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National 9/11 Flag Touring the United States

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, one of the largest American flags damaged during the attacks continued to fly above the resulting wreckage during the clean-up efforts.

Seven years later, that flag, dubbed the National 9/11 Flag, was sewn back together by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, and has also been stitched by World War II veterans, survivors of the Ft. Hood, Texas rampage, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s family.

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Facebook Costs American Companies a Staggering $280 Billion a Year

Checking your Facebook status could lead to your company’s downfall.

Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but tech blogger Michael Fitzgerald was able to calculate that workers wasting time on the social networking site costs US companies $280 billion in annual productivity losses.

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Hurricane Irene Strengthens, Heads Toward the US [VIDEO]

Authorities along the Atlantic seaboard are closely monitoring Hurricane Irene’s projected path, and preparing for the powerful storm’s arrival later in the week.

The first major hurricane of the season became a Category 2 storm on Aug. 22, and could strengthen even more in the coming days.

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Working In an Office Makes People Less Productive

The communal offices that were introduced during the ’50s to boast creativity and problem solving are actually reducing productivity, according to new research.

Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis conducted brain scans on office workers and found that those who work in spaces with few walls are plagued by intense bursts of distraction.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 3 – Martin Sheen, Martha Stewart and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Martin Sheen
Age: 71
Occupation: Actor and Activist
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘Apocalypse Now,’ his nuanced portrayal of President Bartlet on the great TV drama ‘The West Wing,’ and being the father of the downward-spiraling Charlie Sheen

Martha Stewart
Age: 70
Occupation: Entrepreneur and Media Personality
Known For: Her syndicated talk show, ‘Martha,’ her magazine, ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ and serving what many felt was an unfair prison sentence for lying to investigators about a stock sale

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Congressmen Holding Fundraisers at Taylor Swift’s Washington Concerts

UPDATE: Turns out this information was false — Swift’s reps have told us that the singer’s shows are not, in fact, doubling as political fundraisers.

Taylor Swift is already a musical powerhouse, but she could soon turn into a political one, as well.

The superstar pulls into the nation’s capital this week for a pair of shows that will have seven Congressman in attendance to help them raise funds.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Hospitalized

New Jersey governor and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie was hospitalized Thursday, after complaining of shortness of breath.

Although Christie has publicly stated he is not running for president in 2012, Republican activists have been trying to persuade the outspoken fiscal conservative to get in the race.

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Can New Drug Reverse the Effects of Hereditary Blindness?

While researchers are reluctant to call idebenone a cure for blindness, the drug has restored the vision of some people who suffer from hereditary blindness in a recent clinical study.

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Almost Half of Men Would Dump Their Girlfriend If She Got Fat

When it comes to looks, we now have further evidence that man are more shallow than women.

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Black Valedictorian Sues Her School After Being Forced to Share Honor with White Student

In 1957, nine black students were denied entry at the illegally racially-segregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, setting off a firestorm that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.

Now, a young woman claims another school in the state is still discriminating against minority students.

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