And let the begging begin: Oregon's governor is urging Obama to spend some dough on the state's university campuses.
Meanwhile, it's your turn for a bailout! Kinda.
The Minnesota Senate race recount continues, and Al Franken has gained 46 votes. That doesn't count the thousands both campaigns have challenged.
What's up with the California Supreme Court Justice who last week was the only one who declined to hear a challenge to Prop 8?
A 13-year-old Florida student was arrested for farting in class.
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