PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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"Senior Justice Department officials overrode the objections of career lawyers running the government's tobacco racketeering trial and ordered them to reduce the penalties sought at the close of the nine-month trial by $120 billion, internal documents and interviews show."
-NYTimes.com

Betting big on real estate's 'trillion dollar bet.'

Whoo! House votes to curtail parts of the Patriot Act.
[UPDATE: more!]

SON OF THE BRIDE OF NEWS:
* Anne Applebaum on the grand illusion of airport security.
* More cracks appear in the administration's Iraq story.
* Republicans are looking for a social security exit strategy.
* Investigating public broadcasting payments to Republican lobbyists.
* David Brooks on the loss of middlebrow culture.
* Group urges more polygamy prosecutions.
* Virginia and Maryland get leeway in No Child Left Behind enforcement.
* Grim find on the Red Line this morning.
* Half-male, half-female crab discovered.
* Why celebrities win trials.
* The mixed message of an industry crackdown on hip-hop mixtapes.
* Two reality shows that might be worth watching.
* ET watched the last episode of the Britney show, so you didn't have to.

Technology means people works longer hours.

Web comics find big audiences.

Happy 25th birthday, Pac-man.
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