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Sunday, February 26, 2012

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Posted by Nathan Gilles on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Today marks the sixth day of riots in Afghanistan following news that the Koran had been burned at a NATO base in Bagram.

Syrians are voting right now on a new constitution that could end five decades of one party rule. If the constitution is approved, President Bashar al-Assad says he will play nice and hold parliamentary elections within the next 90 days.

In Portland, it looks like the city won’t be repaving its beat-up streets anytime soon.

Who will win the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday? The answer could determine just how tediously drawn out the battle royal called the Republican primaries will continue to be.

In other political news...

The Koch brothers have accused President Obama’s reelection campaign of giving them

bad publicity after the campaign tied them to Mitt Romney. Isn’t that just adorable?

Speaking of oil, tomorrow will mark the largest environmental trial in US history when BP goes to court for its 2010 oil spill.

In other energy news, Obama says there is “no silver bullet” that will stop rising gas prices.

The incredible shrinking horse: new evidence suggests as the planet gets hotter animals could get smaller. Who wants a pocket-sized oil executive?

Speaking of shrinking…

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch wants his readers back. In the UK this morning, he launched a new Sunday edition of his tabloid The Sun in an attempt to win back readers alienated by the phone hacking scandal that closed News of the World and threatened the (coughing noise) integrity of his media empire.

Lastly, tonight is the 84th Academy Awards. And while I could really care less, I do have high hopes for a little song by Bret McKenzie. Cheers, mate!

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