case closed: Bieber's baby mama drops her lawsuit, Bradley Cooper is named sexiest man alive and Latinos take over Kansas

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case closed: Bieber's baby mama drops her lawsuit, Bradley Cooper is named sexiest man alive and Latinos take over Kansas

  • (Christian Augustin/Getty) Mariah Yeater, the 20-year-old woman who filed a paternity suit against Justin Bieber, has dropped her suit with the hopes of settling with Bieber out of court.
  • Latinos changing the face of the Great Plains, which includes states like Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa. Hundreds of small towns that were nearing extinction have experienced huge Hispanic growth (74-100 percent) and a general decline in their white populations in the last ten years.
  • People magazine has named actor Bradley Cooper the "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2011, following other celebs like George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt.
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  • The Secret Service found two bullets, a round of ammunition and an AK-47 just outside the White House on Tuesday. One bullet hit a window but was stopped by ballistic glass and witnesses report hearing gunfire on Friday and police arrested Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, who is believed to be connected to the incident, on Wednesday.
  • (Kevin Winter/Getty) Calle 13 are performing in El Salvador for rice and beans: the Latin Grammy award-winning duo are asking fans to donate beans, rice and other food for flood victims in lieu of paying for their tickets.
  • (Vallery Jean/Getty) "I think I weighed about 450, 460 at my heaviest. I always took pride in being fat. That's why my name is Fat Joe. And I always represented for the big people. But I realized at a certain point all my big people were dying." Rapper Fat Joe on losing over 100 pounds.
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  • (Matthew Simmons/Getty) One of the last Wizard of Oz munchkins has died at 93. Karl Slover, who was 4-foot-5, played the lead trumpeter of Munchkinland in the 1939 film.
  • Starbucks has been steadily closing its bathrooms in New York and may do the same in other locations. The company’s own employees are having to wait in line when they take a bathroom break. “Starbucks cannot be the public bathroom in the city anymore,” said a source familiar with the company’s New York plans.
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