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European astronomers said Monday that they may have found a celestial body with the right characteristics to host life: a "Goldilocks" planet circling a star at a distance that is not too hot, not too cold, but just right for liquid water to exist.

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Egyptian military officials swore in a new, temporary Cabinet on Thursday in response to rising pressure from protesters demanding a faster transition away from the Mubarak regime. (more)

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

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President Bush may be giving speeches about how the federal government is standing with the people of the Gulf Coast, but as ThinkProgress points out, the facts speak for themselves:

  • Sixty percent of homes still lack electricity.
  • Less than half of the city?s pre-storm population of 460,000 has returned.
  • Nearly a third of the trash is yet to be picked up.
  • Also, check out this superb Katrina timeline.
  • UPDATE: Watch MSNBC footage of Katrina's devastation.

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    The New York Times blocked UK readers from accessing an online article about new details in the British terror case Instead, readers in England saw this explanation, "British law prohibits publication of prejudicial information about the defendants prior to trial? .

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    The New Yorker is selling its complete archive, "every article, poem, short story, and cartoon (and every advertisement) that has appeared in the magazine since 1925," on an external hard drive for $300. It's a novel move for a media company, many of which have been wary of releasing digital versions of content to the public, for fear of piracy.

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