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BlogPost: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Bill O'Reilly, artistic photos and the first lady handshake: Top news tweets from around the Web

This week's top news tweets.

By Katie Rogers  | November 12, 2010; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Veterans Day poems: the war in a six-word memoir

Veterans Day, November 11, 2000. (Michael Lutzky) When we rounded up some of the best online Veterans Day tributes Thursday, we missed one of the most moving pieces: Six-word memoirs from soldiers. Taking a page from Ernest Hemingway lore and...

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Formspring gives Facebook a rival social network (so says my 12-year-old guest blogger)

Isabella at work (Melissa Bell) Isabella, a 12-year-old blogger and seventh-grade student, came by the newsroom for a school project, so I decided to put her to work. She wrote about the Web site she and her friends enjoy the...

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wired magazine and the brouhaha over breasts

A blogger questions Wired magazine decision to run breasts on the cover.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Revolt against TSA: Ban the body scanner?

A groundswell of anger has rippled through the nation's airports: people are not happy about the body scanner security systems

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Celebrate National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day inspires us to tackle our overstocked fridge.

By Bethonie Butler  | November 12, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain vs. McCain on 'don't ask, don't tell'

Cindy McCain made a commercial supporting the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Conan name check: Google's on Jay Leno's team

Google name checks Conan.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Family Feud' back on top: The best answer ever

Family Feud contestant dominates.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Teotihuacan tunnel explored by Mexican robot

A robot revealed the inside of a tunnel under Teotihuacan.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Aung San Suu Kyi: Awaiting her release

Aung San Suu Kyi might be released from imprisonment Saturday.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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♪♫ Super Mario Scat

Ori Dagan does the Super Mario Scat.

By Melissa Bell  | November 12, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Budrus: A civil disobedience in the West Bank

Budrus is a film that follows a Palestinian town defending itself with nonviolence.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Lithuania iPad protest: Cause this is how they roll (Video)

Seriously, what can't iPads do? My Lithuanian informant tells me that this is a protest about what demonstrators say is the drain that immigration is having on the Lithuanian economy. The laughing cameramen are making fun of the man's unusual...

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bush's 'Decision Points': Crime-section book or successful memoir?

Will Bush's memoir "Decision Points" change the perception of his presidency?

By Katie Rogers  | November 11, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sunburned whales: Troubling environment news of the week

Whales seem to be sunburned, thanks to a thinning ozone layer.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gene Shalit bids adieu to the 'Today' show

Gene Shalit bids adieu to the "Today" show.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Google 10% raise won't go to one employee (well, ex-employee now)

Google fires the employee that leaked the memo about a 10% pay raise.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Veterans Day retrospective: Photos and interactivity from around the Web

Photographs of Veterans Day celebrations.

By Katie Rogers and Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Dick Van Dyke rescued by porpoises. Really.

Dick Van Dyke was rescued by porpoises once.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Farewell phone books? Residential white pages fading out

Verizon won approval to stop publishing phone books for residential areas.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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♪♫ Reggae Baby loves Bob Marley

Bob Marley soothes the whiniest of babies.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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London protests break into violence (photos)

In the fiercest protest yet against dramatic austerity measures in Britain, tens of thousands of students took to the streets of London on Wednesday, with a breakaway group storming the headquarters of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wanderlust: 'Good' history of the greatest journeys on Earth

Good magazine has a great interactive map on historical and literary journeys.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sarah Palin: A 'fruit bat in fleece and Gore-Tex'?

Sarah Palin's show launches Sunday. Will you watch it?

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Turcakey: The most awesome Thanksgiving ever?

The Turcakey: a masterpiece of food mash-ups.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ The Edmund Fitzgerald story lives on in Gordon Lightfoot's song

The Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minn., shines its beacon Nov. 5 to mark the great Minnesota November storms. Usually the light is only illuminated on Nov. 10 to remember the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. (Paul M....

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Lamebook and Facebook battle over name rights

Lamebook and Facebook are in a battle over the name.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Cee Lo sings 'Fox News' for Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert asked Cee-lo to change his lyrics because his show was a "family show."

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. one of the ugliest cities in America (Yay, us!)

Travel and Leisure has deemed D.C. the sixth least attractive people city in the country.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Google gives 10% raise to employees -- how to apply to Google

Google gives its employees a 10% raise and a nice cash bonus.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marine Corps birthday celebrates 235 years of the few, the proud

Today, the Marines celebrate their 235th anniversary, born before the country was in 1775.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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♪♫ OK Go takes on the toast

OK Go makes another amazing online music video. This time with toast.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Soundgarden on 'Conan': Break out the flannel, grunge takes over

Soundgarden reunites and plays Conan O'Brien's show.

By Melissa Bell  | November 10, 2010; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Michelle Obama: Fancy feet in India, pushy hands in Indonesia?

The Information Minister in Indoneisa implied the first lady forced him into touching her:

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Who launched the mystery missile over California?

A mystery missile launched over California last night. I have some guesses of who's to blame.

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Obama reality show in Indonesia rewards people who know presidential trivia

It's worth noting just how much Indonesia loves all things Obama. The country considers him a native son. Case in point: the Barack Obama reality show.

By Sam Sanders  | November 9, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Facebook job whining is protected speech, says labor board

You may be safe taking to the social networks and venting to your heart's content. For now, the National Labor Relations Board has got your back.

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Kanye West on Delta plane: great in-air entertainment option

Two flights had better-than-average in-flight entertainment: Kanye West rapped and a pillow fight broke out.

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Carnival Splendor: Ship has rough days at sea

Carnival Splendor cruise ship sits off the coast of Mexico for the second day in the row without power.

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Washington Post iPad app video: It's a Ben Bradlee world

The Washington Post iPad app has a nifty commercial.

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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♪♫ Carl Sagan sings science

Today marks Carl Sagan's 76th birthday.

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Wheel of Fortune' contestant pulls off best puzzle-solve ever (Video)

Caitlin Burke, 26, manages to solve a seven-word, 27-letter puzzle with just two letters in "Wheel of Fortune."

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Westboro Church meets its match in counter-protesters

Westboro Baptist Church meets its protesting match in the town of Weston, Mo.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Michael Jackson's breaking news: New song fake or just bad?

Michael Jackson's new song is released today, but it's mired in controversy.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Daniel Radcliffe appears on 'Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror (VIDEO)

Video and highlights from the Harry Potter star's Twilight turn on "The Simpsons."

By Justin Bank  | November 8, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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RockMelt: Intrusive browser or next-generation Web search?

RockMelt, a new Web browser, has launched. The question is: Is it intrusive or the next-generation Web search?

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama in India: Dance, dance revolution

Michelle Obama made a diplomatic smooth move by dancing well in India.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Slurpee Summit cometh: Prepare for brain freeze

An offhand comment by President Obama leads 7-Eleven to launch a Slurpee Summit in D.C.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Gettysburg Address retold (Video)

Animator Adam Gault has taken the Gettysburg Address and re-imagined it in an eloquent 3-minute video.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Keith Olbermann tweets from exile: Twitter marks his survival

Keith Olbermann's Twitter foretells his return.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Dusty Springfield goes walking

Dusty Springfield first hit the road with her soul-searching music 47 years ago today.

By Melissa Bell  | November 8, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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