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Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and editor-at-large for Time magazine, has been suspended by both news organizations after he admitted to plagiarizing parts of a story from The New Yorker. Zakaria apologized once the allegations came to light.

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After it emerged that entire sections of George W. Bush's new memoir, "Decision Points," were plagiarized from books by former aides, The Borowitz Report asked our followers on Twitter to come up with the best plagiarized first line for the book.

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Today on the list: What Robert Reich wants to do about jobs, why liberals don't win and how Oxytocin increases trust (guess that explains modern politics, Whole Foods and Rush Limbaugh).

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Going nuclear in the Senate, the anthropology of "Avatar" and why Fidel Castro sent doctors instead of soldiers to Haiti. These stories and more on today's list.

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John McCain won major points on Saturday for his story about a North Vietnamese prison guard drawing a cross in the dirt, but the tale has bloggers crying foul. Apparently the details of the story have changed over the years, and lately they bear more than a passing resemblance to the memories of the late Russian novelist and gulag survivor Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

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The discovery that John McCain's remarks on Georgia were derived from Wikipedia is, to put it politely, disturbing and even depressing -- but not surprising.

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