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4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
Business

Thinking Big: Qatar Goes For Largest Monopoly Game

The tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar is hoping to go where others haven't gone before. This coming weekend, officials at the Doha Trade Fair are organizing an attempt to build the world's largest Monopoly game. The board will be well over 1,500 square feet.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
U.S.

Obama Visits Joplin, Mo.

President Obama visited Joplin, Mo., on Sunday as the town begins cleaning up after an F5 tornado killed more than 135 people and counting. The president toured the flattened ruin before attending a memorial in Joplin.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
Politics

Obama Expected To Tap New Joint Chiefs Head

President Obama is expected to nominate a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is expected to be the president's pick. If confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Admiral Mike Mullen.

8:13pm

Sun May 29, 2011
The Record

Lady Gaga Sells Latest Album Everywhere, And For Cheap

Lady Gaga performs in Carlisle, England in May 2011.
Dave Hogan Getty Images

When Lady Gaga's Born This Way was released last Monday, online retailer Amazon made a move to boost its sales of the album by offering the whole thing in MP3 form for only 99 cents. So many people bought the album that Amazon's servers had trouble fulfilling all orders. To make it right, Amazon offered the sale price again, on Thursday.

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11:11am

Fri May 27, 2011
Outdoor recreation

Summer Recreation Season Begins in National Forests

Mummy Range, Rocky Mountain National Park
by Mark Jarvis Flickr/Creative Commons

Thousands are expected to kick off summer season in the Rocky Mountains this Memorial Day weekend.  And the U.S. Forest Service wants visitors to be aware of potential dangers.

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