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Even a runner leaves a carbon footprint
About 30,000 runners will invade Washington Oct. 28 for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. The race's popularity has skyrocketed since its inception in 1976, when 1,175 participants undertook the lung-busting challenge.
VIDEO: Pressure on Obama to come out punching in round two
Following Mitt Romney's commanding performance in the first presidential debate and the bump it gave him in the polls, President Barack Obama is under pressure to perform well in debate number two.
For police, not wearing seat belts can be fatal mistake
By the time his police cruiser tumbled to a halt in the underbrush beside the interstate in August, the young police officer had been flung clear of the car to his death, the same fate that had been suffered by 139 other officers nationwide who were ejected from their vehicles when not using a seat belt.
VIDEO: Teen girl still bullied after suicide
Amanda Todd, 15, is still being bullied on Facebook and YouTube, less than a week after she committed suicide after she was reportedly bullied. The Canadian teen posted a video she made on YouTube in September expressing her struggles. And it is there, and on Facebook memorial pages, where she is being bullied, even after death.
Flipping houses is booming business again
Not long ago, John Irvin was selling women's shoes in the Nordstrom at an Arlington, Va., shopping mall, pulling down about $20 an hour.
Now he flips houses in Northern Virginia - scooping up short sales, rehabbing them and aiming for a quick sell. He has sold three homes so far and says he netted more than $30,000 in profit each time.
Microsoft to begin rolling out Xbox music service
Microsoft's Internet music service will roll out starting Tuesday on Xbox and next week on computers with Windows 8, as the company looks to compete against Pandora Media and Spotify.
- SLIDESHOW: America's 13 best haunted houses HauntedHouseRatings.com has released its list of the best haunted houses in America. Here are the top 13.
3-D mammograms offer new screening option
At some screening centers, women are now being offered a 3-D technology that costs more and involves more radiation but may provide a better look.
Slate: The iPhone 5 is a miracle
The iPhone 5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship.
The 10 best McDonald's meals you won't find in the U.S.
McDonald's has over 32,000 locations in 119 countries, and part of its international success is due to clever attempts to appeal to local customers by inventing food tailored to their tastes. From Paris to Delhi, here's a list of the top ten McDonald's meals Americans are missing out on.
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