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It’s PIPA, Not Pippa! Get It Right, Twitter SOPA Bill Protesters [IMAGES]

There’s a lot of talk right now about the Web blackout for PIPA and SOPA. And, of course, some folks are mighty confused. That’s where we come in. 

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What Websites Went Dark For the SOPA Blackout? [IMAGES]

On Tuesday, we told you about some of the sites — Wikipedia, Reddit and the Cheezburger network among them — that planned to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), anti-piracy legislation under consideration by the US Congress.

They weren’t the only stops on the internet to take a stand — here’s a roundup of some of the most prominent peaceful protestors.

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@ladygagaasian, Twitter
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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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(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Netflix)
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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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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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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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Blind Great Dane Has Her Own Seeing Eye Guide Dog – A Story of True Friendship [PHOTOS]

Great Danes really are great.

Lily is a Great Dane, and she has no eyes.  Lily's best friend, Maddison, is also a Great Dane - and she is Lily's seeing-eye guide dog.

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Oggi Magazine / geishaboy500, Flickr
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Amanda Knox Italian Magazine Cover Includes Knife Set

Italian celebrity magazine Oggi may have created the world’s most tasteless cross-promo ever when it included a package of four kitchen knives and a pizza-cutter with its latest issue — one that featured Amanda Knox on the cover.

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American Hikers Released from Iranian Prison After $1 Million Bail Posted [VIDEO]

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, two Americans arrested for espionage when they accidentally wandered over the border into Iran in 2009, have been released from a prison in Tehran.

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Touching Animated Shorts From 9/11 Initiative Honor Lives Lost [VIDEOS]

Working with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the oral history project StoryCorps is on a mission to record at least one story honoring each of the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center that occurred on February 26, 1993 and on September 11, 2001.

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David Handschuh, Getty Images
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Victims of 9/11 Attacks Remembered at 10-Year Anniversary Ceremony [PICTURES]

The victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were remembered at a ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of the tragic events on Sunday.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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10 Years After Terrorist Attacks, 9/11 Memorial to Open [PHOTOS]

The Sept. 11 Memorial is set to open exactly 10 years and one day after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. The 9/11 Memorial will open on September 12, after being dedicated during Sunday’s remembrance ceremony in New York City.

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NASA Goddard Photo And Video
NASA Goddard Photo And Video
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What Did 9/11 Look Like From Space? [PICTURE]

The Twin Towers were enormous buildings and the attacks of 9/11 were of such magnitude that people were able to see the skyline change from neighboring states and camera-equipped satellites were even able to capture the aftermath from space.

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