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The Government Shutdown

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Everything You Need to Know About the Government Shutdown. A link roundup of information you may need in the days ahead.
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If serious subjects are just too much right now, here's a video of a cat eating with a fork.
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Breaking Bad ended the anti-hero genre by introducing good and evil. A life of crime isn't all victimless fun and games, no matter how much you identify with the main character.
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Man Named Fudge Charged with Stealing Ice Cream. He took the concept of nominative determinism a little too seriously.
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This Is What A Year Of Breast Cancer Treatment Looks Like. An appropriate way to enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Marina Shifrin quit her job at Next Media video, by posting a dance video under a text explanation. We hope she already has another job lined up at a company that doesn't care about pageviews.
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Video from the series Archer is set to the music of MacGyver. They really should use this music all the time, if they could get a new clean copy.
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12 traditional dances from around the world. Illustrated with large photographs of people who are good at dancing.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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