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Back to School – How to Plan the Perfect Carpool Ride

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? With a good carpool in place, you can save time and money. It just takes a little bit of planning and a willingness to flow with whatever the morning gives you. Here are five tips to help your carpool get off without a hitch.

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Pentagon Releases Names of 30 Troops Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash [VIDEO]

The Pentagon has released the names of 30 American troops who were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade downed their Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan last weekend

The attack represented the biggest single day loss of military personnel America has suffered during the nearly ten-year Afghanistan war.  Overall, 1648 Americans have died in the conflict.

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Did Woman Who Won Four Lotteries Cheat Her Way to a Fortune?

Since 1993, Joan R. Ginther has hit the lotto jackpot four times, to the tune of $2 million, $3 million, $5.4 million and $10 million.

The chances of this happening are one in 18 septillion. For a point of reference, there are about one septillion grains of sand on earth.

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Homeless Man Jumps White House Fence During Live CNN Broadcast [VIDEO]

On Tuesday, a 41-year-old homeless man scaled the White House fence and was quickly taken into custody by Secret Service.

The incident was captured by a CNN news crew during John King’s live show. The man, who was identified as James Dirk Crudup, can be seen sprawled on the White House lawn as Secret Service move in with rifles drawn.

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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President Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal, Plan to Face Vote

President Barack Obama said Sunday night that he and Congressional leaders had reached a debt deal that cuts trillions in federal spending. The debt ceiling plan was set to face a vote on Monday in hopes of enacting it before a Tuesday deadline, thus averting default, The New York Times reported.

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Chinese Cups Break ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Record

When the popular PBS program ‘Antiques Roadshow’ rolled through Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend, a local man got some truly life-changing news.

His five Chinese carved cups, made from rhinoceros horns, are worth between $1-1.5 million — a ‘Roadshow’ record.

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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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You Can Be Fined How Much in Philadelphia for Walking and Texting?

We’ve all almost been bowled over (or worse) by a pedestrian who was too busy sending out a text message to notice their surroundings.

In Philadelphia, such inconsiderate behavior is now punishable by a ticket and a $120 fine.

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Survey Reveals the Effect of ‘Jersey Shore’ on New Jersey’s Reputation

New Jersey has survived the hard-drinking, fist-pumping antics of  the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast with its reputation intact.

In fact, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University, people who watch ‘Jersey Shore’ have a slightly better impression of the Garden State than those who refrain from Snookie and The Situation.

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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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