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Votes Were Counted but Chaos Rules in Iraq

“Death squads,” “ethnic cleansing” and political assasinations are the realities of the democracy said to be emerging in Iraq. The New York Times paints a grim picture of the new Iraq, as both Sunnis and Shiites flee their homes in response to escalating sectarian violence.

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Bush Not Amused At Colbert’s Roast

The president and his wife, Laura, did not seem amused at the blistering “tribute” satirist Stephen Colbert gave them at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

  • Watch the video (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  • Salon calls it Colbert’s “crowning moment.”
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    FBI Discloses Its Own Warrantless Spying Info

    The Justice Dept. pored through the bank, library or telecom records of 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents—without a court’s approval. Apparently this was legal—it’s just the first time the FBI is publicly disclosing hard numbers.

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    Mexico to Allow Some Heroin, Coke and Ecstasy Use

    The all-but-passed bill would allow Mexicans to possess small amounts of hard drugs for personal use. Some U.S. observers fear this will prove a huge draw for Americans.

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    Rush Limbaugh Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

    The radio talk show host has been arrested for concealing information in order to obtain prescription drugs. He turned himself in to Palm Beach County, Fla., authorities and was released on $3,000 bail.

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    Bush: Anthem Should Be Sung in English

    The president flatly rejected any formal recognition of a new Spanish-language version of the National Anthem.

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    U.N. Cuts Darfur Food Rations in Half

    The United Nations is taking the drastic step because of severe funding shortfalls. Other than Libya, none of Sudan’s partners in the Arab League have contributed any money. “This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made,” says a U.N. director.

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    U.S. Report: Extremists Push for Terror Haven in Iraq

    The U.S. State Department’s annual report on worldwide terrorism said Sunni and Shiite extremists groups are working inside Iraq to create a terrorist haven. Also, the report names Iran as the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism.

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    George Clooney Urges Action on Darfur Genocide

    The Academy Award-winning actor said at a press conference with Sens. Barack Obama and Sam Brownback, “What we cannot do is turn our heads and look away and hope that this will somehow disappear.”

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    Her Majesty’s Secret Service Wants You!

    For the first time in its history, the UK’s equivalent of the CIA is advertising for agents. The MI6 website says: “Staff who join SIS can look forward to ... a stimulating and rewarding career which, like [James] Bond’s, will be in the service of their country.”

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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