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Volkswagen Turns to ‘The Bark Side’ for New Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

In 2011, a Volkswagen commercial staring a pint-sized Darth Vader who thinks he’s mastered the force was the undisputed champion of the ad portion of Super Bowl Sunday.

And if you think that formula of cute kids and ‘Star Wars‘ is unbeatable, just check out what VW is planning for 2012. Yep, they’re adding dogs to the equation.

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Americans Among the Missing on Sinking Italian Cruise Ship [PICTURES, VIDEO]

At least two Americans are among the estimated 16 people missing after a cruise ship hit a reef on Friday night andcapsized off the west coast of Italy with 4,200 passengers and crew aboard. Six passengers have been confirmed dead since the Costa Concordia ran aground near Tuscany, tearing a 160-foot hole in its hull and causing the ship to sink. The captain, Francesco Schettino, 52, blames the disaster on rocks not on his navigational charts, but has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

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Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Illegal Upload of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Movie

On Monday, the New York man who uploaded an unfinished and unreleased “workprint” of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ to the internet in March of 2009 was sentenced to serve one year in prison.

About a month before the film was set to be released to the public, Gilbert Sanches posted the “workprint” on the f

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Win Free Pizza Every Week for Three Months – Little Caesars Instant Win Event [SPONSORED]

 

All week this week (12/12-12/18), Little Caesars is giving you the chance to win FREE Pizza every week for three months! Just stop by either of the Little Caesars locations in Wichita Falls - one at the corner of Fairwar and McNeil, and one at the corner of Seymour Hwy and Loop 11 - and pick up your Instant Win Bonus Code Card.

Enter the code online here to find out if you are the ins

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Virginia Tech Submits to Lockdown as Unidentified Gunman Roams Campus

Virginia Tech appears to be reliving its worst nightmare as reports of a shooting have placed the university under lockdown.
The suspected shooter, who the institution's website describes as a white male in gray sweatpants, neon green brimmed gray hat and a maroon hoodie with a backpack, has reportedly shot a police officer and is still at large. While details of the shooting are still unclear, the school's newspaper The Collegiate is reporting the cop is dead.

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Let’s Bail Ourselves Out and Occupy a Small Business This Saturday

With Black Friday coming up, all eyes are on the big retail chains, and who's going to open earliest. Your Walmarts, Best Buys, Targets - they're the ones who get a ton of press and a ton of sales. If you're sick of it, maybe you can get behind a brilliant new Thanksgiving shopping holiday - Small Business Saturday. American Express is behind it, which is kind of ironic, since they don't exactly scream small business -but here's the idea:

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Joe Paterno Expected to Announce Retirement As Penn State Coach

In the midst of a sex scandal that has consumed Penn State University, legendary head coach Joe Paterno will reportedly announce his retirement on Wednesday. His retirement would take effect at the end of the season.

In a statement, Paterno said, “I have decided to announce my retirement e

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