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‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Author Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87

Donald J. Sobol, the author of the extremely popular boy-detective book series 'Encyclopedia Brown,' died last week of natural causes. He was 87.

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What Are the Most Impactful TV Moments?

Television has been famously derided as a "vast wasteland." And that was in 1961, way before reality TV, the madness that is cable news and an entire channel dedicated just to soap operas.

But within this mess of irrelevance, TV has still managed to have its share of impactful moments. To find out which of these instances was most memorable, Sony and Nielsen got together to poll viewers on what television events had been most important to their lives.

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Ernest Borgnine, Oscar-Winning Actor, Dead at 95

Ernest Borgnine, the iconic movie and television actor, passed away on Sunday.

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Daring Firefighter Saves Woman From Burning Building, Then Saves Her Financials

A Philadelphia firefighter pulled a Superman-worthy stunt when he risked his own life rescuing a woman from a burning building, but his heroics extended far beyond that moment.

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Hundreds of Students Defend Military Funeral Against the Westboro Baptist Church

When the Westboro Baptist Church announced their intention to target the funeral of Texas A&M alum Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, his fellow Aggies didn't take it sitting down.

In fact, with a little help of Facebook, more than 500 students at Texas A&M showed up at the burial in College Park, Texas.

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Ronn Matt Is Our New Cherry Pit-Spitting World Champion!

If you can believe it, there is such a thing as an International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship and for the last 20 years the winner has been a member of either the Krause or Lessard families. But not this year. This year belongs to 46-year-old Ronn Matt of Chicago, who was able to spit a cherry pit 69 feet, making him the new world champ.

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Hero Golden Retriever Rescues Missing Autistic Child

The parents of 5-year-old Scotty Meyer, who suffers from autism, were fear stricken when they realized their son had disappeared. The family officially reported him missing midday last Tuesday, convinced that he had slipped out of the house while their air conditioning was being repaired. Fortunately, he was found the next morning thanks to the help of one furry little guy on four legs -- an 8-year-old Golden Retriever named Autumn.

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Facebook Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Icons
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Facebook Introduces Same-Sex Marriage Icons

As part of its increasing efforts to promote an equal environment for gay users, Facebook added two new icons over the weekend which make it possible to declare same-sex marriage status.

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Alec Baldwin Gets Married – See Photos of His Surprise Wedding

Alec Baldwin is officially hitched, as of the ceremony that took place Saturday evening, June 30th at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York. His lovely bride Hilaria Thomas, 28, is a yoga instructor in New York and a graduate of New York University. She was born on the Spanish island Majorca and grew up in Spain and Boston.

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Anderson Cooper Admits He's Gay
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Anderson Cooper: ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay’

After keeping his sexual orientation private "for professional reasons" for many years, Anderson Cooper revealed that he's gay in an email to columnist Andrew Sullivan that was published on The Daily Beast today.

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Holy Smokes! ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Mansion Goes Up in Flames

A sprawling mansion that had featured prominently on the reality show 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' has burned in a dramatic blaze that required more than 100 firefighters to get under control.

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Mother Nature Punishes Us By Taking Down Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram

Friday night marked the beginning of a tragedy for the American people -- an electrical storm hit the East Coast and brought down Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram. You could practically hear the crazy stay-at-home cat people howling.

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CNN and Fox News Botch Report on Supreme Court Health Care Mandate

Sometimes, even the most diligent news network can make a mistake. But when two networks botch a report only minutes apart? Well, that qualifies as news itself.

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Watch Ann Curry’s Tearful Goodbye on ‘Today’

Ann Curry signed off as co-host of 'Today' this morning, and while she didn't specifically mention why she's leaving, her parting comments seemed to confirm rumors that NBC has lost confidence in her ability to boost the show's sagging ratings.

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Oreo Celebrates Gay Pride With Rainbow-Colored Cookie

Cookie favorite Oreo signaled its support for gay rights this week by posting a picture of its iconic cookie with rainbow-colored cream on Facebook. The photo immediately drew a firestorm of controversy, with some supporting the gay pride image, while others loudly condemned it.

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