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Condoleezza Rice Might Testify at Libby Trial

Condoleezza Rice may join Dick Cheney as a witness in “Scooter” Libby’s perjury trial. The secretary of state’s name appeared on a list of potential witnesses that included Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowitz, George Tenet, Colin Powell and members of the Washington media elite.

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Baghdad Bombings Kill at Least 95

A double bombing outside a Baghdad university has killed at least 70 people and injured 170, according to police. Twenty-five more died elsewhere in Baghdad from bombings and shootings on one of the most violent days in Iraq since the war began.

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Israeli Defense Chief Resigns Amid Lebanon War Investigations

Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, has resigned amid ongoing investigations into Israel’s botched invasion of Lebanon. Imagine, someone in government actually taking responsibility for a failed military adventure. What a concept!

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Journalists and Civilians Now Vulnerable to Military Justice

A provision slipped into a spending bill by the last Congress and approved by the president makes civilian contractors in Iraq subject to military court-martial. But legal scholars believe the rule could also be extended to include civilian government employees and even embedded journalists. (h/t: Largest Minority)

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Dying to Play the Wii

A mother of three in California has died of water intoxication after participating in a local radio station contest. Participants competed by drinking large quantities of water without urinating in an effort to win a Nintendo Wii video game system.
If ever there was confirmation that America’s consumerism is out of control, this is it.

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Washington Peace March Nears

United for Peace & Justice—a coalition of more than 1,300 activist groups with the support of MoveOn.org and other progressive organizations—is planning a march on Washington set for Jan. 27. Organizers hope the demonstration will pressure Congress to begin the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and end the war.

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Find Out How Much the Iraq War Is Costing You

The National Priorities Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to turn “data into action,” has an interesting tool on its website that shows just how much the Iraq war is costing your community. The cost so far to Crawford, Texas: $986,998. The cost to Los Angeles County: $11,342,897,442—that’s billions—and counting.

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Libby Trial May Put Cheney, Press in Hot Seat

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s Plamegate trial finally gets started on Tuesday, promising to reveal the polluted secrets of a dishonest and opportunistic Washington elite. Expect to see Dick Cheney, the first sitting vice president to testify at a criminal trial, squirm as lawyers and witnesses discuss the administration’s cherry-picking of intelligence.

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Anti-Obesity Gum

British scientists are developing a chewing gum that could help to regulate the appetites of obesity sufferers. Although the research is promising, the first infomercials are years away.

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Abbas and Olmert Agree to Informal Talk With U.S.

The United States will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a casual three-way chat aimed at reviving Bush’s failed “road map” to peace. A successful outcome seems unlikely, with Abbas and Olmert both suffering from political weakness and with the conspicuous absence of Hamas.

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