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Following the World Cup win by Japan in women's soccer, news was released that five North Korean girls had tested positive for performance enhancing steroids.  Of course they all denied it.  One of them even threw out her bronze medal in protest.  But not before bending it in half.

The Dali Lama, currently on a world tour, stopped in at the White House for a meeting with President Obama.  When reporters told Sarah Palin of the visit, she said, "I think have a sweater made out of that."

Health inspectors from the state of Nevada have been called in to investigate reports that Las Vegas's Aria Resort and Casino was experiencing an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease.  A similar outbreak was reported at the Lido, but it was French Foreign Legionnaire's Disease.

Charlie Sheen will now host a TBS series called "Anger Management."  In the first episode, he and guest Mel Gibson the throw furniture out the window, hack the set to pieces with machetes and sexually assault several female production assistants before Charlie announces that next week's guest will be Dr. Dru to explain it all.

Considered the most hated person in the world aside from Korea's Kim Jong Il , Casey Anthony decided to alter her appearance with plastic surgery.  But it looks like Casey's long nightmare will probably continue.  She had the surgeon try to duplicate Nancy Grace.

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