September 10th, 2005

Scorpion

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Today's must-read: "The demand for Latino labor was so high this year across the country that the national cap of 66,000 temporary visas was reached before many Chesapeake processors submitted applications."

Library consortium wins minor victory in a challenge to the Patriot Act.

In the New Orleans search, a crudely-drawn symbol holds much power.

Republicans' remarks come back to haunt them.

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UK scientists are granted permission to create a human embryo that will have genetic material from two mothers.

Scary thoughts: global warming leads to melted glaciers lead to dramatic shortage of drinking water.

'Olaudah Equiano's account of the Middle Passage gave abolitionists moral authority. But it might not be true.'
Scorpion

because news updates are easier than life updates

Speedy reversal: "Rather than fight a lawsuit by CNN, the federal government abandoned its effort Saturday to prevent the media from reporting on the recovery of the dead in New Orleans."

QUICK AFTERNOON UPDATES:
* Wal-Mart should be commended for their hurricane relief measures.
* ...As should Al Gore. Glad to see this story finally make the big news feeds.
* Bush's poll numbers hit record low. Watch out, Iran!
* Is Islam incompatible with Western culture?
* I don't remember if I mentioned inhalible insulin before, but it got the FDA panel OK.
* Flying dinosaurs bigger than we thought.
* Health secrets of the Pharaohs!
* Defending advertising. Plus, readers add their own rules.

And heck, while I'm at it, here's ten things we didn't know this time last veek.