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10 Songs Done Better A Cappella Style

The power and beauty of the human voice is magnificent and sometimes, that is all you need.

Top 50 Internet Memes of 2012

From "Forever Alone," to "Success Kid," to "Socially Awkward Penguin;" which ones where the most popular memes of 2012.
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The 10 Biggest Political Issues We’ll Be Taking About in 2013

Because of the inability of Congress to get anything meaningful done, we’ll be seeing these same issues again in 2013.
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10 Courageous Athletes Who Came Out as Gay in 2012

Coming out as LGBTQ is hard, but doing so in the world of sports is even harder.
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iPad Mini vs iPad 4 Review: How They Stack Up

From iPad 4 to iPad mini, a brief guide on the pros and cons of Apple's veritable menu of iPads.
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Why The NDAA Bill is Even Scarier Than You Thought

The Senate passed the NDAA with a watered down version of the indefinite detention clause, but that is not the only section that requires scrutiny. We need to read it to know what's in it.
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Syria War: 5 Reasons Why the US is About to Go to War With Syria

America will get involved in the Syrian conflict and there is reason to believe that it should, ending the ongoing civil war and bringing regional stability and international order.
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Who is Adam Lanza: 13 Facts About the Sandy Hook Shooter

'The New York Times' published a profile about America's newest mass killer. Learn 13 facts about the man who killed 20 young children at Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary.
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Gun Control Debate: How Owning a Gun Changes the Dynamics of Conflict

Why does it seem like we are unable to have a public discussion about the effects of gun-ownership? It's because we are approaching the discussion from the wrong angle.

Star Wars Episode 7: Why This Movie Needs to Play Down Harrison Ford

With the Star Wars Episode VII movie now a reality, here are some simple steps Disney can take to restore the franchise to greatness.
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Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Paperwhite Review: Which Is Right For You?

A look at the features of the latest Kindles, including the Kindle HD and Kindle Paperwhite with some helpful advice for choosing the right one for you.
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There Are 32,000+ Gun Deaths A Year in the U.S. — Here is How We Get That Number to Zero

Legislation enacted in Australia after the horrific Port Arthur massacre of 1996 (and the subsequent 35% drop in annual firearm fatalities) offers a potential road map for America.
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Is America Like Adam Lanza? U.S. Drone Strikes Have Killed 176 Children in Pakistan Alone

Americans should care when ALL children are murdered, even when we are the ones doing the killing abroad (with drones).

Les Miserables Movie Review: Anne Hathaway Will Break Your Heart

The latest film version of 'Les Miserables' may have some problems, but overall is beautifully rendered and a pleasure to watch.

9 Female Blues Guitarists Who Will Blow You Away

Still believe the blues is a man's world? You'd be surprised. Thank your local record company promoter for keeping these amazing talents out of the public eye.

15 Signs You're Actually a Feminist

Katy Perry recently announced that even though she believes in the strength of women, she's not a feminist. Are you? Take a quick quiz to find out!

Does Psy Hate America? Before Gangnam Style, Psy Rapped About Killing Americans

In one foul swoop, Psy may go from being the most adored entertainer of 2012 to the most hated. Psy'a anti-American past has surfaced, and with it, some questions about the star's future.
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4 Reasons It Has Become Clear We Need Gun Control Laws

The time to drastically re-look at gun-control laws has come. Now is the time to make a change.

New Years 2013: The 10 Most Common New Year's Resolutions

Those daunting resolutions that we both know are never kept.
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Gun Control Laws: 10 Better Ways the Government Can Reduce Violence

The U.S. government is about to attempt yet another round of unconstitutional laws concerning weapons, rather than addressing the actual problem of murder.

Django Unchained Movie Review: Spike Lee is Wrong to Criticize Quentin Tarantino

While Quentin Tarantino is not necessarily correct in the things he creates, Spike Lee is not in the position to judge.
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Gun Control Debate: 6 Chilling Facts About Guns in the U.S.

After the Sandy Hook, we need to reevaluate the ease of buying a gun. These six facts about guns in America should make us think how.
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Syria Civil War: Why the Fall of Assad Could Be the Worst Possible Outcome

The UN claims that the civil war in Syria is turning increasingly sectarian, and the evidence confirms it.
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Newtown Shooting: Mike Huckabee Blames Mass Killing on Lack of God In School

For the second time in five months, Mike Huckabee blames a mass shooting on a lack of God in society.

New Year 2013: The 10 Best Champagne Cocktail Recipes

If you want to make this New Year’s Eve even more special, try one of these champagne cocktails instead of straight bubbly.
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The 5 Worst States For LGBT Rights in America

While most Americans are embracing LGBT rights, here are the 5 states that are lagging behind in the civil rights issue of our era.
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How Old Will Hillary Clinton Be in 2016?

Hillary Clinton will be 69 in 2016. Will she be too old to be president? The answer lies in comparing Clinton to our last senior citizen president: Ronald Reagan.
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Oregon Gun Owner Stops Clackamas Shooting Spree, Proving Guns Save Lives

A citizen with a gun was directly responsible for stopping the Clackamas, Oregon mall shooting spree. More guns equals fewer victims.

The 25 Greatest Things About Christmas

This is the season, and there is no better time than the holidays.

The Hobbit Release Date: Out Thursday, Movie Uses Stunning New 3D Technology

While opinions vary over whether or not the increased resolution and doubling the frames per second is a good trend for movies, the verdict must wait until we all get to see the film.
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Hobby Lobby Lawsuit: How a Company is Cheating Its Employees to Make a Point

Hobby Lobby has announced its intention to violate a federal mandate enforcing contraception coverage under Obamacare, facing fines of up to $1.2 million a day.
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The 50 Stupidest Laws Across America

Our states are supposed to be the incubators of democracy. Too often, they have proven to be the bastions of stupidity over the course of American history.
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Guess How Much the NRA Spends Lobbying Every Year

In the wake of the tragic Newtown shooting, it's time to reveal the powerful influence of the NRA on Washington.
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31 School Shootings in America Since Columbine, Only 14 in the Rest of the World Combined

We've created complex systems and over-funded programs to monitor foreign terrorists in every country, but somehow we've overlooked the terrorists at home.

The 10 Greatest Christmas Songs of All Time

Music is synonymous with the Christmas festivities. Here is my list of the 10 most essential Christmas songs for anyone's December playlist.
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Sandy Hook Shooting: Is It Time to Change the Second Amendment?

After the events of Friday's Sandy Hook tragedy it is time to fully address the issues with the Second Amendment. In fact, it is time to change it.
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Adam Lanza is Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter, Parent Found Dead in Home

Adam Lanza, 20, of Connecticut has been identified by police as the perpetrator of one of the deadliest school shootings ever at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning.
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10 Heartwarming Stories of Heroism From the Sandy Hook Shooting

Principal Dawn Hochsprung and teacher Victoria Soto are just two of the heroes that help us cope with this horrific tragedy.
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James Holmes Part 2: Shooting at 'The Hobbit' is Yet Another Call for Gun Control

Jesus Manuel Garcia attempted another rampage at a showing of 'The Hobbit' in San Antonio, but was stopped by police before he could kill ... another sign we need to combat gun proliferation.

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Extended Trailer: A Look At All the Spoilers in the 9 Minute Trailer

The prologue preview of the upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness" is fast approaching. Here is what we can expect, and what we hope to see from this amazing sneak peek!

Who Is Gossip Girl: What We Learned on the Show's Series Finale

Monday night, the 'Gossip Girl' crew tied up loose ends before closing the curtain for good. No longer will we have its plot lines embedded with scandal, steamy romance and high fashion.
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The Dianne Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Has Nothing to Do With the Newtown Massacre

In the wake of recent the recent mass shootings in the U.S., politicians have been clamoring to appease the gun control crowd, but here is why we should be weary of new reactive legislation.

Bethenny Frankel Divorce: What 'Gender Role' Dispute Says About Marriage In America

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are calling it quits thanks to a misunderstanding of the roles of men and women in marriage.
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Immigration Reform: Obama to Make Major Push in 2013

Continuing fiscal cliff talks and nationwide calls for gun control legislation might push immigration reform to the bottom of the President’s agenda.

The Hobbit Movie Release Date and Review: AP Says Hobbit is Lame

Though Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' won't be in theaters until December 14, critics have started to pick it apart.

Top 100 Electronic Dance Music Songs of 2012

Counting down the Top 100 EDM songs of 2012.
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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Contains Billions in Wasteful Spending

Find out what President Obama packed into this bacon slab of legislation, and whether or not the bill is even necessary.
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My Lifelong Struggle With Asperger's Syndrome

I'm writing this article because Adam Lanza, the mass murderer who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, has been reported to have had Asperger's Syndrome.
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Dianne Feinstein New Assault Weapons Ban Doesn't Go Far Enough: It's Only the Start

The American people should press Congress to pass the assault weapons ban — and then push for more.

Jacintha Saldanha Suicide: Do Not Blame Prankster DJs in the Death of Kate Middleton Nurse

If Jacintha Saldanha was willing to kill herself and leave a husband and two children behind to grieve, there had to be more going on than embarrassment or shame over falling for a stupid hoax.

The Hobbit Movie Release Date: Orlando Bloom as Legolas to Appear in Second and Third Installments

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' premieres on December 14, and producers have unveiled a first look at Orlando Bloom as Legolas (to appear in the second and third installments).
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How to Upgrade From Incandescent Bulbs to LED

We have all heard that LEDs (light emitting diodes) will soon replace traditional incandescent light bulbs and the more recent CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps). Here's what to consider.

Jamie Foxx SNL: Conservatives Are Crying Racism, But His Appearance Was Pure Comedy

Jamie Foxx bragged on 'SNL' about getting to kill all the white people in 'Django Unchained' and promised a mega-black second Obama term. Conservatives are up in arms without cause or clue.
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China Drones Prompt Fears of a Drone Race With the US

In the wake of President Obama's 'Asia Pivot,' China is ramping up its production of drones. And, though the U.S. should be aware of it, it shouldn't panic just yet.

The Hobbit Movie Release Date: Out Friday, Amid Controversy

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is out on Friday. Will the movie's stunning effects and intriguing story finally overcome its many rumors and controversy?

Sexist Advertisements: 2012's Best and Worst Attempts to Sell Stuff to Women

From the Dr. Pepper, "It's not for women," tagline, to the Dove "real beauty" campaign, 2012 has been a banner year, good and bad, for women's representation in advertising.
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War on Drugs: How Private Prisons are Using the Drug War to Generate More Inmates

Private prison corporations are merging with states to grow prison populations and sentencing in order to increase profits.

12 Pop Culture Phenomenons That Were So 2012

As we count down 'til the end of the world, or at least the end of the year, here's a list of the 12 pop culture fads that defined 2012. YOLO.

Ahead of Xbox 720 and Playstation 4, What Was the Best Console of the Last Generation?

With the current console generation winding down, now is the time to try and figure out who won this generation.
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Standardized Testing is Completely Out of Control

High-stakes standardized testing is crushing students' creativity and strangling our schools.
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James Holmes Mailed Actual Burnt Money to Psychiatrist

The Aurora, Colorado, shooter reappeared in court after reportedly attempting suicide by banging his head into a wall at the Arapahoe County jail three weeks ago.
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The 5 Scariest Expansions of Government Surveillance in 2012

Government surveillance of American citizens is still increasing in 2012, and here's how it's happening.
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Sandy Hook Shooting: Gun Control Should Not Be a Debate After This Massacre

Guns, video games, and poor parenting should not be blamed for the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
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Piers Morgan Attacks Larry Pratt Over Gun Control, Show Spirals Out of Control

Piers Morgan calls his guest an 'idiot' and 'stupid' while Larry Pratt fires back over gun control.

PSY Hates America Video: This is The Video That Has Gotten PSY in Trouble

Watch the 2004 video where K-pop sensation, and performer of 'Gangnam Style,' PSY sings about killing Americans.

Who Is Miss Universe 2012: Miss USA Olivia Culpo Is New Winner

Wednesday night's Miss Universe competition crowed Miss USA. But with all the gains we've made toward gender equality, it's time to call the competition what it is: a wholly sexist enterprise.

Django Unchained Movie Review: Quentin Tarantino Defends His Portrayal of Racism

"Django Unchained" has many scenes of racism; Quentin Tarantino claims he is right in showing them.

X-37B Space Plane: What This Terrifying Air Force Drone Could Be Doing in Earth's Orbit

The Tuesday launch of the Air Force's secret space plane is one small step for man, one giant leap for drones.
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Kindle Fire HD Review: What You Need to Know Before Buying

An owner of the Kindle Fire HD explores its most important features and settings.

Les Miserables Review: Everyone Sings All the Time, and It is Amazing

When filming the newest film version of the musical Les Miserables, the cast gathered every Friday at Russell Crowe's apartment to have a drunken sing-along. What would that have been like?
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Adam Lanza Shooting: This Mass Murderer Might Have Been Motivated by Drugs, Not by Guns

The Connecticut shooting that took 28 lives has rekindled the debate on gun control. New studies say we should be looking at prescription drug control instead.
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James Holmes Part 2: Hobbit Shooting Proves More Guns Are the Answer

Sunday's San Antonio, Texas, Santikos Mayan movie theater shooting, where an armed off-duty cop prevented another mass shooting, highlights the need for more undercover officers in public spaces.
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James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Did The Second Amendment Help Them Commit Their Massacres?

For the past several years, we have chipped away at our unalienable rights in favor of security. Is it time to go a step further? How far are we willing to go to stop the next Adam Lanza?

Umar Abbasi Says He Could Not Save Ki Suk Han From NYC Subway Death

"I wanted to help the man, but I couldn't figure out how to help," Abbasi said. "It all happened so fast."
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Marijuana Legalization: Obama Warns States to Abide by Federal Law On Marijuana

The Obama administration warns Washington and Colorado that it intends to enforce the federal law against recreational marijuana use.
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Why Vaccines Should Be Mandatory For Most Americans

Vaccines prevent the spread of disease and save lives, and most Americans should be required to get them.
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Adam Lanza Wouldn't Have Been Stopped by Stricter Gun Control Laws

Connecticut has one of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Yet, this didn't stop Adam Lanza from killing 20 innocent children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
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China J 15 Fighter Jet: Chinese Officials Defend New Fighter As Chinese Original, But Questions Remain

Recently, China rebuked critics who say that the PLA Navy's new fighter is a knockoff fighter built on Russian and US technology. China claims that the accusation is slanderous and false.
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Was Rush Limbaugh Right When He Said Feminism "Ruined Women"? Partially

In a discussion on Camille Paglia's recent critique of American pop culture, Rush Limbaugh proposes that it is not Hollywood that has ruined women, but feminism.
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James Holmes and Adam Lanza: Their DNA May Hold Clues On What Makes a Mass Shooter

University of Connecticut researchers plan to study Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's DNA in a search for a genetic factor for violence. But these efforts are unlikely to prevent the next shooter.
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War With Iran: US and Israel Cyber Warfare Against Iran Is Very Much Underway

Those who are wondering if the U.S. or Israel will go to war with Iran miss the fact that the first salvo has already been fired.

End of the World 2012: What the Mayan Prophecy is All About

Some will wake up Friday morning and have to return all those survivalist supplies, if the Mayan End of the World prophecy doesn't come true.
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India Gang Rape Victim: Her Tragic Death is Sparking an Indian Cultural Revolution

The gang rape and battery of a young medical student on a Delhi bus has sparked a rage among young people across the country, in a way women in India have never expressed publicly.
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Nobody Really Knows What an "Assault Rifle" is, So How Are We Supposed to Ban Them?

"Assault rifle" is a made-up term designed to scare you and it means nothing. Banning "Assault Rifles" Impossible. They Do Not Exist.

Hanukkah 2012: What Every Christian Should Know About the Jewish Holiday

The Festival of Lights is upon us, and it's a great time to cross religious borders and celebrate the mystery of God. Here's the basic information a Christian would need to play dreidel.

Zero Dark Thirty Review: A Movie Obsessed With Trying to Achieve Perfection

Is Kathryn Bigelow's new film, a frontrunner in this year's award season, at war with itself?
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The Buddhas of Aynak: The Afghan Cultural Site That the World Does Not Care About

The Buddhas of Aynak are a 2,500 year old treasure. A Chinese company will turn the site into a copper mine in just four weeks, destroying many artifacts.
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Top 5 Craziest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

From the place of President Barack Obama's birth, to an alleged new world order sanctioned by the UN, here are the top 5 wackiest conspiracy theories of 2012 — including the apocalypse.

Big Red Football: Anonymous’ Latest Attack Could Break the Cycle of Condoned Rape by High School Athletes

Something, or someone, needs to break the cycle of stories like this, which we’ve heard all too many times, of idolized young athletes thinking they can get away with anything.

End of the World 2012: Decoding the Ancient Mayan Calendar

The Mayan Apocalypse is hot stuff right now. Too bad we had to completely misunderstand and misrepresent the calendar to make it exciting enough for us.

Zero Dark Thirty Opening Breaks Record Box Office Numbers

Kathryn Bigelow made history when she became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. With her upcoming film, 'Zero Dark Thirty' it's time to brush up on Bigelow.
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Gun Control is Not the Answer to Prevent Mass Killings, Education Is

Shift the focus from the Second Amendment to education. It's a pipe dream to think we can effectively remove guns from the homes of Americans.

Miss Universe 2012 Winners and Results: Miss USA Olivia Culpo is Miss Universe 2012

The 61st edition of the Miss Universe pageant will be held tonight at 8:00 p.m. (ET) from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Where the watch live and online.

Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People 2012 List: One Direction, Honey Boo Boo and Hillary Clinton Define the Year

Barbara Walters' annual compilation of interviews with the year's 10 most fascinating people will hit the air on Dec. 12. Walters honors Ben Affleck and Chris Christie; who did she miss?
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The Top 5 Politicians In the Pocket of the NRA

A list of five politicians who should be held accountable for supporting the NRA and its erroneous attitude towards America’s gun problem

10 Amazing Space Technology Developments to Watch For in 2013

In 2012, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory made headlines as the new face of unmanned space exploration. Next year will be a crucial time for the space industry as 10 other projects near completion.
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The Conservative Case for Gun Control in America

Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Granting that premise, how can we more effectively stop people from killing people?
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Assault Weapons Ban: Dianne Feinstein Bill Sets Aim At Gun Rights

California Senator Dianne Feinstein is set to propose a new Federal Assault Weapons ban when Congress reforms in January. The new law will be much stricter.
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Assault Weapons Ban: 3 Myths That Cloud the Issue

3 myths about the assault weapons ban and gun control that lawmakers rely on.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Show Time, Channel and What to Watch For

Whether or not you're pumped for the V.S. 2012 Fashion Show, or it kind of makes you want to die, everyone's going to be talking about it. So here's the details on how to see the spectacle.
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Defense Department Operates 234 Golf Courses in the World, Draining Millions From the U.S. Budget

The Department of Defense operates 234 golf courses that are prime examples of a good spending cut.
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The 12 Most Influential People of 2012

My list of 12 people who changed the course of our thinking, our experience, or our lives, whether we were aware of it or not, this past year.
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Assault Weapons Ban Won't Work: Why We Need Smarter, Not More Gun Control Laws

The reinstatement of an Assault Weapons Ban didn't work before, so why do politicians want to reinstate it?

Havard Rugland Video: Norwegian Kicker Gets Tryout With Hapless Jets

The Jets continue their "innovative" scouting practices by granting a tryout to a Norwegian YouTube star. Is this the new face of pro scouting?
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