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Libyan Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi says, “It’s over for Gadhafi.” Obeidi, speaking safely from his home in Tripoli, says that Moammar Gadhafi is out of options and that if he were in charge, “I would tell them to lay down their arms."—-

State Rep. Phillip Hinkle (R-Ind.) says he will not be forced into resigning even after being accused of offering a young man money “for a really good time,” but says he will not seek re-election next term. "As for 2012, we, as a family, decided back in December after the 2010 election, that I would not be seeking another term," he said in a statement.

An earthquake shook the eastern United States and apparently its severity was very unusual, as is the fact that only 3 out of 10 people “felt” the quake.

"One of this size is highly unusual," said Karen Fisher, a professor of seismology at Brown University and president-elect of the seismology section at the American Geophysical Union. "This is the largest earthquake by far that I am aware of occurring there in recent history."

The hipster movement looks to overtake natural disasters.

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) last night at a Miami town hall meeting said, “Let us all remember who the real enemy is… the real enemy is the Tea Party… the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage.”

Authorities in Flagstaff, Ariz., are assuring their residents that there are no rogue pandas after someone got creative with an electronic sign. An Arizona Department of Transportation-controlled sign that was supposed to warn drivers not to make left turns at busy intersections (equally useless information) instead read: “Rogue panda on rampage.”

Glenn Beck today is hosting a rally in Jerusalem. That’s the joke.

That’s not dancing. That’s a mating call.

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