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Funny story: New SAT Tests Creativity

New SAT Tests Creativity

Testing giant The College Board announced today that 2012 SAT tests will include a section on creativity. The standardized testing company has come up with new techniques for using multiple choice tests to measure innovative thinking. President Ga...
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Funny story: Geithner Stimulus Plan: Don't Pay Your Taxes

Geithner Stimulus Plan: Don't Pay Your Taxes

Incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress about his own stimulus idea on Friday. Geithner said that Americans should follow his lead and not pay their taxes. "It turns out that people spend money themselves more effectively than g...
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Funny story: Chesley Sullenberger Named Head of FAA

Chesley Sullenberger Named Head of FAA

Pilot Chesley Sullenberger will head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). President-elect Barack Obama announced the appointment Friday morning. "Sullenberger has demonstrated a unique understanding of aviation safety," said Obama. The pilot...
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Funny story: Harry Potter Named to Obama Cabinet

Harry Potter Named to Obama Cabinet

Citing the growing economic crisis, President-Elect Barack Obama today named Harry Potter to a key position in his cabinet. Potter will serve as Deputy Secretary of Commerce. "We need change in Washington," said Obama as he announced the selection...
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Funny story: Obama to Bail Out Federal Government

Obama to Bail Out Federal Government

President-Elect Barack Obama announced a plan to bail out the federal government Tuesday morning. He appears to have broad bipartisan congressional support. The federal government has committed trillions of dollars to assisting banks, car companie...
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Funny story: Caroline Kennedy Named to Senate

Caroline Kennedy Named to Senate

Caroline Kennedy will join her uncle Ted in the US Senate in 2009. New York Governor David Paterson announced his choice to replace outgoing Senator Hillary Clinton on Sunday. "Many people have raised concerns about her lack of experience in elect...
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Funny story: Blagojevich Resigns

Blagojevich Resigns

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich resigned Saturday amid intense pressure from the media, politicians, and street rats. Blagojevich was defiant in his departure, insisting that he is innocent and that "history will judge me favorably." The resigna...
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Funny story: Fighting Acronyms

Fighting Acronyms

A group of linguistic purists have banded together to do battle against excessive abbreviation. Their main target: Acronyms. Wesley Weiner, a professor at the California University of Nuclear Technology, decided it was time to do something after p...
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Funny story: Blagojevich Sells House Too

Blagojevich Sells House Too

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, under fire for trying to sell Barack Obama's US Senate seat, is catching more trouble over his efforts to sell his house. Recent allegations indicate Blagojevich was engaged in a wide variety of corrupt behaviors...
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Funny story: Washington Man Will Fund Bailouts

Washington Man Will Fund Bailouts

As various constituencies in the US push for government assistance, the hunt to find someone to pay for it all. Congressional leaders and the incoming Obama administration have settled on Nopott Tapisson, a resident of Washington DC, to foot the bill...
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Funny story: Congress to Bail Out Newspapers

Congress to Bail Out Newspapers

As the economic crisis intensifies, newspapers may well be the canary in the coal mine. Now Congress looks ready to provide some fresh air to the industry. Regular newspapers were already struggling with declining revenues due to competition from...
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Funny story: Obama Solves Mortgage Crisis

Obama Solves Mortgage Crisis

President-elect Barack Obama announced his plan to solve the mortgage crisis Friday morning. Effective January 31st, the government will take over all private property. "Private ownership is the root cause of these problems," said Larry Summers, O...
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Funny story: The Fight for Global Warming

The Fight for Global Warming

Global warming may be unpopular in some places, but in Timmins Ontario it's got quite a few fans. Best known as the hometown of Shania Twain, it is 700 km (430 miles) north of Toronto, so it gets pretty cold. Residents wouldn't mind a bit more heat.
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Funny story: Barney Frank Proposes New Patriot Act

Barney Frank Proposes New Patriot Act

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced a new Patriot Act in the House Tuesday. Unlike the original legislation, this one is focused on the New England Patriots instead of on terrorism. "At a time when the federal government is bailing out a va...
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Funny story: Bush Admits Error: Tourism, Not Terrorism

Bush Admits Error: Tourism, Not Terrorism

President George W. Bush acknowledged today that he made a critical error in late 2001. He had been planning an effort to crack down on tourists. In the frenzy following the 9/11 attacks, he was announcing the plan but misspoke, saying terrorism inst...
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Funny story: Plaxico Burress Loses Endorsement Deal

Plaxico Burress Loses Endorsement Deal

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress lost out on a lucrative endorsement deal as a result of his recent troubles. The shooting in a New York City bar caused toothbrush maker Aural-C to exercise an out in the contract. Company spokesman Do...
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Funny story: Tina Fey to Play Barack Obama on SNL

Tina Fey to Play Barack Obama on SNL

Tina Fey will take over the role of Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live. Fred Armisen has been playing Obama on the show, but he's never clicked with audiences. The show was looking for a way to work her back in since Sarah Palin is now dropping o...
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Funny story: Big Three Propose New Plan

Big Three Propose New Plan

The Big Three automakers, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, disclosed their new plan for using federal dollars to save the US auto industry. Sensitive to public perception after the incident where they flew in separate private jets, the three CEOs w...
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Congressman Conyers's Predatory Sexual Harassing Misunderstood

Former female staffer of Conyers reports being called into his DC office only to find him wearing only boxers. But she didn't know he was only practicing to be Chief Underpants Officer of the House.
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