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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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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]
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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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Companies Step Up to Pay Tax Bill for Man Who Returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Ball
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Companies Step Up to Pay Tax Bill for Man Who Returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Ball

Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old fan who scooped up the home run ball after Derek Jeter notched his 3,000th hit and graciously returned it, was expected to be hit with a nasty tax bill for all the Yankees swag he got in exchange for his good deed.

Now companies are stepping up to help.

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Search and Rescue Group Files Civil Suit Against Casey Anthony
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Search and Rescue Group Files Civil Suit Against Casey Anthony

The search and rescue group that organized the search for Caylee Anthony has filed a civil suit against her mother, Casey Anthony, to recover money spent in the search to find the girl.

Anthony, 25, was found not guilty in her daughter's 2008 death last week and is scheduled to be released from prison on Sunday after receiving credit for time served on a four-year sentence, CNN reported.

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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral
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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again.

The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made her an adulterer who "loved to sit with tawdry reporters and blather about sex."

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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket
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America’s Obesity Rate Continues To Skyrocket

Americans keep getting fatter and fatter.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual state-by-state report on the obesity epidemic has revealed that between 2008 and 2010, 16 states had what was described as a steep increases in their adult obesity rate.

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New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do
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New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do

Who says men don't like to cuddle? Not the Kinsey Institute.

The group that studies human sexuality recently asked 1,009 heterosexual middle-aged and older couples in long-term relationships about how satisfied they are with their relationships and sex lives. The results may surprise you.

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Warren Buffet Donates $1.5 Billion to the Gates Foundation
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Warren Buffet Donates $1.5 Billion to the Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just got a $1.5 billion infusion.

Warren Buffet, the third-richest person in the world, gave 19.34 million shares of his insurance and investment company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., to the charitable organization, which was created by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife to help address the world's education, health and poverty problems.

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Betty Ford, Former First Lady, Dies at 93
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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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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents
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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents

A new study suggests that women are more likely than men to cause traffic accidents.

Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed at 6.5 million car crashes. They also calculated, based on the number of miles men and women drive, that if all things were equal, male-to-male crashes would account for 36.2% of accidents, female-to-female would make up 15.8 percent, and male-to-female would make up 48 percent.

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Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty
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Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty

The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.

An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the deadly rampage, wanted capital punishment taken off the table. It has not yet been decided whether an insanity defense will be used.

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