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Wed July 6, 2011
Strange News

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is A Hit On Google Plus

Google's latest attempt to compete with Facebook is its new social network called Google Plus. The launch party was by invitation-only but some how Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg got in. Now more than 40,000 follow Zuckerberg, making him the most-followed person on Google Plus.


Wed July 6, 2011
Strange News

Parent's Gamble On Baby Boy's Name

Parents have named their son As part of an ad campaign, the Internet casino paid $15,000 for the naming rights. But it's not even original. Other children and even a grownup share the same name.


Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEOS: Dust Storm Swallows Phoenix

"It went from day to night, just like that ... [and] it just wouldn't stop."

That's how 12 News meterologist Rob Carlmark describes what it was like in Phoenix Tuesday evening when a massive dust storm blew through the area. His video about what it was like to be caught in the storm's path is posted here.

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Wed July 6, 2011

Baseball Great Clemens Goes On Trial For Perjury

The trial of Roger Clemens, one of baseball's most dominating pitchers, begins Wednesday in Washington, D.C. He is charged with perjury and obstruction of Congress. In 2008, during testimony on Capitol Hill, Clemens denied ever using performance enhancing drugs.


Wed July 6, 2011

White House Study Explains Why GOP Targets EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has become a target of House Republicans and of GOP presidential hopefuls. They say its rules are job killers. A new White House report finds air pollution rules from the EPA cost far more than other government regulations. But they also result in far more benefits than other government mandates.