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As part of the relay before the Olympics, the unlit torch will launch into space on November 6 with the new crew members for Expedition 38. It will return to Earth on November 10 with the Expedition 36 crew. The torch will be used in the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia next February. More info: http://1.usa.gov/1dimZfJ Photo via: NASA

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UN passes new resolution on women's role in peace processes

A new UN resolution to reiterate the importance of women's involvement in conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building has been passed by the security council.<p>Resolution 2122, unanimously adopted on Friday, puts in place a roadmap for "a more systematic approach to the implementation of …

Holiday present: $3.15 a gallon gas by Christmas

Xmas gas prices expected to average $3.15 a gallon, lowest since 2010<p>Gasoline prices are likely to continue sliding for the rest of the year and could fall to an average $3.15 a gallon nationwide by Christmas, the lowest national holiday season average since 2010.<p>That's about 20 cents a gallon …

Nevada School Shooting 'Hero' Teacher Was Former Marine

A middle school math teacher was shot dead today while shielding students from a boy with a gun in a Nevada middle school.<p>Two students were shot and …

Odds Are Matthew Bomer Will Play Christian Grey

Bomerettes, keep those fingers crossed.<p>Bomerettes, be still your hearts: There's a good chance that your beloved Matthew Bomer will step in to play Christian Grey.<p>After Charlie Hunnam's recent announcement that he was giving up the lead role in <i>Fifty Shades of Grey,</i>London-based betting company …

11 Things You Must Know Before You Meet Your Boyfriend's Parents

Meeting the parents? You're going to be totally fine! <i>If</i> you go in prepared. Here are the things you need to know when you walk in the house:<p><b>1. Their political affiliation</b><p>Regardless, you should probably avoid the topic, but it's good to know whether you're in the same basic camp or not.<p><b>2. Any taboo</b> …

5 Reasons to Have Emergency Cake in Your Freezer

<i>All this week, our friends Allison and Matt from Robicelli's will be sharing recipes from their cookbook Robicell's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes, hosting a Twitter chat, answering our questions, and giving away a book every day.</i><p><i>Today: More reasons to make an entire batch of cupcakes.</i><p>Here are five …

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Couple Allegedly Sells Daughter to Buy iPhone

Shanghai prosecutors are reportedly building a case against a couple accused of selling their baby daughter online for money to purchase an iPhone …

Peru's air force reinstates UFO department

Peru's air force has said it is reviving a department to research anomalous aerial phenomena - in other words, UFO sightings<p>For people "who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise or concern, know that there is an institution that will study and research your information," …