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Living off rats to survive in Zimbabwe

Living off rats to survive in Zimbabwe – CNN.com Zimbabwe’s ambassador to United States, Machivenyika Mapuranga, told CNN on Tuesday that reports of people eating rats unfairly represented the situation, adding that at times while he grew up his family … Continue reading

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Republicans to Voters: “Fiction is Perverted”

The Virginia Race In a news release and list of quotes posted Friday on the Drudge Report Web site, Sen. George Allen accused his opponent, former Navy Secretary Jim Webb, of “demeaning women” and “dehumanizing women, men and even children” … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS: Baghdad security plan ‘failing’

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Baghdad security plan ‘failing’ Mr Bush acknowledged that the escalation of violence “could be” comparable to the 1968 Tet Offensive against US troops, which helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War. The next … Continue reading

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CNN.com: Bunnies left for dead

Bunnies left for dead…Deep in Butterfield Canyon…Unknown assailants…Bunnies “beautiful”…at least the 3rd case…more news as story develops…

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This is mutiny, Mr Christian

$1 million for arrest of American al Qaeda charged with treason – CNN.com “A charge of treason is exceptionally severe, and it is not one we bring lightly,” McNulty said at a news conference in Washington. “But this is the … Continue reading

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Heavy, man

CNN.com – Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer’s – Oct 5, 2006 WASHINGTON, (Reuters) — Good news for aging hippies: Smoking pot may stave off Alzheimer’s disease. New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the progression of … Continue reading

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Black Monday

CNN.com – Beer drinkers beware: 4 percent of U.S. hops crop burns – Oct 3, 2006YAKIMA, Washington (AP) — Federal investigators were set Tuesday to begin an investigation into a fire that ruined about 4 percent of America’s yield of … Continue reading

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Maybe if the Palestinians had a really kick-ass soccer team, we’d only have to read about them once every 4 years

I can imagine how unnerving the wars are for people who watch television. They unnerve me from my little be-newsprinted cocoon here on the coast. If I had to contend with tv news as well, I believe I’d have to … Continue reading

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Land o’ Mel Famey

CNN.com – The most ‘representative’ state: Wisconsin – Jul 27, 2006 Mississippi’s #50! Again! Can’t even break the top 49 in made-up stats! You know where Mississippi would place in a “Which state is most like Mississippi” poll? Number 50! … Continue reading

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good news!

You know what? All the shit that’s happening in the middle east right now? It’s all going to blow over. Seriously. I can’t get excited by it. Of course bad things happen; they happen all the time there. Doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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This Just In: Water is Wet

CNN.com – Mystic mushrooms spawn magic event – Jul 11, 2006

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Scientists help bodies grow new organs

Scientists help bodies grow new organs. A team of scientists and surgeons at a Melbourne hospital has developed a method of growing new organs within a patient’s body. The article goes on to say that I’m not going to get … Continue reading

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Grandpa Munster dead

CNN.com – Grandpa ‘Munster’ dies at age 83 Which do you prefer, Grandpa or Uncle Fester? Explain.

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“Teen Disappears”

Teen Disappears What’s weird is that the national press just got done publicly flagellating themselves over the newsworthiness of the last pretty white kid who got kidnapped. Dear Press: what is wrong with you?

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laid low by serendipity

Laughing crook scolded by Penticton judge; packed off to jail PENTICTON, B.C. (CP) – A man who admitted to armed robbery couldn’t stop giggling in provincial court Wednesday, but it was the justice system that got the last laugh. “Stop … Continue reading

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the gods of crude oil will be most pleased

Crude oil futures closed at $55.40 US a barrel in New York, up $1.41 US, after a prominent investment bank suggested that oil markets could be in for a “super spike” that could see prices go as high as $105 … Continue reading

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How many more Popes? How many more?

Of course, I’m chiefly concerned about the death of John Paul II because I’m selfish. And it occurs to me that I won’t see an endless string of popes during my lifetime. It’s a lot like the thought that there … Continue reading

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Poll: Nation split on Bush as uniter or divider

This headline is on CNN, not The Onion. (ps: link may break in the future; CNN doesn’t archive their stories as well as they should. The story comes on the eve of W’s horrendously expensive inauguration. $40 million. He just … Continue reading

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Habib gets time off for innocent behavior

“Habib’s more than three years of incarceration came into sharp focus this week, when the Bush administration agreed not to charge him with any crime and to repatriate him to Australia. Once home, he will be free, Australian officials said … Continue reading

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the anti-city

“police close curtain on nude performance” Weird; the cnn link is broken. What’s the use of being a news site if your stories evaporate into the ether after a month or two? Anyway, I found the story partially quoted elsewhere, … Continue reading

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