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Bane Creator Challenges Rush Limbaugh's Theory (GalleyCat)
Comic book writer Chuck Dixon, whose resume includes co-creating the Batman villain Bane (as well as a whole slew of other characters), refuted conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's conspiracy theory that Bane represents Mitt Romney. Dixon told "The idea that there's some kind of liberal agenda behind the use of Bane in the new movie is silly."

Trayvon Martin's Parents Respond To George Zimmerman Interview on Fox News, CBS (TVNewser)
Last night Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity had the first interview with George Zimmerman, the man who shot teenager Trayvon Martin earlier this year. Martin's parents responded to that interview by appearing on "Fox & Friends" and "CBS This Morning" today. One subject that came up in both conversations: Zimmerman's claim that what happened that night was part of "God's plan."

Face Blurring: When Footage Requires Anonymity (YouTube)
As citizens continue to play a critical role in supplying news and human rights footage from around the world, YouTube is committed to creating even better tools to help them. According to the international human rights organization WITNESS' Cameras Everywhere report, "No video-sharing site or hardware manufacturer currently offers users the option to blur faces or protect identity." YouTube is excited to be among the first. SocialTimes Now, when you upload footage that requires anonymity you can blur out all the faces in the video in one click. We decided to put the face blurring feature to the test... on cats and dogs. And guess what? It worked. Well, some of the time.

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