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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe (image)
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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe

Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan's northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google's crisis response page to report missing persons.

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Tsunami Watch In Hawaii [LIVE VIDEO]

Watch the live coverage of the tsunami watch in Hawaii provided by CBS.

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Massive Earthquake Hits Japan [VIDEO]

A magnitude 8.9 earthquake blasted Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot  tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompting a "nuclear emergency."

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Facebook Now Cited in Two out of Three Divorce Proceedings

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, social networking sites are now used as a primary source of evidence in four of out five divorcee proceedings.

Facebook, the most popular social networking destination, is cited in two-thirds of divorce cases, followed by MyS

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Job Openings Increase 7.6 Percent In January 2010
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Travis Broyles Will Do Anything; For Money

Who is Travis Broyles? I don't know, but he sure is willing to do almost anything for money reports NPR.org. Travis posted an ad on Craigslist.org titled 'I DO ANYTHING.' He lost his job, his drivers license and had no money so he got creative. Too bad more people don't have his ambitions. Check out his Craigslist listing, and a few of his quotes from NPR.org.

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Car Ends Up Parked Vertically [VIDEO]

The blizzard in New Hampshire has gotten so bad that at least one car actually skidded off the highway, ending up stuck vertically in the air.

Luckily nobody was injured when this sedan driving on 1-93 buried its nose in the snow and propelled its tail toward the sky. Keep reading to see video of this vertical car crash.

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Punxsutawney Phil Doesn’t See His Shadow, Predicts Early Spring [VIDEO]

Snow and ice may be blanketing a good part of the country, but the nationís foremost groundhog says better weather is coming soon.

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this February 2nd, as he emerged from Gobbler's Knob, which suggests we will have an early spring.

Since 1887, Phil has only predicted 15 early springs. The StormFax Weather Almanac pegs Philís accuracy as a prognosticator at 39 percent. See video of the little critter after the jump.

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One Groundhog Day CANCELLED … the other?

One of the Groundhog Day festivities is on hold.  Today’s Groundhog Day festivities in Woodstock, NY have been canceled because of the forthcoming snowstorm.  So in other words, Woodstock Willie is officially taking a snow day

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Protests Swell in Egypt [VIDEO]

Many thousands of protestors took to the streets of Cairo on Friday to protest the long rule of President Hosni Mubarak, who they claim has undermined freedoms of Egyptian citizens while neglecting issues like the nation's suffering economy. The recent ousting of a similarly authoritarian Tunisian leader inspired the revolt.

Military enforcement has been called in by the government to deal with the demonstrators, firing water cannons and tear gas to into the crowds as seen in the below video footage:

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Three-Inch Toy Gun Not Allowed on Airplane

Security at London’s Gatwick airport have deemed the three-inch rifle that came with a toy solider a “firearm” that is too dangerous to take on a flight.

Ken Lloyd, a Canadian, was flying home with a military figurine he had bought from a museum gift shop in his carry-on bag.

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Obama’s 2011 State of the Union [VIDEO]

President Obama's 2011 State of the Union (titled "Winning the Future") focused heavily on all political parties working together -- Republican and Democrat congress members even watched in a mixed seating arrangement, rather than occupying separate sections of the House. Obama also announced his administration would move forward with health care reform, work on immigration law, build infrastructure to help us compete with advanced nations like China, and make a serious effort to reduce the national deficit, among other topics. Watch the full speech after the jump:

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Lawsuit Filed Over Taco Bell Meat

A class-action lawsuit filed against Taco Bell claims that the beef the restaurant-chain uses doesn’t meet minimum federal requirements.  Lawyers who filed the suit on behalf of a customer say the meat was found to contain a very small amount of beef

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