PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"Baghdad's slide into chaos undercuts the central premise that Iraqi forces can be trained to secure their own country."

* Interactive graphic from the NYTimes, demonstrating the leveling of Haret Hreik in Lebanon.
* Why did the police turn back people fleeing New Orleans?
* Bush takes a shorter vacation this year.
* Fighting AIDS, and culture, in Africa.
* Saudi youth use technology to get around the dating police.
* The growing minority: male, middle-aged, no degree, no wife.
* Life on Mars, ten years later.
* The BBC tracks down the electric car.
* Antarctica under siege.
* The Hare Krishna movement at 40.
* As seen elsewhere: one reporter behind the scenes with Joe Francis, the founder of the Girls Gone Wild empire.
* The BBC has some obituaries you may have missed.

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

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    "It’s Time for Black Liberation, Not Liberalism."

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    What lead to the death of the enclosed mall as a concept?

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