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National 9/11 Flag Touring the United States

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, one of the largest American flags damaged during the attacks continued to fly above the resulting wreckage during the clean-up efforts.

Seven years later, that flag, dubbed the National 9/11 Flag, was sewn back together by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, and has also been stitched by World War II veterans, survivors of the Ft. Hood, Texas rampage, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s family.

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Soulja Boy Apologizes for Offending US Troops in Song ‘Let’s Be Real’

After rapper Soulja Boy uttered the lyric “f*** the troops” in his song, ‘Let’s Be Real,’ the outcry was so great that various Army personnel and veterans created a petition seeking to ban Soulja Boy’s music and memorabilia from Army and Air Force bases across the US.

Now, the 21-year-old star has issued a mea culpa to soldiers and their families via the website Global Grind.

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Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Sets iTunes Sales Record with 300,000 Downloads

Just last month, Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s collaboration, ‘Watch the Throne,’ set an iTunes record by selling 290,000 units in the first week after its release.

But since records are made to be broken, that’s exactly what Lil Wayne did. His ‘Tha Carter IV’ album was downloaded 300,000 times in just four days, setting an impressively high standard — especially since it was not sold exclusively through iTunes, like ‘Watch the Throne’ was.

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This Day in History for September 6 – Ripken Breaks Record and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, returns to Spain, thus becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe (More info)

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York (More info)

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This Day in History for September 3 – Frederick Douglass Escapes and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1777 – During the American Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, the flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time (More info)

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery (More info)

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Taiwanese Animators Take on the Beyonce Baby News [VIDEO]

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese animation company famous for such gems as the re-enactment of the Tiger Woods car crash and the bizarre recap of Steve Jobs’ career, has found its next subject: Beyonce and Jay-Z’s unborn baby.

The awesomely hilarious clip shows Beyonce‘s reveal of the pregnancy at the VMAs and envisions the impending birth in a manger, with gossip purveyor TMZ serving as one of the Three Wise Men and Kanye West declaring it “the best pregnancy of all time.”

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Lil Wayne’s ‘How to Love’ Video Tells a Touching Tale of Perseverance [VIDEO]

The video for Lil Wayne‘s hit single, ‘How to Love,’ from his upcoming LP ‘Tha Carter IV,’ has dropped, and it’s a dramatic departure from the rapper’s past efforts.

In the clip for the acoustic-driven ballad, his usual gangsta talk and boastful rhymes are replaced with the touching story of a single mother whose messy childhood results in a life of prostitution and drug addiction — as well as an eventual infection with HIV.

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This Day in History for August 30 – Thurgood Marshall Confirmed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

30 BC – Cleopatra commits suicide (More info)

1963 – The “hotline” between the leaders of the US and the Soviet Union goes into operation (More info)

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Michele Bachmann Asks Crowd ‘Who Likes White People?’ [VIDEO]

If there were a list of commandments for politicians, we’re guessing “thou shalt not say things that sound racist when taken out of context” would be somewhere near the top.

But GOP presidential candidate and Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann apparently missed the memo, because after the group White People Funk Band — itself a regrettable name — played at one of her campaign rallies, she took the stage and asked the crowd, “Who likes White People?!”

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Beyonce’s Pregnancy Delays Remake of ‘A Star Is Born’

In an adorable moment on Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, singer Beyonce showed off her brand new baby bump, revealing to the world for the first time that she and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child.

While the couple is clearly elated about it, the impending arrival does mean the pop diva will have to reschedule some prior career commitments.

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