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Tighten it Up | Lauer Power | Fancy Man

APPNewser: Here’s a pretty cool app called “Hemingway that — you guessed it — will tell you if your sentences are too long. Long live brevity.

TVNewser: For the third night in a row, Matt Lauer will be hosting Olympics coverage instead of Bob Costas. Long live pink eye?

FishbowlDC: Rand Paul uses a leopard print case on his iPhone. Long live sass.

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