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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Nathan Gilles on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

US and Afghan officials are investigating the Koran burning that brought on weeks of riots that left 29 Afghans and six US soldiers dead. The individuals involved in the burning are expected to be disciplined.

Syrian authorities have reportedly blocked the Red Cross from delivering aid to the rebel stronghold of Homs.

Early results for elections in Iran show strong support for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

BP and plaintiffs will settle. Thus ends the trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—possibly the largest environmental trial in US history—not with a bang, but with a whimper.

A climate change scientist has outlined the threats against him and his research. His book chronicling the harassment, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, goes on sale next month.

At least 34 people were killed by last night's tornados and storms that rampaged ravaged states from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.

The Apple App Store has now sold over 25 billion apps.

Scientists now believe dinosaurs had a BIG flea problem. No, really those suckers were huge.

Oregon State police seized one pound of marijuana from two Idaho residents yesterday.Cops also seized a handgun and a stolen laptop.

Two United Kingdom jurisdictions are investigating privatizing parts of their police force. Yikes!

A bronze statute of Arnold Schwarzenegger was unveiled in Columbus Ohio yesterday. The 8-foot tall, 600-pound tribute to Schwarzengger’s Herculean figure commemorates the Ohioan ritual called Arnold Sports Festival.

President Obama has called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke to apologize for Rush Limbaugh calling her a "slut." Obama also reportedly thanked her for supporting his contraception program.

And in case you missed it…

Mayor Sam Adams' state of the city address in all its glory.

State of the City from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

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