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Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size

An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated. In fact, astronomers currently studying the dreaded, potential doomsday rock say asteroid 'Apophis' has officially been supersized by about

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Girl In Iceland Can’t Use Her Real Name

One of the freedoms we as Americans take for granted is the ability to name our children whatever we want. In some countries in the world there are name restrictions--names you can't name your children. Iceland is one of those countries.

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10 Global New Year’s Traditions and Parties

When it comes time to celebrate the passing of another year, people around the world often gather together and make a lot of noise in order to demonstrate their good cheer.

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Lifelong Friends Celebrate 100th Birthday Together

We’d like to introduce you to the world’s most adorable best friends -- Joseph Katz and Al Spiegel from Florida. They have been buds for 91 years, and they’re still going strong!

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Best Dad Ever Sends Toy Train Into Space

We assumed this guy was the world's worst dad for taking his son's favorite toy and launching it into space. But it turns out he could track it using GPS so that it wouldn't be lost forever, and he is actually the coolest dad on earth because now his kid has a video of his train in space

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Category: Family/Kids, world news
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New York Prepares For The 11th Anniversary Memorial Of 9/11 [Gallery]

New York pauses each year on the 10th of September to get ready to honor the brave men and women that died in the September 11th attacks.  Below you will find a gallery of images of residents of New York taking that pause.

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New Study Finds That Brazil Is the Leading Crack-Cocaine Market

The world might be a giant asylum of soul-sucking gutter junkies fighting for their next meal on the excruciating edge of a devil-sharp machete, as new research pinpoints crack-cocaine usage in the millions, with Brazil the world’s leading a speed-freak society.

According to a recent study conducted by the Federal University of Sao Paulo, about six million adult Brazilians have tried cocaine products, as have nearly 442,000 of the country’s young people.

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Brazilian City Hires Batman to Fight Crime

The phrases "dress the part" and "dress for success" must have been mantras for Brazilian man, André Luiz Pinheiro. The 50 year old retired soldier who dresses up as Batman for kids' parties and other events now has a job as... Batman. The Brazilian city of Taubaté  has hired Pinheiro to wear his Bat-costume to help patrol their dangerous neighborhoods.

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November Is National Peanut Butter Month!!

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month -- a time to celebrate one of America's most popular foods. A recent survey found that peanut butter is found in about 75 percent of homes.

It's a staple in our home. In fact,a new survey found

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Gadhafi Reportedly Dead!

ABC News has reported Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the most wanted man in the world, has been killed. This makes the 3 deadliest world leaders of the past 25 years, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and now Gadhafi have been killed.

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Gisele Bündchen’s New Ad Sexist? (Video)

Turns out there are actually people out there who don't want to see super-model Gisele Bündchen in lingerie. A Brazillian goverment agency wants the ad pulled for being "sexist". Maybe I'm so used to seeing half-naked women on TV that it doesn't really phase me.  Also, the commercial not being in English didn't really help.

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Officials with US Counter Terrorism claim to know who is plotting the use an explosive, probably a "dirty bomb" carried out in a car or truck.
Officials with US Counter Terrorism claim to know who is plotting the use an explosive, probably a "dirty bomb" carried out in a car or truck.
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Homeland Security Thinks It Knows Who’s Behind The Reported Plot To Attack New York Or Washington With A Car Bomb On The 9/11 Anniversary

Officials with US Counter Terrorism claim to know who is plotting the use an explosive, probably a "dirty bomb" carried out in a car or truck.  Officials  say there is at least one U.S. citizen among the three people suspected in the plots to carry out attacks on New York City and Washington DC.

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