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Feb. 11, 2013

Ben Carson Makes Obama Sit Through the Longest 27 Minutes Of His Presidency

Delivering the keynote address during the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Carson spoke of a flat tax, privatized health care and the dangers of trillions in debt, all in front of Obama and Biden.
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Feb. 11, 2013

7 Anti-Gun Myths That Need to Be Debunked ASAP

The gun control debate has been reignited since the massacre in Newtown. However, in the Information Age there is a lot of mis-information. Here are 7 ways in which you are being misled.
Feb. 11, 2013

Cardinal Peter Turkson: 5 Facts About the Potential First Black Pope

As Pope Benedict XVI said on Monday that he will resign on Feb. 28, Cardinal Peter Turkson is rumored to be on the short list to be the next pope (and the first one of African descent).
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Feb. 11, 2013

New Pope 2013: 7 Contenders For Pope Benedict XVI's Replacement

With Pope Benedict XVI's departure, many are wondering who will replace him. Here's a list of potential candidates that may be elected to take over.
Feb. 11, 2013

Cardinal Francis Arinze: 5 Facts About the Potential First African Pope

Though neither of my Roman Catholic grandmothers probably ever dreamed of having a black pope, Cardinal Francis Arinze is rumored to be on the short list to replace Benedict XVI.
Feb. 11, 2013

Are the Grammys Racist? In Short, Yes

Zero: the number of hip-hop songs that have won Record of the Year or Song of the Year. Let me stress: Zero. None, ever.
Feb. 11, 2013

Oscar Nominations List 2013: Full List Of Nominees

'Lincoln' leads the pack with 12 nominations. Check out this year's other top contenders.
Feb. 11, 2013

Grammy Awards 2013: Winners, Nominees, and All the LIVE Updates

Live updates on the 55th annual Grammy Awards. LL Cool J hosts the night but there will be a fabulous rotation of live performers including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and Sir Elton John.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Who Will Replace the Pope? Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga is Another Favorite

On the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning over health concerns, the names of Cardinals that could replace him are being floated. Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga is another contender.
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Feb. 11, 2013

16 Reasons Why Pope Benedict XVI is Actually Resigning

Although the Pope is citing age as a factor, here are 16 far more plausible explanations.
Feb. 11, 2013

Best Grammy Performances Of 2013: 5 Best Performances Of the Night

The 55th Grammy Awards were a night when old-style tunes became cool again. Check out Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, and the five best performances of the night.
Feb. 11, 2013

YouTube Justin Timberlake Grammys Performance 2013: Watch Video

One of the 2013 Grammys' most memorable performances was Justin Timberlake crooning out "Suit and Tie" ... in sepia.
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Feb. 11, 2013

College Of Cardinals to Select New Pope: How the Election Works

The College of Cardinals will soon meet to select the next pope. Here's how it will go down.
Feb. 11, 2013

Did Pope Benedict Have a Role in Covering Up Child Rape By Pedophile Priests?

As Pope Benedict XVI resigns, we have to ask how much he can be held accountable for the cover-up of priests sexually abusing children.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Marco Rubio's TIME Magazine Cover Makes Him Public Enemy No. 1 For Republicans

Marco Rubio's recent title of "Republican savior" may be a curse for the young senator. With what looks like a crowded GOP field for the 2016 election, Rubio now has a target on his back.
Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Benedict Gay Rumors: Gawker Says Benedict XVI Quit Because He's Gay

Benedict's eight years as pope were marked by both a series of scandals and a pronounced conservative turn. Pretty much the same case as supposedly anti-gay politicians who turn out to be gay.
Feb. 11, 2013

YouTube Rihanna Grammy 2013 Performance: Watch the Video

Despite igniting controversy by sitting next to wife-beater Chris Brown, Rihanna shone during her live performances at the Grammys 2013. Watch the video here.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Gang Of 8 Plan Will Be Self-Sabotaging

The Gang of Eight's plans still don’t cope with the long-term, systemic issue of future undocumented workers entering this country.
Feb. 11, 2013

13 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up the 2013 Grammy Awards

Let's not forget the beauty that was the 55th annual Grammy Awards. There was some magic on that stage last night, and Taylor Swift had the most fun anyone has ever had in human history.
Feb. 11, 2013

YouTube Taylor Swift Grammys Performance: Swift Calls Out Harry Styles

Taylor Swift opens the Grammys with bizarre, meandering performance that included larger than life clowns, a white rabbit, and one really intense top hat.
Feb. 11, 2013

Katie Couric Sue Paterno Interview: Wife to Discuss How Media Treated Late Husband

Sue Paterno will appear on TV Monday to talk about how her husband was treated, but no individual can control how America views JoePa. Many won’t agree with or even listen to her.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Who Will Replace the Pope? Cardinal Peter Turkson is a Possible Front-Runner

On the news that Pope Benedict XVI will officially resign on February 28, Cardinal Peter Turkson is a front-runner to replace the Pope.
Feb. 11, 2013

Kelly Clarkson YouTube Grammys Acceptance Speech: Watch Video

Kelly Clarkson charmed the Grammys audience with her acceptance speech after winning Best Pop Vocal Album. I mean, it's just the cutest damn thing you've ever seen.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Resigns 2013: New Leader Doesn't Mean Reform For the Catholic Church

Given the list of prospective replacements for Pope Benedict, there doesn’t seem to be much hope for widespread reform on traditional stances taken by the Catholic Church.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Black Pope: Cardinal Peter Turkson Could Make History and Become the First

On news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, Cardinal Peter Turkson is being floated as one possible successor. He would be the first black, African-born Pope and mark a historic Papacy.
Feb. 11, 2013

Justin Bieber SNL Host 2013: 3 Best Sketches From His Episode

The Biebs hosted Saturday Night Live only 5 days before Valentine's Day. There were holiday jokes a plenty, and most of them were lovely.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Vatican City Confidential: Inside the World's Smallest Dictatorship

While media attention is focused on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the harsh conditions of the pope's subjects have been ignored.
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Feb. 11, 2013

SEAL Team 6 Shooter Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Now Uninsured

The Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden says that the military has left him uninsured after he retired early from the SEALs.
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Feb. 11, 2013

DOMA: Why John Roberts Might Be the Swing Vote For Marriage Equality

Chief Justice John Roberts' previous legal work reveals a willingness to fight for LGBT rights. Will this translate into LGBT victories in two crucial upcoming cases?
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Feb. 11, 2013

New Pope: Benedict's Resignation Takes World By Surprise, Several Front-Runners Emerge

There will be a new Pope shortly, as Pope Benedict's resignation takes members of the Catholic Church by surprise. Several front-runners to replace him are emerging.
Feb. 11, 2013

Grammy Performances 2013: YouTube Video Elton John and Ed Sheeran "A Team"

Ed Sheeran and Elton John shared the stage for a memorable performance of Sheeran's "A Team." Watch the video.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Next Pope: Will He Guide the Church Toward a More Pro-LGBT Stance?

Like Pope Benedict XVI, most of the cardinals are theological conservatives, espousing doctrine that is at odds with many Catholics when it comes to LGBT issues.
Feb. 11, 2013

YouTube Frank Ocean Grammys Performance 2013: Watch Forrest Gump Live

Frank Ocean didn't win as big as everyone hoped he would at the 2013 Grammy Awards, but he did perform "Forrest Gump." Check out the performance here.
Feb. 11, 2013

Watch Miguel and Wiz Khalifa Grammy Performance 2013 Video

Miguel made himself music's it-man after an incredibly Grammys performance alongside Wiz Khalifa. Check it out here.
Feb. 11, 2013

Grammy Awards Highlights 2013: 7 Biggest Highlights

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were filled with great moments. Here are the top seven from the 2013 awards.
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Feb. 11, 2013

State Of the Union History: Why Thomas Jefferson Had the Right Idea

Although his predecessors gave verbal addresses to Congress, Thomas Jefferson began century-long tradition of simply having a written State of the Union delivered to the legislature.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Chris Christie's Minimum Wage Increase Veto Will Be His Undoing in 2016

The New Jersey governor would have to defend his opposition against other potential candidates, such as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who support increasing the minimum wage.
Feb. 11, 2013

'Girls' Season 2 Episode 5: Hannah Dates a Doctor, Trouble Ensues

Hannah, who is impossible to like in this episode, stumbles into a world of maturity and wealth when she begins seeing a doctor. In the words of Destiny’s Child, “I don’t think she can handle it"
Feb. 11, 2013

7 Jobs Pope Benedict XVI Could Do After Resigning

Just because Benedict XVI is stepping down from the papacy doesn't mean his career is over. Here are 7 possible new career paths for the pontiff.
Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI's Twitter: A Closer Look at @Pontifex's Twitter Account

With Pope Benedict XVI abdicating the papacy, we take a look through his short lived Twitter account and ask whether the next pope will follow in his social media footsteps.
Feb. 11, 2013

J. Lo Grammy Dress: What is Up With the Angelina Jolie Leg?

J. Lo looks insane. Sorry world.
Feb. 11, 2013

Grammy Awards 2013: Winners, Nominees, and All the LIVE Updates

Follow along while the awards air to view up-to-the-minute commentary on Grammy winners, Grammy losers, and Grammy mehs.
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Feb. 11, 2013

3 Ways Smartphones Can (And Will) Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

While helpful, entertaining, and oftentimes necessary in everyday life, the constant connection provided by smartphones pose various threats to your love life and sanity this Valentine’s Day.
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Feb. 11, 2013

What Time the State of the Union is On

When you should start doing jumping jacks and naming the Presidents in reverse order to warm up that political mind!
Feb. 11, 2013

Taylor Swift YouTube Grammy 2013 Performance: Watch the Video

Taylor Swift opened the 2013 Grammy Awards with her hit “We Are Never, Ever Ever Getting Back Together.”
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Feb. 11, 2013

USPS Saturday Delivery Elimination: Could It Be Illegal?

The scrapping of Saturday mail delivery may be inconvenient to some, but contrary to what Senator Collins believes, it is not illegal.
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Feb. 11, 2013

North Korea Earthquake Caused By Nuclear Test, Says South Korea

North Korea has detonated a nuclear weapon in its third nuclear test, causing a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that sent tremors throughout the region.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Mali Conflict: France Doing More Harm Than Good For African Country

The true goal of France’s intervention is not saving the Malians from terrorists, but securing French interests by stripping yet another third world country of its natural resources.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Time Magazine Marco Rubio Cover: Anointing Him as a 'Savior' Rightfully Annoys Christians and Rubio

TIME magazine has taken it upon themselves to anoint Marco Rubio the Republican "savior." This is typical of a magazine like TIME, but it is a critical error from more than one vantage point.
Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Resigns, But Don't Expect Any Changes On Church's Gender Inequality Problem

The pope's hardline stance against the ordination of female priests won't change with the election of a new pope. At least, not immediately.
Feb. 11, 2013

Kelly Clarkson is Drunk LIVE at the Grammys 2013

LL Cool J is conducting this train into I don't know where, and here are my observations about it.
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Feb. 11, 2013

5 Reasons Why Rand Paul's Foreign Policy Would Make More Sense Than Obama's

AEI's Frederick Kagan said Rand Paul's foreign policy speech was a defense of the foreign policy of the Obama administration. Here are five reasons why he is wrong.
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Feb. 11, 2013

How Cory Booker's Policies Gets Overshadowed By His Celebrity

Booker's celebrity has led to misguided questions that have nothing to do with his fitness as a policymaker.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Obama Drone Strikes: The President Should Be Allowed to Kill For National Security

Legislatively, legally, and practically, the president is empowered to and should kill enemy combatants that threaten American national security.
Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: LIVE Updates

The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict XVI will resign because of his health and officially step down on February 28 to make room for his successor, still to be chosen.
Feb. 11, 2013

YouTube Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting Grammy 2013 Performance: Watch the Video

Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting payed homage to Bob Marley at last night's Grammy Awards. Watch the video here.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Bird Flu: We Shouldn't Fret Over Southwest China Infections

Instead of worrying about pandemics all the time, we should instead be concerned about opening up markets in medicine and drugs and investing in developing countries.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Benedict Scandal: Was it Really Poor Health That Forced Benedict's Hand?

Pope Benedict has had his share of scandals while head of the Roman Catholic Church. He's citing poor health as the reason for his stepping down, but could it be something more?
Feb. 11, 2013

Pope Benedict Resignation Is An Extraordinary, Humble Event In Modern Times

Benedict XVI, with Christian humility, leaves his position as a man who defended morality against the threats of our modern world, and we should thank him for that.
Feb. 11, 2013

Grammy Dress Code 2013: 5 Stars Who Really Couldn't Care Less

CBS issues a wardrobe advisory asking the Grammy attendees to lock it up. Shockingly, no one listened.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Christopher Dorner: Will Killings Finally Spark Debate On State Of Police Force?

If only in the sense that we will have to have an honest conversation about the police force in this country, Dorner has had his victory.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Why Did the Pope Resign? Poor Health

Pope Benedict XVI has publicly stated that he his resigning due to poor health and an inability to continue to carry out his duties.
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Feb. 11, 2013

How to Get Yourself Killed By a Drone

The criteria the government uses to put targets on "kill lists," and strike them with drones is inaccessible to the very people that might find themselves on one: American citizens.
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Feb. 11, 2013

"Some Nights" Grammy: The Pop Rock Anthem Millennials Have Been Waiting For

fun.'s song is without question the anthem for our generation. Here's why.
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Feb. 11, 2013

What Channel is State of the Union On?

President Obama will give his fifth annual State of the Union address to Congress tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. EST, but where on Earth can you watch it?
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Feb. 11, 2013

Republican Response to State of the Union 2013

In a clear play to the Hispanic electorate, Sen. Marco Rubio will give his speech in both English and Spanish.
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Feb. 11, 2013

State Of the Union 2013: Obama to Address New START Treaty

The president will address the continual push of his vision to reduce nuclear weapons between Russia, the U.S., and worldwide.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Federico Lombardi On Pope Resignation: 'A Decision He Has Pondered Over'

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he is stepping down as spiritual leader of 1.2 billion followers of the Catholic Church.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Tea Party Response to State of the Union: Rand Paul vs Marco Rubio

Will Rand Paul's Tea Party response to Obama's SOTU overpower Marco Rubio's official GOP response?
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Feb. 11, 2013

Eric Schmidt to Sell $1.45bn in Google Shares: Are We Headed For a Correction?

Eric Schmidt is about to sell a massive amount of shares in Google. Will executives at other companies do the same, and are we in for a market correction?
Feb. 11, 2013

5 Movie Quotes That Belong in the State Of the Union Speech

If the State of the Union 2013 had movie quotes in it, these should definitely be in there.
Feb. 11, 2013

Which Pint-Sized Basketball Player Melts Your Heart More?

Two feel-good basketball videos dominated the online sports chatter this week, but which one is better?
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Feb. 11, 2013

LAPD Officer Killings: What We Should Learn From Christopher Dorner

When disgruntled employees resort to murder, does anyone really care why? We should get to the bottom of why an LAPD officer would go on a killing spree.
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Feb. 11, 2013

State of the Union 2013: The Tea Party Response

Instead of the Republicans being able to showcase their rising star and show a new more inclusive side, the Tea Party will cut in and showcase a divided party.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Chinese New Year Celebrations Dampened By Smog Crisis

The Chinese government called for cutbacks in the usual new year fireworks fanfare as harrowing smog continues to linger over major cities.
Feb. 11, 2013

15 Unholy Twitter Reactions to Pontifex's Departure

The twitterverse is abuzz with early morning reactions to @Pontifex's early departure from the Roman Catholic throne. Here are some of them.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Wilmington Courthouse Shooting Was Caused By a Custody Dispute

The New Castle County Courthouse shooting in Wilmington Delaware, where the gunman, his wife and another woman were killed, may have stemmed from a custody dispute.
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Feb. 11, 2013

6 Ways to Find the Perfect Summer Internship

Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about summer internships. Here's how to start looking for one.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Ted Nugent At State Of the Union, is Guest of Congressman Steve Stockman

Rocker and Obama-hater Ted Nugent will be in attendance during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
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Feb. 11, 2013

When is the State Of the Union?

Everything you need to know to before watching President Obama's State of the Union address.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Delaware Courthouse Shooting LIVE: 3 Dead in Wilmington

An unidentified man between 20 and 30-years-old shot dead two women at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, this morning. Follow the live updates here.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Winter Storm Orko: LIVE Updates

Orko has already deposited 12-18 inches of snow across the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Only 30% Of Jobs Have Gone to Women During Economic Recovery

Economic recovery or not, the quality of employment for women is still up for debate.
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Feb. 11, 2013

President's speech time: 9:00 PM

Follow along at 9:00 PM on Tuesday for running commentary and analysis of President Obama's fifth annual State of the Union Address
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Feb. 11, 2013

Mississippi Twister LIVE Video: Watch the Destruction

Governor Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency — while power outages and a steady rain continued on Monday. Watch the video here.
Feb. 11, 2013

In other news: more not LIVE Grammy side eye from moi

Since I'm on glass number I don't know of sangria, I'm going to start doing this in list form, and also mostly in questions, because this is inspiring a lot of them in me.
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Feb. 11, 2013

SOTU Response: Will GOP's Marco Rubio Step Up?

Can Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) unite the divided GOP following President Obama's SOTU address?
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Feb. 11, 2013

New Castle County Courthouse Shooting: Gunman and Wife Dead

The suspected shooter of Monday's New Castle Country Courthouse shooting in Wilmington, Delaware, and his unidentified wife are reportedly dead.
Feb. 11, 2013

Because Most of the Awards Went to The Wrong People

I'm writing about microphones.
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Feb. 11, 2013

State of the Union 2013: Ted Nugent Will Attend

Nugent famously said “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” While Representative Stockman wants to impeach Obama over gun control.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Vatican Statement: Full Text of Pope Benedict's Resignation Announcement

On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be resigning, effective February 28, due to health concerns. This is the full text of his announcement.
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Feb. 11, 2013

Mississippi Tornado Damage LIVE: 80 Injured, 300 Buildings Wrecked By Twister

Residents of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, were shaken by a fierce tornado that wrecked homes and injured 80. Follow the live updates.
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Feb. 11, 2013

State of the Union LIVE

A very symbolic day for a Presidential Speech. Will it be a day to party (Mardi Gras!) for Americans seeking the more progressive and emboldened leader they hope they elected.
Feb. 11, 2013

10 Best Grammy Awards Moments

Tonight's 3 and a half hour Grammy Award Ceremony was filled with a high number of mid to mid/high-quality moments. Here are 10.
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Feb. 11, 2013

What is the State of the Union?

President Obama will give his annual address to Congress tomorrow - but what is this speech, exactly?