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Outsourcing You May Not Have Heard About

Infertile women who want a bargain as much as a baby can now rent an Indian womb for one-tenth the going rate.

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Congress Plans Iraq Victory Festivities

An apparently optimistic Congress has already budgeted the Iraq war victory celebration, to be held in the nation’s capital for $20 million.  Although originally contained in this year’s military budget, the allocation has been rolled over to next year, and perhaps the next….
(h/t: Daily Kos)

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The Forgotten War

The U.N. refugee agency says about 200,000 people have been displaced by fighting in southern Afghanistan as NATO forces clash with a re-energized Taliban.

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N. Korea Plans Nuclear Test

North Korea said it will conduct a nuclear test, a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs, but also said it’s committed to disarmament—suggesting that the whole thing is a bargaining ploy.
So, Iraq has suspected facilities related to weapons of mass destruction and we invade? But North Korea announces it’s building a bomb and Condi Rice shoots off a press release?

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Forget Air Bags—Silicone Implants Will Do

A 24-year-old woman in Bulgaria survived a car crash because her silicone breasts acted as air bags.

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Nobel Prize Goes to ‘Space Ripples’ Discoverers

Two astronomers took home the big prize for a satellite they created that backed the Big Bang theory of the universe’s origins. Stephen Hawking called their finding “the greatest discovery of the century, if not of all time.”

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58%

That’s the percentage of Americans who believe Bush deliberately misled the country about the war in Iraq, according to a new CNN poll. Scary part: 41% believe he has told the truth.

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Foleygate Ad Nauseam

  • Foley says he was abused by a clergyman as a teen
  • Analysts suspect Foley used GOP contributions as hush money
  • Bill O’Reilly repeatedly labels Foley as Democrat
  • Conservatives respond to Foleygate with anti-gay smears
  • Hastert: It’s a liberal conspiracy
  • But ABC’s Brian Ross says GOP’ers tipped him to the story

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    Afghan Detainees File Preemptive Suit Against Bush

    Lawyers for 25 men being held in Afghanistan filed a habeas corpus petition in advance of Bush’s plan to outlaw that exact motion.
    If Congress isn’t going to stand up to Bush on this travesty of a law, it’s good to see that some parties are.

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    Sen. Frist: Bring Taliban Into Gov’t

    The Senate majority leader, having concluded that we can’t win a guerrilla war in Afghanistan, wants to invite the Taliban and its supporters back into the government.
    So, all that talk about bringing democracy and freedom to Afghanistan ... screw it, huh? Let’s just give the place back to the harborers of the 9/11 attackers?

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