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Japan PM Abe hops and flips in voter-wooing game app

TOKYO (Reuters) - It's a bird, it's a plane ... It's a cartoon version of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, hopping and somersaulting his way through the sky in a smartphone game app his party hopes will lure young voters ahead of a July 21 election. Full story

Nanny cam shows intruder beating NJ woman near kid

A hulking robber forced his way into a home and attacked a woman watching cartoons with her 3-year-old daughter, punching and kicking her in a series of assaults recorded by a home surveillance camera before throwing her down the basement stairs and nonchalantly walking out the front door, police sa Full story

Intelligence chief: Leaks are 'gut-wrenching'

  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told NBC's Andrea Mitchell that the idea officials are "trolling" through citizens' emails is "absurd," and warned that adversaries will learn to circumvent newly leaked counterterrorism tactics.

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A new book explains why political cartoons scared Hitler

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'G.I. Joe' fights off cartoon cavemen to win box office

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is a live-action cartoon

The Dominance of 'Angry Birds': From Startup to Animated Series

Angry Birds cartoons head for TV screens

Murdoch apologizes for "offensive" Netanyahu cartoon

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  Controversy over cross-dressing cartoon character

GLAAD spokesperson Jenny Boylan talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the controversy surrounding a new cartoon with a cross-dressing superhero.

  Politically controversial cartoons

Author Victor Navasky discusses his favorite political cartoons and the controversy that came with their publishing.

  TODAY Anchors’ ‘iMade Face’ cartoon portraits

A new free app “iMade Face” lets you create cartoon portraits using a basic template and choosing from facial features, hair options, face shapes and more and the TODAY anchors get a preview of their cartoon selves. They also discuss Michelle Obama’s bangs, which she’s dubbing her “midlife crisis,”

  FOX finding liberal conspiracies in math books

The folks over at FOX have been complaining for months that there is a liberal agenda in various cartoons and Muppet movies. Now their complaining about problems in a math book. Rev. Al Sharpton explains.

  I'll take 'Scenes from my adolescence I'd like to do over' for $600, Alex

Rachel Maddow introduces viewers to the "Insomnia Jeopardy" cartoon from the New Yorker in teasing ahead to an upcoming segment.

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