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Which Rock Killed The Dinosaurs? The Plot Thickens

I've always loved dinosaurs, but what guy didn't grow up like that?  I even took a class at UMD called 'The Life And Death Of Dinosaurs'.  At the time taking that class also meant I never had to take another science class, like the ones with labs (they since have closed that loophole).   It's pretty much accepted that a asteroid was a primary culprit in their demise, but from where?

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United States Has Been Exporting Fuel For Last Nine Weeks, High Gas Prices Still Remain

Well isn't this a shocker!  Our driving habits have changed so much lately that the United States has actually had a surplus of fuel for the last nine weeks and has been exporting refined fuels to other countries...

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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What Hurricaine Irene Could Do To New York This Weekend As It Targets Heavily Populated Urban Centers

The East Coast continues to brace itself for a weekend that could lead to major headaches in the wake of this storm.

 
Imagine a vulnerable island, parts of it man-made, with towering buildings and lots of people crammed into small spaces. Now...

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Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Express
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World’s 12 Worst Tourist Traps

Planning a vacation is a lot of fun.  It can also be exhausting and expensive, so you want to make sure you make the most of your time away.  This list should help you pinpoint places to avoid on your next adventure! See the full list after the jump.

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Georgetown Hoyas, Chinese Professional Team Game Ends In Brawl

Obviously both teams wish this never happened, but anyone who has played sports knows physical games like this seemed to be can turn ugly in a hurry.  It's tough to tell from this video who threw the first punch.

Georgetown's tour through China turned ugly Thursday when a game between the Hoyas and the Bayi Rockets, a Chinese professional team, ended in a bench-clearing brawl.

Mex Carey, Georgetown's sports information director, told ESPN.com that the game was "very physical," with 57 free throws taken by Bayi to just 15 for Georgetown, and quickly spun out of control.

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$360 Million US Tax Dollars Wind Up In Taliban’s Pockets

Yes, a fraction of your money that you pay in taxes has gone directly into the pockets of the people our soldiers are fighting.  In this case, with the war in Afghanistan,  aid money the US government has paid to the community and governments ends up in Taliban hands.

Aghanistan is a very corrupt country with many ties to the Taliban.  Is it time to pull our troops out?  Yes.

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Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Wall Street Rockets Higher As Wildest Week Since ’08 Continues

If the stock market were a person it would be a fearful, neurotic basket case that spent many nights alone eating yogurt in candlelight.  It's amazing the week it's had when really not much has changed, other than panic levels.

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US Forces Kill Taliban Force That Shot Down SEALS

The militants that shot down the Chinook helicopter carrying 30 Americans were killed in a strike force today.

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Debt Ceiling Crisis For Dummies

I think we can agree that everyone knows what debt is, and at this point should know that the United States has a ton of it.  Trillions of it.  So what's the debt ceiling all about and does it really matter?  Oh yeah.  Big Time.  We could be back in a full scale recession in a couple of months.

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Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
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USA Women’s Soccer Team Heartbreak, What’s Next?

We are proud of you Women's Soccer Team!!
The heartbreak of losing Sunday’s World Cup final will take some time to heal, but in the aftermath of the United States’ extraordinary and ultimately unfulfilled summer journey, there were immediate positives.

As it headed home following Japan’s incredible and thrilling victory on penalty kicks, the U.S. shed some tears, pondered what might have been and shared a common message that regularly featured the word “London.”

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Smartphones May Make The Key Obsolete

Do you think you'll be comfortable going keyless?  As technology advances more and more of the things we are so used to having appear to be going the way of the dinosaur...

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Traffic Cameras Might Be The New Answer To States Shortfall.

If traffic camera go in every major city, do you think that would be fair? Well, there are two schools of thought. 1...you shouldn't be speeding or going through red lights anyway, if you were driving according to the law, you would never get a ticket. 2....there's that part of you that feels like you are getting away with something when no one is around. There are rumours this would be a way for states to raise their traffic revenue and avoid shutdowns....eh hem...Minnesota...with out raising taxes. So now it's your turn, weigh in on this for me......comment at the bottom.

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