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LET FREEDOM RING

Did you know that the Liberty Bell was NOT rung on July 4th, 1776 because the Declaration of Independence was neither signed nor proclaimed on that date? Do you realize that John Hancock was the only one of the 56 signers of the Declaration who actually signed it on July4th! And get this...both Jefferson and Adams, ex-presidents and signers of the Declaration of Independence, both died on July4th in 1826, and just a few minutes apart!

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2 Arrested in Plot to Attack Seattle Military Center

Two men were arrested late Wednesday after federal officials said they planned to attack a military processing center in Seattle using grenades and firearms.

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Category: World News
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Tokyo Named World’s Most Expensive City

You may have to dig deep into your pockets to get to Tokyo.

 

You may have to dig even deeper to stay.

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France Bans Terms ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ From Radio and TV

The French government is notorious for banning the use of English words as a way of maintaining French language and culture.

However, a recent ruling by the French government, which now makes it illegal to speak the words "Facebook" or "Twitter" on television or radio newscasts, isn't as shocking as you might think.

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Category: Weird News, World News
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It’s All About Agriculture

Probably here in the Golden Triangle, we pay rapt attention to agriculture because it is our lifeline, and really. our country's lifeline. Agriculture is what the Golden Triangle is all about. Brady area farmer Gary Gollehon reports that Kansas and Oklahoma recently received anywhere from an inch or two of rain.

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THE FIRST LADY OF THE NEW FRONTIER

So many books have focused on the legends and gossip surrounding the late Jacqueline Kennedy and now Barbara A. Perry, a former judicial fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, has written a beautiful presentation, "Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier", which is the first book to focus on Kennedy's White House years

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$5 Million German Model Airport Now Complete [VIDEO]

Even as a child, you probably never imagined a model plane system as comprehensive as the Miniatur Wunderland railway in Hamburg, Germany.

After 6 years of construction, the "Knuffington Airport" now boasts 200,000 mini people, 6 miles of track, computer-controlled airplanes that actually fly and a $5 million bill.

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Category: Weird News, World News
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Local Anchor Accidentally Reports President Obama Is Dead

When breaking news occurs, mistakes are bound to be had.

Unfortunately, one local news anchor for Washington, D.C., Fox affiliate WTTG learned this the hard way last night while reporting on the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

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Newspaper Front Pages Around the US Cover Bin Laden’s Death

Newspapers across the country reacted to the demise of Osama bin Laden on Monday morning, with front page headlines from the triumphant (Newark's "Star-Ledger" quotes Obama's speech with "'Justice Has Been Done'") to the minimal ("Dead," the "Boston Herald" and many others plainly state) to the profane ("

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Celebrities and Politicians React to Osama bin Laden’s Death on Twitter

As news of Osama bin Laden's death spread across the globe Sunday night, celebrities and politicians took to the Internet with quick responses to the news.

From Charlie Sheen to Donald Trump, the sentimentality shared was the same. Celebrities poured their American pride and thoughts for the victims of 9/11 into their tweets. Both celebrities and politicians extended accolades to the administration and to the United States military. Several celebrities injected their senses of humor into the news.

We've compiled some of the more notable tweets released in the hours following President Barack Obama's announcement. Check them out after the jump.

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The Royal Wedding, What Are the Odds…

It's well known that  Brits will bet on anything, and with less than 24 hours until the wedding, there is no shortage of ways to lose a few quid. Bookies are taking wagers on the color of Kate Middleton's dress (odds-on it'll be white), whether the marriage will survive 10 years (happily, the money says "yes"), and whether the bride's vows will include a promise to obey (don't bet on it).

Here are some of the truly silly bets being honored by bookmakers:

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11 Places to Watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

As you might have heard by now, there's a big giant wedding taking place on Friday and it'll be broadcasted for the entire world to watch.

We're talking, of course, about the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton - an affair so big, you can bet your royal chariot that every major news organization in their right mind will show up to cove it.

That's good news for you, since it means you'll be able to watch the festivities, too. Find out how after the jump.

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