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-The Groupon Phenomenon
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason during the company's IPO last year: The daily deals site is still uncertain when it might start turning a profit.

Is Groupon primed for a comeback?

The struggling daily-deals site sees its share price soar after releasing a better-than-expected earnings report

-Lady Gaga
A made for TV biopic about Lady Gaga is in the works, even though its producers won't be able to depict her later performances or notorious costumes.

A Lady Gaga biopic: Too soon?

Lifetime is reportedly developing a made-for-TV movie based on the shock-pop superstar's inimitable life... even though she's only 25

-Planned Parenthood Under Fire
Teens are seeking out free birth control, counseling, and STD screening at a Planned Parenthood clinic on campus at a Los Angeles high school.

Should Planned Parenthood be allowed in schools?

The family planning organization opens a first-of-its-kind clinic at a Los Angeles high school, and anti-abortion activists are furious

-Hallucinogenic Drugs
Coffee addicts beware: That comforting cup of joe, when consumed in excess of five servings a day, may turn you into a hallucinating fool.

Coffee: The new hallucinogenic craze?

A new Australian study says that a serious coffee habit can make people see and hear imaginary things (involving Bing Crosby). Time to put down the java?

-The Hunger Games
Gary Ross on the set of "The Hunger Games": The director, credited for much of the movie's record-breaking success, is not signing on for the franchise's sequel.

The Hunger Games sequel loses its director: A major blow?

Fans of Gary Ross' blockbuster adaptation lament that the director won't be back for the franchise's second installment, Catching Fire

-Disaster in Japan
A bunny born without its signature floppy ears near Japan's troubled nuclear plant is causing a panic, even though experts say radiation exposure is not a factor.

Japan's earless rabbit: A radiation mutant?

A freakish bunny born near the leaking Fukishima Daiishi nuclear plant is prompting panic — but skeptics maintain it's all just an eerie coincidence

-The Paul Campaign
Ron Paul is seen on a television screen during a caucus night party for Nevada winner Mitt Romney: Paul finished in third place, behind Romney and Newt Gingrich.

Has Ron Paul's caucus strategy failed?

The Texan's hardcore fans were supposed to deliver for him in libertarian Nevada. They didn't, and some politicos argue that Paul's plan is fatally flawed

-Michele Bachmann
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) confused New Hampshire with Massachusetts during a fundraiser in the state that will hold 2012's first presidential primary.

Will Michele Bachmann's latest gaffe hurt her?

The Minnesota Republican claims New Hampshire was "the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord." Uh, doesn't she mean Massachussets?

-The Occupy Movement
New York police arrest a bloodied protester Tuesday: More than 50 people were reportedly apprehended for disorderly conduct during May Day demonstrations in cities across the country.

The ho-hum May Day protests: Is the Occupy movement dead?

It was the 99 percent's largest show of force since last fall, but the group is still struggling to recapture the national spotlight

-The Retirement Crisis
Only 22 percent of workers over age 55 have more than $250,000 saved up for their retirement.

Are 401(k)s a failed experiment?

As Baby Boomers approach retirement age, it's clear that most have not saved enough to live out their golden years in comfort

-Arizona's Immigration Law
President Obama's campaign may face back-to-back setbacks when the Supreme Court decides on ObamaCare and Arizona's immigration law this June.

Arizona's immigration law: A Supreme Court disaster for Obama?

The high court appears ready to uphold parts of a controversial law that the president opposes, which could be a major setback for his re-election campaign

-The Gingrich Campaign
Newt Gingrich will reportedly drop out of the GOP presidential race on May 1, after winning just two states: Georgia and South Carolina.

Gingrich unofficially concedes: Did he harm the party by waiting so long?

After vowing to fight to the convention, Newt reportedly decides to bow out and acknowledge that Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee

-The BP Oil Spill
Representatives from BP testify at a November 2010 hearing on the Gulf oil spill: BP is reportedly looking to resume drilling in the same area this summer.

Has Big Oil learned its lesson from the Gulf spill?

BP wants to resume drilling in the Gulf. Meanwhile, the operators of the Deepwater Horizon rig give its executives bonuses for the "best year for safety ever." Huh?

-The Santorum Campaign
Rick Santorum is pulling out all the stops to try and eke out an unlikely primary win in Wisconsin Tuesday, but the polls still predict another Mitt Romney victory.

Tuesday's Wisconsin primary: Rick Santorum's last chance?

The GOP presidential hopeful is on track to lose the race's last big Midwestern prize to an increasingly confident Mitt Romney. Game over?

-Rush Limbaugh
Mike Huckabee came from nowhere to beat Mitt Romney and John McCain in the GOP's Iowa caucuses in 2008. Now he's looking to mount a similar challenge to Rush Limbaugh.

Can Mike Huckabee topple Rush Limbaugh?

Limbaugh has apparently survived his Sandra-Fluke-alypse. But now he faces a new challenge: A competing radio show from a softer, gentler conservative

-News Corp. Hacking Scandal
A man wearing a Rupert Murdoch mask protests outside Britain's parliament on Tuesday: Some commentators believe News Corp. should force Murdoch to step down as CEO in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal.

Time for Rupert Murdoch to resign?

Rumors are flying that News Corp.'s board may try to move past a disastrous phone-hacking scandal by picking a new leader


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