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    Avatar Help

    I'm a nub to picture editing.. Can someone take my avatar and change the size? I would like versions that are: 50x50 75x75 100x100 Also, could you make a version that doesn't have any white background 75x75? Is that possible? Could you make it in .jpeg form or whatever you need for th...
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    US News Tea Parties Strike Across America

    From the stage, Deborah Johns is the angry conscience of the tea party movement. "Question everything your government is doing," she tells a crowd of about 100 from the bus's stage in the parking lot of the Winners casino in Winnemucca, Nevada. Under a setting sun on the steps of the state...
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    Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore)

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    Health Programs to change gays to straights don't work, report says

    The American Psychological Association concluded Wednesday that there is little evidence that efforts to change a person's sexual orientation from gay or lesbian to heterosexual are effective. In addition, the 138-page report -- covering 87 peer-reviewed studies -- said that such efforts may...
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    Act / sat

    So.. I'm taking the ACT for school in a few months. Trying to figure out how to prepare for it. Any tips? People who've done well on the ACT, or even the SAT, which I might take as well?
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    US News Palin stepping down this month

    Gov. Sarah Palin announced Friday that she will step down as Alaska's chief executive by the end of the month. She will not seek election to a second gubernatorial term in 2010. Palin, a Republican, was elected governor in 2006. She was tapped as Arizona Sen. John McCain's vice presidential...
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    World Lone survivor of 1971 crash fell 2 miles

    Juliane Koepcke is not someone you'd expect to attract attention. Plainly dressed and wearing prescription glasses, Koepcke sits behind her desk at the Zoological Center in Munich, Germany, where she's a librarian. Yet this unassuming middle aged woman has one of the most exciting and...
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    An Atheist Meets God

    Great video. Here.
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    World Protests Greet Ahmadinejad Win in Iran: 'It's Not Possible!'

    Iran's Interior Minister announced Saturday that incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won 63.29% of the vote in the nation's closely watched presidential poll. The announcement, greeted with widespread skepticism by Iranian opposition supporters and by foreign analysts, has brought...
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    US News Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    President Barack Obama chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely. Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a...
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    BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams

    This merits a new thread. BioShock, working title Sea of Dreams, is due for release in August, 2009. PLOT: Ten years after the events of BioShock, the player takes the role of the first Big Daddy ever created. This special Big Daddy survived the events of the first installment. He teams...
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    Crime Churchgoers more likely to back torture, survey finds

    The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new analysis. More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or...
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    Sci/Tech Iran Says It Has Launched Satellite

    Iran said Tuesday it had launched what it described as its first satellite produced domestically as part of an effort to build a space industry. The launch on Monday, coinciding with celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, came at a time when the United States and...
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    Super Bowl XLIII

    Who are you for, and why? (If neither of them are your favorite) Personally, I like the Steelers because Obama backed them. I typically root for the underdog, but not tonight. Also: Advertisement discussion?
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    Health Fighting hunger with flood-tolerant rice

    If every scientist hopes to make at least one important discovery in her career, then University of California-Davis professor Pamela Ronald and her colleagues may have hit the jackpot. Scientists have bred a new strain of flood-tolerant rice that could help feed millions. Ronald's team...
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    Button Clicks Sporadically

    I have a MacBook Pro that I got a few years ago. Recently, the "click button" that every laptop has under the space bar instead of a mouse got stopped up and clicks sporadically. I was wondering if there is a way to disconnect the actions of this button, so I can connect a mouse and use that...
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    World U.N. court rules U.S. execution violated treaty

    A United Nations court has found that the United States violated an international treaty and the court's own order when a Mexican national was executed last year in a Texas prison. Jose Ernesto Medellin was executed by lethal injection for raping and murdering two girls aged 14 and 16. The...
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    Crime In-flight confrontations can lead to terrorism charges

    Reporting from Los Angeles and Oklahoma City -- Tamera Jo Freeman was on a Frontier Airlines flight to Denver in 2007 when her two children began to quarrel over the window shade and then spilled a Bloody Mary into her lap. She spanked each of them on the thigh with three swats. It was a...
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    US News Cheney in wheelchair for Inauguration

    Vice President Dick Cheney will be in a wheelchair during Tuesday's Presidential Inauguration, after pulling a muscle in his back while moving, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said "Under his physician's recommendation, the Vice President will be in a wheelchair for the next couple of...
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    World Chavez Threatens to Expel U.S. Embassy Official

    Venezuela's socialist leader said he has information that leaders of the political opposition were meeting with U.S. advisers in Puerto Rico to discuss how to prevent a referendum on term limits from passing. "I'm investigating the possible presence of a U.S. Embassy official in Caracas at...