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Gen. David Petraeus has surprisingly and abruptly resigned as director of the CIA.

The decorated former chief of U.S. Central Command cited an extramarital affair, with reports later identifying biographer Paula Broadwell as his mistress.

David Petraeus Photo

"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," Petraeus' resignation letter said.

"Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours."

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President Barack Obama is a kind of a big deal in Kenya.

He was, after all, born there ... if you ask Ted Nugent.

In all seriousness, the recently reelected, Hawaiian-born Obama is half-Kenyan, as his father, the late Barack Obama Sr., was born and buried in East Africa.

His ties run deep, and Tuesday, Millicent Awuor was so inspired that she named her newborn son Barack Obama ... and his twin, born minutes later, Mitt Romney.

Obama, Romney Twins

"I named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt," Awuor says of her bipartisan approach.

Still, she "stayed up all night and danced with joy" when she learned the 2012 election results.

Barack Obama: Natural-born U.S. citizen?

 

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Jared Loughner, who shot former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six and wounded 12 others in a 2011 rampage, will never be a free man again.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole this morning.

Jared Lee Loughner Mug Shot

After listening to some of his victims berate him for damaging their lives in the Arizona massacre, Loughner, 24, received the sentence in a Tucson federal court.

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Astronomers have discovered a new planet merely 42 light years away that may be habitable and capable of supporting life as we know it, according to reports.

It would only take 42 years to get there traveling at the speed of light, that is. Amazingly, in the grand, cosmic scheme of things, that's not really that bad!

Future telescopes might even be able to image it directly, researchers say.

The newfound planet, a so-called "Super-Earth" called HD 40307g, is located inside its host star's habitable zone, where liquid water may exist on the surface.

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Lost in the commotion over President Obama's reelection: Colorado Amendment 64 legalized marijuana in the Rocky Mountain State on Election Day.

Yes ... the term "Rocky Mountain High" just took on a new meaning.

Colorado Marijuana

Amendment 64, a measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults, was passed by Colorado voters in a statewide reefer-endum (sorry).

This makes Colorado the first U.S. state to end marijuana prohibition.

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If you thought the three-year-old getting a ticket for public urinating was bad, an Iowa Pizza Hut delivery driver allegedly urinated on a female customer's door.

Because she didn't tip, obviously.

"It's just one of those things where unfortunately, I don't have the money," Chloe Teply lamented.

Teply said that after she noticed the yellow puddle where a welcome mat should be, "I was like, 'Hmmm, who was at my door that might be upset with me?"

"And it kind of hit me that it was the pizza delivery guy."

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Austin Sigg's behavior seemed to become more emotional and confrontational about a year ago, say those close to the Jessica Ridgeway murder suspect.

Then the Colorado teen also became interested in crime scene investigation and bypassed his senior year of high school to study mortuary sciences in college.

Austin Reed Sigg Mug Shot

Only recently did family and friends see these changes in a darker light.

Sigg was arrested in the October 5 kidnapping, sexual assault, murder, and dismemberment of Jessica Ridgeway, 10, an attack that horrified the Denver area and U.S.

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In 2000, Al Gore earned 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet lost the presidency.

In 2004, Bush won by 3 million, but 60,000 more Ohio votes would've elected John Kerry.

In 2012, a close election could easily result in a winner who receives fewer votes ... again.

The Electoral College system, everybody!

Final Pre-Election Map

America's complex way of choosing a president confuses many voters. It's easy to see why:

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A three year old in the process of being potty-trained earned his mother a giant ticket from Piedmont, Calif., police ... for preparing to go to the bathroom in his own yard.

The toddler wasn't near the facilities, so he unzipped. That mistake will cost $2,500.

Toddler Ticketed For Public Urination

Before he could urinate, a Piedmont cop stopped him. Says mom Ashley Warden:

"Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside, I guess and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination."

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