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Booze cruise: Bar floats into town, provides free alcohol post-Sandy

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Residents of Gerritsen Beach, in Brooklyn, got an unexpected bonus from Superstorm Sandy in the form of free liquor. And instead of the town bellying up to the bar, in this case the bar bellied up to the town. The New York Post reported on the wild ride. Sandy’s force caused the bar to come [...] [Read More]
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Pregnancy test could be a real lifesaver…for a man

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Everyone knows what pregnancy tests are used for, but you may not know that they can also detect another delicate condition – testicular cancer in men. The science of testicular cancer and pregnancy hormones is making the national news this week thanks to a Reddit post in which a man makes fun of his buddy [...] [Read More]
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Diane Sawyer’s performance sparks wild Twitter speculation

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ABC’s Diane Sawyer spurred a flurry of Twitter jokes Tuesday night when she delivered a less-than-stellar live performance reporting on election returns. The Associated Press reports that the news veteran “spoke more slowly than usual while seeming to prop herself up on outstretched arms at the anchor desk.” She also referred to the president as [...] [Read More]
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Obama’s photo named most popular tweet of all time

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Twitter has a new top tweet after election night. At 11:16 p.m. on Election Day, President Obama’s Twitter feed posted a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging each other, with the statement “Four more years.” By Wednesday morning, the post had topped 500,000 retweets, the media news site revealed. The New York Daily News [...] [Read More]
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Tweets go wild on Election Night

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Obama uses Reddit to urge people to vote

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President Barack Obama has already shown himself to be savvy in using social media to advance his campaign. He took to Reddit, a popular social messaging board, earlier this year to invite readers to ask him anything. Today, he returned to Reddit to ask readers to get out and vote. I want to thank you [...] [Read More]
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Check out 60 years of election ads

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Check out this collection of election ads from the 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower campaign up until Barack Obama’s recent campaign and see what has changed through the years. Count how many times you hear ” four more years.”

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Texas columnist discovers it’s not illegal to vote in a Big Bird costume

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The Austin American Statesmen humor columnist, John Kelso, discovered that it’s not illegal in Texas to vote in a Big Bird costume. Kelso writes that he decided to vote in a Big Bird costume, even though he would have preferred to dress as Daffy Duck or Tweety Bird, after Mitt Romney said in a debate [...] [Read More]
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