Gabrielle Giffords: After being shot in the head a year ago, the Arizona Congresswoman has recovered enough to speak the Pledge of Allegiance, but will she run for reelection this year?
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If Time Is Money, Then Tolls Are Cheap: Once you factor in the cost of gasoline, taking the tolled 520 Bridge costs only $1.18 more than taking a longer, slower route on the untolled I-90 Bridge. And it's 30 minutes faster. Martin H. Duke at Seattle Transit Blog has the post.
GOP Does Obama's Dirty Work: A pro-Newt Gingrich PAC called Winning Our Future will run a 28-minute ad tearing down Mitt Romney for his role at Bain Capital, allegedly for looting companies, selling off assets, and firing workers while Romney prospered. If Romney's history in the private sector is truly his Achilles heel, then it's awfully nice of the GOP to spend millions whacking it early and often. In gayer Romney news, he says that a pink gay-pride flyer ostensibly from his office when he served as Massachusetts governor, which has been circulating online for the past several years, isn't really his.
Woman Rides Elevator to Her Death: Early Sunday morning in Chigaco:
McCoy apparently was bringing carryout food back to her place on the 12th floor of 3130 N. Lake Shore Dr., unaware of a fire raging in the hallway. When the elevator doors opened at her destination, she was hit with a superheated blast.
Too Much Snow... in Alaska: The town of Cordova issued a disaster proclamation after it had 18 feet of accumulation in the past few weeks. "Officials said at least three buildings have collapsed or partially collapsed and six homes are deemed severely stressed by heavy wet snow," reports the CSM.
True Fact: Full episodes of Antiques Roadshow now appear online, including this internet exclusive compilation of "Simply the Best" of the show's finds in the 14th season. (A note to our readers: This may or may not actually be news.)