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Subpoena Time for Rice

The House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday to testify in May about what she knew about false intelligence linking Niger to Iraq’s supposed WMD program.

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More Information Demanded From Gonzales

In case Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was the only person on the planet to not know that his performance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 19 was less than spectacular, on Wednesday Sens. Arlen Specter and Patrick Leahy helpfully served him a letter full of constructive criticism, and a mandate that he provide more information “within a week.”

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Kucinich:  Impeach Cheney

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, citing the “very real” possibility that the U.S. would wage war with Iran and accusing Cheney of “fabricat[ing] intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Yeltsin Mourned, Buried in Moscow

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, the country’s first elected president, was laid to rest in Moscow on Wednesday. Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush joined other dignitaries for the state funeral at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the first such ceremony for a Russian leader to be held in a church in more than 100 years.

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Mexico City to Decriminalize Abortion

If a Mexican woman has an abortion, she could find herself in jail unless she had been raped, her life was at risk or there was a likelihood of severe birth defects. But that’s about to change in the capital city, home to one-fifth of Mexico’s population, where the legislature has voted by a wide margin to decriminalize abortion.

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Scientists Find ‘Habitable’ Planet

A team of scientists has discovered what could be the first habitable planet outside the solar system. More information is needed before an accurate assessment can be made, but researchers have suggested that planet 581c has a temperature range of between 32 and 104 degrees, and could contain vast quantities of liquid water.

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Ranger Ordered to Conceal Information in Tillman Case

“I was ordered not to tell them,” testified U.S. Army Spc. Bryan O’Neal on Tuesday. According to the AP, the Army Ranger was instructed by a superior to conceal information about the friendly-fire incident from Pat’s brother and fellow Army Ranger Kevin Tillman on threat of punishment.

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Nine U.S. Troops Killed in Suicide Attack

American military officials reported that a suicide bomber killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20 Monday.  The bomber detonated a car explosive close to the soldiers’ base in Diyala province, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Another American casualty was recorded in Muqdadiya the same day.

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Bush Says He Will Block Pullout Bill

President Bush is determined to keep American troops in Iraq well past Oct. 1, the date Congress set to begin the U.S. pullout in an agreement reached Monday. Although the House and Senate agreed to pour $124 billion more into the war chest, Bush says he’ll veto the bill, while his critics suggest he’s trying to save face as he rides out his term.

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The Great Bee Mystery

Whither the bees? An American bee-tracking group has noted an alarming drop in the nation’s honeybee count, apparently due to their losing their inborn homing instincts and thus their way back to their hives. Conspiracy theories abound, according to The New York Times, including one claiming that what’s going on here is actually “the rapture of the bees.”

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