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Raleigh, NC Is the Best City to Live — Did Your City Make the Top 20?

The 377,487 residents of Raleigh, the state capital of  North Carolina, have something to cheer about as their city has been rated the number one city to live in the nation by Businessweek.com’s first-ever ranking of America’s Best Cities.

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Which Cities Have the Best — and Worst — Commute Times?

If you’re fed up with your long commute to work, you may want to consider a move to Great Falls, Montana.

While a new report from the Census Bureau shows the average US commute is about 25 minutes, those in Great Falls only have a 14-minute travel time, the shortest in the country.

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What’s the Most Miserable City in America?

In a new study of the 100 largest cities in the US, economists from MetroMoniter used factors such as employment, business growth and changes in housing prices to rank the most miserable places to live.

Who won the dubious first place prize? Here’s hoping you put your money on Las Vegas because Sin City claimed the top spot.

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Nelson Mandela and Roger Federer Are the Two Most Respected People in the World

It should come as no huge surprise that a poll of more than 50,000 people in 25 different countries would find Nelson Mandela the most respected and trusted person in the world.

But the next spot may be a bit more surprising.

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Avatar Theme Park Is on Its Way

Fans of James Cameron’s mega-hit ‘Avatar’ are going to get an even closer look at Pandora, the film’s utopian planet. An ‘Avatar’-inspired theme park that will “look, feel and smell” like the movie is slated to open in Orlando, Florida in 2016.

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Is the Full Tilt Poker Site Just a Massive Ponzi Scheme?

Full Tilt Poker, one of the Internet’s most popular poker sites, operated “as a massive Ponzi scheme against its own players,” alleges Manhattan’s US attorney.

The allegations come as part of a civil money laundering complaint claiming that funds the site raised went to pay members of its board of directors, which includes poker pros Howard Lederer and Christopher “Jesus” Ferguson. The board is reported to have taken $440 million since April 2007.

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Fox Sports Admits Making Up Headlines Questioning Jay Cutler’s Toughness

Wanting to stress that some people have questioned Jay Cutler’s toughness, Fox Sports ran a graphic on air of a series of headlines — including “Cutler Lacks Courage” — during the Chicago Bears season opener that criticized Cutler in Chicago for leaving last season’s NFC Championship game last season with an injury.

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Comes to an End for the Military [VIDEO]

The policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which has been in place since the Clinton administration, became a thing of the past at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday when the United States became one of more than 40 countries worldwide allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.

“They will no longer have to lie in order to help protect us,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in a statement. “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an important victory not just for equality, but integrity.”

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‘Ziggy’ Creator Tom Wilson Dead at 80

Tom Wilson, who created the comic strip ‘Ziggy,’ has died at the age of 80, due to complications from pneumonia.

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Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband, Mark Kelly, Planned to Fly in Fatal Reno Air Show

A spokesman for Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely injured in a shooting spree earlier this year, said Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, was scheduled to fly in the Reno air show on Friday — the same day a plane at that event crashed into the crowd of spectators and killed 10 people.

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