They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The last thing you want on a flight to the moon is a headache.
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Olympics king Michael Phelps gets ready to conquer Facebook
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The National Archives' recent decision to open more than 35,000 official personnel files of men and women who served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)—the U.S.'s intelligence agency during World War II and the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)—has shed new light on the roles that chef Julia Child, actor Sterling Hayden, 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche and others played during the early days of American espionage...
Star Wars: The Clone Wars hits theaters today
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