Morning Cup of Links: Alien Starchild

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Should Teens Be Jailed for Sex Offenses? Laws are there for good reasons, but the actual cases come in all shades of gray.
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It is strange enough that a little boy in China has light blue eyes, but reportedly Nong Youhui can also see in the dark. Sounds like a melanin deficit to me, but some are calling him an "alien starchild."
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A state trooper pulled over a South Carolina mayor for speeding. The mayor then returned the favor and pulled over the trooper for speeding.
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Mitt Romney's tax return reveals he is rich, but that's not the real shocker. The details show how the U.S. tax code is rigged to benefit the wealthy.
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Artist Scott Garner created a work called "Still Life." It shows a bowl of fruit, but this interactive artwork is anything but still.
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No, you can't ski the way freeskiier Tom Wallisch does it. But in these videos, you can feel like you are right there with him.
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The video for "Dawned on Me" by Wilco features the first newly-drawn Popeye cartoon in over thirty years. Oh yeah, the band is also in it.
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Julian Assange is going to be a TV talk show host. He's made a deal with Russia Today to host ten episodes of The News Tomorrow, even while under house arrest.
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Should audiences be allowed to cheer at presidential debates? On the one hand, there's free speech; on the other hand, a few well-placed fans can affect an entire news cycle.
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Cheetah vs. Leopard: What’s the Difference? I know cheetahs never prosper, and I heard leopards live in colonies.

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January 26, 2012 - 12:05am
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