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U.S. Report: Extremists Push for Terror Haven in Iraq

The U.S. State Department’s annual report on worldwide terrorism said Sunni and Shiite extremists groups are working inside Iraq to create a terrorist haven. Also, the report names Iran as the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism.

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George Clooney Urges Action on Darfur Genocide

The Academy Award-winning actor said at a press conference with Sens. Barack Obama and Sam Brownback, “What we cannot do is turn our heads and look away and hope that this will somehow disappear.”

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Her Majesty’s Secret Service Wants You!

For the first time in its history, the UK’s equivalent of the CIA is advertising for agents. The MI6 website says: “Staff who join SIS can look forward to ... a stimulating and rewarding career which, like [James] Bond’s, will be in the service of their country.”

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Parents Sue School Over Same-Sex Fairy Tale

Two families have filed suit against a Massachusetts town and its public school system over a teacher’s reading of a gay-themed fairy tale to children.

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Harvard Student’s Book Pulled From Shelves

The Ivy League sophomore, who got a $500,000 two-book deal, admitted borrowing material from two other books.

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House Members To Sue Bush Over Budget Bill

The president signed a bill that didn’t pass both the House and the Senate, and “anyone who has passed the sixth grade knows that before a bill can become law, both houses of Congress must approve it,” says Rep. John Conyers.

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The Onion Rips the President-as-Decider

The presidential audio spoof hits only slightly below the belt.

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Lawyer’s Anti-Bush Book Takes Amazon’s Top Spot

Constitutional lawyer and blogger Glenn Greenwald’s book “How Would a Patriot Act” has hit No. 1 on the online retailers’ list. Greenwald attacks the president for abusing the Constitution and setting himself up as a monarch.

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Brazilian Prostitute
From The N.Y. Times

Brazilian Call Girl Stirs Debate on National Values

First in a blog, then in a best-selling memoir, a 21-year-old prostitute from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has revealed a country “that is not always as uninhibited as the world often assumes.”

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Ari Fleischer: White House Press Briefing Is ‘a TV Show’

Bush’s first spokesman describes how the televised briefings we see on TV have much more to do with preening and posturing than serious Q & A.
We think the administration needs more public grilling, not less, but it’s worth hearing his argument.

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