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Featured Bet

Duration 10 years 02008-02017

Warren Buffett

STAKES $1,000,000

will go to Girls Incorporated of Omaha if Buffett wins,
or Friends of Absolute Return for Kids, Inc if Protege Partners, LLC wins.

Featured Prediction

Duration 57 years 02003-02060

Kevin Kelly