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Craigslist Plans to Remove “Med Student Looking to Rob, Kill” Category From Web Site

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Undefeated M.I.T. Robotics Team Snubbed Yet Again by NCAA Selection Committee

Senior Co-Captains Keith Scollick and Seth Rosenbaum lament, “We never get any respect. Or any women.”

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Top-Secret Blueprints for Obama’s Helicopter Found in Iranian Computer

FBI names Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan as “person of interest”

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Politicians Twittered During Obama’s Speech

Vice President Biden’s first message: “I could have said that better. So could Neil Kinnock. LOL.” And his second: “Four years of sitting next to this death masque? That’s gonna really freak me out.”

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Public Warned: As of February 17, Anyone Without a Digital Converter Box Will Not be Able to See or Hear Analog People

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Digital TV Transition Just Two Months Away

Network execs promise broadcasts will “stimulate your senses like never before,” insult your intelligence just the same  

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Cyber Monday Marred by Fraud, Identity Theft, Escaped Replicants

“All they wanted were the same presents the rest of us want,” said retired Blade Runner Rick Deckard. “All I could do was watch them hack.”

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Next Update to iPhone Constitution App to Restore the Parts Bush Took Out

New software will be available for download on January 20th

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