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Study: ‘Daily Show’ as Substantive as Network News

That’s the conclusion of a professor at Indiana University who analyzed coverage of the 2004 presidential conventions. Of course, that’s not necessarily saying much.  The study noted: Network news shows are filled with fluff.

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MySpace Grows Up

The popular social networking site MySpace.com was once thought of as the frivolous province of teenagers and indie music geeks.  But new research data shows a majority of U.S.-based MySpace visitors are, in fact, over 35 years old.

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Do Cigars and Sex Boost Cubans’ Lives?

Cuba’s high number of centenarians say their longevity is down to laying off alcohol, but indulging in coffee, cigars and sex.

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U.S. Losses in Iraq Hit New Milestone

The military may be honing a new strategy, but meanwhile, 13 U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad since Monday, the highest three-day toll since the war’s start. The number of planted bombs is “at an all-time high,” says a military spokesman.

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Report: Republican Was the Source of Foley E-Mails

Unfounded conservative bluster from Tony Blankley and Rush Limbaugh notwithstanding, the source who provided the media with Mark Foley’s e-mails is a lifelong Republican.

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Military Hones New Counterinsurgency Strategy

Pinch yourself. This is actual good news about the U.S. military in Iraq: The Army and Marines are finishing work on a new doctrine that puts the welfare and protection of civilians front and center, while minimizing the use of force.

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Court Delays Wiretapping Ban

Although a judge recently ruled Bush’s warrentless wiretapping program unconstitutional, a federal court unanimously agreed to keep the program running until an appeal is decided, though the three judges involved gave little explanation as to how they reached their decision.

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High-Ranking General Slams Rumsfeld

A high-ranking active duty general has endorsed Bob Woodward’s characterization of criticisms the general made of the Bush administration, referring to the Iraq war as a “debacle” and saying: “The Joint Chiefs have been systematically emasculated by Rumsfeld.

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Scientists Teleport Two Different Objects

Danish researchers “beamed” (Star Trek style) information from light to matter—a first in science. We can’t pretend to understand this article. But it seems significant.

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Ex-Aide Says GOP Leaders Were Warned of Foley Long Ago

The former aide to Mark Foley at the center of this case has spoken out, and says the GOP leadership knew of Foley’s predations before 2005. Also, a former page says fellow pages circulated warnings about Foley in 1995.

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