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Statue of Liberty Turns 125 Years Old

It’s time to bake a very large cake and get a lot of candles ready, because Friday is the Statue of Liberty’s 125th birthday. Celebrations on Liberty Island will mark the October day in 1886 when the gift from France, a symbol of friendship, was inaugurated in front of then-President Grover Cleveland.

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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Is Muammar Gadhafi Dead? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.

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America’s Space Shuttle Program Is Over

The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed just before dawn in Florida this morning.  For the last time.  CNN.com has video of the shuttle landing.  Makes me sad. 

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Watch Last Launch Of Space Shuttle Atlantis Live Here

You can watch the last lift off of the Space Shuttle Atlantis live from cnn.com right here.

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Have You Ever Seen An Eclipse Like This?

Here are some incredible pictures from A.P. of the eclipse

from this morning.  Take your time going through them, they are awesome!

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US Named Funniest Country; Germany Named Least Funny

Maybe we should work on exporting some knock-knock jokes.

The US has been named the funniest country in a Badoo.com survey of 30,000 people from 15 nations around the globe, while Germany - long known for its poor sense of humor - kept up the stereotype by finishing at the bottom.

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France Bans Saying ‘Facebook’ And ‘Twitter’ On TV And Radio

The French government is notorious for banning the use of English words as a way of maintaining French language and culture.

However, a recent ruling by the French government, which now makes it illegal to speak the words "Facebook" or "Twitter" on television or radio newscasts, isn't as shocking as you might think.

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This just in: Doomsday is doomed. And the world is still here – CNN

6:00pm Bozeman time came and went last evening.  Didn't feel anything.  It was supposed to be Judgement Day, the Day of Rapture, as predicted by apocalyptic Christian broadcaster Harold Camping, but I guess not.  I read that at 6pm local time around the globe, it was to happen.  Lori and I decided to head to Outback Steakhouse and eat one last great steak.  At 5:55 we were served our meal, and I said eat fast.  Oh and if it doesn't rain today, I'll mow the yard...again.

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Jerry Lewis Calls It Quits For The MDA Labor Day Telethon

Jerry Lewis says this years MDA Labor Day Telethon will be the last for him.  Jerry is 85 and says he'll sing 'You'll  Never Walk Alone' at the end of the telethon. 

 

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Tie The Knot!

We have all the links to the story.  Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert tie the knot in Texas at the Don Strange Ranch with  550 guests there with them...

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President Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin Laden
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Osama bin Laden Dead: Recapping 24 Unforgettable Hours in History

A late-night announcement made from the White House's East Room on Sunday set the world aflutter, and news of the death of Osama bin Laden quickly spread across the globe.

President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that bin Laden had been killed and his body taken into U.S. custody in Pakistan.

Word of the death of Al Qaeda's leader quickly spread, and politicians, celebrities and athletes began releasing statements while crowds gathered across the country in celebration of bin Laden's death.

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