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Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Haiti’s earthquake, the prime minister told CNN today.

The country was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday.   It seems all the hospitals in Port-au-Prince fell, so those injured are not able to get the medical attention they require.

Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti.

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people of walmartThe Internet is buzzing about a blog where people post pictures of overweight, unkempt Walmart shoppers.  The website, called “People of Walmart”, was a gag started by two 20-something brothers and their friend. The site is getting so much traffic, it crashed on Wednesday.

The photos featured on the blog are submitted by viewers all over the United States, showing out-of-shape people wearing tight clothes, bizarre hairstyles (like the mullet) and fashion crimes (like socks with sandals).

Once getting two or three photo submissions a day until last week, the site all of a sudden began receiving hundreds of e-mails.

But the blog isn’t popular with all audiences.  Some say the site mocks poor and rural customers of Walmart, reinforcing stereotypes.

To visit the site, click here.

Lindsey Baum, missing since June 26

Lindsey Baum, missing since June 26

Scott Baum, the father of recently missing Lindsey Baum, pleaded for his daughter’s safe return on Monday.  Baum is on leave from the Tennessee National Guard and may be deployed to Iraq.

“Please bring my daughter home. I’m fixing to deploy to Iraq and tomorrow is her birthday,” Baum said.

Lindsey disappeared on June 26, just blocks away from her home in McCleary, Wash.

Today is Lindsey’s 11th birthday.

“I would love nothing more than to see my daughter before I go,” said Baum. “Please bring my daughter home before I have to leave.”

Lindsey has brown hair and brown eyes, is 4’9” tall, 80 lbs., and was last seen wearing a light blue hooded pullover shirt and blue jeans.  If you have information regarding Lindsey, call the Grays Harbor Sheriff Office at 1-866-915-8299 or send an email to soadmin@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.


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