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    "GMA" Tops NBC's "Today" by 846,000 Total Viewers and 150,000 Adults 25-54

    "GMA" Increases by Double-Digits in the Key Adult News Demo Year-to-Year While "Today" Declines by Double-Digits

    "GMA" Beats CBS "The Morning" Across All Target Demos By Triple-Digits and Outperforms CBS by Largest News Demo Margin in More Than 3 Months

    ABC News' "Good Morning America" was the No. 1 morning newscast in Total Viewers (5.435 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.986 million) for the week of June 10, 2013, according to Nielsen Media Research. "GMA" outdrew No. 2-ranked NBC's "Today" (4.589 million and 1.836 million, respectively) by +846,000 Total Viewers and by +150,000 Adults 25-54. Additionally, on Yahoo! reached 24.4 million users in May 2013. It is the No. 1 morning news website and beats by millions of users each month.

    "GMA" has ranked No. 1 in

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  • Today Chris Hadfield returns to Earth as the brave outgoing commander of the International Space Station. But he also returns as a rock star. Literally.

    On Sunday, the Canadian astronaut released a YouTube video of him performing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in space. In the video, which has been viewed over a half a million times in less than 24 hours, Hadfield hammed it up for the camera as he crooned about Major Tom, the intrepid, lonely and ultimately doomed space adventurer in the song. Hadfield stared wistfully out the window and strummed on an acoustic guitar aboard the space station.

    Hadfield tweeted about the video on Sunday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. EST. "With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here's Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World," Hadfield, who has been active on Twitter and YouTube while in outer space, tweeted out to his followers. The tweet, as of this writing, now has over 14,000 retweets.


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  • Free Pretzels for National Pretzel Day

    Craving a salty snack? In honor of National Pretzel Day, pretzel companies around the country are giving away pretzels to hungry customers.

    From locations in San Diego to Philadelphia, Snyder's of Hanover will be handing out samples of three flavors in their pretzel cart: honey mustard & onion, hot buffalo wing and bacon cheddar.

    Pretzelmaker is asking customers to tell a funny joke in order to get a free pretzel. If you can't think of a joke, just say "National Pretzel Day" and you'll still be able to get one for free at participating stores.

    Philly Pretzel Factory is giving away one free pretzel to customers today. You can set up a reminder on their website just in case you forget.

    Auntie Anne's at the Simon Mall in Edison, N.J., is offering $1 pretzels from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you aren't near New Jersey, the company offers coupons and discounts if you sign up for their pretzel perks program.

    Whether you get a

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  • An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris
    An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.

  • Sweden votes for minority left government, far right surges

    By Simon Johnson and Johan Sennero STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but faced challenges forming a strong coalition as he fell short of a parliamentary majority. The Nordic region's biggest economy and one of the few star performers in Europe now faces a weak minority government with a possible political impasse as the anti-immigrant far right emerged as the third biggest party to hold the balance of power. Lofven's Social Democrats and two other opposition parties, the Greens and Left, garnered 43.7 percent of the vote, against 39.3 percent for Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's coalition. Now Sweden has answered that we need a change." After all but two of 5,837 voting districts had been counted, the three centre-left parties - who have not as yet created a formal bloc - won 158 parliamentary seats, short of the 175 needed for a majority.

  • Pope breaks taboo by marrying couples who lived 'in sin'

    A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday. In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asked to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples.

  • Norman recovering from Florida chainsaw accident
    Norman recovering from Florida chainsaw accident

    Miami (AFP) - Golf great Greg Norman was recovering at home on Sunday after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw.

  • Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve
    Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

    Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the Japanese mobile market in June 2004 and has been been implanted in almost all phones sold in the country since. Ten years ago the charismatic Takeshi Natsuno, who was then multimedia services director of Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo, extolled the benefits of swapping cash for cell phones. FeliCa was conceived by Sony way back in 1989 and first used in the Hong Kong underground railway system in 1997 -- in a card known as Octopus -- inspiring cities around the world to use similar technology in their own contactless transport cards.

  • Horschel wins Tour Championship, $10 million bonus

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Billy Horschel took the limelight from world number one Rory McIlroy to win the biggest title of his career at the Tour Championship on Sunday, along with FedExCup honors and an eye-popping $10 million bonus. Tied for the lead overnight with Northern Irishman McIlroy in the PGA Tour's season-ending playoff event, American Horschel held his nerve to triumph by three shots, clinching his third career victory on the U.S. Helped by a clutch par-saving putt from 30 feet on the 16th hole, the in-form Horschel signed off with a two-under-par 68 on a damp day at East Lake Golf Club for an 11-under total of 269. "I'm on cloud nine, it's unbelievable," Horschel said after being presented with the Tour Championship and FedExCup trophies by PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.

  • Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive
    Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.

  • #GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums
    #GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums

    A women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

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