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Twitter Users Completely Freak Out Over the SOPA and PIPA Blackout [IMAGES]

Who would’ve thought that a simple Congressional bill aimed at ending online piracy with the same potential to censor the entire internet community would cause such a mass panic? But that’s exactly what’s going on, especially with Twitter users.

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Wikipedia (and others) to Shut Down in Protest of Proposed SOPA and PIPA Legislation [VIDEO]

Do you use the internet? Do you think the government, any government, should have the power to decide what sites you have access to? There are two a new pieces of legislation in the works called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) and some say thew will do anything but protect the internet

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10 Absurd Consequences of Hostess Filing for Bankruptcy

Hostess, which makes such iconic foods as Wonder Bread and Twinkies, has filed for bankruptcy. The company is some $860 million in debt, so clearly some restructuring is in order.

What happens now, you ask? Here are some possible scenarios of what may take place:

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John Rich Reaching Out to Young Oklahoma Mother Who Shot and Killed Intruder

On New Year’s Eve, an 18-year-old Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby, after she had just lost her husband to cancer on Christmas day. Now, John Rich of Big and Rich is on a mission to find this young mother and give her some much-needed help.

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Heroic Wheelchair-Bound Man Thwarts Convenience Store Robbery [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

In Vancouver, Canada, a courageous wheelchair-bound man wrestled a would-be robber to the ground during an attempted robbery at a convenience store. And a security camera caught the brave struggle on tape.

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Ludie Cochrane, Flickr
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Americans Say 2012 Will Be Awesome — Survey of the Day

According to a new poll, the majority of Americans believe that 2012 will be a good year.

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Two Women Charged for Making False Claims Following Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

Sadly, there will always be a few bad apples who attempt to make selfish gains from the misfortune of others. Thankfully, in this case, two women who made false claims in order to get free money following the Indiana State Fair stage collapse have been caught — and are being charged.

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Troops Returning From Iraq War Have Americans Split — Survey of the Day

Earlier this week, the Pentagon declared the end of the Iraq War, an almost nine-year conflict which claimed 4,487 American lives and removed Saddam Hussein from power. Now, Americans are are conflicted over whether the entire endeavor was worth it.

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Worst Malfunction Ever Cheats Man Out of $57 Million Jackpot

Most slot machines these days are run on computer chips, which means that just like your trusty laptop, they’re bound to fail on occasion.

That’s what happened to Behar Merlaku, who thought he’d won a $57 million jackpot, only to learn a software error voided his big score.

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Mindy McCready Claims Her Young Son Was Beaten by Her Mother

Mindy McCready continues to speak to the press about her recent actions, where she took her son Zander, 5, from her mother and step-father’s Florida home. The grandparents have custody of the boy, but McCready claims she had good reason to yank her son from his living situation.

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What the…? Millionaire Couple Busted for Receiving Welfare Benefits

Investigators and authorities have learned that a Seattle couple lived in a million-dollar home and traveled the world, all while collecting more than $135,000 in welfare benefits.

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Why Did Tennessee Firefighters Let a Home Burn? [VIDEO]

About a year ago, firefighters in South Fulton, Tennessee made national headlines when they stood idly by and watched a house burn because the homeowner hadn’t paid a $75 “fire subscription fee” to the city.

And now it’s happened again.

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