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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Posted by Sarah Mirk on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Diversity Dispute: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on affirmative action that could rewrite precedents.

Virginia Abortion Law Mandates Sex Crimes? Democrats in Virginia say the state's new law to administer "transvaginal ultrasounds" to women seeking abortions puts doctors at risk of violating a sex crime law forbidding "object penetration."

10 Times More Likely to be Murdered: On Indian land, few police and a slow Justice Department have led to an insanely high crime rate.

Bullying on Trial: The trial begins today in the suicide death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, whose roommate secretly filmed him kissing a man.

How Hard is it NOT to Burn a Koran? At Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, NATO "improperly disposed" of 1000 Korans by incinerating them.

Democracy In Action: Yemen votes to boot its president, in an election marked by violence.

Good to Know: Iran's government says it will not hesitate to attack if it feels "endangered."

"I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman." Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in the headlines again!.

Big Ol' Bailout: Europe agrees to bail out Greece to the tune of $172 billion.

Mexican Prison Break! In what appears to be a scene in a future Vin Diesel movie, an imprisoned Mexican drug gang stages a prison riot as a distraction and then escaped to freedom.

Look Out, ALEC! In what began as a Portland campaign, Occupy movements around the country will target a corporate council known as ALEC.

Chariot Wars Hit the Wire: An AP story covers last weekend's mini-bike Chariot Wars in "bike-crazy Portland."

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