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The Ultimate Low-Emission Driving Machine

BMW has just announced that it intends to be the first car company to bring a hydrogen-burning vehicle to market.  The race is on, with GM parading its hydrogen prototype on CBS on Tuesday, and Toyota and Honda fighting over who loves trees more.  Still, one has to wonder when the environmentally friendly car will trickle down from luxury status and low emissions can be had by all.

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Scientists: Global Warming Fueling Hurricanes

Nineteen scientists from 10 institutions collaborated on a paper concluding that the burning of fossil fuels, which warms the climate, is also heating the oceans and intensifying hurricanes like Katrina. Some skeptics remain unconvinced.
Of course, some skeptics remain unconvinced that America ever landed on the moon…

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Harvard to End Early Admissions

The Ivy League university said the program disadvantages poor and minority students, as richer students tend to take advantage of the early admissions opportunity.
Why should you care? Because Harvard is like The New York Times; it sets the agenda for others. Look for other schools to follow suit in this move to level the playing field.

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Syrians Repel Attack on U.S. Embassy

Armed Islamic militants, believed to be members of an Al Qaeda-linked group, brazenly stormed the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. The attackers didn’t breach the walls, and three of them were killed, along with a Syrian counter-terror officer.
This comes at a time of heightened U.S.-Syrian tensions over America’s support for Israel in its fight against Lebanon.

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Washington Post Hires Bush Speechwriter

The newspaper has brought on as a columnist Michael Gerson, the man who coined the term “Axis of Evil.” Time magazine called the evangelical writer “The President’s Spiritual Scribe.”

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Is YouTube Phenom a Marketing Hoax?

The Los Angeles Times uncovers evidence suggesting that one of YouTube’s biggest stars, a 16-year-old named Bree, or “Lonelygirl15,” is actually the product of a slick Hollywood marketing campaign.
Either way, it’s fascinating how quickly YouTube is changing the rules of the game.

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Track Back With This 9/11 Timeline

ThinkProgress presents a fantastic timeline that puts the last five years into context.

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My Pet Goat
From the AP

Students Recall Bush’s ‘My Pet Goat’ Reading

The AP returns to the Sarasota, Fla., school where Bush learned the news of the 9/11 attacks while reading from a children’s book. “His face just started to turn red,” one student remembered. “I thought, personally, he had to go to the bathroom.” Watch it.

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Marines’ Intel Chief: West Iraq Situation Dire

The chief of intelligence for the Marines in Iraq, a man known for straight-shooting, wrote in a secret report that there is almost nothing U.S. forces can do to prevent the western section of Iraq from descending into total lawlessness.

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Army Gen.: Rumsfeld Muzzled Postwar Plans

Army Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, who retires in three weeks, said the Defense secretary threatened in 2003 to “fire the next person” who talked about the need for postwar planning for Iraq. Rumsfeld apparently knew such talk would create the perception that the U.S. would be there a long time.
This is big: It’s a current Army general saying this—albeit one who’s about to retire. And it confirms what outsiders (like journalists) have been reporting for some time.

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