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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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Fox News names anonymous Bin Laden book author, SEAL

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ABOVE: SEAL Matt Bissonnette is pictured at bottom right in this DoD file photo. Fox News has identified the formerly-anonymous author of an inside account on the Bin Laden raid, citing multiple sources: The book, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden,” is set to hit shelves on [...] [Read More]
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Nike: $315 LeBron shoe price ‘inaccurate’

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Stop the presses, reset the servers: Instead of the reported $315, a pair of the yet-to-be-released, limited-edition LeBron X enabled shoes — complete with motion sensors to measure vertical leap — will cost “only” around $290, according to a Nike spokesman. (At that price, why not splurge for multiple pairs?) The shoe giant rallied yesterday after furor [...] [Read More]
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Crazy cheeseburger guy, auto-tuned

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Daym Drops, the internet’s most awesome fast food reviewer, hit up a Connecticut Five Guys Burgers & Fries earlier this year and released an epic bacon cheeseburger review. But then he was auto-tuned. This is now even more epically awesome. “YOU BITE THE FRY, THE FRY BITES BACK, THATS HOW YOU KNOW IT’S OFFICIAL” [Read More]
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World’s top-earning authors

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In the literary arena, women writers are beginning to show the same sort of competetive edge, according to the Forbes.com list of highest paid authors. Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer claimed spots in the top 15. Evanovich, #3, got the top female slot, earning $33 million with her Stephanie Plum suspense […] [Read More]
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Obama conjures the sun: A caption contest

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Ok, this isn’t really a contest, but whatever, this AP photo from a campaign event yesterday is sure to inspire some sort of Obama-as-sorcerer/wizard meme. [Read More]
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‘Fresh Prince’ reigns at Gitmo

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If you tell me you can listen to the first three bars of  The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air theme song without at least mouthing the lyrics, I will say you are a liar. Apparently Guantanamo detainees find it catchy as well. The Miami Herald reports the 90s  Will Smith sitcom has supplanted Harry Potter as the most [...] [Read More]
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Drifting through San Francisco

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Watch pro Ken Block tear up the streets of San Francisco in a heavily modified, 650-hp Ford Focus. Filmed over four days earlier this year, he makes Steve McQueen look like a downright sissy. [Read More]
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Man calls 911 to complain about ham sandwich

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(Flickr.com/Lara604) An East Hartford man has called 911 to complain that a deli fouled up his sandwich order. Audio: Listen to the 911 call The man can be heard on a recording of Wednesday’s call complaining that he “specifically asked for little turkey and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise,” [...] [Read More]
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1982: The best year ever for summer movies?

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From Peter Hartlaub at the San Francisco Chronicle: Thirty years ago, there weren’t a lot of people declaring the summer of 1982 the best of anything. Many of the now-heralded films that came out that summer were panned by critics. Others were box office failures. At least two of the films on our list weren’t […] [Read More]
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