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Pope Benedict XVI to Resign Feb. 28

For the first time in nearly 600 years, the head of the Catholic Church is resigning. Pope Benedict XVI announced the decision in Latin in Rome early Monday morning.

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One Town Shares The Agony Of The Newtown Tragedy More Than Any Other

Many messages have been shared on Facebook, Twitter, people sending video messages, and pictures to Newtown, but only one town can know the full extent of the emotions that the people and children are feeling. Dunblane, a small Scottish town that still bears the scars of Britain's worst school massacre in the school's gym.

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Felix Baumgartner Breaks Skydiving World Record, Sound Barrier

No one gets high better than Felix Baumgartner.

Austrian BASE-jumper Baumgartner, 43, broke a 52-year-old skydiving altitude record and the sound barrier by jumping out of a space capsule 128,100 feet above the Earth in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday.

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Obama’s State Department Advocates Using Food To Foster Foreign Relations

Who needs strategic defense and counter-intelligence when you have french fries?  The State Department is enlisting the help of more than 80 chefs from the United States to help foster diplomacy with foreign countries...

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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The National Weather Service Joins The Department Of Homeland Security In Stockpiling Ammunition

First, the Department Of Homeland Security ordered 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets back in March.  Now, the National Weather Service is joining in and stockpiling 46 thousand rounds of ammo as well...

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Admits To Cheating

South African Swimmer Cameron Van Der Burge admits he cheated in the Olympics in order to win a gold medal and there's nothing the Olympic committee can do.

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Former Exxon Valdez Ship To Be Dismantled

Twenty three years after it was involved in one of the worst oil spills in history, the ship formerly-known as the Exxon Valdez is going to be dismantled...

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Elton John to Be Honored for Helping Poland’s Anti-Communist Movement

Elton John will be in Poland this weekend accepting the Medal of Gratitude for his part in bringing down the Communist regime that ruled the country until 1989. He’ll receive the award from former president Lech Walesa during his concert in Sopot.

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Source: US Army via flickr
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Scientists Still Find D-Day Remnants In The Sand 68 Years Later

My son and I like to visit a nondescript river landing in the Northland to search for "pull tops" -- you know, those peel away sharp pieces of metal that used to seal soda and beer cans until they were discontinued in the late 1970's due to safety concerns...

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Did Author Morgan Robertson Predict the Sinking of the Titanic in His Book, ‘Futility’?

You know the story: a supposedly unsinkable ship hits an iceberg and meets a tragic end, killing most of the passengers on board. But it wasn’t the the Titanic — it was actually a fictional ship called the Titan, written about in a book published 14 years before the famed Titanic set sail on its doomed voyage.

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Source: yaybiscuits123 via flickr
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Say Goodbye To The Canadian Penny

Most Americans are familiar with the Canadian Penny - especially in this part of the country:  They tend to turn up in your loose change at the convenience store and then your bank won't accept them.   New legislation in Canada will reduce the amount of these coins you see.

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