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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to, on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Just In Case: Cruise Line Insured Against Loch Ness Monster

Apr 30, 2013

There's word that a Scottish cruise line has taken out an insurance policy in case of a beastly disaster. Jacobite Cruises is now insured against damage from the Loch Ness Monster.

"We see it as keeping in line with good business practice," Freda Newton, managing director of Jacobite Cruises, tells The Scottish Sun. "There is so much going on — people have tried to hunt the Loch Ness Monster, people have tried to capture it. We just don't know what could happen. It's prudent."

The Sun reports:

"Bosses struck the wacky deal with Inverness insurers Towergate Moray Firth last week — the 80th anniversary of the first Nessie spotting."

Most tourists would probably love a great close up of "Nessie" but hope it's not that close, Bob Jack, the director of Towergate Moray Firth, tells the newspaper. He says his company is pleased to cover the cruise ships and hopes there's never a claim on the policy.

And before you start wondering whether other insurers actually offer such strange policies, here's a British firm that offers coverage for a variety of odd business endeavors. Westminster Indemnity covers things such as paranormal practitioners (ghost hunters), channelling (talking to angels and those who've died), and dowsing (searching for hidden items, such as water).

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