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The new rules allow the Department of Homeland Security to allocate 60 percent of anti-terror funds based on risk factors - rather than using a previous population-based formula that aided smaller states - and he predicted that could tip the scales in the Golden State's favor.
An annual town decorating contest involves two towns in competition until a strange arrives to tip the scales in a whimsical picture-book story.
However, when the team used another model, which they claim is less applicable, they found that the body could tip the scales at a weight up to 42 times that of Jupiter.