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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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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Comes to an End for the Military [VIDEO]

The policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which has been in place since the Clinton administration, became a thing of the past at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday when the United States became one of more than 40 countries worldwide allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.

“They will no longer have to lie in order to help protect us,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in a statement. “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an important victory not just for equality, but integrity.”

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Speed Limit Change South of The Red River – Did You Notice?

So your traveling along a stretch of road in the Lone-star State and not really paying attention to the time of day.  You are probably wrapped up in thoughts of where you are going or coming from, the music on the radio or maybe in conversation with some one else in the car. 

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U.S. Postmaster General Suggests End To Saturday Delivery
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US Postal Service Could Shut Down This Winter

Now that Labor Day has past, there is a storm on the horizon that no one wants to look at or hear about and it will affect you in one way or another.

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Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Begins, Despite FEMA Funding Concerns [VIDEO]

Hurricane Irene may end up being one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in U.S. history. Industry experts currently put the storm’s damage at $7 billion to $10 billion; however, much of that destruction may not be covered by insurance because it was caused by flooding and not winds. Flooding is often excluded from standard insurance policies.

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31 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan After Taliban Attack on Helicopter

Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 31 American troops and 7 Afghan commandos, multiple news outlets are reporting

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President Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal, Plan to Face Vote

President Barack Obama said Sunday night that he and Congressional leaders had reached a debt deal that cuts trillions in federal spending. The debt ceiling plan was set to face a vote on Monday in hopes of enacting it before a Tuesday deadline, thus averting default, The New York Times reported.

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U.S. Postmaster General Suggests End To Saturday Delivery And Rate Hike
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US Postal Service To Close 3600 Offices – Will Your Delivery Be Affected?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Rain, shine, sleet or snow.  The U.S. Postal service will deliver through all of these and more.  Or will they?

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