Top of the List: Presidential debate and people paid to eat KFC
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The top 5 stories making the top of our list for October 3 include:
DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA: In just a couple of hours, the first of three debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney will kick off in Denver. On Wednesday night, the topics are domestic policy, including the economy and jobs. PBS's Jim Lehrer will be moderating.
As you watch, keep an eye on their body language. An expert with NYU's movement lab analyzed both candidate's gestures, and determined the President is controlled while Romney is more free flowing.
Read more about what the expert said about the candidate’s body language at this link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/02/us/politics/what-romney-and-obamas-body-language-says-to-voters.html?hp
DIVA DEBATE: From political debates to diva debates. TMZ got exclusive video of “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj unleashing her pink fury on fellow judge Mariah Carey. It’s hard to hear what she’s saying between all the bleeps, but she reportedly threatened to knock Mariah Carey out.
Idol producers had no comment, but they did shut down auditions for the day.
ANCHOR WOMAN UNPLUGGED: A Wisconsin news anchor confronted an internet critic live on the air for suggesting she's a bad role model -- because she's overweight. In a 4 minute commentary, Jennifer Livingston labeled the email critique cruel.
The story went viral when her husband, a fellow anchor at her station, posted it on his Facebook page. The mother of three acknowledged on “Good Morning America” that she is overweight, but says it shouldn't make her a target.
Below is Jennifer's message to her bully:
PAID TO EAT: Researchers at Washington University are paying people around $3,000 to chow down on KFC, Taco Bell and Burger king. Their goal is to figure out why some weight-gainers develop diabetes and high blood pressure.
Sound like a dream job?
“For two weeks it was alright but then I started feeling awful. I couldn't hardly breathe anymore,” said one of the human guinea pigs.
On average, the people packed on about 15 pounds over 8 weeks. The study then paid them to shed the extra pounds.
EARTH: There are brand new, stunning images of Earth at night through the eyes of an astronaut. The images show the beauty of the deep blue planet's nightscapes from his spot in the international space station.
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