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Italy Bails Out France

Italy’s prime minister has tentatively offered to take the leadership role in Lebanon’s peacekeeping mission with a deployment of 3,000 troops.  France, which was to lead the mission, has offered only 200 troops after expressing concern over the force’s mandate.

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His Iconic Image Lives On

Now that the Iraq war has lasted longer than the U.S. role in World War II, it seems an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the death of a man who provided one of the great icons of that earlier conflict.

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North Korea ‘Reserves Right’ to Preemptive Action

In response to an ongoing military drill organized by South Korea and the U.S., Pyongyang has said it “reserves the right to undertake a preemptive action for self-defense against the enemy, at a crucial time it deems necessary to defend itself.”

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It’s That Time of Year Again

Hordes of artists, free-thinkers, nudists and stoners are about to descend on the Nevada desert to worship a neon statue.  Burning Man is back, and the event map?a work of art in and of itself?is now available for viewing.

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Explained: Why E-Mail Baffles the Elderly

Harvard researchers think they’ve found the protein that stops the growth of new neural connections in adult brains. The more you have of it, the less you are able to learn.
Our theory: George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld have been freebasing this stuff for years.

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Supports Over-the-Counter Plan B Sales

The president said he favors the FDA’s plan to OK sales of the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription—but not for minors.
We’ll give Bush a golf clap for supporting Plan B at all. But behind his no-minors policy is an unfounded fear that emergency contraceptives encourage promiscuity. Don’t bother the man with facts; his mind is made up.

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AOL’s Search Query Release Just Got Real

AOL has been taking its lumps lately (and rightly so) for releasing data on the search queries of millions of its users. If that sounds a little abstract to you, check out a few of these queries.

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


‘Tom & Jerry’ Smoking Scenes to Be Cut

Turner Broadcasting is also searching through old “Flintstones” and “Scooby-Doo” cartoons to eliminate scenes that glamorize smoking.

Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


Iran Denies Inspectors Access to Nuclear Facility

Tehran’s move was apparently unprecedented in the history of the country, and the nation’s supreme religious leader declared that Iran will not give up its nuclear technology.

  • Check out Time’s Joe Klein on how America’s disastrous foreign policy has led to an emboldened Iran.

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    Yuk Yuk

    Quote of the week from Dave Letterman: “According to reports, Fidel Castro is alert and being briefed. And I’m thinking, why didn’t we get a president like that?”

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


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