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Most Young Americans Can’t Locate Iraq on a Map, Study Finds

Fewer than 40% could find the country on an unlabeled map of the Middle East. Only a quarter could find Iran or Israel.

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Everyone’s Got an Opinion on Colbert

Reactions to Stephen Colbert’s Bush roast largely break down along lines of political affiliations. But there are exceptions. Check ‘em out.
Also, watch Tucker Calson call it an “embarrassing public flop.

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Joint
From the L.A. Times

One Drug, Two Takes

The FDA says there is no medical benefit to marijuana. Tell that to the assistant D.A. in this story, who used to prosecute drug busts but who now smokes pot to build up an appetite ravaged by AIDS.

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Buddha and a menorah
Buddha: brama.com; menorah: homelessgardenproject.org

‘JuBus’—Jewish Buddhists at Home With Paradox

The Los Angeles Times explores the contradictions inherent in the burgeoning religious hybrid. (Via Huff Po.)
(Zen Judaism joke sample: “If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?”)

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Differing Views on Net Neutrality

Rep. Ed Markey just introduced a net neutrality bill, which would prevent the creation of a two-tier Internet, with faster access for those Web companies that can pay for it. Check out the N.Y. Times’ defense of neutrality, and a Washington Post Op-Ed argument against it.

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Bush Was ‘Ready to Blow’ During Colbert’s Roast

An aide to the president says that during Stephen Colbert’s “tribute” on Sunday night, Bush “got that look that he’s ready to blow.”

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Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi Resigns

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned today after weeks of refusing to concede defeat in April 9-10 elections. Berlusconi, the largest media owner in Italy, has had a stranglehold on the country’s media, but even an all-out television blitz could not convince the public to ignore a failing economy, which the new center-left government must now revive.

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Vatican Mulls Condom Use When Spouse Has HIV

Pope Benedict XVI has requested a report on whether Catholics might be allowed to use condoms—but only within a marriage in which one partner is infected.

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Claim: Ridge Forced a Whitewash of Security Criticisms

The former inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security says he was confronted by then-Secretary Tom Ridge ?to intimidate me, to stare me down, to force me to back off” from criticizing security failures in advance of the 2004 presidential election.

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Report: Plame Was Working on Iran When Outed

Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? Well, she was apparently working on Iran when she was outed as a CIA agent by Robert Novak, and the outing allegedly damaged America’s ability to track Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

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