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BlogPost: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Austan Goolsbee, the missing pinky and 'Mad Men' feminism: This week's top news tweets

View the week's top news tweets.

By Katie Rogers  | October 15, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New driver slams into the DMV

Just minutes after passing his first driving test, the newly-anointed legal driver smashed straight into the DMV.

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'My Princess Boy': The anti-bullying book and the boy who inspired it

Dyson Kilodavis likes to wear dresses. His mom explains how she came to terms with it.

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Turf Feinz dancing in the rain

Turf Feinz dances in the rain.

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gotthard base tunnel breakthrough (Photos)

"Sissi," a massive drilling machine, chewed through the final few meters of rock at the Gotthard Base Tunnel on Friday, creating the world's longest train tunnel. With a length of 35 miles crossing the Alps, the tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017.

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar respond to their fight on 'The View' (Video)

Bill O'Reilly and Joy Behar fought yesterday and now they respond on their own shows.

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Tom Sietsema's 'Kitchen Confidential' Fall Dining Guide: Compare his restaurant picks with your own

That's right. This year's Fall Dining Guide, themed Kitchen Confidential, draws inspiration from the buzz factor.

By Katie Rogers  | October 15, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pee-wee Herman takes Manhattan

Pee Wee Herman is coming to Broadway.

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Music morning: The very model of a modern U.S. president

Actor Ron Butler sings "Obama! A Modern U.S. President."

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'30 Rock' live: What the earliest reviews on Twitter say

The Post's Hank Stuever was a huge fan of tonight's live episode of "30 Rock." He said, "Tina Fey and company accomplished the task with verve to spare." (Read his full review here.) Did you watch? How do you think...

By Terri Rupar  | October 14, 2010; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The McRib locator: Tracking the Bigfoot of McDonald's sandwiches

McRib fans find their favorite sandwich thanks to a handy map.

By Liz Kelly  | October 14, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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UFO in New York? This is starting to get eerie ...

A UFO sighting in New York, the eighth sighting of a UFO in China and an alien ambassador? I'm convinced aliens are coming.

By Melissa Bell  | October 14, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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The Smuggie: The tweetin' Snuggie

The Smuggie lets you tweet from your Snuggie.

By Melissa Bell  | October 14, 2010; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bill O'Reilly's fight with the ladies of 'The View' (Video)

Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg made it clear on today's The View: they are not fans of Bill O'Reilly. During his visit to their show today, the ladies stormed off the show when he was their guest.

By Melissa Bell  | October 14, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (286)
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Transform the 'Transformers'-in-D.C. photo

We've decided to alter the photograph of the "Transformers" movie filming in D.C.

By Melissa Bell, Bethonie Butler and Cory Haik  | October 14, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Bing on Facebook: What will we lose by personalizing the search result?

Facebook meets Bing and expands personalized search.

By Melissa Bell  | October 14, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Harry Whittington: The man Dick Cheney shot (Video)

The Post's Paul Farhi speaks to Harry Whittington, the man Dick Cheney shot almost five years ago.

By Melissa Bell  | October 14, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Morning music: Bing Crosby, did you evah?

Bing Crosby died 33 years ago today at the age of 72.

By Melissa Bell  | October 14, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Live updates: All 33 Chilean miners rescued

As the 33 Chilean miners are rescued one by one, we track their ascent on a timeline.

By Sam Sanders, Melissa Bell and Terri Rupar  | October 13, 2010; 7:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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T.I. stops suicide, talks would-be jumper off the ledge

A suicidal man halted his plan to jump when rapper T.I. showed up at an Atlantic building this afternoon.

By Melissa Bell  | October 13, 2010; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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'Free Public WiFi' is a zombie network

"Free Public WiFi" is not free, public or WiFi. Discuss.

By Melissa Bell  | October 13, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Facebook dislike button? Sort of. More like the revived Digg bury.

Facebook might get a comment update that allows for users to vote on their dislike of a comment.

By Melissa Bell  | October 13, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Baby Jessica and the other gripping mine escape

This is not the first time people have been riveted to the television screen as an incredible escape is made from an underground prison. Almost exactly 23 years ago, on Oct. 16, 1987, Jessica McClure Morales was lifted out of a narrow, abandoned well after two and a half days.

By Melissa Bell  | October 13, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chile flag confused for Texas flag on Texan ballot

The Chilean flag was mistakenly used on a Texas voter's ballot

By Melissa Bell  | October 13, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Music morning: Paul Simon was my teenage hero

Paul Simon turns 69 today.

By Melissa Bell  | October 13, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Sweet Valley Twins grow up!

The 13-year-old in me just squealed a little (okay, a lot). The Sweet Valley Twins, the uber-blond, uber-beautiful duo from the "Sweet Valley High" books, have grown up, moved to New York and will return in a new book...

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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#Whentodumpyourdate Twitter users offer up dating advice

We asked when you should break up with your date. You answered.

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Cost of War: Are Americans disconnected from the country's wars?

Very few Americans -- about one in 20 -- said war is the country's most pressing issue when asked by Gallup last month. Do you think Americans are disconnected from the country's wars?

By Katie Rogers  | October 12, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Anti-immigration, anti-Islam fears percolate in Europe and U.S. What's your take?

Anti-immigration and anti-Islamic sentiments seem to be rising in the United States and Europe. What do you make of the situation?

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fox News and the Great Vanilla Ice Dance-Off

Two Fox News anchors dance off to Vanilla Ice. Hilarity ensues.

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Google the wind maker, Google the car driver, -- what should Google make next?

Google the wind maker; Google the car driver; Google the inflation index -- what happened to Google the search engine?

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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After Internet hazing, Gap logo goes away

Gap launched a new logo on its Web site. The Internet protested. Gap reconsidered the new look.

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Music morning: Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti made beautiful music together

Joan Sutherland died yesterday, the day before the birthday of her protege Luciano Pavarotti.

By Melissa Bell  | October 12, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Coming Out Day: What does it mean to you?

Even as National Coming Out Day unfolds as a way for people to support one another, national headlines show problems with acceptance remain widespread. Last night, New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino told Orthodox Jewish leaders he doesn't want children "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality" is acceptable.

By Katie Rogers  | October 11, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Cable news, Parker Spitzer and the color question: Is Rick Sanchez right?

The Monday after CNN's Rick Sanchez crashed and burned, his former employer launched a new prime-time cable news show. More than anything, that show, CNN's "Parker Spitzer" [yep, featuring THAT Spitzer, the former New York governor who frequented a prostitute], may have proved Sanchez's point about media diversity.

By Sam Sanders  | October 11, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Banksy revives "Simpsons'" edge with wild opening scene

Street artist Banksy storyboarded the opening of the Simpsons last night, taking viewers on a dark and wild ride.

By Melissa Bell  | October 11, 2010; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morning music: Aretha Franklin deserves respect

On this day in 1960, Aretha Franklin made her stage debut at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

By Melissa Bell  | October 11, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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