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Iowa lawmaker appears to echo Akin’s rape comments

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While Republican Senate candidate from Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin, is feeling serious heat from his own party after controversial remarks on rape last week, another Midwest Republican lawmaker appeared to commit a similar gaffe Monday. [Read More]
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They’re Just Like Us! Lady Gaga, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan as tenants

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Okay, we lied. The only celebrity rental we’re about to show you that might look like something most of us would rent is Lady Gaga’s former New York apartment. The others are a bit like the $400K per month Jay-Z/Beyonce rental we covered a week or so back, as in over the top in all ways, particularly the […] [Read More]
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Octo penthouse looks to set NYC record for $100M

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Back in November, the glorious Manhattan penthouse owned by former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill caused a stir when it went on the market for an astonishing $88 million and was scooped up by a Russian heiress for the full asking price a month later.  Since then, trophy penthouses in the Big Apple have kept reaching […] [Read More]
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5 Texas counties rank among the top for job opportunities

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Energy and computers help push five Texas counties into the top 10 job markets in a new CNN Money survey. The website’s study tracks a decade of growth in 2000-11 and ranks a total of 25 U.S. counties based on job opportunities and quality of life. (See the full list and CNN Money’s analysis here.) [...] [Read More]
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Woman walks wire between two moving semis

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Volvo is pushing the limits with a new commercial for their semi trucks involving a dangerous wire-walking stunt.

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ISS cosmonauts on spacewalk today

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Two Russian cosmonauts will attept to upgrade the International Space Station Monday during a scheduled 6.5-hour spacewalk, space.com is reporting. [Read More]
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Golden gymnast Gabby gets a new hairdo

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Gabby Douglas, the gold medal-winning gymnast who was criticized for her hair during the 2012 London Olympics, steps out with a sleek new ‘do. She has long locks now, courtesy Texas-born celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson. (Think Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey) [Read More]
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Colo. college students can keep guns on campus

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In Colorado, where two of the most horrific gun crimes in recent history have taken place, universities in two cities are allowing guns in on-campus housing. [Read More]
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