Morning Cup of Links: A Half-Billion Dollar Lottery

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The Powerball lottery passed 500 million dollars -the biggest jackpot ever. As you dream of what it would be like to win such a prize, read about others who did, and how it affected their lives.
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The first Superman cartoons from 1941 and 1942 are now in the public domain. Watch a gorgeous restoration of the very first Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon online.
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The Empire State Building has a new LED light system. They inaugurated it with a light show set to music by Alicia Keys.
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U.S. Scientists Look For Lessons From the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Studying what went wrong could improve the safety of American nuclear power plants.
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A Brazilian TV show pulls an elevator prank that would have lawsuits flying in the US. It's terrifying to watch, and even worse for the unsuspecting elevator riders.
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Sexism in the video game industry? Call me shocked, but it's sparked a serious conversation open to all on Twitter.
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Why Countries Can’t Agree On Climate Regulation. Now, don't walk away, it's explained in a cute Scandinavian animation.
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Children stuck with internet-inspired baby names. Every one of them could be obsolete and hard to explain by the time they're in high school.
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Football’s Most Painful Injuries. It hurts me just to read about them!

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November 28, 2012 - 12:01am
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