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UK Joins Grab for Polar Territories

While Russia is leading the race to claim the North Pole for itself, Britain has decided to expand its territory on the other end of the world, in Antarctica. The British Foreign Office says it has no immediate plans for the additional 1,000 square miles of seabed, but simply wishes to “safeguard for the future.”

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Verizon Admits Domestic Spying Role

Under pressure from Congress, Verizon has provided some insight into the government’s domestic surveillance program. The telecommunications giant defended the legality of its actions, but admitted complying “as expeditiously as possible” when federal officials, without a subpoena, asked for telephone and Internet records.

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Cheney and Obama
cnn.com

Cheney and Obama Related?

According to Lynne Cheney, her husband, Dick, and presidential hopeful Barack Obama have a common ancestor, but don’t expect a family reunion any time soon. As Obama’s spokesman quipped: “Obviously, Dick Cheney is sort of the black sheep of the family.”

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Dalai Lama
AP photo / Caleb Jones

Bush Meets With Dalai Lama, to China’s Chagrin

President Bush’s private meeting with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, the day before the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader was slated to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, didn’t please Chinese officials, to say the least.  They’re not really thrilled about the U.S. honoring the Dalai Lama for his role in the ongoing struggle to free Tibet from Chinese rule, either.

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Putin and Ahmadinejad
AP photo / RIA Novosti / Mikhail Klimentyev / Presidential Press Service

Putin and Ahmadinejad: Two Amigos

Continuing to broadcast a clear message of disapproval to the U.S. regarding its foreign policy and commercial interests abroad, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and to present a unified front against Washington’s possible plans vis-à-vis Iran.

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John Paul II
catholic-heritage.net

Believers See Pope John Paul II’s Image in Bonfire

At a gathering in southern Poland to mark the second anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death on April 2, 2005, one Gregorz Lukasik took pictures of the commemorative bonfire lit at the memorial and found a striking image when he saw the photos after the event.

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white house go boom
op-for.com

Giuliani Says U.S. Will Be Prepared for Space-Alien Attack

Rudy Giuliani was in the middle of a town hall meeting in New Hampshire when a precocious youngster asked what he would do if aliens from another planet attacked us. “Of all the things that can happen in this world, we’ll be prepared for that, yes we will,” replied a confident Giuliani.

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Bush Planted Canned ‘News’ Spots on U.S. Stations

For years, we’ve been hearing about big companies increasingly taking over the American news business, as well as media execs jumping into bed with government higher-ups, but this report about the federal government and major corporations actually producing and planting prepackaged “news” stories in outlets around the country raises the Big Brother threat level to at least Orange.

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Al Gore
worldnews-headlines.blogspot.com

Krugman:  Right Wing Afflicted By ‘Gore Derangement Syndrome’

Why is Al Gore the target of such vitriolic attacks from the right side of the political aisle?  Paul Krugman has a few ideas as he puzzles over the epidemic he calls “Gore Derangement Syndrome,” which has become more pronounced since Gore’s Nobel Prize win last week.

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Colbert
nndb.com

Colbert Sits In for Dowd

For those who missed Stephen Colbert’s first foray into Op-Ed writing for The New York Times, here’s his valiant attempt on Sunday to handicap the lineup of ‘08 presidential hopefuls, including this gem about actor-lawyer-candidate Fred Thompson:  ” ‘Law & Order’ never sufficiently explained why the Manhattan D.A. had an accent like an Appalachian catfish wrestler.”  True enough.

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