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Republicans Defeat Net Neutrality Proposal

Remember John Edwards’ “Two Americas”? Well, a House subcommittee just moved us closer to a country of “Two Internets,” in which only the wealthy will enjoy the fastest connection speeds.

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Google’s Wi-Fi Plan Stirs Big Brother Concerns

The company’s free wireless service in San Francisco would allow Google to monitor all its users’ whereabouts—ostensibly to serve up location-specific advertising.
The feeling you just got? That would be the hairs on the back on your neck rising.

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Iran Joins the Nuclear Club, Moves Toward Large-Scale Enrichment

Tehran successfully enriched uranium for the first time on Tuesday, and signaled its intention to expand the program rapidly.

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Bush Pushed Discredited Iraqi Weapons Trailers Claim

Bush claimed that two small trailers found after the invasion of Iraq vindicated his claim of banned WMDs—but intelligence officials had already concluded that the trailers were bogus.
The Washington Post has the scoop.

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Phone-Jamming Records Point to White House

Democrats say Republican officials made two dozen calls to the White House in 2002 as part of a plot to tie up get-out-the-vote efforts in New Hampshire’s 2002 Senate race. There are already three federal convictions and a pending indictment in the case.

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Gossip Columnist Extortion Plot Roils N.Y. Post

One of New York’s most high-profile gossip columnists has been suspended in the wake of allegations that he tried to shake down a billionaire by charging him hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep negative stories out of the press.

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Top Aging Scientist Quits Over Bush’s Stem Cell Policy

The leader of the stem cell unit at the National Institute on Aging says the president’s 2001 policy decision lies at the root of his decision to leave the government for the private sector.

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Newspaper Punctures Myth of ‘the Boy Crisis’

The Washington Post refutes an earlier Newsweek cover story that claimed boys are falling badly behind girls in public school education.

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Third Retired General Wants Rumsfeld Out

The military’s former top operations officer expresses regret that he did not more closely question the rationale for invading Iraqi, and urges active-duty officers to speak out.

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Prosecutor Puts Bush in the Spotlight

Patrick Fitzgerald writes in a legal briefing, “It is hard to conceive of what evidence there could be that would disprove the existence of White House efforts to ‘punish Wilson.’ ”

Also, Bush formally admits to declassifying the intelligence later leaked by Libby to reporters.

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