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Shrinking Funds Shut Down Alien Search Institute

Since 2007, astronomers at the SETI Institute in Northern California have been scanning the great beyond for signs of alien life.

However, due to a decrease in the funding the institute receives from NASA and other government sources, the institute will have to shut down the powerful bank of 42 radio dishes that it uses to target unexplored planets.

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White House
White House
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Barack Obama Releases Long Form Birth Certificate

After years of speculation, President Barack Obama silenced critics today by releasing the long form version of his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii.

The birth certificate was posted on the White House's official website, with a statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Returns To ‘Terminator’

Should be interesting to see the Gov back in action. I'll go see it.
The Governator is part of a new rights package being shopped around studios

Arnold Schwarzennegger is set to return to Terminator. Following his run as Governor of California, it has emerged that Arnie is part of new negotiations in the works to bring the seminal robot sci-fi franchise back to cinemas.

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Eritera Is World’s Most Expensive Place to Buy Gas

Gas prices are utterly crazy!

Last week, the average cost of gasoline in the United States was $3.84. In places like Los Angeles, the price has jumped to $4.23 a gallon.

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U.S. Taxpayers Get More Than They Pay For

With the tax deadline here and gone, a new study highlights the fact that U.S. taxpayers receive more from the government than they pay in.
For the first time since the Great Depression, households are receiving more income from the government than they are paying the government in taxes

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Romanian Lawmaker Moonwalks for Political Attention

In politics, vying for attention can be a difficult feat, what with all the scandalous love affairs, dishonest financial antics and hot-button social issues.

But it appears that Romanian lawmaker Edmond Talmacean may have found a way to catch the public's eye.

His method? Dancing.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Playboy Says No to White House Party Crasher Michaele Salahi

First, she was rejected by 'Celebrity Rehab,' and now, Playboy magazine has reportedly turned down nude photos of alleged White House party crasher Michaele Salahi.

Sources for TMZ claim that Salahi received an email from the famous nudie mag, in which they told her that "there is no opportunity this calendar year to offer you a cover opportunity or place for your pictorial."

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How To File an Extension For Your 2010 Taxes

Because of Emancipation Day, a little known Washington D.C. holiday that this year is being celebrated on April 15, US taxpayers had until April 18 to file their taxes.

For some people that still won't be enough time to get all their papers in order. If you find yourself in that boat, you can file for an extension with the IRS.

It's important to remember that filing an extension doesn't extend the due date for any money you owe the IRS, and you will have to pay interest and possibly penalties on any money you send to the government after the April 18 deadline.

Read on for advice, from the IRS website, on who should and shouldn't file for an extension.

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5 Most Memorable Accountants From the Movies

Often a character in a movie will be made an accountant to indicate that they're . . . well . . . boring.

But being a movie, this boring accountant has to be put in an interesting situation or nobody is going to want to pay ten bucks to see it.

So, in fact, many celluloid accountants turn out to be interesting and dynamic characters, rather than just soul-less bean counters.

We've compiled a list of five famous movie accountants in honor of tax season, which is also the season of the accountant.

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Growing Marijuana Indoors Accounts for One Percent of U.S. Electricity Use

The quasi-legalization of marijuana has produced quite an unintended side effect: Now one percent of all electricity used in the United States is spent on growing cannabis indoors.

Analysis from Evan Mills at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory also found that in California, where marijuana can be grown legally for medicinal purposes, the state's 400,000 authorized growers consume an amazing three percent of all the state's electricity while conducting their business.

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Five Forbidden Tax Deductions

One of the few joys of tax preparation is making deductions and watching your bill from Uncle Sam get lower and lower.

Here's a list of five expenses that might be tempting to deduct, but are strictly forbidden by the IRS.

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Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Indianapolis Motor Speedwa
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Donald Trump Tied for First Place in GOP Presidential Poll

He's gone after President Barack Obama in the last few weeks, but could real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump actually make it to the White House? Maybe.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Poll released Tuesday, which asked Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who they support for the 2010 GOP presidential nomination, Trump tied former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee for first place, with 19 percent of the vote.

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