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Hurricane Irene Aftermath — At Least 44 Dead and Millions Without Power [VIDEO]

Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges.

“Irene was gonna land somewhere. We’re not Manhattan, our small streams quickly became big rivers,” Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer. “We’ve lost churches, homes and historic bridges. But we will rebuild.”

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3rd US INF Regiment - The Old Guard
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Tomb of the Unknowns Guarded Through Hurricane Irene

This is one of the stories in all of the Hurricane coverage that gave me a real sense of pride.  Proud that the 3rd US Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” will never forget the sacrifices and the respect owed, to not only the Tomb Of The Unknowns, but to all of the men and women that have fought and died for our country.

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Steve Jobs Stepping Down as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs is stepping down as chief executive at Apple, the company said on Wednesday. Jobs will remain at the company as chairman, but he and his iconic black turtleneck will be replaced by former Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

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Rare East Coast Earthquake Damages National Cathedral, Washington Monument [VIDEO]

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that unnerved millions of people on the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday forced schools in three states to close and damaged several buildings and federal landmarks

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East Coast Rocked by Earthquake, Pentagon Evacuated

An earthquake epicentered in Virginia occurred Tuesday afternoon, with people in Washington, DC, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Toronto reporting they felt the tremors, as well. Reports thus far indicate the quake registered a 5.9 on the Richter scale.CNN’s Barbara Starr reports the

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See Seven Years of 9/11 Memorial Construction in 90 Seconds [VIDEO]

The National September 11 Memorial will be unveiled on the 10th anniversary of the attacks next month. Workers have been toiling at the site for seven years, but this time-lapse video crunches it all down to just a minute and a half.

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Brown Bag Lunches May Be Hazardous To Your Kids’ Health

Sending your kid to school with a brown bag lunch is something that many of us do. Our parents sent us to school with a lunch bag and now we are doing the same. There is a problem though. It could be hazardous to our child's health to eat that sandwich by the time lunch rolls around.

According to a new study, many school lunches packed at home may reach unsafe temperatures by the time a child eats -- and can cause foodborne illnesses, which are particularly rough for preschool-aged kids.

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Hiroko Masuike, Getty Images
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Bernie Madoff’s Wife of 52 Years, Ruth, Abandons Him to Fix Relationship with Their Son

Ruth Madoff, 70, who stood by her husband Bernie after he was convicted in 2008 of bilking his clients out of $65 billion in a 20-year Ponzi-scheme, has now reportedly abandoned her marriage of five decades, although it’s unclear if she plans to seek a divorce.

Her initial devotion to her husband cost her a relationship with their two sons, Mark and Andrew. Ruth stopped visiting Bernie in prison after Mark committed suicide in December of 2010, and she now wants to patch things up with her only remaining child.

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Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ U.S. Air Force Style [VIDEO]

Our Brave Military men and women are overseas doing an unbelievable job protecting our freedom. After seeing this  group of Air Force Soldiers covering Adele's 'Rolling on the Deep' I am blown away. Listen to this girl sing! I think she has a singing career ahead of her

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Did Woman Who Won Four Lotteries Cheat Her Way to a Fortune?

Since 1993, Joan R. Ginther has hit the lotto jackpot four times, to the tune of $2 million, $3 million, $5.4 million and $10 million.

The chances of this happening are one in 18 septillion. For a point of reference, there are about one septillion grains of sand on earth.

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Budweiser Can Gets First Makeover in a Decade

Anheuser-Busch will be rolling out a redesigned can for its iconic Budweiser brand this summer. Bud’s first updated look in ten years will feature more red then before, and will give more space to Budweiser’s bow-tie shaped logo.

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Michael Vick Tells Congress to Make It Illegal to Attend Dog Fights [VIDEO]

Michael Vick is lending his support to a congressional bill that will penalize those who attend animal fights.

The Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act would make attending an animal fight a misdemeanor punishable up to a year in prison. Under the act, bringing a child to an animal fight could cost an offender up to three years in jail.

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