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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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64 Kids Found Stuffed Into Single Minivan [VIDEO]

When Chinese police pulled over a regular-sized eight-seat minivan, they were shocked to find a whopping 64 children stuffed inside of it.

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‘Amish Eight’ Mugshots Go Viral

Looking ragged and ornery, eight Amish men were booked into the Graves County, Kentucky jail earlier this week for contempt of court after they refused to pay fines releated to not affixing orange safety triangles to their horse and buggies.

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Pat Robertson Says Divorcing a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Is Justifiable

Deeply conservative Pat Robertson shocked some viewers of his ’700 Club’ program on Tuesday when he told one of them that it’s okay to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease.

The man said he was conflicted because a friend whose wife has Alzheimer’s has been cheating on her. Robinson responded, “I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her.”

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Akira Ohgaki, Flickr
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British School Bans Students from Wearing Makeup

If you think girls these days just grow up too darned fast, you’ll like this.

Shelley College, a secondary school in Britain, thought its female students were painting themselves a little too heavily and spending too much time primping in the bathrooms, so officials banned anyone 16 and younger from wearing cosmetics.

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