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Texas Governor Rick Perry Will ‘Make Clear’ He’s Running for President

Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has yet to formally announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination, is certainly acting like he’s in the running. Two associates have said he will visit the early-voting states South Carolina and New Hampshire on Saturday.

Perry will give a speech in South Carolina “to make clear that he’s running for president” before then heading to a house party in New Hampshire at the home of state representative, Pamela Tucker, who has been encouraging Perry to run.

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Did Woman Who Won Four Lotteries Cheat Her Way to a Fortune?

Since 1993, Joan R. Ginther has hit the lotto jackpot four times, to the tune of $2 million, $3 million, $5.4 million and $10 million.

The chances of this happening are one in 18 septillion. For a point of reference, there are about one septillion grains of sand on earth.

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Can Using Smaller Plates Help You Lose Weight?

New research suggests most people could easily lose up to two pounds a month simply by eating off smaller plates and focusing more on their food during mealtimes.

In one study, people ate 45 percent more popcorn when they were given a larger size of the snack food, and diners given a “bottomless bowl” of soup that automatically refilled ate 73 percent more without even realizing it.

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Striking Verizon Workers Hit the Picket Lines over New Contracts [VIDEO]

Two unions representing 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike Sunday over stalled contract negotiations.

The Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents service techs, customer service reps and operators at the New York-based phone company. The unions plan to hold more than 100 rallies from Massachusetts to Washington D.C. on Monday.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 8 – Dustin Hoffman, Robin Quivers and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dustin Hoffman
Age: 74
Occupation: Actor
Known For: A half-century of work on stage and screen, including the films ‘The Graduate’ and ‘Tootsie,’ and Academy Awards for his roles in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Rain Man’

Robin Quivers
Age: 58
Occupation: Radio Personality
Known For: Working with Howard Stern for almost three decades without punching him in the face every day

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Gold Prices Soar to Record High

With financial markets in disarray and the US suffering from a debt downgrade, investors turned to precious metals for a safe-haven asset.

Gold futures soared to an all-time high of $1,718.20 per ounce Monday at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising three percent in morning trading.

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Charles Graner Jr., Key Figure in Abu Ghraib Abuse Case, Freed from Leavenworth

When photographs of U.S. soldiers abusing suspected Iraqi insurgents were released to the public in 2004, they caused an international outcry.

Over the weekend, the man who orchestrated the abuses at Abu Ghraib was released from prison.

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‘Anonymous’ Hacking Collective Steals Law Enforcement Data

The loose-knit international hacking collective known as Anonymous claims it hacked into around 70 US law enforcement websites, stealing 10 gigabytes worth of data.

To prove it, this weekend the group posted items such as police emails, tips that seemed to come from members of the public, and credit card numbers.

Anonymous said the move was in retaliation for the arrests of its sympathizers in the US and Britain.

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What Are the Most Depressed Countries in the World?

According to a multi-national survey of over 9,000 adults by the World Health Organization, France and the United States are the two most mentally depressed countries in the world.

Twenty-one percent of French citizens have had a major depressive episode, followed by the United States, at 19.2 percent. Belgium, New Zealand and The Netherlands are also among world’s most depressed nations, by this metric.

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Mexican Town’s Entire Police Force Quits Following Deadly Attacks [VIDEO]

After less than a year on the job, all 20 members of the police force in the northern Mexican town of Ascension resigned on Thursday.

The move came in response to months of violent exchanges with drug traffickers.

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