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18 February 2004 @ 03:38 pm
On this day in 1930, the ninth planet of our solar system, Pluto, was discovered.

Scandal thickens: Ashcroft and Justice Dept. sued by Detroit terrorism prosecutor.

Disney to buy Muppet characters.

BBC report on why the dollar is falling, and what it means for the world economy.

* Red Cross condemns the Israeli Wall.
* BBC section on the Iranian election crisis.
* US won't return to Haiti.
* Shiite voting plan doesn't include Sunni triangle.
* Bush's Mideast democracy plan raises questions overseas.
* Radical new tactic to root out terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan.
* 'New' China, old repression.
* Tunisia, another ally in democracy.
* Ireland bans smoking in pubs.

* Yeah, when we said 2.6 million jobs this year, what we meant was...
* Howard Kurtz's reality check for the media on John Edwards.
* Judge rules Dean can't seal papers. Yes, the same day Dean drops out. COINCIDENCE?
* 128 social programs set for cutbacks.
* San Francisco and Massachusetts, as social experiments.

* VA house looks to stop college health centers from dispensing morning-after pill.
* What the Cingular/AT&T Wireless merger means for consumers.
* Astronomers discover big-ass diamond.
Andy: grendelcastironskillet on February 19th, 2004 06:25 am (UTC)
General Barno said American and Pakistani forces were cooperating to create a "hammer and anvil" strategy, in which forces on one side of the border drive Al Qaeda members across the border to troops waiting on the other side, a tactic that will "crush the Al Qaeda elements between the Pakistani and the coalition forces."

I seem to remember something about this, from this time in 2002! Hope it works this time.