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What the…? Millionaire Couple Busted for Receiving Welfare Benefits

Investigators and authorities have learned that a Seattle couple lived in a million-dollar home and traveled the world, all while collecting more than $135,000 in welfare benefits.

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Postal Service Cuts Means Next-Day Mail May Be a Thing of the Past

Proposed cuts to services from the US Postal Service will save the cash-strapped organization some much-needed funds, but the public may not like the outcome.

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Need More Veggies? Congress Says, ‘Have Some Pizza’ — Health Check

Members of Congress love pizza as much as any of us. So, when the United States Department of Agriculture threatened to take it off public school lunch menus, they did what many of us would have done in their position — they officially declared it a vegetable.

Earlier this year, the USDA proposed new standards that would’ve limited both sodium and potatoes for school lunch lines — moves some conservatives in Congress are fighting.

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Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Graphic Photos on Cigarette Packs

In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.

The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat, and a male cadaver with chest staples down his torso.

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FDR’s D-Day Prayer For Memorial Being Opposed [VIDEO]

June 6, 1944.  The beginning of the end for what seemed to be a lengthy war already.    The Allied invasion was getting ready to begin in France. 

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Google Reports 70 Percent Increase in Takedown Requests by US Government

In an effort to highlight global censorship campaigns, Google’s biannual transparency report revealed a 70 percent increase in takedown requests by the US government and law enforcement agencies.

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First Dog Bo Steals the Spotlight In Photo With Michelle Obama [PHOTO]

When kids write to First Lady Michelle Obama, one of their most common requests is a photo of Bo, the first family’s 3-year old Portuguese Water Dog.

For the enjoyment of “kids of all ages,” the White House has released a new photo of Michelle and Bo posing together in the White House’s kitchen garden. Check it out below. Awwww! Bo is

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Connecticut State Lawmaker Wants to Change the Date of Halloween

Connecticut State Representative Tim Larson has proposed that the state change the date of Halloween so it always falls on a weekend.

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Condoleezza Rice Says Painting Bush as a Racist After Hurricane Katrina Was ‘Unfair’

In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir ‘No Higher Honor,’ former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recounts the days after Hurricane Katrina, which decimated much of New Orleans and whose mishandling was later seen as a debacle for the Bush Administration.

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Half of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana — Survey of the Day

According to a new Gallup poll, 50 percent of American adults favor legalizing marijuana, the highest percentage in Gallup’s 42-year history of asking that question. Forty-six percent of Americans believe marijuana should remain illegal.

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Ben & Jerry’s ‘OccuPie Wall Street’ Flavor Should Be Real

Ice cream wizards Ben & Jerry’s have been outspoken in their support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests. Sadly, the “new” B&J’s flavor “OccuPie Wall Street” is not real. Turns out it’s a spoof done by the folks at Tauntr as a follow-up to their Occupy Sesame Street parody that popped up on the Web earlier this week. 

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Toby Keith Weighs In on Taxes: ‘I Expect the Wealthy to Write a Check’

The fight over taxes and the public debt is never far from the headlines lately, and Toby Keith has never been shy about speaking his mind on political matters, so it’s only natural that he offered his thoughts about taxes when speaking with the Boston Herald.

What might be surprising — at least for folks who consider Keith just another red state-residing good ol’ boy — is the way he responded to the question.

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