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Why 11/11/11 Holds Special Significance — or Doesn’t

As you’re almost surely aware, Friday’s date is November 11, 2011 — or, more commonly put, 11/11/11. And people are observing the once-in-a-century occurrence in a variety of ways.

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Walmart to Beat ‘Black Midnight’ With 10 p.m. Opening on Thanksgiving Day

In the midst of retailers looking to start traditional Black Friday festivities at the first possible moment the Friday after Thanksgiving, Walmart is expected to announce that it will do them one better. The company has decided to open at 10 p.m. the night of Thanksgiving, so its customers can get an “early” start on shopping.

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Jib Jab’s ‘Elf Yourself’ Returns — We Give Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries the Elf Treatment [VIDEO]

Elf Yourself, Office Max’s Jib Jab-powered Christmas promotion which allows you to insert your face and the faces of friends and family onto the body of dancing elves, is back again in time for the holiday season.

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A Salute to our Veterans – Post Your Gratitude

NewsTalk 1290 salutes the men and women who have sacrificed and are currently sacrificing for our country. This is your chance to give thanks to these brave men and women by posting your gratitude for their service on our “Salute Board” below.
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Foreclosure Firm’s Tasteless Halloween Party Mocked the Homeless [PICTURES]

New York’s largest foreclosure law firm, Steven J. Baum, whose clients include Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, is under fire after photos from the company’s 2010 Halloween party were released to the New York Times by a former employee.

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Teenager Accidentally Hangs Herself in a Haunted House – Thought to be a Prop

An un-named 17-year-old girl working at a haunted house is in critical condition after accidentally hanging herself last Thursday.

The haunted house is a place called Creepyworld in Fenton, Missouri

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Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Duet Raises Questions [AUDIO]

It must officially be the Christmas season, because the Justin Bieber/Mariah Carey ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ collaboration hit the web today, four days before the Bieb’s holiday album ‘Under the Mistletoe’ hits stores.

Wait…is it us, or do Mariah’s vocals sound exactly the same as they did in the original song? Something’s fishy…

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The 10 Strangest Draculas in Pop Culture [VIDEOS]

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Few monsters have appeared more on TV and film than Dracula. The character, who first appeared in Bram Stoker's novel way back in 1867, has long lapsed into the public domain. Thus, pre

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