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The bull hits the fan on ‘Face the Nation’

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris didn’t think much of a question asked by Bob Schieffer of CBS News Sunday when the host of “Face the Nation” asked the often acerbic Morris, author of a new biography of Teddy Roosevelt, what he thought the former President wold think of today’s politics. “You keep asking these presentist questions Bob,” Morris replied. “As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in My Cousin Vinny, ‘that’s a bullshit question!’ because you cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what’s happening today.” Schieffer took the question in stride and moved on although
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It had to happen: Porn in 3-D

French porn producer Marc Dorcel, maker of such hardcore classics as “Citizen Shane” and “Casino — No Limit,” is bringing Europe a new dimension in erotic entertainment with the launch of a 3D video-on-demand service for porn videos. Dorcel claims the service will be Europe’s first on-demand 3D outlet for porn. The initial offering, available via French provider FREE, features more than 60 videos shot in 3D and full HD, according to Dorcel. More videos will be added weekly, grouped into categories such as “nurses,” “fetish,” “girls only” and “porno chic.” The videos are produced together with French tech group
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Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career’s second act. “Surely you can’t be serious,” an airline passenger says to Nielsen in “Airplane!” the 1980 hit that turned the actor from dramatic leading man to comic star. “I am serious,” Nielsen replies. “And don’t call me Shirley.” The line was probably his most famous — and a perfect distillation of his career. Nielsen, the dramatic lead in “Forbidden Planet” and “The Poseidon Adventure” and the bumbling detective Frank Drebin in “The Naked Gun”
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Here we go again: Another Minnesota recount

Minnesota hit the reset button Monday in another close election as workers began the tedious task of reviewing more than 2.1 million ballots in the governor’s race — one at a time and under the watchful gaze of volunteers and lawyers for Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. The recount follows on the heels of a 2008 standoff over a U.S. Senate seat for Minnesota that stretched into the following summer. All sides say they’re eager to button up this election sooner. But given the stakes, no one is taking the recount lightly. Dayton hopes the recount validates a
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