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Our 2011 Budget at a Glance

The New York Times has a great infographic that breaks down how the money is apportioned in America's $3.69 trillion 2011 budget. More than half...


The New York Times
has a great infographic that breaks down how the money is apportioned in America's $3.69 trillion 2011 budget. More than half of the budget goes to "mandatory spending"-stuff that's locked in by existing policy; defense weighs in at $738 billion; and the interest America pays to debt holders at home and abroad grew by 33.5 percent.
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John Perez was acquitted on Friday, February 21, for charges stemming from an altercation with Allentown, Pennsylvania police that was caught on video.

Footage from September 2018 shows an officer pushing Perez to the ground. After Perez got to his feet, multiple officers kicked and punched him in an attempt to get him back on the ground.

Perez claims he was responding to insults hurled at him by the officers. The police say that Perez was picking a fight. The altercation left Perez with a broken nose, scrapes, swelling, and bruises from his hips to his shoulder.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Most of the animation you see these days is done by computers. It seems that we see fewer and fewer films made with stop-motion animation, a time-consuming art where objects are manipulated and photographed 24 times per second to create the illusion of motion.

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