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Politician Almost Struck By Lightning As He Criticizes NJ Governor Chris Christie [VIDEO]

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney has been feuding with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the state's budget for some time. During their battle of words, Sweeney has called Christie a "punk" and a "bully," admitted he'd like to 'punch in the head," and then refused to apologize for these remarks.

But when Sweeney began to criticize Christie during a recent interview with a local Fox affiliate, something happened that may cause him to reconsider that apology.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty

The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.

An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the deadly rampage, wanted capital punishment taken off the table. It has not yet been decided whether an insanity defense will be used.

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Teacher Uses Angry Birds to Explain Projectile Motion to Students

With over 200 million downloads to mobile devices, Angry Birds is a full-fledged phenomenon. Now an Atlanta teacher has found a way to use it as an educational tool as well.

Since the birds are catapulted into the sky, John Burk, a ninth-grade physics teacher, felt it was a great way to teach students the laws of projectile motion.

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Researchers Say Eating Chips Can Produce a Marijuana-Like High

Remember the old Pringles slogan, "Once you pop, you can't stop"? Research now suggests it could be more true than we ever thought.

The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says US researchers found that foods high in fat trigger natural feel-good chemicals with effects similar to those found in marijuana. These chemicals, called endocannabinoids, produce a drug-like feeling that can lead to gorging on foods such as chips and fries.

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Casey Anthony Sentenced to Four Years in Jail For Lying to Investigators

Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail Thursday for lying to investigators in charge of the search for her daughter, Caylee. However, Anthony could be set free as early as late this month or in the beginning of August, since she's served almost three years in jail while awaiting trial with a record of good behavior.

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Billions Worth of Treasure Discovered in Indian Temple [VIDEO]

In a story that sounds like it came straight out of a Nicolas Cage movie, archaeologists have uncovered a treasure trove of of jewelry, coins and precious stones estimated to be worth $10 to $20 billion.

Parsed among five vaults in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the bounty represents centuries worth of gifts from the temple's devotees.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 5 – Huey Lewis, Edie Falco and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Huey Lewis
Age: 61
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: His band Huey Lewis and the News, which had a string of hits in the 1980s such as 'I Want a New Drug,' 'The Heart of Rock and Roll,' and 'The Power of Love'

Edie Falco
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her nuanced portrayal of mob wife Carmela Soprano on the HBO series 'The Sopranos,' her current role as the title character on 'Nurse Jackie,' and being the first actress ever to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama as well as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

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