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Warren Buffett serenades China with ukulele performance

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn’t the first person you’d think of when ukulele performances become the topic of conversation. Nevertheless, the 81-year-old appeared during a Chinese New Year broadcast aired Sunday, playing his ukulele and singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” The video was apparently recorded over a year…

Active duty soldiers send message of tolerance to gay teens

A group of active duty soldiers in Bagram, Afghanistan recently released their own contribution to the “It Gets Better” video series, sending a message of tolerance to gay and bisexual teens hounded by bullies and their peers. “It’s really hard, being accepted, to be different,” one soldier explains. “But it’s…

Romney to protesters: ‘Take a hike’

At a campaign event in Florida Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to get tough with a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “take a hike.” While speaking in Ormond Beach, the candidate found himself being “mic checked,” a phrase Occupy Wall Street protesters often use…

U.S. to welcome Yemen dictator for medical treatment

Yemen’s embattled dictator said in a televised address this week that he was on his way to the United States for medical treatment, adding that he would not be returning to the country as its leader, but as the president of the General People’s Congress party as part of a…

Pro-choice occupiers crash anti-abortion event

The pro-life group March for Life became the latest to join the list of those receiving a mic check from protesters. During a March of Life ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, pro-choice activists took over the event with a lengthy interruption before security escorted them…

Fox News host: Gingrich will ‘take the head off’ Obama

Fox News host Steve Doocy used some violent imagery on Monday to describe how President Barack Obama would fair in a debate against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt was really able to make hay, and some analyst say, you know, it was his performance in the first and second…

News station reports on trial using puppet reenactment

When Channel 19 in Akron, Ohio was prohibited from bringing its cameras into the corruption trial of former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora, the outcome was a stroke of pure media genius. The station took transcripts of the trial and reenacted them using muppet-like puppets. Dimora is accused of using his…

Seagull rescued from being caught by the neck between power lines

When a seagull got its head caught between two twisted power cables in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all it could do was either dangle limply or flap futilely. That was until the fortunate bird was rescued by Yvon Blin, a power line technician with Nova Scotia Power, and his trusty bucket…

Scarborough: GOP ‘base is revolting’ against Romney

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said on Sunday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s thumping of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in South Carolina Saturday showed that the Republican base was “revolting” against the party establishment. During a round table discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd explained that…

Gabby Giffords announces she will step down from Congress

More than a year after surviving a gunshot to her head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will step down from office to focus on her continued recovery. In a video released from her Youtube page, Giffords expressed her gratitude for the all the support she has received. “I have more work…

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