Reading While Eating for January 19: Doomed Devils and Not-So-Starving Artists

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A man from the cattle herding Mundari tribe holds his son in a settlement in Southern Sudan, January 19, 2011.

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Your mid-week round-up includes Facebook faux pas and state dinners. Happy Wednesday!

Tasmanian Devils…Doomed?: An infectious facial cancer has killed off an estimated 90 percent of Tasmanian Devils since it was first observed in 1996. Only 2,000 of the real life Looney Tunes are thought to remain living. (Scientific American)

Mass Animal Deaths Continue: What does the death of 200 cows mean for the end of the world? (NewsFeed)

Mom Can See Right Through You: What happens when you leave your Facebook logged in on your friend’s computer? Most likely, self-declaration of profanities. Here’s what happens when mom gets your unlocked account. (Daily What)

Bad Bunny: What does it take to be booted from Bible Belt Mississippi State’s cheer squad? Some racey photos in Playboy under a false alias may have freshman cheerleader Taylor Corley returning her pom-poms. (SportsGrid)

Former Idol Finds Home: After a string of tweets left fans worried that beloved American Idol castoff Alex Lambert was “living on the streets of L.A.,” the former contestant has clarified that he, in fact, has a roof over his head. (MTV)

Honoring the Masters: Today’s “Google Doodle” celebrates French artist Paul Cezanne’s 172nd birthday.  Leave it to Google to get people tweeting about late painters. (Huffington Post)

Steve Jobs Sick Leave: Apple’s CEO has announced he’s taking a leave of absence to look after his health. How will it affect Apple? (NewsFeed)

Breaking Bread with the Prez: The Obamas will host China’s President Hu Jintao at the White House tonight. See the Top 10 Memorable State Dinner Moments and how Chinese Ads Take Over Times Square.

Remembering Shriver: JFK’s brother-in-law and first director of the Peace Corp Sargent Shriver passed away Tuesday following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. See the images of his life volunteering and politicking. (LIFE)

Must See: This motorcycle vs. car drift battle is taking YouTube by storm. You’ll have to watch to see who wins.