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msnbc.com

No Shortage of Messages, or Bloodshed

Iraq’s parliament convened for a special meeting Friday to send a “clear message” of its strength and solidarity to insurgent groups after Thursday’s fatal bombing in a government cafeteria. 

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russiablog.org

Kremlin Condemns Exile’s Revolutionary Plot

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood suspense thriller, but exiled Russian multimillionaire Boris Berezovsky seems quite serious about his scheme to oust President Vladimir Putin’s Moscow government in a “violent overthrow.” 

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Wolfowitz Caught in the Act

As head of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz cut off funding to nations he deemed corrupt—but then corruptly rewarded his girlfriend, Shaha Riza, with a plum job.  Now he’s feeling pressure to resign from higher-ups within the organization.

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Leahy
tpmmuckraker.com

White House Plays Hide-and-Seek With RNC E-Mails

Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, balked at the White House’s suggestion that several e-mails related to the U.S. attorneys scandal have been deleted. As many as 50 White House employees have used Republican National Committee e-mail accounts, possibly to conceal communications.

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Los Angeles Battles Chicago for Olympic Glory

Two of America’s great cities are going head to head for the opportunity to host the 2016 Olympic Games. With radically different cultures, Chicago hopes its work ethic and business savvy will impress the U.S. Olympic Committee, while L.A. is banking on experience and Hollywood-caliber glitz.

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Schwarzenegger
cnn.com

Have Your Hummer and Hug It Too

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to make the environmental movement sexy. Why get rid of Hummers, California’s governor argued Wednesday, when you can make them run on biofuel and hydrogen, like his? Schwarzenegger has a warning for politicians who stand in the way of environmental progress: “Your political base will melt away as surely as the polar ice caps. ... ”

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imus
wsno1450.net

CBS Cans Imus

Amid the furor over radio host Don Imus’ comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team last week, and following MSNBC’s decision to stop simulcasting his program on that network, CBS has decided to give him the boot from his show.

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Algerian Attacks Raise al-Qaida Fears

Is al-Qaida active in North Africa?  That’s the worry in Algeria, after two explosions set off by suicide bombers Wednesday killed at least 24 people. The attacks targeted the prime minister’s office building in Algiers and a suburban police station.

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wolfowitz
foei.org

Wolfowitz Sorry for Payroll Scandal

Paul Wolfowitz has a girlfriend?  Sorry, the real news story here is what she is being paid and whether she was improperly advanced at the World Bank, headed by Wolfowitz.  The questions arise in the midst of an anti-corruption campaign launched by Wolfowitz at the World Bank.

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Bridge, Parliament Bombings Rock Baghdad

A bomb killed two Iraqi government officials and six other people and injured at least 23 when it exploded in the Iraqi parliament building’s cafeteria inside Baghdad’s Green Zone. This first bombing of the government building came just after the speaker of parliament condemned the bombing of Baghdad’s Sarafiya bridge, which partially collapsed into the Tigris River on Thursday, killing at least eight people. So much for the “surge.”

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