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First Photo of Colorado ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooter James Holmes Released [VIDEO]

We’re now getting our first look at James Holmes, the alleged shooter in that horrific massacre in a Colorado movie theater early Friday.

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Mandel Ngan, AFP
Mandel Ngan, AFP

Watch President Obama’s Speech on the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting

President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak this morning at a campaign stop in Fort Myers, Florida. Instead of speaking about his upcoming re-election campaign, he instead delivered a speech on the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images

This Day in History for July 8 – Liberty Bell Rings and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Charlie Daniels Reacts to ‘Obamacare’ Healthcare Mandate

News that the Supreme Court upheld the national healthcare mandate — dubbed Obamacare — has angered some, delighted others and left a few country artists worried about the future of the United States. Charlie Daniels was quick to speak his mind on Twitter Thursday morning.

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Rick Diamond (2) / Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Rick Diamond (2) / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Best ‘American’ Song – Readers Poll

Country music and America go together like sweet and tea. Hundreds of songs have been written to celebrate our freedoms as Americans, but only a few have the word “American” in the title. Which of the following seven songs is your favorite “American” country song? 

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
Alex Wong, Getty Images

Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law

The Obama administration got an enormous victory on Thursday when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the President’s signature achievement: the 2010 health care law.

And in a surprise to many court watchers, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the more liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion.

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Scott Seibold (@scottseibold), Twitter
Scott Seibold (@scottseibold), Twitter

UPDATE: Thousands Evacuate as Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Wildfire Doubles in Size

Those wildfires in Colorado don’t show much sign of abating. In fact, more than 32,000 residents in or near Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, were ordered to evacuate after the Waldo Canyon Fire doubled in size Tuesday night.

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He Asked You Out, But He’s Unemployed! [POLL]

Let's face it.  The job market isn't the best out there.  People are out of work.  That brings two things to mind.  One: People have extra time, and two: Single people still want to date.  Whether or not you're employed, the man that asks you out might not be.  Is that no big thing or a deal breaker for you?

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Rakka, Flickr
Rakka, Flickr

Are Hot Dogs Still an American Favorite?

July is National Hot Dog month, which makes sense since patriotic folks barbecue an estimated 150 million franks on July 4th alone. But a recent survey from organic meat producer Applegate suggests that the hot dog’s status as an American staple could be in jeopardy.

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America’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavors: Are We Really This Boring?

The International Dairy Foods Association says this survey is about Americans' favorite ice cream flavors. And maybe it is, on the surface. But to me, it's a survey on how BORING people are. And we are EXTRAORDINARILY boring.

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