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The World Trade Center Cross May Become a National Monument

Can a country of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Unitarians, Wiccans, Pagans, Native Americans, Agnostics and atheists view a cross as a national symbol? That’s the question New Yorkers will soon have to answer.

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College Football Top 25 Weekend Recap

The college football season is underway. Week one was mostly a humdrum affair, with Notre Dame and TCU suffering the biggest upsets among ranked teams. Here’s a complete look at how the top 25 did:

#1 Oklahoma 47, Tulsa 14

Junior walk-on RB Dominique Whaley rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns in the top-ranked Sooners’ season opener. Any chance Tulsa had in the game vanished earlier in the week

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Celebrity Birthdays for September 3 – Charlie Sheen, Shaun White and More

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

Charlie Sheen
Age: 46
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films such as ‘Platoon’ and ‘Major League,’ a special affection for porn stars and call girls, and being fired from the hit sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ when an unfortunate combination of chemicals and hubris turned him into a self-destructive tabloid magnet

Shaun White
Age: 25
Occupation: Professional Snowboarder
Known For: His nickname “The Flying Tomato,” winning multiple gold medals at the Olympics and in the Winter X Games, several video games bearing his name and likeness, and earning an estimated $9 million in endorsement fees from companies like Hewlett-Packard

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American College Student Chris Jeon Spends Vacation Fighting with Libyan Rebels

To most college students, a vacation means getting away from the stress of everyday life, with maybe a few palm trees and cocktails thrown in for good measure. But not to Chris Jeon.

Last month, the 21-year-old University of California, Los Angeles math major packed up his bags, bought a one-way ticket, and went to Libya to fight with the rebels trying to wrest control from dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

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Gabrielle Giffords’ District to Hold Gun Raffle

In an August 26 newsletter, the Pima County Republican Party announced it’s raffling off a handgun to raise money for the group.

The problem? Pima County is within the Arizona congressional district of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was nearly killed earlier this year after a shooting at a local meet-and-greet event left six people dead. As a result, many feel raffling off a Glock .45 — the same type of gun used in the attack — is in poor taste.

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Al Qaeda Losing Power, US Counterterrorism Chief Says

The White House has found the right formula to fight al Qaeda, Homeland Security and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said.

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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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President Obama’s Uncle, Onyango Obama, Arrested for DUI

When a Framingham, Massachusetts man was recently arrested for DUI and offered a phone call to arrange bail, he told police officers, “I think I’d like to call the White House.”

The man in question was 67-year-old Onyango Obama, who’s the half-brother of President Barack Obama’s late father.

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Illinois’ Elmhurst College Questions Potential Students About Their Sexuality

“Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?”

That’s what Elmhurst College recently asked prospective students on its application form. The private liberal arts school in suburban Chicago, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is believed to be the first college in the US to ask the question.

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Which States Have the Highest Marriage and Divorce Rates?

The 2009 Census reveals that while couples in western and southern states marry more often, they also divorce at a higher rate than those in other areas of the US.

Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Surprisingly, the south and west, which we think of as more socially conservative, have higher rates of divorce than does the supposedly liberal east. The reason is that young adults in the south and west tend to have less education and marry earlier, both of which lead to a higher risk of divorce.”

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