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Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Considers Implementing ‘Fat Tax’

Citing a desire to avoid soaring health costs and shortened life expectancies, British Prime Minister David Cameron will consider introducing a “fat tax” similar to one recently introduced in Denmark.

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Yoko Ono Working To Raise Hunger Awareness

The 78-year-old widow of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, is launching a global campaign to raise money and awareness to fight childhood hunger and poverty. Ono is asking everyone to "take a moment to imagine a nourished and abundant world, where 'the world will live as one'" on November 1st at 1pm

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Everything You Need To Know About Apple Founder Steve Jobs

You have probably heard by now that the former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, has passed away at the age of 56. I could fill the rest of this space telling you how much I admire Steve Jobs and how I love all Apple products; however, under the circumstances that doesn't really seem appropriate

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France In Need Of Male Teachers

They may have French Fries, and the Eiffel Tower in France, but the one thing they don't have is male teachers. Apparently there's a huge shortage of male teachers and officials are worried that boy students will end up suffering. How I wonder?

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Mexico City Considers Renewable Two-Year Marriage Term

Some lawmakers in Mexico City are considering amending marriage laws to allow for an initial two-year marriage term that can be renewed if the couple stays together. If they don’t, they can separate with no official divorce needed.

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Nelson Mandela and Roger Federer Are the Two Most Respected People in the World

It should come as no huge surprise that a poll of more than 50,000 people in 25 different countries would find Nelson Mandela the most respected and trusted person in the world.

But the next spot may be a bit more surprising.

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This Day in History for August 31 – Princess Diana Dies and More

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west (More info)

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims, is murdered (More info)

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July 20th- The Eagle Has Landed

As the Space Shuttle Program comes to a close, let's take a moment to take a look back 42 years ago. On this day in history on July 20th, 1969, Man first walked on the moon.

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The Loch Ness Monster Of Alaska

Apparently the Loch Ness Monster has a relative living in America. Fishermen recently caught a 20 - 30 foot long creature on tape. The footage made its television debut last night on "Hillstranded" on the Discovery Channel.

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South Korea to Host 2018 Winter Olympics [PHOTOS]

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The city was named the Olympics' host in a Wednesday announcement in Durban, South Africa.

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Vancouver Riots After Boston Bruins Win Stanley Cup

Upset over the loss of the Vancouver Canucks in the decisive game 7 to the Boston Bruins 4-0, fans in Vancouver overturned cars, broke windows and set stores and garbage cans on fire. USA Today reported police moved into to try to put an end to the violence:
Tear gas mingled with the stench of acrid smoke and stale beer as riot police, truncheons drawn, moved in to quell the violence, pushing crowds away from the burning cars.Later, police cars also were set on fire. At one point, police were using flash-bangs — grenades that are designed to distract and disorient, rather than injure — to try to break up the mob, said Chad McMillan, 31, a Vancouver resident and Canucks fan. - USA TODAY

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