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Battle over Senate seats; is pub corn a good idea?

Controversy over Senate seats is brewing. Two seats are still vacant: one from Illinois and one from Minnesota.

Roland Burris was appointed by the scandal-plagued governor of Illinois to serve the remainder of Barack Obama's term. Burris was turned away from Capitol Hill yesterday, but senate leaders may be softening to him.

Burris has a meeting with majority leader Harry Reid today, and the California senator says even if Gov. Blagojevich is under investigation he can still appoint someone to Congress.

Also, Minnesota incumbent Republican Norm Coleman plans to sue over Al Franken's win.

But state and party leaders say Coleman should concede the election.

So, we want your thoughts. Should Burris be sworn in? And, should Coleman take election results to court?

Is the fighting good or bad for Congress?

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A student in Missouri has come up with a new snack that's probably going to appeal to partygoers.

Cary Silverman came up with the idea when he saw college students sneaking alcohol into a movie theater to drink with their popcorn.

That incident inspired him to create "pub corn," which is is alcohol-flavored popcorn. Now he's got a couple of different flavors, like Pina Colada and beer.

But would you want to try it? Is flavoring a snack with alcohol a way to introduce underage kids to drinking?

Or, is this a great snack idea?

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