October 16th, 2006

Scorpion

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"House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert shows no sign of resigning over the Mark Foley-House page scandal. But the mere suggestion that he might do so raises an intriguing political and constitutional question: Who would replace him while Congress is in recess? The answer, it appears, is on a piece of paper locked away in the House clerk's office."

"New research into how armed police react in the highly charged seconds before pulling a trigger has exonerated many of blame in the US. Now it's being investigated by British police."

What can we do about rogue states getting the bomb?

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The BBC discusses how hard it is to find accurate maps.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.