11:41am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Good Joke? Australian Leader Says End Of World Is Coming

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 11:43 am

She's a kidder: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

Oh those wacky Australians.

Wednesday, it was two disc jockeys impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to trick a nurse into telling them how the Duchess of Cambridge was coping with her morning sickness.

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10:56am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Sen. Jim DeMint Leaving Congress To Run Heritage Foundation

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 2:47 pm

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks during to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 9.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

One of the most consistently conservative voices in Congress and a favorite of Tea Party activists across the nation is leaving the Senate.

South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint is resigning to take over as president of the Heritage Foundation.

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9:57am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Salt

Hours After A Meal, It's The Memory That Matters

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 1:50 pm

In an experiment, people who saw a picture of a big bowl of soup before eating lunch were less hungry a few hours later than those who saw a smaller bowl, regardless of how much they ate at the meal.
stuart burford photography iStockphoto.com

It's no surprise that how much a person eats determines how full they feel right after a meal. But it's the memory of that meal, and not the meal itself, that matters a couple of hours later. So does this mean you trick yourself into thinness? Probably not. But it does tell us something about the role that manipulating memory may play in calorie intake.

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9:31am

Thu December 6, 2012
Holiday at the Zoo

Santa and Snow Leopards

The animals at the Chattanooga Zoo have updated their wish lists while holiday lights brighten the night in a stroll through the zoo. 

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9:28am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Blogging On The Lam: McAfee Is Posting Updates From Guatemalan Jail

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 3:26 pm

John McAfee, with a woman described as his girlfriend, on the way into the Supreme Court in Guatemala City on Tuesday.
Johan Ordonez AFP/Getty Images

Wanted for questioning in Belize about the murder of a neighbor, anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is sitting in a Guatemalan jail — and blogging about the experience.

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8:25am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Alan Simpson Goes 'Gangnam Style'

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 11:05 am

The Can Kicks Back

How can you get young folks to press their elders to solve the debt and deficit crises?

Have 81-year-old former Sen. Alan Simpson go "Gangnam style," of course.

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7:48am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Royal Watch: Kate Is Released From Hospital

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 10:59 am

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as she was released from King Edward VII hospital in central London earlier today.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

Sorry, royal fans, we're not planning to follow every bit of news about the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy.

But we do want to note that Kate, "holding a bouquet of flowers, left King Edward VII hospital in central London on Thursday morning with her husband, Prince William," the BBC says. "Less than 12 weeks pregnant, she was admitted with acute morning sickness — hyperemesis gravidarum — on Monday."

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7:30am

Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Panetta Warns Syria: 'Whole World Is Watching'

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 6:27 pm

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

In one of the sharpest warnings so far to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today "the whole world is watching" and that if Assad uses chemical weapons against his people, "there will be consequences."

Without saying specifically that the U.S. and its allies would take military action, Panetta said it is "fair enough to say that their use of those weapons would cross a red line."

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7:14am

Thu December 6, 2012
Around the Nation

'Star Wars' Fan Builds Life-Size Millennium Falcon

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7:09am

Thu December 6, 2012
World

Perfume Evokes Smell Of Pizza Box Opening

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