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Vatican Learns One Lesson

The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano recently praised The Beatles, saying that despite the past, the music is good, reports The Associated Press.

On the subject of John Lennon' s "Bigger than Jesus" statement, the L'Osservatore said it wasn't that scandalous, reports The Associated Press.

Ringo Star recalled that the Vatican had once claimed that The Beatles were satanic, reports CNN.

He also said that the Vatican should have more to talk about than The Beatles, reports CNN.

iPad Has Problems, Jobs Has Money.

Less than a week after the launch of the Apple iPad, consumers are reporting WiFiconnectivity problems, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

A troubleshooting guide has been created by Apple, reports the Christian Science Monitor. And those who have purchased an iPad are consulting Apple's discussion board hoping another consumer may have found solutions.

One early adopter, batzgam discovered that the dimmer switch affects the iPads ability to auto-connect, but there is still no solution for the inability for some to keep their iPad connected.

Apple sold 450,000 iPads for nearly $500 a piece since Saturday and is expected to release a newer iPad with 3G connectivity and WiFi later this month, reports CNN.

Today Apple unveiled iAd, which will allow for advertising within the apps that are provided on iPhones and iPads, reports Reuters.

Natalie Randolph Knows Football

Coolidge High of Washington welcomed a new head coach on Friday, reports The Star Tribune.

Natalie Randolph is one of two females to head coach in America, The Washington Post reports that Debbie Vance of New York has been a head coach for two years.

Randolph is a science teacher and has played football for the D.C. Divas, a team of the Independent Women's Professional League, reports The Star Tribune.

March 12, 2010 was declared "Natalie Randolph Day" by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, The Washington Post reports.

A Taste of Freedom in Washington D.C.

More than 140 couples applied for marriage licenses Wednesday in Washington D.C. where same-sex marriage has become legal, reports The New York Times.
Same-sex marriage was approved on Dec. 15 by the D.C. Council and then signed into a law by Mayor Adrian Fenty, reports the Washington Post.

Efforts to block the legalization of same-sex marriage by Bishop Harry Jackson were not successful reports the Washington Post.

Couples waiting in line Wednesday were aware that their freedom could be cut short reports The Washington Post.

Move Over Farmville, Here Comes Chatroulette.

The newest phenomenon to hit the internet is Chatroulette created by 17-year-old Andrey Ternovskiy, reports The New York Times.

Chatroulette involves video chatting with random strangers and simply clicking next will present a new random stranger, reports New York Magazine.

The site is growing fast with as many as 50,000 users at one time, reports The New York Times.

Chatroulette is no place for children due to the likelihood of the random strangers being randomly naked, reports The New York Times.

Ternovskiy tells The Times that those who expose themselves are "not very nice guys" and he has not yet added features to Chatroulette because he is not sure what it is yet.

A video explaining Chatroulette can be seen here

Conan on the Road

Conan O'Brian could return to the public eye before September 1

His deal with NBC does not allow him to appear on television prior to September but The New York Times reports that there is talk of O'Brien appearing live at multiple venues.

A source told The New York Post that "There's nothing to stop him doing his show in front of an audience at venues like Radio City"

New York Post also reports that even though there is not yet negotiations with Fox, O'Brien is "keen" to the idea of joining the network.

Unfavorable but Captivating

Sarah Palin's popularity is not cohesive with the media's coverage of her reports The Pioneer Press.

In a recent ABC poll, 55 percent of Americans had an unfavorable view of Palin, and 71 percent thought she was unqualified to be president. Amongst republicans 52 percent do not find Palin to be qualified to be president.

Despite her low ratings the media has extensively covered Palin and the coverage often receives high ratings reported Pioneer Press.

Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, John Thune, Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels are republicans that operatives have rated in front of Palin for landing a spot on the republican ticket reports The Pioneer Press.

Microsoft Philanthropist Gives Big

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Friday that they will donate $10 billion in an effort to vaccinate children of impoverished nations.

Huffington Post reports that the foundation asks governments and other business's to join the effort to "improve millions of lives"

Times Online reports that this is the largest donation to be made by the foundation and will go toward vaccine research and disbursement over the next ten years.

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