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Michelle Obama Sets Jumping Jacks World Record With a Mob of Kids [VIDEO]

As part of her noble initiative to fight childhood obesity, first lady Michelle Obama gathered 450 kids on the White House’s South Lawn on Tuesday in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.

Yes, there’s a record for that.

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Kids Are More Likely to Get Hit by Cars on Halloween, Says Study

Kids always look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween, but a new study from the Centers for Disease and Prevention may give some parents pause.

The CDC reports children are four times more likely to be hit by cars on October 31 than on any other day of the year — probably not terribly surprising, given the increase in the number of kids who are out and about on Halloween.

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Steve Jobs’ Inspiring 2005 Stanford University Speech About ‘Living Before You Die’ [VIDEO]

As the world mourns the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs, a commencement speech he gave at Stanford University in June of 2005 — just a year after his initial diagnosis with cancer — has begun making the rounds once again.

The topic? How to live before you die.

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Weekend Box Office: ‘The Lion King 3D’ Remains King of the Jungle

Seventeen years after its initial box-office run, ‘The Lion King’ is again reigning supreme. The new 3D incarnation of the film, currently in a limited-engagement run, took in another $22 million to land atop the charts for the second weekend in a row.

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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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Why Are People Who Think Wi-Fi Makes Them Sick Moving to West Virginia?

Although most scientists believe the electromagnetic radiation emitted by technology such as Wi-Fi and cell phones is largely harmless, a small group of people nevertheless believe they suffer from a malady called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, or EHS.

The five percent of Americans who think they have EHS allegedly experience such symptoms as chest pains, headaches, and hearing loss. Some of them are so convinced of the evils of electromagnetic radiation that they’ve packed up and moved to a 13,000-square-mile area of West Virginia that has no wireless technology.

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Donald Trump Replaces Young Boy’s Stolen Bike [VIDEO]

Turns out that underneath all his famously bad hair, Donald Trump actually does have something slightly resembling a heart.

After 10-year-old Culley Larson’s BMX bike was stolen, the youngster hoped to appeal to the thief by writing a letter to his paper asking for its return. ABC News picked up his cause and their coverage went viral. The dastardly criminal never did surface, but several generous benefactors did — including Trump.

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