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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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Companies Step Up to Pay Tax Bill for Man Who Returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Ball
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Companies Step Up to Pay Tax Bill for Man Who Returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Ball

Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old fan who scooped up the home run ball after Derek Jeter notched his 3,000th hit and graciously returned it, was expected to be hit with a nasty tax bill for all the Yankees swag he got in exchange for his good deed.

Now companies are stepping up to help.

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Search and Rescue Group Files Civil Suit Against Casey Anthony
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Search and Rescue Group Files Civil Suit Against Casey Anthony

The search and rescue group that organized the search for Caylee Anthony has filed a civil suit against her mother, Casey Anthony, to recover money spent in the search to find the girl.

Anthony, 25, was found not guilty in her daughter's 2008 death last week and is scheduled to be released from prison on Sunday after receiving credit for time served on a four-year sentence, CNN reported.

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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral
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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again.

The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made her an adulterer who "loved to sit with tawdry reporters and blather about sex."

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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket
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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket

Americans keep getting fatter and fatter.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual state-by-state report on the obesity epidemic has revealed that between 2008 and 2010, 16 states had what was described as a steep increases in their adult obesity rate.

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New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do
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New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do

Who says men don't like to cuddle? Not the Kinsey Institute.

The group that studies human sexuality recently asked 1,009 heterosexual middle-aged and older couples in long-term relationships about how satisfied they are with their relationships and sex lives. The results may surprise you.

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Warren Buffet Donates $1.5 Billion to the Gates Foundation
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Warren Buffet Donates $1.5 Billion to the Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just got a $1.5 billion infusion.

Warren Buffet, the third-richest person in the world, gave 19.34 million shares of his insurance and investment company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., to the charitable organization, which was created by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife to help address the world's education, health and poverty problems.

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Betty Ford, Former First Lady, Dies at 93
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Betty Ford, Former First Lady, Dies at 93

Former First Lady Betty Ford, the widow of President Gerald Ford, died Friday evening at the age of 93.

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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents
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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents

A new study suggests that women are more likely than men to cause traffic accidents.

Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed at 6.5 million car crashes. They also calculated, based on the number of miles men and women drive, that if all things were equal, male-to-male crashes would account for 36.2% of accidents, female-to-female would make up 15.8 percent, and male-to-female would make up 48 percent.

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