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As government shuts down, NSA excitedly announces National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

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Woman quits viral video-making job via viral video

The way Marina Shifrin quit her job has launched an avalanche of offers from others who want to hire her and garnered about 5.5 million YouTube views in the process. Shifrin, who worked at Next Media Animation until this past weekend, posted an online video in which she boogies around her office alone at 4:30  

Elderly vets storm WWII memorial in defiance of shutdown

  It wasn’t exactly D-Day, but a group of elderly veteran’s “stormed” the World War II Memorial in defiance of armed police enforcing the government shutdown. Stars & Stripes reporter Leo Shane III was on hand to witness the invasion: The four bus loads of veterans — visiting from Mississippi as part of a once-in-a-lifetime  

Kimmel asks people the difference between Obamacare and Affordable Care Act

Which do you prefer: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?
It’s a question Jimmy Kimmel asked people on the street. Spoiler alert: Obamacare and the ACA are the same thing.

Breaking Bad and other best and worst TV finales

Warning: HUGE spoilers ahead!

School calls family to complain that dead son skips class

Jonas Pierre of Brooklyn, N.Y., was forced to relive a horrible moment when his son’s school started calling to ask about the youth’s terrible attendance record. The thoughtless calls picked at a fresh wound. Jean Fritz Pierre, 16, had drowned last June on a school field trip to Bear Mountain State Park, where he’d gone  

Crazed pack of bikers surrounds, assaults driver

In what might just be the most insane road rage ever captured of film, a gang of New York bikers surrounds and assaults a driver after an incident on the West Side Highway. According to the New York Daily News, which has a full account of the video, the driver, who was with is wife  

Five years since we lost Paul Newman

Legendary actor, philanthropist and Westport resident Paul Newman died on Sept. 26, 2008. To mark the anniversary, the Newman’s Own Foundation announced Thursday it will be giving $7 million to

Video: Helmet cam shows firefighter bring kitten back to life

A camera attached to a Fresno, Calif., firefighter’s helmet was rolling when he resuscitated a dying kitten rescued from a house fire in June. The footage was posted to YouTube on Wednesday by GoPro, the manufacturer of the camera. Check out it out above, and a local news segment on the cat rescue below. After  

Barilla to gay couples: Non si mangia

Barilla, the world’s biggest pasta maker, is rankling some in the gay-rights community (and elsewhere) after the company’s chairman assured an Italian radio host that a same-sex couple would never adorn a Barilla advertisement, according to The Independent in London. Those advertisements are reserved for ‘normal’ families, apparently. Guido Barilla told La Zanzara, “I would