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timessquarenyc.org

A Grim Outlook for 2007

A majority of Americans believe 2007 will bring a terrorist attack on the U.S., a major natural disaster and an increase in global warming, according to a new AP poll. Less than a third believe the U.S. will withdraw from Iraq, while 25 percent expect the second coming of Jesus.

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Multiple Explosions Shake Bangkok

At least six small bombs exploded in Bangkok on Sunday, killing two and injuring at least 30. Many believe opponents of Thailand’s military regime are to blame in what appears to be the world’s second major case of domestic terrorism in two days, following an explosion at an airport in Madrid on Saturday.

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Attacks Kill 80 Iraqis, 6 Americans

The scary thing about this death tally: It’s not even unusually high. December was the deadliest month for U.S. forces in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.

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Madrid bombing
news.bbc.co.uk

Madrid Bombing Raises ETA Concerns

At least four people were injured when a car bomb exploded at the Madrid airport on Saturday. If the separatist group ETA is responsible, as the Spanish government has charged, the blast would signal the end of a cease-fire that began in March.

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Nasrallah
rotten.com

Hezbollah Blocked Fatah Attacks

The head of Fatah in Lebanon told a local newspaper that Hezbollah had prevented several of the group’s planned attacks along the Israeli border—in some cases going so far as to turn the militants over to Lebanese authorities.

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Bush and Saddam
Left: sattlers.org / right: theepochtimes.com

Something to Remember Him By

Saddam Hussein may be gone, but President Bush still has a souvenir he uses to titillate special guests: the pistol Saddam was carrying when he was captured. Like a child showing off his favorite toy, the president has been known to beam with delight when guests view the mounted weapon, which is held in the Oval Office.

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Injured soldier
spacewar.com

Deadliest Month of the Year

According to the Associated Press, 108 American troops died in December—the bloodiest month for U.S. forces in 2006. (h/t: Think Progress)

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Saddam
abc.net.au

Saddam Executed, Says Iraqi TV

The former dictator was executed by hanging just before 6 a.m. local time in Baghdad.

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No Delay for Saddam Execution

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said early Friday there will be “no review or delay” of Saddam Hussein’s execution. However, confusion abounds as to the timing of the sentence.

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Bush and Ford
Left: softvote.com / Right: wikipedia.org

Bush to Avoid Ford’s State Funeral

President Bush will skip out on President Ford’s state funeral on Saturday, instead remaining in Texas until services are held on Tuesday. Ford gave two embargoed interviews critical of the current president that were released shortly after his death.

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