fargo-sued-for-barring-daca-recipient-from-student-loans_us_588f9ca2e4b02772c4e850d4
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historical archives: amazing publick spectacle!
https://www.theonion.com/historical-archives-amazing-publick-spectacle-1819570183
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israel passes law cementing itself as exclusive nation-state of benjamin netanyahu
https://www.theonion.com/israel-passes-law-cementing-itself-as-exclusive-nation-1828058658
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onion social cracks down on sexual harassment by banning all women from platform
https://www.theonion.com/onion-social-cracks-down-on-sexual-harassment-by-bannin-1826973222
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exclusive promo hints stephen colbert will unleash on trump in live election show
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/exclusive-promo-hints-stephen-colbert-will-unleash-on-trump-in-live-election-show_us_5818aa8fe4b0390e69d289f9
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banksy returns to new york city with one of his trademark rats
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/banksy-new-york-city-new-piece_us_5aaa79a8e4b0004c0407fae3
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bobby jindal's biggest donors benefited from his administration
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bobby-jindals-biggest-donors-benefited-from-his-administration_us_55e9e976e4b002d5c075fb17
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drunk driver in the zone
https://www.theonion.com/drunk-driver-in-the-zone-1819568966
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egyptian woman wishes screaming protester husband would go bonkers for her once in a while
https://www.theonion.com/egyptian-woman-wishes-screaming-protester-husband-would-1819573942
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meet the millennial men who love hillary clinton
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meet-the-millennial-men-who-love-hillary-clinton_us_57a1fe11e4b0e2e15eb7f4de
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number of homeless students in america is rising rapidly
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/homeless-students_n_5864414.html
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report: majority of instances of people getting lives back on track occur immediately after visit to buffalo wild wings
https://www.theonion.com/report-majority-of-instances-of-people-getting-lives-b-1819573397
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groundbreaking study finds gratification can be deliberately postponed
https://www.theonion.com/groundbreaking-study-finds-gratification-can-be-deliber-1819578388
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nick cannon responds to mariah carey's engagement in the best way
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nick-cannon-mariah-carey-engagement_us_56a39582e4b076aadcc6cba0
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midlife obesity may speed up alzheimer's
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/midlife-obesity-may-speed-up-alzheimers_us_55e5c574e4b0aec9f354865a
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Past studies in Sarcasm Detection mostly make use of Twitter datasets collected using hashtag based supervision but such datasets are noisy in terms of labels and language. Furthermore, many tweets are replies to other tweets and detecting sarcasm in these requires the availability of contextual tweets.

To overcome the limitations related to noise in Twitter datasets, this Headlines dataset for Sarcasm Detection is collected from two news website. TheOnion aims at producing sarcastic versions of current events and we collected all the headlines from News in Brief and News in Photos categories (which are sarcastic). We collect real (and non-sarcastic) news headlines from HuffPost.

This new dataset has the following advantages over the existing Twitter datasets:

Since news headlines are written by professionals in a formal manner, there are no spelling mistakes and informal usage. This reduces the sparsity and also increases the chance of finding pre-trained embeddings. Furthermore, since the sole purpose of TheOnion is to publish sarcastic news, we get high-quality labels with much less noise as compared to Twitter datasets. Unlike tweets which are replies to other tweets, the news headlines we obtained are self-contained. This would help us in teasing apart the real sarcastic elements.

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