Social Climber: Iran Building Fake Aircraft Carrier

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title: Iran Building Fake Aircraft Carrier

text: Well that looks familiar. Iran is building a (nonworking) mock aircraft carrier based on the U.S. Navy’s Nimitiz-class carriers, according to the New York Times.

Analysts studying satellite photos first noticed the ship being built in a shipyard near the Persian Gulf and found that even fake aircraft was placed on the ship’s deck. A spokesman for the Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain told the New York Times they believe the non-functioning ship was built for propaganda.

The Times reported that U.S. officials said they are keeping an eye on the copycat ship and have given it the nickname of “target barge.”


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title: Starbucks to Serve Beer and Wine

text: Starbucks is on a roll. First, it announced it would pair with Oprah to bring you a blend of the media mogul's eponymous chai tea, and now it's planning to roll out beer and wine to match its savory food menu at thousands of more stores.

But don't get too excited. Starbucks COO Troy Alstead said the roll-out could take several years, so it might be a while before you can make a hot dinner date at your local coffee spot for a glass of chardonnay and container of mac and cheese.

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title: Tibetan Mastiff Sold for $2 million

text: Beethoven eat your heart out.

A Tibetan Mastiff has potentially become the most expensive (and probably craziest looking) dog ever sold, reeling in a whopping $1.9 million.

A Chinese property developer from Qingdao province is now responsible for sweeping up all that shedding hair after he purchased the 1-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a "luxury pet" fair.

The rare pup measured approximately 31 inches tall, and weighed nearly 200 pounds.

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title: Black Keys to Drop New Single

text: The wait for fans could be over soon. The Black Keys are soon to release their first new single, “Fever,” since drawing songs from the 2011 album “El Camino,” reported.

The members of the rock duo have been involved in side projects during their break from The Black Keys.

“Fever” is set to come out March 24.

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