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Today in 10: Sept. 21, 2012

     

It's a world record for "Gangnam Style." Psy is psyched, we bet. Photo by Flickr user yonghokim.

PERSON

José Mujica, president of Uruguay, donates 90 percent of his salary every month, living on a little over $1000 a month.

QUOTE

"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”

- Ann Romney, addressing Republicans who have criticized her husband.

IMAGE

This photo, posted on Reddit, of thousands of iPhone 5s going through a FedEx facility.

NUMBER

2,141,758 - the number of likes Korean YouTube video sensation "Gangnam Style" has on YouTube, breaking the Guinness World Record for "Most Likes on YouTube." Yes, the number probably went up already. No, we don't really know what he's singing about, either. But in case you really, really need to watch it again, here it is.

HEADLINE

"Shell sues Greenpeace to stop Arctic protests" - in Bloomberg Businessweek

WORD

Prophet. Violent protests continue in the Middle East over the trailer for "Innocence of Muslims," which mocks the prophet Mohammed.

VIDEO

Comedian Sarah Silverman takes on the highly controversial voter ID laws. (And because it's Sarah Silverman, it's both raunchy and lefty. So skip it if it's not for you.)

TWEET

The space shuttle goes to Hollywood:

CONTROVERSY

South Korea fires "warning shots" at North Korean fishing boats. Of course it was over a border dispute. On the Yellow Sea, to be exact. This isn't the first time that this has happened with North Korean fishing boats, and South Korea says they won't hesitate to fire at an invading boat.

CAUSE

Autism. Did you know it's a political issue?

You can get involved at AutismVotes.org.

Bonus: NEWS YOU CAN USE

Are you addicted to food? The New York Times released this helpful quiz, addressing the obesity issue in the United States. Food addiction is similar to an alcohol or drug addiction, according to the Times.

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Lily Altavena

Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.

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