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BlogPost: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Tunisia's uprising and the social media

Social media tracked the story, helped protesters organize rallies and also helped bring the world's attention to the tumultuous country.

By James Buck and Melissa Bell  | January 15, 2011; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Tunisia, texting advice and pandas: four videos for the weekend

Four videos for the weekend.

By Melissa Bell  | January 14, 2011; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Why are you thankful?

Martin Luther King Jr. remembered.

By Melissa Bell  | January 14, 2011; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Mammoth could roam the Earth again?

Could cloning bring back the Woolly Mammoth?

By Melissa Bell  | January 14, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Updated: List of injured victims in Arizona shooting released by Pima County sheriff

Who were the other victims of Saturday's shooting?

By Melissa Bell and James Buck  | January 14, 2011; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Birds in their belfry: Hawk emergency at the New York Times

A hawk met its match in the New York Times.

By Melissa Bell  | January 14, 2011; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Beatification of Pope John Paul, Tunisian riots, Facebook delete mishap, and more

Afternoon links.

By Melissa Bell  | January 14, 2011; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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♪♫ Grateful Dead: the video game, coming soon

The Grateful Dead are getting their own video game.

By Melissa Bell  | January 14, 2011; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inside Westboro Baptist Church (Photos)

Life in the Westboro Baptist Church.

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Wikipedia turns 10: What do you wiki? (#ThingsIWiki)

What do you wiki? Tell us in honor of Wikipedia's 10th birthday.

By Katie Rogers  | January 13, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Brazil mudslides kill hundreds (Photographs)

Mudslides have ravaged Brazil.

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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New Zodiac sign dates: Don't switch horoscopes yet

Did our zodiac signs change?

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Obama's Tucson speech: pep rally or memorial service?

The tone in Tucson has angered some. What's your thoughts?

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Peter Fonda, Obama's speech, foreclosed houses and rain

Morning news of note.

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Stephen Colbert: 'We must embrace the good of calling you evil' (Video)

Stephen Colbert's take on Sarah Palin's blood libel.

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Hockey crowd helps 8-year-old Elizabeth Hughes sing after microphone glitch

Keeping with the rousing patriotic feel in the nation this morning, please note this heartwarming tale. Elizabeth Hughes, 8, made her singing debut at the Norfolk Admirals hockey game last week. She's doing a darn, fine job until she hits...

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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'Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides,' or in other nomenclature, What I'm Watching Tonight

A PBS show I can't miss.

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Blood libel' and the rising tide of the catch phrase

This morning, a video of a somber Sarah Palin greeted political watchers: "Like millions of Americans, I learned of the tragic events in Arizona on Saturday," the former vice presidential candidate started out her eight-minute statement. A few minutes...

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Westboro church backs down from protest -- sort of

Westboro Baptist Church backs down from protests.

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
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One year in two minutes (Video)

One year, two days.

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sean Penn vs. Wyclef Jean: The Haiti Duel One Year Later

How do the two big charity stars of Haiti size up a year after the event?

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Haiti remembered, snow everywhere, and Facebook pays up for 'fb.com'

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gabrielle Giffords's love story

A new photograph adds a further element to the love story between Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly.

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Verizon iPhone 'liberated'

Jon Stewart takes on the Apple iPhone.

By Melissa Bell  | January 12, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Snow mania: Our fascination with flakes

What's with our fascinations with flakes?

By Katie Rogers  | January 11, 2011; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Update: Ted Williams headed to rehab

Ted Wiliams was detained by the police.

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Twitter study finds accents alive and well

Twitter study shows accents exist.

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Typing practice: The Z-type game

A new typing game ensures more accurate typing skills.

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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1/11/11: Let the superstitions start

(Flickr photo by Jonathan Hoke) It's that time of the year: Some mystical convergence of numbers arrives on calendars and so we must seek out the deeper meaning, the greater truth. 1/11/11: An auspicious date if ever there were an...

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ducks's defeat, Verizon iPhone, BP leak: in today's morning chatter

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Australia flooding caught on video

The Australian floods were captured on camera.

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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♪♫ Johnny Cash burns, burns, burns

Johnny Cash hit No. 1 on the pop charts with the country hit "Ring of Fire."

By Melissa Bell  | January 11, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The frontier is everywhere (Video)

A public service announcement for NASA.

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ashley Turton: the tributes begin

Ashley Turton, a former congressional staffer and wife to a White House liaison director, was discovered dead in her garage this morning.

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Kepler 10-b? NASA announces new discovery; we play 'name that planet'

Kepler 10-b, the exoplanet recently discovered by NASA, offers hope that the Kepler mission is on the right track.

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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No Pants Subway Ride: Because clothes are passe

The No Pants Subway Ride 2011 is normal now. Does it make it boring?

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Moment of Silence for Arizona victims: (Photos and #MomentofSilence)

A moment of silence will be observed today.

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Clarence W. Dupnik, Sudan voting, going in circles and more

Morning links.

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jim Carrey dons the 'Black Swan' tutu

Jim Carrey mocks the "Black Swan."

By Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Phyllis Schneck: Arizona shooting victim, widow, and great-grandmother

Phyllis Schneck, a victim of the Arizona shooting, was a retiree.

By Krissah Thompson  | January 10, 2011; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Gabe Zimmerman: Arizona shooting victim, community outreach volunteer, and fiance

Gabriel Zimmerman, one of the victims of the Arizona shooting, worked as Giffords' community outreach worker.

By Lisa Rein  | January 10, 2011; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Dorwan Stoddard: Arizona shooting victim, husband, church leader

Dorwan Stoddard, one of the victims of the Arizona shooting, was also a church leader and loving husband.

By Krissah Thompson  | January 10, 2011; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Dorothy Morris: Arizona shooting victim, married to high school sweetheart, and mother

A round up of all the victims lost in the Arizona shooting.

By Theola Labbe-DeBose. James Buck and Melissa Bell  | January 10, 2011; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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John M. Roll: Arizona shooting victim, federal judge and grandfather

Judge John Roll was one of the victim's of the Arizona shooting.

By Jerry Markon  | January 10, 2011; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tucson shooting victims: lives remembered

Victims of the Arizona shooting that targeted Gabrielle Giffords.

By James Buck and Melissa Bell  | January 9, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Christina-Taylor Green: Arizona shooting victim, third-grader, budding politician

Christina-Taylor Green, a victim of the shooting in Arizona, hoped to learn more about politics from Gabrielle Gifford.

By KrissahThompson and Theola Labbe-DeBose  | January 9, 2011; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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