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Miller Beer Latest Casualty Of Minnesota State Shutdown??

Who would have thought a state shutdown could affect beer?
Miller, Coors and other popular beers may disappear from Minnesota stores and bars within days because brewing giant MillerCoors lacks the proper licenses due to the state's government shutdown

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Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Paid Sick Time

In a move watched carefully by some 20 cities and states, Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick days for workers.

The bill, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this month, covers only hourly service workers at companies with more than 50 employees and excludes manufacturers and some others.

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Steven Tyler and Stevie Nicks Eulogize Betty Ford

It's always a national story when a former first lady dies -- but when Betty Ford passed away over the weekend at the age of 93, the news affected not only those who remembered her years in the White House, but the thousands of people whose lives were affected by her groundbreaking work in addiction therapy.

Long before 'rehab' became a popular concept, Ford lent her name to the treatment center that has provided a safe haven and recovery tools to countless patients struggling with drug and alcohol addiction -- and two of the center's most well-known former residents have spoken out in remembrance of her work.

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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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Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Her Daughter

WHAT?!!!! Oh no....lookout!!! This will be a bigger case for CNN's Nancy Grace. She will have too much to say about this. She has mostly based her show on this muder and I think has pretty much judged her as guilty. (Is it just me or does Nancy Grace look like she has smelled a fart while she's doing her show. ) The big news...NOT GUILTY!!

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The Story of John Hancock’s Signature – Manage Your Life on Shine

You've heard it before...."Put your John Hancock here". What does it mean? I mean really? What does it mean? There's gotta be a story behind it. Betsy Ross was never hired by the government to sew the flag, so did she? Ok, I'm getting off track. Why is John Hancock's signature so big, why don't we say "Put your Thomas Jefferson here?

It's a neat story about American brashness, but it isn't very accurate. The truth is a tad less dramatic. Snopes.com explains that Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, gave a super-sized signature not because he was itching for a fight with the king, but because, among other things, he happened to be the first person to sign the document.

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Tom Petty Says It’s Not Okay For Michelle Bachman To Be An “American Girl”

In case you were wondering what side of the political aisle Tom Petty sits on -- now you know;  The 61 year old rocker who had a string of hits in the 1970's and 80's has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Republican Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann

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Obama’s Signature: Is It Real Or Is It Autopenned?

 

I guess there's nothing like getting an autograph in person. I'd ask for his autograph, AND the pen he used to write it with. Hey, you don't ask, you don't get , right?
 

It's the open secret that nobody in government wants to talk about: That cherished presidential signature that's tucked away in a scrapbook or framed for all to see might never have passed under the president's hand.
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Congress Pondering Bill That Could Make Marijuana Legal

Marijuana legalization has two pretty high-profile friends in Congress.

Republican Ron Paul of Texas and Democrat Barney Frank of Massachusetts are co-sponsoring a bill that would put an end to the federal criminalization of marijuana.

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Bristol Palin Slams McCain Family In New Memoir

Seems the gloves are off between the progeny of former political allies John McCain and Sarah Palin.

While promoting her memoir, ‘Dirty Sexy Politics,’ popular blogger Meghan McCain talked about the Palin family in terms that were a bit less than glowing.

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Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

 

I'm not sure it's accurate to say we're worse off than we were two years ago. It is frustrating we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel though.
 

Two years after the official start of the recovery, the American people remain pessimistic about their current economic circumstances and longer-term prospects.
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Man Robs Bank For $1 To Get Prison Healthcare [VIDEO]

Last week, James Verone walked into an RBC bank –sans gun – with a robbery plan. However, unlike most bank robbers, his plan did not involve walking out with loads of cash.

Instead, the 59-year-old North Carolina man actually wanted to be arrested so he’d have access to prison healthcare provided by the government.

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