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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 11/06/13

Dan Rather, who helped organize CBS-TV's plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on November 22, 1963 -- and served as a key component of assassination coverage -- will not be a part of CBS News' 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination.

Drew Barrymore is expecting child number two.

76% of commuters heading into work each day are by themselves.

Yes, that really was Pamela Anderson running all 26.2 miles in the New York City marathon. She finished in five hours and 41 minutes.

Katy Perry has bumped Justin Bieber as the most popular tweeter on Twitter.

Speaking of the Biebs, he was photographed in Brazil, leaving a brothel and walked off a stage, after being hit with a throw bottle.

For the record, "The Walking Dead" has beaten Sunday Night Football in the 18-49 demo for the second week in a row.

India continues its own space, launching a spacecraft yesterday that it heading to explore Mars.

K-Mart will be open from 6am Thanksgiving morning until 11pm on Black Friday. 41 straight hours.

"Breaking Bad" director Michelle MacLaren is being brought in to direct the season finale of "The Walking Dead."

A lot of weddings are planned for next Tuesday, because of the date: 11-12-13. Just sayin'...

Brant Daugherty was the celeb kicked off "Dancing with the Stars" this week.

Michelle Pfeiffer says that in her early days in Hollywood, she found herself trapped in a cult of "breatharians" -- people who believed it was possible to live without food or water and just air. Her first husband, Peter Horton, helped get her out.

A company in the U.K. has developed an ice cream that actually glows in the dark. But not cheap -- as in $220 a scoop.

Did you know Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus' godmother? She's saying, "Back off and let the girl be herself!"

8% of Americans now get their news on Twitter.

Jennifer Morrison and Sebastian Stan found each other on "Once Upon a Time"... while she played Emma and he was The Mad Hatter. But now, the off-screen couple have gone their separate ways.

Tree-hugging shop-a-holics rejoice: now you can stop buying that huge Sunday newspaper just for the weekly circulars. Flipp is a free app  that aggregates all the weekly shopping circulars for your area. Just enter your ZIP code and it'll find all your local stores. Looking for something specific, like a sale on Levi's? Do a search and every related circular ad comes up.

A scientist in Transylvania has come up with a new artificial blood. [Apparently, Dracula was looking for something a little less filling.]

CHOCOLATE: THE NEXT WEIGHT LOSS TOOL? _ Another reason to treat yourself to a piece of chocolate: A new study (published in the journal Nutrition) found that European kids who ate more chocolate also had a lower body mass index. So, more chocolate doesn't necessarily mean more fat. Scientists examined the chocolate intake of 1,458 kids age 12½ to 17½ and found those who had more chocolate (1½ ounces a day versus less than a quarter of an ounce) actually had lower BMIs, regardless of sex, age, and other diet factors.

DID YOUR HUBBY OR BOYFRIEND CHEAT? _ Did your hubby or boyfriend cheat? Here's a way to go after the home wrecker. ShesAHomewrecker.com encourages burned wives to publicly shame the women who lured their husbands into their love den. So far there are 500 'mistresses' listed on the site including name, location and picture. One woman wrote that her perfect marriage was ruined after her husband joined a gym and met another woman.

A new survey found the top five times when women feel MOST BEAUTIFUL:  On their wedding day . . . on vacation . . . while they're pregnant . . . right after sex . . . and for some reason, at WORK.

On Sunday night, a 21-year-old man from Alabama was in his ex-girlfriend's car, and they were ARGUING.  Eventually he couldn't take it anymore, and JUMPED OUT . . . while the car was still moving.  But his ex was driving about 35 miles per hour at the time, so he suffered severe head injuries.  There's no word on his condition.

An undercover cop in Tempe had to resign after she and the drug dealer she was supposed to investigate started DATING.

A woman in Southern California . . . who happens to be a TOMAHAWK-throwing champion . . . used one of her hatchets to chase away a burglar. 

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