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    Something tells us that this news won't make Clint Eastwood's day. We reported earlier on their separation, but now the final nail in Clint and his wife Dina 's marriage coffin has been hammered in, as Dina has officially filed for divorce. Dina had originally withdrew her separation papers that she had filed earlier this month, but that good development was just met with some bad and ugly news! Dina's looking for more than just a fistful of dollars in the settlement, too.
    It's back to business as usual for Kate Middleton . After baptizing her little boy Prince George yesterday at Chapel Royal in St. James' Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge returned to her royal duties by attending the 100 Women in Hedge Funds philanthropic initiatives event at the Kensington Palace State Apartments in London. The evening was held in aid of charity Action on Addiction in association with the 100WHF, both of which Kate is a patron, but the new mom made sure to mention yesterday's special festivities at the beginning of the night.
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Thursday that it intends to spend more than $70 million over five years to jump to the next level of brain implants, either by improving deep brain stimulation or developing new technology. Justin Sanchez, a Darpa program manager, said that for scientists right now, "there is no technology that can acquire signals that can tell them precisely what is going on with the brain."
    The White House refused to comment on whether the United States had snooped on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone communications and acknowledged on Thursday that claims of U.S. spying have created tensions with allies. She demanded clarification from Obama in a telephone conversation on Wednesday, telling him if such surveillance had taken place, it would represent a grave breach of trust. A German government spokesperson said Germany's foreign minister has also summoned the United States' ambassador, John B. Emerson, to discuss the issue.