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New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
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Value of Sept. 11 Anniversary Memorabilia May Be Short-Lived

Don’t get caught up and overspend on 9/11 mementos

The Better Business Bureau advises caution when purchasing 9/11 memorabilia this coming weekend which sees the country observing the 10th anniversary of that fateful day.

VICTORIA, Texas – With the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaching, Better Business Bureau is advising consumers that the value of most memorabilia and commemorative items is sentimental; Prices for many items will likely drop over time.

Patriotic websites are promoting magnets, pins, flags, clothing, license tags, license frames and jewelry, among other items as a way to remember the anniversary. Sellers are also marketing commemorative items on auction sites like eBay, where the seller must rely on emailed questions and online photos to determine an item’s value.

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What Do Americans Think About Sacrificing Rights to Fight Terrorism After 9/11?

The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on Americans. But even as the first responders climbed through the rubble in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, the country embarked on a “War on Terror.” With that war came years of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, indefinite detention of terror suspects without charges or trial, enhanced interrogation techniques, extraordinary rendition and the passage of the USA Patriot Act.

Ten years later, Americans are still wondering if it was wise to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in order to fight terrorism.

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Category: History, National News
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Five Guys Is America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurant

According to a new survey, Five Guys is the number one quick service restaurant in the land.

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Category: Food, National News
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

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Which States Have the Highest Marriage and Divorce Rates?

The 2009 Census reveals that while couples in western and southern states marry more often, they also divorce at a higher rate than those in other areas of the US.

Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Surprisingly, the south and west, which we think of as more socially conservative, have higher rates of divorce than does the supposedly liberal east. The reason is that young adults in the south and west tend to have less education and marry earlier, both of which lead to a higher risk of divorce.”

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Hawaii Remains the Nation’s Happiest State, But What’s the Unhappiest One?

Just like it did last year, Hawaii snagged the top spot in Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which ranks the happiness level of each state.

The index bases happiness on a combination of six factors: emotional health, physical health, healthy lifestyle, job satisfaction, access to health care and safe places to exercise, and, finally, life evaluation — which includes a self-evaluation about your present life situation and your anticipated life situation in five years.

About 177,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey, which was administered between January and June of this year. North Dakota and Alaska took second and third, respectively, while West Virginia rated the unhappiest state. Check out where your state landed below.

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Category: Health, National News
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Rare East Coast Earthquake Damages National Cathedral, Washington Monument [VIDEO]

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that unnerved millions of people on the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday forced schools in three states to close and damaged several buildings and federal landmarks.

At least four aftershocks followed the powerful quake, including a 3.4-magnitude tremblor that hit near the nation’s capital overnight.

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The Pentagon was evacuated after the earthquake
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Virginia Earthquake Felt as Far Away as New York, Toronto, and Washington D.C.

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well.

Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.

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Starbucks Pulls the Plug on ‘Jonathan’s Card’ Experiment

Well, you knew someone would ruin it.

Jonathan’s Card, which we told you about last week, was a nifty social experiment that used a shared Starbucks card in a modern version of the “take a penny, leave a penny” tray. People could use the card to buy themselves coffee and/or contribute to the card and earn themselves a little good karma. Now, alas, it’s no more.

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Bernie Madoff’s Wife of 52 Years, Ruth, Abandons Him to Fix Relationship with Their Son

Ruth Madoff, 70, who stood by her husband Bernie after he was convicted in 2008 of bilking his clients out of $65 billion in a 20-year Ponzi-scheme, has now reportedly abandoned her marriage of five decades, although it’s unclear if she plans to seek a divorce.

Her initial devotion to her husband cost her a relationship with their two sons, Mark and Andrew. Ruth stopped visiting Bernie in prison after Mark committed suicide in December of 2010, and she now wants to patch things up with her only remaining child.

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Indiana State Fair Concert Stage Collapses, Killing Five [VIDEO]

Thousands of people were gathered at an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night when high winds from a storm caused the stage rigging to collapse, killing five and injuring at least 40 others, multiple outlets report.

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Pentagon Releases Names of 30 Troops Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash [VIDEO]

The Pentagon has released the names of 30 American troops who were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade downed their Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan last weekend

The attack represented the biggest single day loss of military personnel America has suffered during the nearly ten-year Afghanistan war.  Overall, 1648 Americans have died in the conflict.

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