Prisoners all over California continue a hunger strike despite nearing death; “Sister Wives” reality TV show stars fight the anti-polygamy law; and economists have resorted to capital bribery to resuscitate the American job market. These discoveries and more, below.
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CNN’s Piers Morgan Linked to Phone Hacking Scandal
CNN evp Ken Jautz might want to have a quiet meeting with Piers Morgan, who hosts a nightly show on the network, to find out what he knows about the News of the World phone hacking scandal, and whether he might be required to help Scotland Yard with its inquiries.
Would Your Dog Eat Your Dead Body?
After a Canadian couple died in their rural Saskatchewan home, their seven dogs subsisted for more than a week by eating their remains.
Don’t Call Them Fuddy Duddies
A predicted wave of retirements of tenured faculty is presenting colleges with opportunities and practical and programmatic concerns—as well as legal considerations, according to a report released [Tuesday] by the American Council on Education.