Forget a suit. Newark Mayor Cory Booker should wear tights and a cape to work.

The politician is in the news today because he rescued a neighbor from her burning house last night, entering the residence against the advice of his security team, carrying the young woman through flames and suffering second-degree burns in the process.

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North Korea's much-heralded missile launch was a failure yesterday, but the White House still condemned what it felt was a provocative act by the rogue state.

North Korea said it wanted to launch a rocket to put a weather satellite into orbit, but it is widely viewed as a military operation and a dangerous one at that.

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It doesn't appear that President Obama's opinion of Kanye West has changed.

After Obama let it slip before an interview (below) with ABC's Nightline two years ago that he thought the rapper was a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor Swift's speech at the MTV VMAs, he offered up a further assessment of him this week.

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Ann Romney, the wife of likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and mother of five sons, is fighting a criticism that she “never worked a day in her life.”

“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys,” she wrote on Twitter, prompted by a Democratic strategist’s challenge of her knowledge about the economy.

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Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum suspended his White House bid on Tuesday, all but ceding the Republican presidential nomination to rival Mitt Romney.

"We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today," he said.

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