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Stephen Colbert Reacts to Mandate that Insurers Cover Birth Control [VIDEO]

Since the announcement by the US Department of Public Health that birth control will be fully covered by health plans beginning in January of 2013, Stephen Colbert has released his take on the plan.

Agree or disagree, it's a pretty funny clip, right after the jump.

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Paula Bronstein - Getty Images News
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Medical Pot Issue Still Undecided In Flint Township

,Flint Township will be without an ordinance for medical marijuana for a little while longer after a number of people raised concerns during public meetings.  The board also expressed concern about whether the law was legal or not, based on different interpretations and challenges around the state.

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Vote Walling Facebook Page
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Mayor Dayne Walling, Darryl Buchanan Face Off In November

It was election day yesterday so hopefully you made it to the polls. It looks like Mayor Dayne Walling and former City Administrator Darryl Buchanen will face off in the November election, with Walling winning by a two to one margin, according to the Flint Journal.

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Motorcycles Without A Helmet – Vote Coming Soon In Michigan.

The Michigan Senate will soon vote on a bill to allow cyclists who want to ride without a helmet, the freedom to do so. Under the bill in the senate the cyclists must be at least 21 years old for the "no helmet law" to be applicable. There are also other costs for the helmet-less rider.

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Guilty of Corruption! How Much Time Could Rod Blagojevich Serve Behind Bars?

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday of nearly all of the 20 charges of corruption that had been brought against him.

A jury found Blagojevich guilty of 17 out of the 20 charges brought against him. He was acquitted on one count of bribery and the jury was unable to reach verdicts on two counts of attempted extortion, CNN reported.

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One Scoop or Two, Mr. President? [VIDEO]

Can you imagine being in line to get ice cream at Feather N' Fin or Banana Boat, and in walks the President of the United States?

It happened about a week ago, in Alexandria VA.  I think I'd let him cut in line too!

Hit the jump to check out the video.

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Joe Raedle,Getty Images
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Al Gore Promoting Fewer Children To Curb Polution

Al Gore has certainly taken on his own agenda over the last several years, but I think he has kind of stepped in it this time.

When the world’s top global warming activist is talking about the size of population and how that contributes to the choices societies make, it might be worth taking note. Maybe, if you take anything Al says serious.

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Gov. Rick Snyder’s Daughter’s School Begs for Funding [VIDEO]

Governor Snyder's daughter attends a private school - Greenhills School, in Ann Arbor.  The annual tuition? $20,000.  However, that's apparently not enough.  The school has posted a video on YouTube appealing for funds.

Ironic, don't you think, when you consider the fact that Governor Snyder just signed legislation which will cut per-pupil funding for Michigan public school students by $370, bringing the yearly allowance down to $6,846.  That's quite the comparison.

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Joe Raedle / Andrew Burton, Getty Images
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Huma Abedin – Wife of Anthony Weiner is Pregnant

Talk about awkward timing: Just two days after Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted to engaging in salacious Internet relationships with at least six women over the last three years, sources for the NY Times are reporting that his wife, 35-year-old Huma Abedin, is in the early stages of pregnancy.

According to the report, the couple disclosed the news to close friends and family, though when they told them and how far along she is in her pregnancy remains to be seen.

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Paula Bronstein, Getty Images
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Welfare Recipients to be Drug Tested in Order to Receive Benefits

A new law in Florida, which goes into effect on July 1st, will require adults who apply for help from the Department of Children and Family Services to submit to drug testing.  In essence, the law says that assistance recipients have to be clean in order to begin or continue receiving benefits.

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This Day in History for June 8 – MLK Assassin Arrested and More

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

1861 – Tennessee became the 11th (and last) state to secede from the Union (More info)

1949 – George Orwell's '1984' is published (More in

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Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits to Twitter Photo Scandal, Will Not Resign [VIDEO]

A tearful Anthony Weiner held a press conference Monday afternoon in New York to address rumors that he had sent a revealing photo of himself to a young woman on his Twitter account.

The disgraced congressman, who previously told reporters that his Twitter had been hacked, admitted he had accidentally sent the photo, adding he was "deeply sorry" and that he takes "full responsibility" for his actions.

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