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Given what we now know about Moammar Gadhafi's obscene fortune, it's not surprising to hear that his son, Mutassim -- the one who died on the same day as his father -- had lavish spending habits, or that he liked to spread the wealth while courting (more).

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Two doctors from the Physicians for a National Health Program dissect the current government health care plan, arguing that the health care bills passed through Congress are not "real reform."

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Long before Madonna, Dita Von Teese or any number of aspiring sirens squeezed into their first corsets, there was proto-vixen Bettie Page, who brought her own racy sensibility to the art of pinup photography in the 1950s.

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Things were already mighty grim for girls in terms of media-generated role models, but the online game "Miss Bimbo" represents a new low. Based on a script concocted by "lads," Miss Bimbo challenges girl gamers to master the art of bodily manipulation via dieting and plastic surgery to -- what else? -- hook a man.

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A team of British scientists has developed a short-term, 10-year projection of the climate crisis -- that's short-term because most global-warming models work with centuries. And, yes, their findings indicate it will continue to get hotter through the next decade.

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President Bush, in an effort to buy time and lower expectations for the surge, has set a new goal for Iraq: be like Israel. As in a country "that can protect its people, deliver basic services for all its citizens and function as a democracy even amid violence." In view of daily violence that's off the charts by Israeli standards and Iraq's lack of a functioning government, democratic or otherwise, couldn't he have set the bar a tad lower? But as long as you're aiming high, why not just change the name to New Finland and leave?

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The Dove "Campaign for Real Beauty" outfit has posted a video showing the unbelievable makeup, styling and Photoshop efforts that go into making a model into a billboard beauty. It's an effective indictment of how we view "beauty." (Watch it)

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