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Supervisor Mar and wife ending 25-year marriage

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This just in from Nicole Derse, the main political consultant for Supervisor Eric Mar re-election campaign. It was headlined  “Press Release — Supervisor Mar’s Divorce Statement” and sent on campaign stationary: “Supervisor Eric Mar and Sandra Chin-Mar are in the process of finalizing the end of their 25-year marriage.  Despite their separation, Eric and Sandra will share joint custody of [...] [Read More]
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40 Terrible Albums by Great Artists

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Neil Young’s rockabilly phase. U2 doing disco. Bruce Springsteen singing about sunshine and rainbows. Elvis Presley’s standup act. The Velvet Underground making an album without anyone from the Velvet Underground. Nobody’s perfect. But perfection is the least we expect from our favorite rock stars. Unfortunately, having the biggest producers, most expensive studios and lavish major […] [Read More]
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“The New Normal” is two dads

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By: He and Him “The New Normal” has its share of sap and stereotypes. But it’s also sweet and, yes funny. (Nene Leakes, y’all!) The sitcom, part of NBC’s new fall lineup, is scheduled to make its debut at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11. But the first episode is already online (and viewable below, in its […] [Read More]
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Cops feed protestors at the RNC

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ABOVE: Sheriff’s Deputies from Hillsborough and Osceola Counties pass out drinks to protesters in the Romneyville camp during the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Law enforcement officials also distributed surplus food to the Romneyville camp. (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images) Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York — pretty much any [...] [Read More]
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Chipotle changes policy after controversy over rounded-up bills

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Mexican-food chain Chipotle was grilled this week over a policy of rounding bills, sometimes resulting in customers being charged more than advertised. The controversy stemmed from a report in the Newark Star-Ledger. Diners there complained Chipotle was rounding up bills, so if a bill’s total plus tax added up to $35.24, the restaurant actually charged [...] [Read More]
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Cops feed protestors at the RNC

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ABOVE: Sheriff’s Deputies from Hillsborough and Osceola Counties pass out drinks to protesters in the Romneyville camp during the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Law enforcement officials also distributed surplus food to the Romneyville camp. (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images) Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York — pretty much any […] [Read More]
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Tour the many homes of Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney seems of hearty stock– he weathered accusations all through the primaries from fellow Republicans, when the likes of  Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, to quote Top 10 Real Estate Deals, “said he was a flip flopper who pioneered Obamacare in Massachusetts, supported gun control before he was against it and was [...] [Read More]
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Did you miss it? See Sandoval-Crawford’s awesome catch

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You can tell it’s almost football season because the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford were practicing the tip drill in Tuesday night’s game against the Astros. With two outs in the first inning, Houston catcher Jason Castro hit a foul pop that was bobbled like a hot potato and swatted high into the air [...] [Read More]
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President Obama answers questions on Reddit

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President Barack Obama took time out of his day to answer questions on Reddit, a popular social messaging board. One feature of the site is the “Ask me anything” segment where users, or celebrities, agree to answer any question users post. Celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Molly Ringwald, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Ron Paul have [...] [Read More]
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The patents of Steve Jobs

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Click on “show caption” for links to the PDFs. Apple’s billion dollar win against Samsung over smartphone design and software patent infringement has stirred up memories of other tech patents Steve Jobs created and filed. So check out some of those patents above. -Chris Quinn [Read More]
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