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Jessica Alba Debuts a New Short Haircut that Works on Everyone

by Christa LeeWe're less than a month into 2014, and already there's so much celebrity haircut inspiration to be had! Whether you're ready for a chop or just want to keep a look in mind for the future, the stars have been pulling out all the stops lately with their new cuts. Just the other day,…
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And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to… Edward Snowden!

President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel Foundation. Bard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen of Norway’s Socialist Left Party announced Wednesday that they had nominated…
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How Jennifer Lawrence’s Love for Junk Food Damaged Her ‘American Hustle’ Dress

Jennifer Lawrence is getting a lot of attention for her performance as Rosalyn in "American Hustle." Already having won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards and earned a supporting-actress Academy Award nomination for her work in the Oscar-nominated film, … Continue reading →
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Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell reassigned after Will Middlebrooks relationship goes public

Popular Boston Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell won't be covering the team anymore, after beginning a relationship with one of its players. Dell and third baseman Will Middlebrooks publicly outed themselves as an item on New Year's Eve. Dell's … Continue reading →
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Beyonce's Grammy Performance Too Risque for TV?

Beyonce and Jay-Z opened the 2014 Grammy Awards with a steamy performance of their hit record “Drunk in Love” that still has people talking. The mother-of-one hit the stage in a sheer bodysuit and wet hair, performing a racy chair dance before she was joined...
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'Facing Fear' Movie Stills (5 photos)

Worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. Together, they embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears,…
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Hardline Israelis hold mass prayer against peace talks

Hardline national religious Israeli Jews held a mass prayer on Thursday at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem against ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks which could result in territorial compromises. The prayer was aimed at invoking heavenly mercy against "dangers threatening the Land of…
AFP
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10 Things that Drive Men Completely Insane About Being Married

Expert Rx: In general, guys want to know the point of a story before they hear it, says Jeremy Nicholson, Ph.D., a relationship psychologist.
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Choosing Bruno: What The NFL Was Thinking

The decision to book the Grammy-winning pop singer raised some eyebrows.
The Wall Street Journal
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What Your Cat's Tail is Trying to Tell You

Paying attention to the position of a cat's tail can give you insight into your feline's mood and offer clues about what kind of behavior to expect.
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Amanda Knox's Guilty Verdict Raises Specter of Extradition

Extradition Proceedings Would Involve Several Jurisdictions and Take Years
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Tumblr's Hilarious New Legal Terms Of Service Include A Ban On Pretending To Be Benedict Cumberbatch

I'll admit, I hardly ever read the Terms of...
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Why Kyrie Irving rumors in January may be David Stern’s greatest legacy

As you’ve no doubt noticed by the thousands of words we’ve already spilled on a bad, 16-30 team, the Cleveland Cavaliers have quite a bit of drama enveloping them. Between the deal for Luol Deng, the musings about Kyrie Irving’s … Continue reading →
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10 collectible classic muscle cars you can afford

Change your dreams. Aim quirky, and expand your horizon beyond 1972. Here are 10 solid, drivable, interesting cars that, more rather than less, qualify as muscle cars. More important, they’re cars you might be able to afford—you probably won’t even have to ask the kids to skip college.
Car and Driver
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Pope Francis Gladly Blesses Parrot Belonging to Male Stripper

Pope Francis has dined with homeless people, made the cover of Time and Rolling Stone and now has blessed a parrot belonging to a male stripper. The parrot, named Amore, was initially passed up by Pope Francis as he rode around in the popemobile during...
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Metallica's James Hetfield: Orion Fest Was a 'Disaster Financially'

Metallica's decision to nix this year's Orion Music + More festival might have been for more urgent reasons than they first let on, frontman James Hetfield told a Houston radio DJ earlier this week. S[...]
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Time Warner Cable customers are fleeing. Its solution? Jack up fees on those who remain

As Time Warner Cable continues to fend off potential offers from Charter and Comcast, its TV subscribers are fleeing at a rapid pace. The Wall Street Journal reports that TWC lost 825,000 TV users in 2013, which amounts to almost 7% of its entire customer base. Although 217,000 of those users left…
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OSCAR NOMINATION REVOKED

AMERICAN BOZO: Songwriter Bruce Boughton had his oscar nomination for Best Original Song revoked after the Academy found out he violated oscar rules. Boughton, who was on the Academy's board for several years, emailed voters during the nominations period, telling them he was submitting his song,…
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Watch: Tesla sting Stingray in drag race

A head-to-head race with a 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 reveals that the executive sedan's performance -- as well as its powertrain -- is electric. The Tesla Model S on the other hand is a car for eco-minded executives that worry more about the effects of burning fossil fuels than of the ability to…
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Ex-Canadian top general in Afghanistan detained

Ottawa (Canada) (AFP) - A former Canadian brigadier-general and head of Canadian forces in Afghanistan is being detained in Afghanistan for alleged gun smuggling, but his employer said Thursday he is expected to be released soon. Daniel Menard resigned from the military after pleading guilty in…
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20 Ways to Please a Woman

Text her back She thinks about this way more than (most of) you do.
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Ronaldo: Football needs Falcao

The Real Madrid winger is hoping the former Atletico striker makes a rapid return from injury as he would love to see the Colombian in Brazil this summer.
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Fukushima meltdowns revisited (3 photos)

About 1,400 people have filed a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns. (AP)
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Are Wedding Bells in Bachelor Runner-Up Lindsay Yenter's Future?

It looks like there may be more Bachelor wedding bells in the near future! Now that Sean and Catherine have tied the knot, The Bachelor's season 17 runner-up (yes, that's Sean's ex) Lindsay Yenter has her sights set on marriage, too.
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Snacking Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Diet

Eating healthy snacks can help you reach your nutrition and weight goals. Learn 4 common snacking mistakes you may be making and healthy snack ideas to eat instead.
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London New Home Registrations Reach Record High

New home registrations in London last year rose to the highest in at least 26 years as the government supported lending and Asian buyers sought properties in overseas markets. Registrations increased 60 percent from a year earlier to 26,230, the National House-Building Council, a new-home…
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San Jose Earthquakes unveil new logo, jerseys

The MLS club used the occasion of the club’s 40th anniversary to unveil a new look:
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Facebook Closes In on All-time High; A Jim Cramer Tech Pick

Facebook topped estimates with beats on the top and bottom line, marking another successful quarter for Mark Zuckerberg. The company's mobile ad revenue is something else for investors to cheer. Under Armour is joined by Exxon Mobil, Time Warner Cable and Viacom reporting numbers before the open,…
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Microsoft offers $100 to 'ditch your PS3' for an Xbox OneThe Verge
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5 Most Laid-back Dog Breeds

Do you prefer an evening in, snuggling on the couch and watching Turner and Hooch for the 60th time, to going out for a big night of dancing? If so, one of these five dog breeds might be your new best friend. We asked 122 veterinary professionals for their opinions on which dog breeds they…
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'World of Warcraft' releases 10-year tower of stats

Already leading up to a 10-year anniversary in November, the company behind "World of Warcraft" has issued a deluge of stats relating to the behemoth MMO. Blizzard helps keep players motivated by dishing out 11 million achievements every 24 hours, while a virtual Auction House lets players trade…
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Target hack not possible without some old-school theft

The massive hack that hit Target in the weeks before Christmas 2013 wouldn’t have been possible without someone actually stealing the credentials of a vendor, Reuters revealed. “The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor’s credentials, which were used to…
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Up in smoke: Did Bears use marijuana before Super Bowl XLI?

Former linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who was a member of the 2006 Bears that reached the Super Bowl, and also helped the Baltimore Ravens hoist the Lombardi Trophy last season, said some of his former teammates smoked marijuana in the week leading up to the big game. "I'm not going to say which…
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Target Reveals Source of Massive Card Hack

Morning Money Memo Target, which was hit hard by a recent data breach, says investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer’s systems. They stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for...
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Don’t Forget About These 5 Commonly Forgotten Tax Deductions

Americans claim over $1 trillion worth of deductions, but some write-offs are still missed. After all, the tax code is more than 70,000 pages long...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
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Four people found dead in Cypress-area home

The discovery was made last night by deputies performing a welfare check. Officials say it was two adults and two children
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Some Americans Can Retire Comfortably, A Lot Won't

Three quarters of Americans nearing retirement have less than $27,000 in their retirement accounts and one third do not have any sort of retirement account at all.
The Wall Street Journal
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Chris Johnson wanted Delanie Walker to name names

In a series of tweets from his verified Twitter account on Thursday night, Titans running back Chris Johnson seemed to take issue with teammate Delanie Walker contending the club had players who were “cancer” without identifying the players by name. In order, here were Johnson’s tweets: “I usually…
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa
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Lunch Lady Revolt: No Money, No Food For You

Chaney Zinn knew something was amiss when her first-grader came home sobbing over what happened during school lunch. On Tuesday, just as her son and his class were sitting down to eat at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, staff started confiscating trays of warm food from students…
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2014 Porsche 911 builds on the sports car’s laudable heritage

The legendary, lust-worthy Porsche 911 has just celebrated its 50th birthday, and it’s never looked better. We’re not talking mere cosmetics, here. Although the iconic styling is unmistakable, th...
ConsumerReports.org
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Chicago Auto Show: Subaru to debut 2015 Legacy sedan

Subaru is on a roll lately, and the automaker hopes to continue its momentum in February by introducing the next generation of its mid-size Legacy sedan.
Los Angeles Times
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Ford: We'll roll out 16 new models in 2014

Ford Motor said the company will launch 16 new models in North America, amid questions over whether car makers are putting out too many automobiles.
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Exclusive - Lufthansa to begin Airbus A380 flights to India in 2014

The head of Lufthansa said the German airline plans to begin flying Airbus(AIR.PA) A380 superjumbo jets on routes to India later this year. On Monday, India lifted a ban on landing the aircraft in the country, enabling carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Emirates airline to fly the…
Reuters
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The Opportunity Rover Looks Nearly Unrecognizable After 10 Years On Mars

The Opportunity rover recently celebrated 10...
Business Insider
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6 Ways to Humidify Your Home (Without a Humidifier!)

Before investing in an expensive humidifier to resolve dry air concerns (like allergies, dry skin and nosebleeds), consider these green and low-effort strategies for adding moisture to the air in your home.
At Home
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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi (30 photos)

India n independence leader Mohandas Gandhi was assassinated on this day, January 30th in 1948 after being shot three times in the chest at point-blank range. The 78-year-old was killed by Hindu nationalist Nathuram Godse, who believed the inspirational advocate of non-violent protest favored…

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Thieves 'threw away' John Paul II relic

Thieves accused of stealing a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II's blood threw it away thinking it worthless, Italian media said on Thursday, reporting the police had detained three people.
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January 31, 1958: America launches its first satellite into orbit

America’s scientists gave their first satellite the perfect name: Explorer 1. After all, what destination could be more ripe for exploration than outer space? The rocket-based craft's launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., was tied to the International Geophysical Year, when countries around the world…
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Jeff Gordon, Rick Hendrick discuss Chase changes

Only a few hours after NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France unveiled the new 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship format, two of the sport's greatest champions were in the NASCAR Hall of Fame unveiling their latest ride and offering a review on the big news. After unveiling a new, yet…
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3 New Products Apple Could Release in 2014

On the company's earnings conference call, Tim Cook said Apple "absolutely" was planning on launching new products this year. We look at three categories the company is eyeing, and Apple's potential ...
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Pop Stars Aren’t Immune to Cyber Bullying — Just Ask Ariana Grande

And trust me, it's even more difficult for me to have to wait forever for my natural hair to grow back and to have to wear more fake hair than every drag queen on earth combined. We aren't there anymore, but our moms are.") and what goes on there.
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Alistair Overeem explains recent weight loss

(Alistair Overeem [L] after training in Thailand for UFC 169 | Photo via Samurai Life) Fans of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem got a bit nervous after he lost two straight fights via KO. Those consecutive losses, along with his history of drug test issues, likely mean "The Demolition Man" could…
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New big-headed fish species discovered in Idaho and Montana rivers

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head and previously unknown to scientists has been found in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana in what biologists said on Thursday marked a rare discovery. The new aquatic species is a type of…
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China Making Air Force Upgrades, U.S. Official Says

China’s air force is fielding new precision-guided cruise missiles, long-range bombers and conventional and stealth drones in a modernization of its weaponry, according to a U.S. military intelligence official. “While we would not characterize the modernization as accelerated,” it’s “progressing…
Bloomberg
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Valerie threatens to lift the lid on a very French affair

Valerie Trierweiler has threatened to lift the lid on bed-hopping and back-stabbing at the top of the French state after being dumped by President Francois Hollande. In interviews that would have set alarm bells ringing at the Elysee Palace, the former first lady made it clear Friday she had been…
AFP
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Driver with man on windshield says she panicked

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield says she can't remember hitting him.
Associated Press
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President Shouldn't Be Blowing Pot Smoke

For the president to engage in such discourse about marijuana is distressing. He shows the same lack of critical thinking as do most people who claim that it is not more dangerous than alcohol.
The Wall Street Journal
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THE POINT OF PRISON

CRIME REPORT: Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County gets a lot of attention for his policies on prisoner treatment. Legal and internal affairs expert Joe Fitzsimmons says it's important we keep in mind what the real point of prison is.
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Bindi Irwin Goes Glam for First Big Red Carpet ABC News
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Bindi Irwin looks all grown up on her first red carpet! abcn.ws/1ftIb4y 3 hrs ago
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House GOP leaders: Unlawful immigrants should be able to stay, but under certain circumstances

House GOP leaders released a document of "standards" for immigration reform on Thursday.
Yahoo News
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'Zombie' Bees Surface in the Northeast

Researchers Aren't Sure How Many Bees Have Been Infested
ABC News
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Do You Have Acne…In Your Ears?

The other day I got a facial with a fancy aesthetician. It started out like any other: relaxing massaging, gentle scrubbing, a bit of steam before the extractions.
Healthy Living
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Kaepernick thinks Peyton can pick apart Seattle’s nickel defense

When the Seahawks are in their nickel defense on Sunday, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is going to find mismatches he can exploit. That’s the word from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post that the Seahawks’ nickel defense is weak and can be beaten by…
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa
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Google: Chromebooks Are Selling Like Crazy But We Don't Make Money On Them

The growing popularity of Google Chromebooks...
Business Insider
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Connecticut Gun Law Passed After Sandy Hook Ruled Legal

A Connecticut ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines passed after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown was upheld by a federal judge as constitutional. “While the act burdens the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights, it is substantially related to the important…
Bloomberg
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Mother, baby rescued from burning home in West Philadelphia

Officials say a mother and her 6-month-old baby were rescued from a burning house in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.
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Drunk man mistakes police officer for stripper, gets arrested

No matter who he thought the officer was, the man's actions late last year are pretty reprehensible.
Odd News
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Man miraculously survives being trapped in a wood chipper

Frank Arce’s story of survival is nothing short of miraculous.
Odd News
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Three Must-Make Super Bowl Snacks

Kelsey Nixon, host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, shares three favorite Super Bowl snacks that will keep guests coming back for more.
Daily Shot
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U.S. GDP rises 3.2%

Consumer spending and exports drove economic growth, but the lack of wage increases and the panic in emerging markets could hurt the economy. Fred Katayama reports.
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Disrupting Big Cable and Big Internet

T-Mobile and Aereo are shaking up cosseted telecom and TV industries
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These Are the Most Important Numbers on Your Tax Return

Most taxpayers concentrate on ways to reduce their "taxable income." But they need to focus on this instead.
TheStreet.com
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The Most Fattening Restaurant Food? It's Not at McDonald's

Upscale restaurant meals weigh in at 1500 calories or more.
Healthy Living
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Persistent 10-year-old’s hunch leads to a life-saving rescue

Danny DiPietro, a 10-year-old from Howell, Michigan, was in the car with his dad on the way home from a hockey game when he made a life-saving observation out of the corner of his eye.
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The 25 cities that received the most foreign visitors in 2012

Asia has emerged as the leading destination of choice among travelers in a recently released report that tracked the number of international tourist arrivals in 2012.
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White Collar Season Finale Recap: Has Neal's — and the Show's — Time Run Out?

The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s episode of White Collar. If you have yet to watch, avert your eyes now… Lesson learned, White Collar: Don’t talk to strangers, especially if they’re tailing you. The USA Network drama finished up its […]
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Why Dating Yourself Can Strengthen Your Marriage

I am a bit of a loner. I always have been. Sure, I have friends, but I find a great deal comfort in solitude. Perhaps it stems from my personal struggles with rejection and love of the quiet. When there is so much "noise" in your childhood, you sometimes come to fancy the quiet.
Love + Sex
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Bob Arum announces Pacquiao-Bradley undercard, but doubts fans care about undercard matches

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum has taken a lot of heat recently from boxing fans and media for putting poor quality undercards on the pay-per-view bouts his company promotes. The boxing media has been in an uproar since Top Rank … Continue reading →
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Rory McIlroy rolls to Dubai lead, Tiger Woods holds it together

It was a good first day in Dubai for the Nike power duo, who finished their opening 18 in the top 10. Tiger Woods rebounded nicely from his implosion in San Diego Saturday, but the bigger story coming out of Thursday's first round at the Dubai Desert Classic may be the return of Rory McIlroy. The…
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US warns Moscow of concern over cruise missile test

The United States has raised concerns with Moscow over a reported Russian test of a cruise missile and is evaluating whether it breaks a 1987 treaty, a US official said Thursday. Washington has raised "the possibility of... a violation," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, amid reports…
AFP
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Around the Block: 12 Upcycled Kitchen Islands (13 photos)

Looking for more storage or workspace in your kitchen? Don’t want to splurge on a custom kitchen island? Here are twelve creative islands recycled, reused, or rescued from pieces found elsewhere in the home. A little elbow grease, paint, and imagination are all you need to create your own unique…
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Save Over $400: Take the Frugal Month Challenge in February

After the holiday extravaganza, take our February challenge and make this month a no-buy month. Purchase only the bare necessities and soon you'll see the savings grow.
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Photos: Home Jay Z Rapped About in 'Empire State of Mind' On Sale

Jay Z, inset, listed his former 1000 sq. ft. apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y., for $870,000. The unit is a duplex with two bedrooms upstairs and an open living area on the main floor. He mentions the address in his hit, "Empire State of Mind" with the lyrics, "Took it to my stash spot, 560 State…
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Scarlett Johansson Steps Down as Oxfam Ambassador Amid SodaStream Super Bowl Controversy

Scarlett Johansson has decided to step down as an ambassador for Oxfam International amid controversy over her participation in a Super Bowl commercial for SodaStream
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'Girl with a Pearl Earring' creates stir in Italy

Bologna (Italy) (AFP) - Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is going on show in the city of Bologna in Italy next month but the arrival of the celebrated painting of a young beauty is already causing a stir. "There is an incredible fever surrounding this painting," the…
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New 'Swamp Monster' Skull Found in Texas

A toothy, long-nosed skull found in Texas belonged to a "swamp monster" that lived more than 200 million years ago. The creature is a previously unknown type of phytosaur, an extinct creature that hunted fish and other prey along the shallow edges of rivers and lakes. "They had basically the same…
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Stocks slammed! Official 'correction' looms

Trader Jeff Kilburg on why there's no shame in taking profits as stocks get slammed to end the week
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California cracks down on computer boot camps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California consumer protection officials are threatening to close a number of fast-paced, fast-growing computer coding boot camps that train people to work in the technology industry, saying they failed to get licensed as private schools before they started accepting students.
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How to read into his choice of Valentine's Day flowers (5 photos)

OK, so a beautiful bouquet just arrived on your desk at work (so unexpected!) and your first thought is, Aw! Your second thought is: Wait, what does this mean? We'll, there's no one better than a florist to decode a guy's flower intentions. Eric Buterbaugh, chief floral designer for The Bouqs, has…
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Constitution Check: Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act unconstitutional?

Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is actually a law that advocates the establishment of religion and is unconstitutional.
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Mexico arrests top drug cartel figure

Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) - Mexican security forces backed by helicopter arrested one of the leaders of a major drug cartel in a dramatic military raid in the country's second-largest city. Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as "El Menchito," is believed to be the second-in-command of the powerful…
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Milbury: Bruins are not serious Stanley Cup contenders

The Bruins had a bad night Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Canadiens, but they came into the game on a 5-0-1 roll. Still, Mike Milbury doesn't see the Bruins repeating their run to the Stanley Cup Finals this season.
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Physicists Finally Made The One-Poled Magnet They've Been Missing For 80 Years

Eighty years after they were first theorized...
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Confession: My In-Laws Think He "Can Do Better"

I quickly realized that this is a taboo topic that is rarely brought up in the world of wedding etiquette: What if your in-laws just don't like you and you don't like them in return?
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Homemade Mac 'n' Cheese Is Always a Good Idea

Garrett McCord, coauthor with Stephanie Stiavetti of Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, created this recipe exclusively for Epicurious.
Yahoo Food
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‘Sharknado 2′ Locks In Ian Ziering and Tara Reid

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are ready to take another spin with the Sharknado.
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Child labour

Three child soldiers recruited by hardline Muslim rebels were among 53 people killed in a week of fighting with the Philippine army, a military official said on Friday. Despite recent progress, the international community remains a long way off meeting its target -- agreed in The Hague in 2010 --…
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Three reasons why the Broncos take down the Seahawks in the Super Bowl

Dan Rubenstein outlines the key reasons why Denver matches up particularly well with Seattle. Matt Ufford isn’t so confident in Denver — here’s his argument for why the Seahawks will win.
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'Star Wars Rebels' Introduces Second New Character: Meet Chopper, a Droid

Think R2-D2 if he were driven by Oscar the Grouch.
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More Galaxy S5 specs seemingly confirmed

In a series of tweets, well-known leaker @evleaks has posted several details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, apparently confirming the official name of the product as well as some of its specs that have been previously included in many other reports – the fingerprint scanner and the 2K…
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Doctors try bringing Schumacher out of induced coma

Grenoble (France) (AFP) - French doctors have started trying to bring Formula One legend Michael Schumacher out of the induced coma he was placed in after a near-fatal ski accident in December. The drugs used to keep Schumacher, 45, unconscious have begun to be reduced, though it may be some time…
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14 Collectible Classic Muscle Cars You Can Afford (24 photos)

Here are 14 solid, drivable, interesting cars that, more rather than less, qualify as muscle cars. More important, they’re cars you might be able to afford—you probably won’t even have to ask the kids to skip college.

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Ellen DeGeneres Dances With Wolves (and Bears) in Beats Music Super Bowl Ad

Once upon a time, Ellen DeGeneres starred in a Super Bowl commercial…
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Starring Cole: The Coolest Rescue Dog on Instagram

You never know when your big break will come, and for a pit bull puppy named Cole, it hit just as life was at rock bottom. Six months ago, Kimberly Boshold and her boyfriend fostered Cole, then going as Rex, for a couple weeks... and ended up adopting him. "It's wonderful how much attention he is…
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Wisconsin man sentenced for starving, imprisoning daughter

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin man was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for imprisoning his teenage daughter in a basement for six years and forcing her to eat her own excrement, a local prosecutor said. C...
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Curious What Female Olympians Eat? We Asked a Three of Them to Share Their Daily Diet

Julia Mancuso, alpine skier (most decorated on Team USA, took home Gold in 2006)
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Republicans Open New Discussion on Immigration

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — House Speaker John Boehner presented a set of principles to Republican lawmakers today that would offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to legalization, but not citizenship, as he opened a new discussion to keep alive the debate over immigration reform. At a retreat...
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SwiftKey finally comes to iPhone and iPad, hidden in a new Note app

SwiftKey on Thursday announced its first ever iOS application, SwiftKey Note, which is available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users as a free download from the App Store. The application, already seen in a couple of leaks in previous days, aims to bring users “faster note taking to iPhone and…
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Married But Sleeping Apart to 'Protect Each Other's Solitude'

Arianne Cohen and her husband, Nate, have been married for one and a half years, and sleep in separate rooms. The couple says having their separate spaces has brought them closer together. They’re apart for about half the week, and use that alone time to...
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Arrest of billionaire highlights political divisions in Iran

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - While international sanctions have made life a struggle for many Iranians, they were a big break for businessman Babak Zanjani, who made a fortune helping the government evade the restrictions on oil sales. A $40,000 watch on his wrist and a Tehran…
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Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'

The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette."
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10 Things Guys Don't Want You to Know

We can get emotional too, or whatever.
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6 most hygienic cruise lines

Most major cruise lines have failed sanitation tests, but a few haven’t.
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New Florida A&M experimental prototype helmets are fantastic (Photo)

The college football metallic helmet craze has officially hit the FBS-level. Photos of several different helmets for the Florida A&M Rattlers were floating around Twitter on Wednesday.
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Top 10 Animated Music Videos

They'€™re some of the best examples of music and animation in existence. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 animated music videos.
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It’s time for Indiana fans to start fretting about a trip to the NIT

We’re approaching panic time for Indiana Hoosier fans. On Thursday night, Tom Crean’s club was outscored 41-23 in the second half by Nebraska, blowing a 13-point halftime lead in a 60-55 loss that dropped them to 13-8 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten. That’s not a good thing, but what’s far more…
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A Dietitian’s Confession: Why I’m Turning My Back on Whole Grains

Oh, if I had a dollar for every time I scoffed at someone going on a gluten-free diet because it was "the thing" to do. For people with celiac disease, eating wheat can be a matter of life and death; But why would someone give up the goodness of wheat and baked goods just because Elizabeth…
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Is a New Video Game Era Just Beginning?

The world of video games used to belong to a slim number of companies like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. However, the emergence of mobile operating systems like Android has led to an explosion of gaming ...
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5 Movie Actors Who Have Found Success on TV

Making the change from the big screen to the small screen can be a career game changer, even boosting a film actor's career.
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Rihanna Photobombs 'Full House' Stars

As if her resume weren’t packed with enough accolades, Rihanna, the best-selling digital artist and first AMA Icon Award winner, stopped by “Good Morning America” today with the details of her new philanthropic endeavor with MAC Viva Glam. Did we mention that she looked as...
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7 Scary Things That Could Happen After A North Korean Collapse

A report recently released by the RAND...
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Bieber took pot, prescription meds before Miami arrest - authorities

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber had marijuana and prescription medication for anxiety in his system at the time of his arrest last week in Miami Beach, the state attorney's office said on Thursday. Bieber, who is Canadian, was charged with driving…
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Matt Damon on Pranking George Clooney: "I Don't Have Time For That Sh*t"

Matt Damon and George Clooney reunite on the big screen next month in The Monuments Men , and it sounds like George's well-known pranking antics were in full effect on the set of the WWII film. We caught up with Matt in LA recently to ask him if he'd ever return the favor and to learn what George…
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Just to Clarify, Shane Mosley Picks Floyd Mayweather Over Manny Pacquiao

COMMENTARY | Shane Mosley is a three-division former world champion, a future Hall of Famer, and one of the legitimate good guys in the sport. He has also been in the ring with both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather and is, therefore, in the unique position of being able to choose a likely…
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How probiotics could help you lose weight

A new study claims that the regular consumption of probiotics could help accelerate weight loss in women. Published jointly out of food and yogurt giant Nestl√© and Universit√© Laval in Quebec, the research suggests that obese women who add probiotics to their diet plan -- most commonly found in…
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Buckley: Pats should target Fitzgerald over Decker

Steve Buckley joins Sports Tonight to play "Take your pick" and says if the Patriots are going to target a big-name receiver, he likes trading for the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald rather than signing free agent Eric Decker, who is in the Super Bowl with the Broncos.
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5 items you should buy from the drugstore (6 photos)

With a little planning, you can usually pay less for these items at your local drugstore than at another retailer. | By Cameron Huddleston More from Kiplinger: 10 Things You Should Buy in Bulk Dollar Store….Deal or No Deal? The Best Things to Buy During Winter Sales What NOT to Buy at Drugstores
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Jon Stewart Taunts Congressman Who Threatened Reporter: ‘We’re Coming After You!’ (Video)

Jon Stewart had some choice words for Rep. Michael Grimm, who threatened to throw a reporter off a “f—ing balcony,” following President Obama’s State of the Union address. And it turns out there’s a news outlet that Stewart actually likes: NY1, the local New York news channel that employs the…
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NHL referee takes puck to the face (Updated)

It's a difficult job.
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Facebook Introduces Paper, a New App That Enhances and Beautifies Your Feed

If your dream is a Facebook feed free from distractions, you might be in luck. On Thursday, Facebook introduced Paper, a new standalone app for iPhone that brings together your News Feed, news articles, videos and more into a single well-designed, distraction-free location. It’s a strategy that…
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Frank Mir Faces Uphill Battle at UFC 169 Against Alistair Overeem

COMMENTARY | This Saturday night's UFC 169 pay per view event features one of the most stacked MMA cards in recent history. One of the key bouts on the main card pits former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir against former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem. As a result, a strong…
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Obese Toddlers Do Not Obese Children Make

Having just read "I'm a Dietician, and My Toddler is Obese" I respond with "I am a Second Time Mom to Obese Toddlers, They Stretch Out."
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Dolphins guard Richie Incognito reportedly reveals Jonathan Martin’s crude messages to him

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito is not going out without a fight. Dolphins guard Jonathan Martin recently conducted a one-on-one interview with Tony Dungy for the "Today Show," and believed the verbal attacks from Incognito were racial and personal. … Continue reading →
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Boeing's Seahawks test flight is real, stunning

The Seattle-based aircraft company is 'bout that action, boss.This is a real Boeing 747-8. It is currently being used for flight testing.
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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Husband Charged With Fraud, Identity Theft

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is known for the over-the-top lifestyles and personalities of its leading ladies. But lately, it’s the real drama off-camera that has everyone talking. The most recent scandal involves potential jail for one of the star’s husbands. Phaedra Parks’ husband,...
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Chinese New Year - the year of the horse (17 photos)

Chinese New Year 2014 has begun, setting off 15-day celebrations in China and countries around the world with sizeable Chinese population. The Lunar New Year will end on the day of Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month of Chinese calendar. (IBT)
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AJ McCarron blames Alabama’s failures on Alabama’s past success

Alabama’s success led to an unavoidable letdown for the Crimson Tide in 2013, according to former quarterback AJ McCarron. In a radio interview Thursday McCarron suggested Alabama’s championship success the past few years led to younger players thinking they could take the field and win whenever…
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum Demonstrate What It's like when Couples' Diets Are Complete Opposites

There are the couples who are copacetic when it comes to what they eat every day--see: Bell, Kristen and Shepard, Dax--and then there are the ones who couldn't be more opposite.
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5 Things to KEEP in Your Diet for 2014

It's super easy to think of all the things we shouldn't eat--be honest, did your resolutions for 2014 include things like, "no more sugar," "no more coffee," or "throw away all the cheesy tortilla chips"?--but! There are plenty of foods and eating habits
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Russia: 2 suspects arrested in suicide bombing

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's counterterrorism agency on Thursday identified the two suicide bombers who struck the southern city of Volgograd and announced the arrest of two suspected accomplices.
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Must-Try Hair Idea: Taylor Swift's OTHER Grammy Awards Hairstyle (From the Pre-Party!)

Poor Taylor Swift: I feel like everyone spent Monday morning watching GIFs of her mistakenly thinking she'd won Album of the Year.
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'Full House' Cast Reunites to Ease Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Jitters

In case you missed Wednesday night’s installment of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the host appeared in a mock up of Michelle Tanner’s bedroom on the show “Full House,” sleepless in his kiddie PJs over his upcoming “Tonight Show” take over from Jay Leno. Appropriately,...
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Difference between Seahawks, Cowboys comes from the draft

Maybe Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has opted to unleash a few significant changes to his coaching staff during Super Bowl week as a diversion to a fairly bright-line comparison between his team and the current NFC champions. The Seahawks’ superiority to the Cowboys (and the rest of the NFC) comes from…
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Kate Middleton and Prince William Put Finishing Touches on Their New Home

We’ve not seen much of the Duchess of Cambridge since the start of the New Year, but I can reveal that Kate and Prince William have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their magnificent new home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk
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Huzzah! Windows 8.1 Update May Boot to Desktop By Default

After going back and forth about how it intends to use its Start Screen and Start button in Windows 8 devices, Microsoft is reportedly preparing an update for Windows 8.1 that will boot to desktop mode by default. An upcoming "Update 1" for the Windows 8.1 operating system may also bring shutdown…
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5 Lucky Names for Horse Year Babies (5 photos)

On January 31, 2014, we welcome the Year of the Green Wooden Horse! If you believe in Chinese astrology, you know that a Baby's sign can say a lot about his or her character--and future. So, it's no surprise that traditional Chinese parents tend to be very mindful of the names they choose and how…
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Why Chinese Families Don't Say 'I Love You'

"I love you" might be one of the most important...
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Peyton Manning “proud” of his ducks

It could never be said Peyton Manning doesn’t have a sense of humor. At his Thursday press conference, Manning was asked about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s observation that he throws “ducks,” a claim he notably made in a January feature for theMMQB.com. “I believe it to be true as well,”…
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How Kerry Put Netanyahu in a Bind

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is obviously getting somewhere in his attempt to achieve a framework agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, because all the right people -- the far-right people -- are going a little nuts. At a security conference this week in Israel, Naftali…
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The Dodgers introduce an alternate road jersey. But don’t worry: It’s not a big deal

When I first saw tweets saying that the Dodgers were introducing alternate road jerseys, I had a brief moment of panic, picturing one of the most classically-attired baseball teams going to solid blue pajama tops or vests or something awful. But nope, it’s just a switch to “Dodgers” across the…
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Warren Sapp not exactly a big a fan of the state of The U

Warren Sapp has never been shy of expressing his thoughts or feelings. This is why if Sapp is making the rounds at the Super Bowl’s week-long radio row and generating some buzz. On Thursday he was asked about a number of subjects regarding the Pro Football Hall of Fame class and the upcoming Super…
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Stunning Panoramas Put China's Moon Rover and Lander in Lunar Spotlight (Photos)

China's first moon rover and lander are revealed in amazing detail in stunning new panoramic images stitched together from recent photos from the country's Chang'e 3 lunar mission. The panoramic moon photos were assembled by photographer and writer Ken Kremer and his colleagues using individual…
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Stephen Colbert: When Joe Biden Stripped SOTU of ‘All Dignity’ (Video)

Stephen Colbert has pinpointed the exact moment Vice President Joe Biden stripped the State of the Union address “of all dignity.”
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‘Fat Finger’ Trade Sends HSBC Shares Up Almost 10% in London

HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) , Europe’s largest lender, jumped 9.9 percent in London trading before erasing the gain after a possible trading error. HSBC reached a high of 688 pence at about 11:20 a.m. before ...
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Holder: Marijuana Businesses Need Access to Banking

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice is working on regulation that would grant marijuana businesses access to the financial system.
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Michael Vick believes he’ll be starting Week One

As the season wound down, quarterback Michael Vick said that he’d be open to returning to the Eagles if he wasn’t able to find a starting role with another team. There’s more than a month before the free agent market opens and we’ll find out what kind of interest there is in giving Vick that…
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Portraits of Ukrainian protesters (15 photos)

People taking part in the protests in Ukraine, are using different and interesting costumes and accessories. Protestors protect themselves and project their individuality by wearing a wide range of masks, goggles and helmets. (Photographs by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/SipaUSA) Find more news…
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Bones Renewed for Season 10 — and It's Moving Back to Monday Night!

It’s a double-dose of good news for Bones fans. Not only has the durable drama been renewed for a 10th season, but the show is moving back to its old Monday-at-8 pm timeslot beginning March 10. RELATED | 2014 Renewal […]
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Russell Wilson wants to change the game

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t just want to be a great player. He wants to be a game-changing player. Wilson told reporters today that he wants to be remembered as a player who changed the way the quarterback position is played and paved the way for a new generation of quarterbacks. “I…
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Google to split stock, creates new class of shares

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Google Inc. on Thursday said its board has approved the distribution of Class C shares that will trade under the ticker 'GOOG.' The Class C shares, which will have not voting ...
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'Pitch Perfect 2' Can Pull A 'Dark Knight'-Style Box Office Coup

As was announced on Tuesday, Gold Circle and Universal (a division of Comcast) will be releasing a theatrical sequel to the 2012 sleeper smash hit Pitch Perfect. Produced for just $17 million, the Anna Kendrick-led comedy about a female singing group slowly grossed $113m worldwide, along with…
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Backup QB Wittek to transfer from USC

USC backup quarterback Max Wittek plans to transfer to another school, the Los Angeles Times reported. Wittek, who will graduate at the end of the semester, informed new USC coach Steve Sarkisian of his decision Wednesday. Wittek would be able to play immediately because of an NCAA rule that…
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4 ways to reduce your 2013 tax bill

The 2013 calendar year may be over, but opportunities to lower last year's tax liability are not. Troll for overlooked deductions and tax credits.
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Amanda Knox 'Frightened' By Guilty Verdict and 28 Year Sentence

Amanda Knox Wrote a Letter to Family of Her Murdered Roommate, Report Claims
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Gregg Popovich gives a two-word interview to ESPN’s Mark Jones (Video)

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has developed a reputation as one of the least forthcoming figures in basketball when it comes to speaking with the media. Unfortunately for Pop, he's required to speak to a sideline reporter at … Continue reading →
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