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democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent years under house arrest before gaining freedom and becoming a lawmaker. Long isolated because of its
repressive military rule,
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houses belonging to a single family were destroyed, killing four people and injuring 42, according to a
LAWMAKERS WANT TO KNOW WHO CREATED BENGHAZI TALKING POINTS: Congressional lawmakers said Sunday (November 18th) that they want to know who created the talking points about the deadly September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that were used by Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, when doing TV interviews about the attack five days later. Rice delivered the since-discredited information she'd been given, that the attack was the spontaneous result of a demonstration
against an anti-Islam video. The lawmakers also want to know why the final draft left out the
off on the final talking points. The inquiry comes after closed-door testimony
Friday by former
reporters that any substantive edits would have come from intelligence agencies themselves. He said the only change the White House made, he said, was to correct a reference to the facility in
TEXAS VETS' FLOAT ENTERED RAIL CROSSING AFTER ALERT STARTED: A National Transportation Safety Board investigator said Saturday (November 17th) that a parade float carrying wounded veterans that was hit by a freight train last Thursday in Midland, Texas, had
entered the rail crossing when warning bells and lights were already going off. Four of the veterans who'd been on the flatbed truck with their spouses were killed, and another 16 people were injured. NTSB member Mark Rosekind said the warning signals at the crossing went off 20 seconds before the collision, as the first float carrying veterans was safely crossing the tracks. The investigation is continuing. The "Show of Support" parade was to have kicked off a weekend of events to salute veterans of the wars in
TWINKIES WILL LIKELY STILL BE AROUND: There's good news for Twinkie lovers who've been in mourning or alternately racing around to buy and hoard every last Twinkie they can find since the news broke Friday (November 16th) that Hostess Brands is filing for
bankruptcy -- the cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive. The Associated Press reports that despite its bankruptcy, Hostess has high brand recognition and well as $2.5 billion in revenue per year, and other companies are interested in bidding for at least some parts of the company. Twinkies, which alone have brought in $68 million in revenue so far this year, is likely to be a prime potential acquisition for a company willing to pay for the name
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'CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II' MAKES $500 MILLION IN FIRST 24 HOURS: Activision announced Friday (November 16th) that Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the latest entry in the wildly successful Call of Duty video game franchise, made more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours it was on sale. That makes it the biggest entertainment launch of the year, following the lead of Call of Duty releases for the past three years. Activision says that sales of all the Call of Duty video games top worldwide box office receipts for the Harry
Potter and Star Wars movies, the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Black Ops II's launch day take tops that of last year's entry, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which made $400 million in its first 24 hours.
NFL SCORES -- WEEK 11: Here are the results of this weekend's National Football League Games (Home teams are listed in italics):
Tonight's Monday Night Football game on ESPN:
The 28-year-old Keselowski finished 15th in yesterday's race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway to easily capture the title by 39 points over Clint Bowyer and 40 over Jimmie Johnson.
Southwest festival last year for the premiere of Back And Forth, the acclaimed documentary about the band's 18-year history.
CHECK IT OUT: For more on the festival, go to http://www.sxsw.com
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While the "Gone Sovereign" half shows the group surrounded by hundreds of
frenzied fans as they play the song, Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor told Pulse of Radio that the "Absolute Zero" clip takes a different turn: "It follows one of the audience members into this weird world where he has to make decisions and whatnot. So there's a lot of CG and weirdness and I spike my -- I look like Wendy O. Williams in the video, let's put it that way."
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the combined "Gone Sovereign"/"Absolute Zero" video:
NEW AC/DC CONCERT STREAMING: AC/DC's new concert album and first one in 20 years, Live At River Plate, is now streaming in its entirety at RollingStone.com. The set
was recorded in 2009 during a three-night stand at
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AUTOGRAPHED GUITARS ON THE AUCTION BLOCK: Over 100 autographed guitars from Slash, Tom Morello, Eddie Van Halen, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Metallica, Iron Maiden and more will go on the block at the Icons & Idols Rock 'N' Roll Auction at Julien's Auctions in
and items available for bidding can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/cba9w6t
REPORT: AEROSMITH MEMBERS ‘BARLEY SPEAKING TO EACH OTHER’: A
report published in the Friday (November 16th) edition of the New York Post
claims that the members of Aerosmith are "barely speaking to each other," with tensions rising in the group over the disappointing sales of its new album and the lack of sold-out
shows on its current tour. Adding fuel to the fire are continuing reports that singer Steven Tyler's engagement to Erin Brady is on the rocks, while his attorney and business manager, Dina LaPolt, is too busy filming her own reality show pilot to help Tyler through his problems.
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mentioned the difficulty of having Michelle Williams being involved since her character died in the series finale.
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Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. had their son back in September but have managed to
keep his name a secret until now. A rep for Gellar told US Weekly they've named their newborn Rocky James.
THE SITUATION SUING VODKA COMPANY: The Situation has filed a lawsuit against Devotion Spirits alleging that the company screwed him out of millions of dollars. The Jersey Shore cast member is part owner of the company and claims they did not hold up their end of the deal he had signed with them back in 2010.
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much more than usual, with prices reaching hundreds of dollars, thanks to Hostess Brands' announcement that they will close their plants and cease operations. Twinkie related items such as toys and lunchboxes are also attracting increased attention on the site, thanks to the news. (CNN Money)
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POLL REVEALS TOP LINES PEOPLE USE TO END RELATIONSHIPS: The dating site SeekingArrangements.com polled 1,000 of its users to find out what lines they use when breaking-up. The most popular line used by women is: "I'm not ready for commitment
yet," with the second most popular being: "This is going too fast for me." The most popular break-up line men said they use: "It's just not working," followed closely by "I'm not attracted to you any more." (Daily Mail)
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NEW E-TEXTBOOK TOOL CAN TRACK STUDENTS'
just revealed a tool called CourseSmart Analytics. The tool can determine how many pages a student read, how much time it took them to read them, how many notes they took, and how "engaged' they were by the reading. Three