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Seeing The World Through The Olympic Rings [Infographic]

Using only the rings of the Olympic logo, artist Gustavo Sousa strips down world statistics to illustrate global disparities, including those for population, obesity, carbon dioxide emissions and Coco-Cola sales. What would the medal count for the 2012 Olympics look like in this infographic style?
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Georgia Town Ranks As City With Worst U.S. Job Loss

For decades, Dalton, Ga., has been known as the world's carpet capital. Recently, it was named something else: the town with the worst job loss. That's because of job cuts made by the town's carpet mills. Leaders want to attract manufacturing jobs but say it will take time to turn the economy around.
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Memorial Service Held For Wis. Sikh Shooting Victims

A memorial service was held today for the shooting victims at a Sihk temple in Wisconsin. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the service.
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In New Ads Focused On Character, Obama And Romney Get Personal

In new ads, President Obama and Mitt Romney seek to raise doubts about each other's character. Romney accuses the president of being willing to do anything to stay president. Obama's ad accuses Romney of making a "blatantly false" claim.
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Encoding Geopolitics: Virus Infects Banks In Lebanon

A common cybercriminal tactic appears to have been adopted by a nation-state for classic espionage purposes. The Kaspersky Lab in Moscow says the Gauss virus is targeting several large banks in Lebanon. Though the nation-state behind the virus hasn't been identified, analysts say it may be part of a U.S. effort.
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Puedes Believe It? Spanglish Gets In El Dictionary

The Royal Spanish Academy, considered the authority on the Spanish language, has recently approved the new term "Espanglish." While some applaud the academy for recognizing a language that's been spoken for more than a century, critics say the word's "deformed" definition is insulting.

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