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Gay Talese, Back in the Mix

Upon the publication of his first book in 14 years, the legendary reporter talks sex, plagiarism and his place in the journalistic pantheon. Check out the exclusive Truthdig interview.

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Publisher Cancels Book Deal With Harvard Plagiarist

In the wake of even more plagiarism allegations against the Ivy League sophomore, publisher Little, Brown and Co. has canceled her $500,000 two-book deal and permanently pulled copies of her book from store shelves.

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A Top CIA Official Under Investigation: Report

The No. 3 man in the spy agency is being probed for his connections to two defense contractors accused of bribing a member of Congress and Pentagon officials, reports ABC News.

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Chalabi Reportedly Negotiating Between U.S. and Iran

The exiled Iraqi who provided faulty intelligence on Iraqi WMDs to the Pentagon and the N.Y. Times is acting as a broker between the U.S. and Iran, according to Raw Story.

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GOP Tax Rebate Proposal Dying Quick Death

Even the House majority leader, a Republican, has rejected the Republican Senate leadership’s idea to send taxpayers a $100 check to cover rising gas prices.

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Most Young Americans Can’t Locate Iraq on a Map, Study Finds

Fewer than 40% could find the country on an unlabeled map of the Middle East. Only a quarter could find Iran or Israel.

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Everyone’s Got an Opinion on Colbert

Reactions to Stephen Colbert’s Bush roast largely break down along lines of political affiliations. But there are exceptions. Check ‘em out.
Also, watch Tucker Calson call it an “embarrassing public flop.

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One Drug, Two Takes

The FDA says there is no medical benefit to marijuana. Tell that to the assistant D.A. in this story, who used to prosecute drug busts but who now smokes pot to build up an appetite ravaged by AIDS.

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‘JuBus’—Jewish Buddhists at Home With Paradox

The Los Angeles Times explores the contradictions inherent in the burgeoning religious hybrid. (Via Huff Po.)
(Zen Judaism joke sample: “If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?”)

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Differing Views on Net Neutrality

Rep. Ed Markey just introduced a net neutrality bill, which would prevent the creation of a two-tier Internet, with faster access for those Web companies that can pay for it. Check out the N.Y. Times’ defense of neutrality, and a Washington Post Op-Ed argument against it.

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