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Brangelia Baby: Slate Helps You and Your Kids Cope

OK, we give up: With news of The Birth pushing all other news off the international agenda, here’s a satirical guide from Slate that helps parents express why they love the Brangelina baby more than their own children.

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Illustration: Blair Golson

No Tampon Ads During the Papal Visit

The Polish town of Wadowice has banned ads for alcohol contraceptives, lingerie and tampons during Pope Benedict’s visit. You won’t believe why…. Read on….

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Lara_Logan
From crooksandliars.com

CBS Reporter: Feature Stories Can Get Us Killed in Iraq

In light of the CBS crew that was just attacked (two killed, one wounded) reporting a routine feature story in Iraq, watch CBS reporter Lara Logan speak in late March about how these kinds of attacks are tragically all too common.

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CBS journalists in deadly attack
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CBS Crew Members Die in Baghdad Attack

Two members of a CBS News team were killed and a correspondent was critically wounded when the unit in which they were embedded was attacked. They were reporting a routine feature story.

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Kabul Riot
AP / Fraidoon Pooyaa

Anti-U.S. Riots in Kabul Show Mission Unaccomplished

A traffic incident in the Afghan capital led to rumors of an American-on-Afghan massacre. Massive riots ensued. Bitter resentment of occupying U.S. forces has been laid bare. “Today has set us back 10 years,” said a NATO-employed Afghani security worker.

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Bill Frist
From ThinkProgress

Frist on America’s Top Priorities: Gay Marriage and Flag Burning

After Frist put these issues on Congress’ fall agenda, even a Fox News host questioned whether there weren’t things of more pressing importance to the country.

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Cheney Aide Is Screening Legislation in Seeking to Protect Bush’s Power

Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington, routinely reviews legislation bound for the president’s desk, searching for ways that the bills may limit presidential power.
More than a quick-hit news item, this article masterly describes Bush’s use of signing statements—interpretations of a law that can be used to subvert a law’s intended purpose.
Earlier: Addington—“The Most Powerful Person You’ve Never Heard Of”

Posted on May 28, 2006 READ MORE


Witnesses: Marines Killed 24 Iraqi Civilians

The N.Y. Times pieces together an atrocity that some in Congress fear could do greater harm to America’s image abroad than the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Posted on May 28, 2006 READ MORE


Bush's Gopher
From ThinkProgress

Affirmative Action at the White House

Blake Gottesman, aka ?Peanut,? Bush’s personal aide, is stepping down in August to attend Harvard Business School, despite the fact that he never finished college—a requirement for HBS. Did the president, who purports to be against affirmative action, pull some strings at his alma mater?

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Iraqi Athletes Killed for Wearing Shorts

Militants had issued a warning forbidding shorts a few days before.
It’s sounding more like life under the Taliban every day.

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