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BlogPost: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Unemployment rate, presidential pardons, and the only music video you'll ever need

Weekend links to carry you 'til Monday.

By Melissa Bell  | December 3, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Disney town hit with second death

Two deaths strike Disney town.

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Arabian vs. Persian: Iranians take to U.S. Navy's Facebook to protest 'Arabian Gulf'

Iranians take to Facebook to protest the U.S. Navy's use of "Arabian Gulf."

By Melissa Bell  | December 3, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Conan in jeggings. 'Nuff said.

Tim Gunn inspired Conan O'Brien to don man-jeggings.

By Melissa Bell  | December 3, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Video Girl Barbie a pedophile's tool? FBI says possibly

Video Girl Barbie scares the FBI.

By Melissa Bell  | December 3, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Cartoons from the past surface as Facebook profile pictures raising awareness for something

Cartoons from the 70s, 80s, and 90s hit Facebook.

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'WikiLeaked,' Notre Dame sex assault case, missing Catholic priests and more

Two boys protest outside Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross in April 2002. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Morning leaks to dive into: WikiLeaks has moved to Sweden. After a round of attacks on its domain, the Web site has switched Internet allegiance...

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♪♫ Ozzy Osbourne asks how he made it 62 years

Ozzy Osbourne turns 62 Friday.

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Quatar, Katar, Qatar; Murder in Celebration, Fla.; and pennies and panache in Congo

Evening links

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Mark Zuckerberg talks 'The Social Network' on 60 minutes

Mark Zuckerberg discusses "The Social Network" on 60 Minutes.

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Hanukkah (Chanukah?) news: Google celebrates, rabbi declares spelling confusion 'publicity stunt'

How do you spell Hanukkah?

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WikiLeaks watch: Where in the world is Julian Assange?

Where in the world is Julian Assange?

By Sam Sanders  | December 2, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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NASA finds new life form in California (not in space): Announcement Video

A team of scientists for NASA discovered a bacteria in California that lives of arsenic.

By Melissa Bell  | December 2, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Nutmeg high, whip cream alcohol: into the Four Loko void

Parents: lock up the spice cabinets.

By Melissa Bell  | December 2, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Awkward Family Photo yourself

Awkward family photos, starring you.

By Melissa Bell  | December 2, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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♪♫ Grammy nominations 2010: The good, the bad, the who?

Three softer options from the Grammy's/

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♪♫ Foli: The rhythm of everything

(Screengrab from Foli) "Everything has a rhythm. ... There is no movement without rhythm." This video is an incredible collection of sounds and visuals collected by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg over a month in Baro, Guinea. "The song is...

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♪♫ A social media love story

Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Boy makes viral video for girl.

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Friends of Joao Silva, injured 'New York Times' photographer, launch fundraiser

Friends of Joao Silva, injured 'New York Times' photographer, launch photo campaign

By Melissa Bell  | December 1, 2010; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Google is 'evil,' Amazon drops WikiLeaks, and Santa's being tracked: Evening links

Evening link love.

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By Melissa Bell  | December 1, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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World AIDS Day: timeline of a worldwide pandemic (Photos)

A timeline of a worldwide pandemic up until the first AIDS Day in 1987.

By Melissa Bell  | December 1, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Conan remakes 'Spider-Man' musical

Conan O'Brien remakes the Spiderman musical.

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Playboy on hard drive, Playboy on Facebook, Playboy in China, Playboy everywhere

Lauren Hutton as a Playboy bunny. (AFP) With a net loss of $27.4 million for the third quarter of 2010, Playboy Enterprises is not the mint of money it once was in its bunny-eared heyday, but the company has kicked...

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Rosa Parks honored on the Google logo, controversy ensues

Rosa Parks, the woman who refused to give up her bus seat and helped pave the way for integration, has been honored with a sketch on Google featuring joyful children getting off a bus. Some people don't like this.

By Melissa Bell  | December 1, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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'Project,' first iPad-only magazine, hits app-stands

The inaugural issue of Richard Branson's Virgin iPad-only magazine has hit the app store Tuesday.

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♪♫ Happy Hanukkah songs fight back

Musicians finally might be tapping into the inspiration of the tale of the tiny Jewish army that defeated the Greeks and the oil that kept a flame burning for eight days and nights.

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World AIDS Day kicks off (Photos)

World AIDS Day kicks off a day early.

By Melissa Bell  | November 30, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Don't ask, don't tell' report: Little risk to repeal law

The Pentagon's report on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy finds little risk to ending the ban.

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Thomas Kinkade, 'painter of light,' in legal trouble

Thomas Kinkade, 'painter of light,' hits dark times.

By Melissa Bell  | November 30, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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'Soup' host Joel McHale takes on the 'Today' show ... with scotch in hand

Joel McHale visits the "Today" show. Craziness ensues.

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BP sued for violating rights of nature

Environmentalists sued BP in Ecuador for violating the right of nature.

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Kim Jong Il looking at things

Kim Jong Il looks at things.

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Jon Stewart on WikiLeaks: 'Who put Perez Hilton in charge of our diplomatic corps?' (Video)

Jon Stewart breaks down the WikiLeaks showdown.

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♪♫ Billy Idol still dancing with himself

Billy Idol turns 55 on Tuesday.

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Benjamin Button mice; Mozart grows food; Google goes 3-D (Afternoon tea links)

The afternoon roundup.

By Melissa Bell  | November 29, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Picasso's never-before-seen 'treasure trove' discovered in trunk (Photos)

A collection of artwork by Pablo Picasso, valued at around $79.35 million, has been discovered in France.

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Glenn Beck on a bigger screen

Glenn Beck (Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press) This weekend, settling in with my popcorn to catch the Saturday matinee of "The King's Speech" (it was delightful; go see it), I was distracted by a strange preview nestled between "True Grit"...

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Best Cyber Monday deals: Spending the work day shopping

Cyber Monday: To shop or not, that is the question.

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Irvin Kershner, 'Empire Strikes Back' director, dies

Irvin Kershner, the man who took on the risky role of directing the first sequel to "Star Wars," passed away Monday, his goddaughter Adriana Santini told AFP. He was 87 years old.

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WikiLeaks, Russian gangsters and Web bullies: The weekend roundup

(Marcus Klinko and Indrani) Some morning links to savor: If Twitter and Facebook seem eerily quiet Wednesday, you're following too many celebrities. Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys, among others, are calling a halt to their social media madness...

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Leslie Nielsen and his legacy of one-liners

Leslie Nielsen(AP) Leslie Nielsen, the straight-faced comic, was the master of the one-line joke. As the less-than-suave Lt. Frank Drebin or the slap-happy doctor in "Airplane," Nielsen used his droll wordplay to become one of the most memorable comics of...

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♪♫ David Lynch: Pop star?

David Lynch, the famed movie director, has launched a pop career.

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