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Retailers Greet Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers

The Mall of America saw its share of last minute shoppers today. Many of them, a mall PR person said, were male. [WCCO: Consumer]

12/23/2011

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Seattle Police Pepper Spray Rowdy Shoe Shoppers

And those who suffered the spray weren’t even occupying the shoe shop. They were trying to get some of the new retro-styled Nike Air Jordans. Apparently hundreds of people were waiting outside in lines to […]

12/23/2011

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N. Korea Tells S. Korea To Show Respect Over Kim’s Death

The North Korean government told its South Korean counterpart today to show respect for the death of Kim Jong-il but to not send anyone to his funeral, as that act would be “an unbearable insult […]

12/23/2011

Video: Gay Robot Greets Bachmann In Iowa

Yesterday, a man dressed as a robot greeted GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann as she arrived in Iowa City. The robot accused Bachmann of not only being a “homophobe but a robophobe.” What do you […]

12/23/2011

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Mysterious Metal Object From Space Meets Earth In Namibia

The round, metal object is not alien, officials say. However, they haven’t said much else on what it might be. The object is round, weighs 13 pounds and has two, almost nipple-like bumps at its […]

12/23/2011

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Explosions Rock Syrian Capital, Dozens Die

Two loud explosions boomed within a minute of each other in Damascus, Syria’s capital, reports say. The blasts happened on a day protesters planned to demonstrate against what they see as an Arab League cover-up […]

12/23/2011

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Vanity Fair’s GOP Pin-Ups

Vanity Fair has unveiled its gallery for a hypothetical Republican pin-up calendar. I call for equal time, VF! [Vanity Fair]

12/22/2011

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Who’s The Better Lisbeth Salander?

American actress Rooney Mara has been winning accolades for her portrayal of Stieg Larsson’s fictional character Lisbeth Salander, just as Swedish actress Noomi Rapace did before her. So which is better … or which do […]

12/21/2011

Video: Cat Soothes Crying Baby To Sleep

Well, it appears cats are good for something besides hilarious YouTube videos.

12/21/2011

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Beer At White Castle? It’s Man’s Dream Come True!

The White Castle hamburger chain is sipping on the idea of selling alcoholic beverages at its restaurants. [The Columbus Dispatch]

12/21/2011

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Christmas Package Arrives 1 Year, 6 Days Later

An Arkansas woman finally has proof that she bought her mother a Christmas gift last year. [TCPalm.com]

12/21/2011

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Nanny’s Hidden Talent Discovered After Death

A nanny in Chicago had a hidden talent for taking photos and she took some remarkable self portraits that are now part of a gallery exhibit. Read more about her here and see some of […]

12/21/2011

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Santa Pulls Man From Burning Car

Not sure if it’s in the job description, but Santa played the role of Good Samaritan as he pulled someone from a burning car in Texas. You might recognize the name of the reporter who […]

12/21/2011

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Human Impact Of D.C. Gridlock

Ben Tracy with the CBS Evening News, looks at how people will be affected if movement isn’t made in Washington over the payroll tax. [CBS News]

12/21/2011

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Kris Humphries Signs One-Year Deal With Nets

The Nets are close to finalizing a one-year deal worth somewhere in the $7-8 million neighborhood for power forward Kris Humphries, according to Yahoo! Sports with confirmation from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. [CBS Sports]

12/21/2011

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HBO Cancels A Bunch Of Shows

HBO is making way for its 2012 programming slate. Among the shows that have been cut down in their prime (or thereabouts) are “Hung,” “Bored to Death” and “How to Make it in America.” [NY […]

12/20/2011

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Concrete Buffer Gone Wild At A Construction Site

Let’s shift gears towards the ridiculous and a rather odd, caught-on-tape situation that occured in the middle of a construction site that would make Benny Hill smile.  Take a look. [CBS News]

12/20/2011

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Holidays Are Here: What Will You Wear?

We got some tips if you are looking for what to pack and wear on your holiday getaways. Whether you are going someplace warm, cold or across the seas for the holidays, we’ve got you […]

12/20/2011

Oldie But Goodie: How To Wrap A Cat

If you think you’ve got some difficult presents to wrap, check out this oldie but goodie video.

12/20/2011

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10 Weird Facts About Kim Jong Il

During his often oppressive reign over North Korea, Kim Jong Il cultivated a personal mythology that included some outlandish claims. Global Post compiled 10 bizarre bits of reported fact and propaganda from the life of […]

12/20/2011

AT&T Buys T-Mobile

AT&T Ends Bid To Acquire T-Mobile

So much for thinking big. AT&T has ended its $39 billion bid to acquire T-Mobile USA. The company said this afternoon in a statement that it was giving up its bid to pursue a blockbuster […]

12/20/2011

Video: Bradley Manning As A Child, A Soldier

A video at the Guardian shows what Bradley Manning, who is currently on trial for leaking thousands of military cables, was like as a child and at war. [The Guardian]

12/19/2011

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Woman Who Was Burned Alive Owed Suspect $2,000: Police

The woman who was burned alive in a New York elevator last week apparently owed the suspect some $2,000. Neighbors said the suspect had lived with the woman, who was 73 years old, and helped […]

12/19/2011

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Suicide Rate In Greece Rises To Highest In Europe

No doubt the economic crisis has played a role. Three years ago, Greece had the lowest suicide rate in Europe. [The Guardian]

12/19/2011

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Saab Declares Bankruptcy

Car manufacturer Saab declared bankruptcy today and it’s blaming its current financial state on General Motors. [USA Today]

12/19/2011

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