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President Barack Obama had a big day Monday, being sworn in, delivering a speech before 800,000 strong and probably getting some from Michelle Obama.

Not everyone descended on D.C. to celebrate the man, however.

Westboro Baptist Church braved the weather and the pro-Obama crowds to protest the event, and the administration, for its tolerance of homosexuality.

What's the crux of their argument? What's their prognosis for a second Obama term? How do they differ from thousands of others of churches out there?

Here's what one interviewer learned about WBC at the event:

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Jill Kelley, the now-infamous whistleblower in the David Petraeus scandal, was blackmailed by his mistress Paula Broadwell, according to a new report.

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Kelley says she was “terrified” late last summer when he told her about an email, later revealed to be from Broadwell, and the barrage that followed.

“There was blackmail, extortion, threats,” Kelley told the Daily Beast in her first interview since the Petraeus scandal erupted three months ago.

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Dish Network says it plans to close about 300 Blockbuster stores across the country, losing about 3,000 employees, according to the Denver Post.


Company spokesman John Hall said the closures will leave about 500 Blockbuster locations in the U.S. Blockbuster is owned by Dish Network.

Dish Network last year shuttered about 500 underperforming Blockbuster locations that were underperforming or nearing the end of their leases.

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Catherine Giaquinto, a New York woman and apparently a nearly nude driver as well, was arrested for DWI after crashing her car into a wall and driving off.

She was wearing only an unzipped jacket at the time.

Cop Car

The crash occurred early Friday in the northwestern New Jersey community of Sparta Township. A town officer stopped the car just minutes after the crash.

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It's cold. It's dark.

It's already been considerably cold and dark for 5-6 weeks now, and there's probably another two months of cold and dark coming our way after today.

That about sums up why researchers have singled out today, January 21 - or "Blue Monday" - as the most depressing day of the year in a new study.

NYC Winter

With forecasters predicting unusually bitter conditions for the next 7-10 days, Blue Monday is living up to its name despite a national holiday and presidential inauguration.

Or because of the latter, if you're Alex Jones.

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A difficult sports loss turned violent last night outside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, as multiple sources confirm a 35-year old man was stabbed in the neck following his team's 28-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Georgia Dome Scene

According to WSB-TV, the victim got into a verbal altercation with two San Francisco supporters. Toward the end of it, someone in the latter group pulled out a knife.

Said a witness of the incident:

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Although his actual birthday was January 15, American icon Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrates it today like few others - with a national holiday in his name.

A clergyman, activist, and leader in the quest for racial equality in the U.S., he was best known for civil rights advocacy using nonviolent civil disobedience.

He would have been 84 this month. MLK Jr. was killed by an assassin in 1969 at the age of just 39, but his legacy has endured, even grown in death.


President Lyndon Johnson would not have signed the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 - some of the most significant policy changes in history - were it not for MLK.

King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was posthumously given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

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A college student recently posted a photo of a surprisingly poignant, uplifting and inspiring message that she found ... taped to the stall in a women's restroom.

The student, also a Reddit user, wrote: "In a girls' bathroom stall at my university, girls have written about some of their most horrifying life experiences."

"This week, somebody replied."

Bathroom Stall

The reply, written on notebook paper, is anonymous. It reads in full:

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A gunman rushed the stage and attempted to assassinate the leader of Bulgaria's Turkish ethnic party at a LIVE televised conference on Saturday.

Incredibly, his gun appeared to misfire, giving Ahmed Dogan enough time to bat away the gunman's arm before he was assisted by security guards.

The leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party was assaulted by a gunman while on stage at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia.

The assailant, 25-year-old Oktai Enimehmedov, climbed onstage and held a gun to Dogan's head, but the gun reportedly got stuck and was unable to shoot.

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Law enforcement officials in Albuquerque confirm that an unidentified 15-year old male shot and killed two adults and three children in an area home today.

The culprit was arrested for murder and other charges connected to the incident, which took place in a rural community approximately 10 miles southwest of the city center.

Albuquerque Shooting pic

Bernalillo County sheriff spokesman Aaron Williamson says police are "trying to identify the victims," but each was shot more than one time.

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