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MANTI TE’O SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK:
Last night, Manti Te’o was drafted during the 2nd round of the N-F-L Draft to the San Diego Chargers, just seven months after he found himself in the middle of a hoax involving fake girlfriend and her “death.” The Chargers’ General Manager, Tom Telesco, doesn’t seem to care about Te’o's past scandal saying, ” All that stuff…not a concern to us… we’re just really really excited to get him here.”
FACEBOOK COO MAKES LARGE EARNINGS:
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Executive and a director at The Walt Disney Company which owns ABC News, is racking in major cash. She earned a whopping $845 million in 2012, mostly in Facebook stock. Sandberg, coined the term ”Lean In”, encouraging women to take charge of their careers in her book, ‘Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.’ However, her earnings are just pocket changed when compared to her boss Mark Zuckerberg, who is cashing in stock options for a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year. To give you some perspective, that is as much as the total corporate profits last year for Verizon.
GRAY WOLVES POPULATION ON THE RAISE:
Federal authorities are moving gray wolves off of the federal list of endangered species after being included for nearly 20 years. There is now an estimated 5,000 gray wolves in the lower 48-states, after nearly being hunted into near extinction.