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Paris Hilton

Good morning!  Here are the 5 things you need to know as you begin your day.

The U.S. gives the most aid to the countries that hate us the most.  Most people are the most generous with their closest friends. But that’s not how the U.S. government operates. In fact, if you’re a foreign government and want more money from the United States, you might want to start encouraging your people to hate the United States a bit more. (Vocativ)

Couple finds $10M in their backyard.  A California couple  spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million. (ABC News)

Asiana Airlines was fined for failing to assist its passengers after crash. Asiana Airlines has been fined $500,000 for failing to assist passengers and their families following last year’s crash in San Francisco, federal transportation officials announced Tuesday, noting that it took up to five days for the airline to contact family members of those onboard and to provide other services required by federal law. (Los Angeles Times)

Every state’s favorite band on a U.S. map.  (Music Machinery)

Obesity rate for young children is down 43% in a decade.  Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a stunning 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade. (The New York Times)


Aside from Kim Kardashian, there’s no one more famous for being famous than Paris Hilton.  The socialite and hotel heiress recently celebrated a bicoastal birthday.  Paris started the party in Los Angeles last weekend and moved the party to Miami shortly after.

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