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Iran Pledges Help to Iraq

Iraq’s president met with his Iranian counterpart on Monday, asking for assistance with his nation’s growing security crisis.  Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responded warmly: “Definitely, the Iranian government and nation will stand next to its brother Iraq and will do every help it can to strengthen security in Iraq.”

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Court Rejects Religious Vouchers Case

The Supreme Court refused to hear the arguments of a conservative religious group that wants to use public funds to send students to religious schools.

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    CIA Uses Humor to Recruit

    The Central Intelligence Agency is using a tongue-in-cheek personality test to attract applicants. “You don’t have to know karate or look good in a tuxedo to work at the CIA,” the personality quiz says.

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    High Court to Hear Global Warming Case

    From the AP: “The Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a case that could determine whether the Bush administration must change course in how it deals with the threat of global warming.”

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    NBC News: Iraq Is in ‘Civil War’

    Matt Lauer announced today that NBC News has decided to characterize the situation in Iraq as “a civil war.”

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    nytimes.com

    Yuppies Finally Catch a Break

    Now that baby boomers are starting to retire, young college-educated professionals are in hot demand.  So cities like Memphis, Atlanta and Portland are fighting a war of hipness with one another—struggling to attract the fickle young talent with everything from pub crawl public transportation to afternoon basketball.

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    telegraph.co.uk

    Secret Report Says Insurgency Is Self-Sustaining

    A classified U.S. government report leaked to The New York Times says the insurgency in Iraq has funds to sustain itself annually, thanks to oil smuggling, kidnapping and other nefarious activities.  What’s more, the report finds insurgents may have enough money left over to finance terrorist activity outside Iraq—all while spending less in a year than the U.S. spends per day.

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    Rocket Attacks Endanger Gaza Cease-Fire

    Israeli and Palestinian forces had agreed to an unexpected cease-fire on Saturday, but rocket attacks launched by Palestinian militant groups early Sunday have threatened the fragile peace.

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    Henry Waxman
    hillnews.com

    Waxman: A Thorn in Bush’s Side

    Rep. Henry Waxman (Truthdig’s own congressman) spent his years in the minority generating headlines for his investigations into abuses of power and corruption.  Now that the Dems have taken over, he will have some teeth to sink into the Bush administration’s excesses.

    Posted on Nov 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    msnbc.com

    Civil War Escalates With Shootings and Immolation

    Following the Thanksgiving massacre that left hundreds dead, violence has escalated in Iraq, including an attack on six Sunnis who were burned alive near a group of Iraqi soldiers.  The soldiers did not intervene.  Elsewhere, 21 Shiite men were executed in front of their relatives after they had been dragged from their homes.  All told, at least 87 people died on Friday.

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