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Memorial Held At World Trade Center Site On 11th Anniversary Of Sept. 11 Attacks
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New York Prepares For The 11th Anniversary Memorial Of 9/11 [Gallery]

New York pauses each year on the 10th of September to get ready to honor the brave men and women that died in the September 11th attacks.  Below you will find a gallery of images of residents of New York taking that pause.

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7 American Troops Die in Afghan Helicopter Crash

More sad news from the war in Afghanistan.

The international military force in Afghanistan says seven American troops are among the 11 people who died in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in the country's south

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One Direction, Spice Girls, Jessie J + More Close Out 2012 Olympics

The London Olympics wrapped up Sunday night with a closing ceremony that paid tribute to the best of British music over the years, featuring performances by iconic classic rockers, the reunited Spice Girls, and current superstars like One Direction and Jessie J.

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This Day in History for August 12 – ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1851 – Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine (More info)

1898 – An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War (More info)

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Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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Olympic ‘Protest’ Bags Poke Fun at ‘Fat Americans’

So it turns out not everyone has Olympic fever. I can imagine, that while some Londoners feel honored to host the Games, others are  not looking forward to the hoards of tourists invading their, the inevitable traffic delays, and just the general disruption that's caused by hosting one of world's largest sporting events. For those that are feeling a bit grumpy and irritated about the situation, they can go ahead and wear their complaints on their sleeves. Or rather, their bags and T-shirts. A London designer, Toby Lee created a line of totes and T's that snarkily pokes fun at the Summer 2012 Games.

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This Day in History for July 22 – John Dillinger Killed and More

1933 – Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes (More info)

1934 – Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1″ — John Dillinger — is killed by FBI agents (More info)

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This Day in History for July 21 – Battle of Bull Run and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Confederate forces win at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War (More info)

1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown (More info)

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Iraqi Women Battle Gender Inequality by Forming a Women’s Basketball Team

Laylan is a 20-year-old Iraqi native who’s also the star player of an all-female basketball team she started. That fact alone may not seem like much to a lot of us in America, but to the people of the country who are still suffering through gender inequality, it’s a huge deal.

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This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)

1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)

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“Bald Barbie” Inspired By Facebook Campaign !

In Grand Rapids, Salon Nouveau does a number of charity events to help  "Children With Hairloss" (if you'd like to donate your long hair for a good cause).

Think back to when you were  a little girl or a teenager or even an adult.  Females place so much value and importance on their hair, is the color right, how about the style, did the hair stylist give you a good cut?  Truth be told there are lots of children who for one reason or another don't have hair, or they have too little of  it, or have lost it through chemotherapy treatments.

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Thousands May Lose Internet Services In July

I wouldn't have thought anything like this could have even happened but I was wrong.  When the FBI gets involved you know it's serious.  Why is it that thousands of people might lose internet service in July?  One word, HACKERS!

The problem first started when international hackers ran an advertising scam online.  Its program was written to take control of infected computers around the world.

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