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Back to School – 5 Tips for Kids Waiting at the Bus Stop

School is almost back in session, which means it’s time to start brushing up on tips for taking the bus. The school bus can be a great resource for time-strapped parents and independence-seeking children alike. But it also needs to be approached with safety and care.

Here are five tips to make your child’s bus ride the best it can be.

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Did Woman Who Won Four Lotteries Cheat Her Way to a Fortune?

Since 1993, Joan R. Ginther has hit the lotto jackpot four times, to the tune of $2 million, $3 million, $5.4 million and $10 million.

The chances of this happening are one in 18 septillion. For a point of reference, there are about one septillion grains of sand on earth.

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Budweiser Can Gets First Makeover in a Decade

Anheuser-Busch will be rolling out a redesigned can for its iconic Budweiser brand this summer. Bud’s first updated look in ten years will feature more red then before, and will give more space to Budweiser’s bow-tie shaped logo.

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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President Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal, Plan to Face Vote

President Barack Obama said Sunday night that he and Congressional leaders had reached a debt deal that cuts trillions in federal spending. The debt ceiling plan was set to face a vote on Monday in hopes of enacting it before a Tuesday deadline, thus averting default, The New York Times reported.

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Is Apple Wealthier Than the US Government?

According to the latest daily statement from the US Treasury, as well as Apple’s latest earning report, the tech company now has more cash on hand than the US government.

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Casey Anthony Attorney Jose Baez Eyes Book and TV Deals

Casey Anthony’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, who already has his eye on a gig as a TV legal analyst, reportedly met with a literary agent from Inkwell Management last week in the hopes of also landing a book deal.

The agent, Richard Pine, already represents authors such as Arianna Huffington and James Patterson.

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Chinese Cups Break ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Record

When the popular PBS program ‘Antiques Roadshow’ rolled through Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend, a local man got some truly life-changing news.

His five Chinese carved cups, made from rhinoceros horns, are worth between $1-1.5 million — a ‘Roadshow’ record.

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President Obama Ends Ban on Gays in the Military

On Friday, President Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen in formally signing a document certifying that military readiness would not be hurt by allowing gays in the military. The notice will now be sent to Congress.

The action officially repeals the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy enacted during the Clinton Administration and begins the 60-day waiting period that will lead to a full lift of the ban.

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Winklevoss Twins Fire Back at Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ Scathing Comments

Those who have seen the Academy Award winning film ‘The Social Network’ will remember a scene in which the Winklevoss twins, dressed in suits, meet with then-Harvard President Lawrence Summers to make their case that their fellow classmate, Mark Zuckerberg, had stolen the idea for the social networking website which eventually become Facebook.

In the film, Summers is very dismissive of their complaint. At a conference this week, the real-life Summers was asked about his encounter with the Winklevoss’s, and had this to say:

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Casey Anthony Look-a-Like Attacked in Oklahoma [VIDEO]

Casey Anthony, who was recently acquitted of killing her young daughter, Caylee, has several name and face doppelgangers who seem to be taking the brunt of the public’s disapproval of her.

First it was an African-American man living in Philadelphia. Now, a woman in Oklahoma has had to deal with someone unhappy about the verdict, as well — and it nearly cost her her life.

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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]
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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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