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Was It A Tip? Man Leaves $1 Million Dollars At Italian Restaurant

Police in Sydney, Australia are scratching their heads after a man abruptly left an Italian restaurant - leaving a briefcase with $1 million dollars in it behind.
The police have little information at this time other then what the patrons in the restaurant could tell them

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No More Swiss Bank Secrets

The legend has always been that Swiss Bank accounts were thee place to hide your money.  That may not be such a smart plan anymore.
Credit Suisse will hand over details of wealthy Americans with hidden Swiss accounts to the Swiss government, bringing U.S. autho

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National Geographic Explains How We Got to Seven Billion People [VIDEO]

Recently, the world welcomed its seven-billionth person. But what does it all mean?

In a stylish video titled ‘World Population: A National Geographic Tour,’ the nature magazine stalwart puts things in perspective with tidbits about how many people are born and how many die every second of every day, the average human lifespan, and the growing popularity of “mega-cities.”

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Australian Grocery Chain Ups Ante With Private Label Brands

If it happens in Australia - it could happen here, too.  And - is that a bad thing?

Two grocery store chains in Australia are being criticized by suppliers for announcing that they're planning on relying more-heavily on private label brands instead of tried-and-true name-brands in an effort to boost sales

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No Ketchup For Students To French Schools

Schools in France are dictating the diets of students in an effort curb obesity and other health-related issues - and to keep their children "more French".
France's government has essentially banned ketchup from primary and secondary school cafeterias

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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BBC Drops B.C. And A.D. In Favor Of “Religiously-Neutral” Terms

The BBC has come under fire for recently dropping the date suffixes B.C. and A.D. in favor of something more politically correct.  The term B.C. (Before Christ) has been replaced by B.C.E. - which stands for  Before Common Era

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Amanda Knox Freed After Italian Court Overturns Murder Verdict [VIDEO]

Amanda Knox, the American woman convicted of murder by an Italian court in 2009, has been freed after an appeals court overturned the decision on Monday. Her co-defendant and former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was cleared as well.

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70 Weird Yet Cool Cars Worth A Drive

Who doesn't like "weird" cars? Out of all 70, I still prefer the "wienermobile" Take a peek and pick out your favorite!

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Dinosaur Feathers Found

For centuries, we've only known dinosaurs through the fossilized bones they've left behind.  Now, researchers have found other  - more dramatic - remains.

Examples of ancient feathers ranging from the simple to the complex are now being studied. They were preserved in amber found in western Canada, researchers led by Ryan C. McKellar of the University of Alberta report in Friday's edition of the journal Science.

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Robots To Compete In Triathalon in Hawaii

Today on the show, was I pulling your leg? No, not really, Panasonic announced they have come up with robots to compete on a triathlon course in Hawaii.

The company said three types of Evolta robots, developed to swim, bike and run, will challenge to complete an Ironman triathlon course in Hawaii, October 24, 2011, powered by three AA-size rechargeable Evolta batteries, the company said

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Scientists Discover New Planet That Has Potential For Earth-Like Conditions

Since the beginning of the Space Age, astronomers and astronauts have searched for planets in the solar system that could support life much like Earth does.  Now, astronomers in Europe believe that they've discovered just such a planet

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