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Litvinenko
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Mysteriously Poisoned Spy Dies, Mysteriously

Alexander V. Litvinenko is dead after suffering an extensive illness he believed was caused by poisoning.  A former KGB agent, Litvinenko had become critical of the Russian government. He began feeling ill after meeting in London with two Russians and an Italian security specialist.

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Iraq carnage
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Thanksgiving Massacre in Baghdad Kills 161

A series of coordinated car bombings and mortar attacks in Baghdad’s Sadr City killed at least 157 161 people and injured 257 (source: AP).  Shiite militia members responded to the attacks with their own mortar barrage on the holiest Sunni shrine in Baghdad, making this one of the most violent days in Iraq since the U.S. invasion.

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JFK
dhm.de

Eclectic Crowd Marks JFK Anniversary

About 300 people made their way to Dallas’ Dealey Plaza on Wednesday to observe the 43rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  The mix of people included everyone from amateur historians to Elvis impersonators.

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K Street
svt.se

K Street Hysteria

The power shift in Washington has sent lobbying firms scrambling to snap up Democrats, and left some interest groups—the pharmaceutical industry, for instance—wondering who their friends are.  On the other hand, Melinda Pierce, who lobbies for the Sierra Club, couldn’t be happier.

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Hastert
cnn.com

Hastert Steps Down, but Not Out

The man who held the post of speaker longer than any Republican in history is now but one of a multitude, serving out his last days in the Congress he helped to lose.  Denny Hastert’s refusal to retire makes him a historical oddity, since House speakers typically end their reigns by either resigning or dying.

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Cheney
usnews.com

Where Is Dick Cheney?

Iraqi state TV has reported that the vice president is in Iraq for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with the troops, but the U.S. embassy and the Pentagon deny the claim.

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EU Rules Financial Spying Program Illegal

A European Union oversight committee has concluded that the data sharing program between the U.S. and a European financial consortium broke the law by violating the civil liberties of European citizens.  The decision may prompt the EU’s ruling body to sue Belgium for allowing the program to continue.

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Drug War Claims Life of 92-Year-Old Woman

Confused and panicked by plainclothes police officers attempting to serve a warrant, the elderly woman shot three police officers before being killed herself. A new Cato Institute report estimates that 40,000 such paramilitary-style raids take place each year—courtesy of America’s criminally wrongheaded approach to drug control.

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Marines
rsu.edu

Marine General Calls for Larger Force

The new Marine commandant has said the corps must have more members to meet its requirement in Iraq, or it is likely to suffer long-term consequences.  While the Army has routinely extended deployments for its troops in Iraq, the Marines have limited the practice in an attempt to give members more time at home than at war.

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Eric Keroack
From abstinence.net

The Family Un-Planner

Slate calls Bush’s new family planning chief, Dr. Eric Keroack, a “crazy” choice for the job. And reading Slate’s profile, it’s clear that Bush’s selection is akin to making Jack Abramoff head of an ethics reform panel.

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