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Apple unveils the iPad mini — and some surprises

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By Caleb Garling Turns out the iPad Mini isn’t quite so mini after all. The new Mini, unveiled today during a media event in San Jose, is a bit larger and more expensive than some of its key competitors, particularly the Google Nexus 7, which starts at $199. Apple’s Mini retails for $329 to start, […] [Read More]
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Rome bans eating in tourist areas

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ABOVE: This guy is totally breaking the law (Photo, Bonnie Bloge/Flickr.com) If the guys I play bocce with are any indication, eating and sitting around are two of Italy’s national pastimes — just don’t do it in Rome. A city which prizes it’s culinary culture and a laid-back way of life has banned eating at [...] [Read More]
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Clark Kent is now unemployed

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If we were given to such expressions, we might say, “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” The Man of Steel has quit his day job. Clark Kent has had a not-so mild-manner nutout at the offices of The Daily Planet and resigned. He started at the rag in 1938. He left after a speech on, you guessed it, [...] [Read More]
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Sesame Street objects to sexy costume sales

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Sesame Street has issued a cease and desist letter to costume website Yandy.com, demanding that the website stop selling sexy costumes that take after beloved characters, such as Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Bert and Ernie, BuzzFeed reports. The website uses generic names to describe the costumes, referring to a Big Bird-esque getup as “exclusive [...] [Read More]
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Name that $123,000 a day superstar: Yes, it’s Judge Judy

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Name that $123,000 a day superstar: That’s right, it’s Judge Judy. The judge, who just turned 70, is smiling because she pulls down more cash than pretty much every single celebrity you can think of except LeBron James. Seriously, she makes a ton of money — an estimated $45 million annually. Click through the slideshow [...] [Read More]
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Halloween preparations in full swing

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Halloween is right around the corner, are you ready? Do you have your costume yet? House decorated? Candy purchased? Pumpkin carved? Nivia Ruiz has been at work for five hours a day since the beginning of the month preparing her Connecticut Ave. house in Bridgeport for the inevitable flood of trick-or-treaters who will drop by […] [Read More]
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Glenn Beck shuns Levi’s, launches own line of jeans

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Glenn Beck has a beef with Levi’s. The conservative pundit recently railed against the denim company’s “Go Forth” advertisement as having a “European socialist” message. [Read More]
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O.J. Simpson selling ‘murder knife’ for $5 million?

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O.J. Simpson is allegedly trying to sell the stiletto knife that may have beeb used to kill his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman for $5 million. This, according to a new story from the National Enquirer, which quotes an unnamed source. Nicole and Ron were killed on June 12, 1994 outside of her Los [...] [Read More]
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