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Lamont Wins, Lieberman Spites Dems, Vows Independent Run

Riding a fierce antiwar message, Ned Lamont came out of nowhere to defeat a three-term senator, capturing 52% of the vote to Lieberman’s 48%.
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In Warmer World, Even Inuit Buy Air Conditioners

We swear we’re not making this up: “Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, are installing 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers,” reports Reuters. (Above photo a satire.)

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Army Nixes ‘Six Flags Over Fort Bragg’

The Army shot down a developer’s proposal for a military theme park, saying it preferred something “tasteful and appropriate.” (Above photo a satire.)
Of course, this is the same military whose recruitment efforts have included inserting story lines into episodes of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” according to the book “Operation Hollywood.”

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Elephants Have Capacity for Compassion, Study Says

The study detailed the way elephants responded with apparent concern to a member that fell ill and died, a relative rarity in the animal kingdom.
Rarer still is evidence suggesting that elephants of the political type mean to make good on their promise to infuse their conservatism with compassion.

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Bush’s Iraqi Civil War Bubble

In the last week alone, those warning of a civil war in Iraq included: America’s top commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace; Centcom commander Gen. John Abizaid; and Britain’s ambassador to Iraq. But what does Bush hear? “Yadda yadda yadda.” (more…)

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National Review Editor: ‘Hooray for Global Warming’

Truthdig readers, we need your help: We can’t figure out if this pro-global warming column by a National Review Online editor is tongue-in-cheek satire or actual criticism. Thoughts?

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Daily Kos: Why Lieberman Website Crashed

Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont’s campaign Tuesday morning—with no evidence—of attacking and bringing down Lieberman’s website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman’s $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader “publius” for the link.)
Check out Lieberman’s unfounded accusations
What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.

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You Won?t Have Ney to Kick Around Anymore

Rep. Robert ?Bob? Ney (R-Ohio) announced he would not seek reelection in November.  Ney, who has been under investigation for corruption related to Jack Abramoff, was pressured by the House Republican leadership to step down at the end of his term.

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AOL Exposes Users

America Online recently released the search queries of more than 650,000 of its users for ?research? purposes.  The data contained three months’ worth of searches that were attached to unique user IDs.  No names were included with the release, but private information was easily gleaned from some of the queries.

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Now Hezbollah Stands Accused of War Crimes

Just a few days after reporting that Israel was committing war crimes against Lebanese civilians, the watchdog group Human Rights Watch has accused Hezbollah of similar crimes inflicted upon Israeli noncombatants.

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