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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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    Darfur Starving
    AP / WFP

    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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    Clooney
    AP / Mannie Garcia

    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.”

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    Parents Sue School Over Same-Sex Fairy Tale

    Two families have filed suit against a Massachusetts town and its public school system over a teacher’s reading of a gay-themed fairy tale to children.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Harvard Student’s Book Pulled From Shelves

    The Ivy League sophomore, who got a $500,000 two-book deal, admitted borrowing material from two other books.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


    House Members To Sue Bush Over Budget Bill

    The president signed a bill that didn’t pass both the House and the Senate, and “anyone who has passed the sixth grade knows that before a bill can become law, both houses of Congress must approve it,” says Rep. John Conyers.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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