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Intermission: Pencil vs. Camera

Ben Heine's art combines elements of "magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism."

Artist Ben Heine is a visionary. His art, which uses both pencil and camera, combines elements of "magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism" to show that reality is easily covered by our perceptions. It's both refreshing and captivating to see an artist take some of the oldest and most prolific art forms and create something new.

Heine has drawn for 17 years and shot photos for eight years. After realizing he could combine his two visual passions he created what he calls "Pencil Vs Camera."


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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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