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PIC: $1.6 million supercar painted GOLD

Alex Penfold / SWNS.com/Alex Penfold / SWNS.com The supercar, which can race as fast as 252 mph, is registered in Saudi Arabia and sports a ‘1’ license plate. Owning a $1.6 million supercar just wasn’t enough for this oil head. No, the showoff with the keys to this Bugatti Veyron decided his ride also had to be painted an ostentatious ...

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Malala meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London

POOL/REUTERS Malala Yousafzai gives a copy of her book, ‘I am Malala,’ Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during a Reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London. LONDON — Malala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting Queen Elizabeth II. The 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education and survivor of ...

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Obama surveys shutdown damage and blames GOP

Originally published: October 17, 2013 10:39 AMUpdated: October 17, 2013 3:33 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (Oct. 17, 2013) The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans ...

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IPO to give investors a stake in NFL running back

Football Newsday > Sports Published: October 18, 2013 8:13 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23), seen in this file photo, blows a kiss to the crowd after scoring a touchdown on a 2-yard run against the Tennessee Titans. Here’s a new twist on fantasy sports: a San Francisco startup is offering ...

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Debate: Was the federal government shutdown worth it?

Published: October 17, 2013 4:33 PMBy BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS, Scripps Howard News Service Photo credit: Getty Images | A closure sign at the front of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. (Oct. 2, 2013) After the anger subsides, what can we take from the shutdown fight? The government shutdown ended not with a bang but a ...

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Fla. teacher fired after allegedly giving students alcohol, condoms

WTVJ Teacher Isabel Diaz-Almaraz was fired following a Miami-Dade School Board investigation. The party’s over for a popular suburban Miami dance teacher. Isabel Diaz-Almaraz was officially axed Wednesday from her job at South Miami Senior High School after a student posted incriminating photos online suggesting he received a “party platter” full of booze and condoms from her. She was initially ...

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Justin Bieber stars in Adidas lookbook

Adidas Justin Bieber in looks from Adidas’ NEO label. Fans of Justin Bieber can glimpse the pop star wearing the 2013 winter collection via teen brand Adidas NEO Label’s interactive lookbook. The lookbook features five short films starring Bieber, with the first film available now. Expect shots of Bieber hanging around the studio, playing with drumsticks, and hamming it up ...

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Obama: Shutdown slowed U.S. economic growth

Originally published: October 17, 2013 10:39 AMUpdated: October 17, 2013 11:15 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: Getty Images | President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff. (Oct. 16, 2013) President Barack Obama says the government shutdown “inflicted unnecessary damage” to the U.S. economy and damaged America’s credibility around the world. Obama spoke from the ...

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Oreos as addictive as cocaine? For rats, at least

Published: October 17, 2013 7:11 AMBy Kathleen Megan  The Hartford Courant Photo credit: Fotolia | Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, according to a study done at Connecticut College. Oreos may be as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, according to a study done at Connecticut College. And like most humans, rats ...

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U.S. jobless claims fall less than expected

Jobs Newsday > Classifieds Published: October 17, 2013 9:03 AMBy REUTERS Photo credit: AP | Registered nurse Salanda Bowman, left, talks with part-time Kentucky Wesleyan College student, Jason Ward, of Whitesville, about job openings during a job fair. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000, the Labor Department said on Oct. 17, 2013. (Oct. ...

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