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July 27, 2003

President of Guinea on mission from God
BBC | Submitted by: Eris Kaos
"State radio in the tiny west African state of Equatorial Guinea has hailed the nation's leader as 'the country's God.' ... the radio declared that President Teodoro Obiang Nguema was 'in permanent contact with the Almighty.' It said that the president was 'like God in heaven' who has 'all power over men and things.' 'He can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and without going to hell because it is God himself, with whom he is in permanent contact, and who gives him this strength,' a presidential aide announced on the show."

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Man sees ex with another man, hangs 2-year-old son
Newsday | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"Juan Batista and his former girlfriend went out together last week to buy party decorations for their 2-year-old son Omar's upcoming birthday. That party won't happen now. Batista, enraged after seeing his ex with a new man Friday, hung Omar with a brown electrical cord in the bathroom of an Elmhurst hotel room, law enforcement sources said. Then the father went from his third-floor room at the Crown Motor Inn to the hotel's front desk. 'There's a body upstairs,' Batista told the night clerk at about 1:30 a.m., according to police. 'Call 911.'"

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Tard resists healing session, hacks women's heads off
iAfrica | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"The 32-year-old man's family took him to a traditional healer for treatment. He refused to drink the medication and the healer asked the people at his house to help him hold the patient. The man grabbed an axe and a bush knife and threatened the traditional healer and the people who were trying to help him. He chased them away, leaving an elderly woman behind. Jafta said when the man came back, he found the two women and chopped their heads off."

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Magruder says Nixon ordered Watergate burglary
Washington Post | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Thirty years after the Senate select committee hearings on Watergate riveted the nation and doomed the Nixon presidency, a key figure in the scandal says he has a fresh and explosive revelation: Richard M. Nixon personally ordered the burglary of Democratic headquarters at the Watergate complex. Jeb Stuart Magruder -- then a 'callow' campaign aide, now a retired Presbyterian minister in Ohio -- says in a new documentary for PBS that he heard Nixon's voice on a telephone as the president instructed then-Attorney General John N. Mitchell to go ahead with the break-in. ... What he recalls hearing Nixon say was: 'John, we need to -- we need to get the information on [Democratic Party Chairman] Larry O'Brien. And the only way we can do that is through Liddy's plan. And you need to do that.'"

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Next governor of California: Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Sacramento Bee | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Analysts say the recall election may be Schwarzenegger's best shot at the state's top elective job because a short campaign favors a well-known candidate with ready cash. ... Schwarzenegger, who declined to be interviewed, has professed interest in a new career in politics. ... If he wishes to lead the state, political analyst Bruce Cain said, the recall election is his 'best chance.' 'All his liabilities won't matter if he needs just 21 percent of the vote,' the University of California, Berkeley political science professor said. 'There are going to be enough Californians who don't care about the dope and the women. ... The hedonist vote is probably at least 25 percent of the vote in California.'"

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Next governor of California: Gary Condit?
San Francisco Chronicle | Submitted by: Jonny Plasma
"The rule-busting California gubernatorial recall election took a turn for the bizarre Friday as author-columnist Arianna Huffington appeared ready to kick off an independent run to replace Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, and her ex-husband, former Rep. Michael Huffington, prepared to run as a Republican. ... Arianna Huffington -- asked her reaction to her former husband's apparently pre-emptive move -- professed to be unimpressed. 'I don't have anything to say about any candidate in the race -- whether I was once married to him or not,' she said. ... Meanwhile, supporters of former Democratic Rep. Gary Condit say the congressman -- whose life is the subject of a documentary called Public Service: The Private Campaign of Gary Condit, to premiere Aug. 8 in Sacramento -- is being urged to consider a run as a Democrat." And don't forget Schwarzenegger.

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Next governor of Washington: ex-Microsoft VP?
Tribnet.com | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Former Microsoft executive Bob Herbold says he'll decide in the next few weeks whether to run for governor. ... The 60-year-old Republican from Bellevue served as Microsoft's executive vice president and chief operating officer from 1993 to 2001, following a 26-year career with Procter & Gamble."

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Army reservists accused of abusing Iraqi POWs
Newsday | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"The military has charged four U.S. soldiers with abusing prisoners of war in Iraq. ... The four military police from a Pennsylvania-based Army Reserve unit are accused of punching, kicking and breaking bones of prisoners at Camp Bucca, the largest U.S.-run POW camp in Iraq. ... The soldiers say their actions were in self-defense when Iraqi prisoners attacked them. ... The four accused members of the U.S. Army's 320th Military Police Battalion face up to five charges each of assault and mistreating prisoners."

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Islamic hyperdivorces enabled by test messaging
BBC | Submitted by: Dark Falcon
"Getting a quickie divorce has taken on a whole new meaning in Malaysia after it was decided that a man can divorce his wife with a text message. ... as long as the message was clear and unambiguous it was valid under Islamic Sharia law. ... The decision follows a Malaysian court's ruling on Thursday in favour of a man who served divorce on his wife via a text message. ... Mr Shamsudin was said to have sent Ms Azida a text message saying: 'If you do not leave your parents' house, you'll be divorced.' ... under Islamic law men are allowed to divorce their wives simply be saying the word 'talaq' -- I divorce you -- three times."

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Lightning victims saved by bullshit
New Indian Press | Submitted by: Captain Prozac
"More than 399 students were in the school when lightning struck. 'Afterwards I found 15 students lying unconscious inside the hall. I didn't know what to do. I ran out of school and informed the people,' recalled Principal Sadarnath Mahato. ... By the time doctors led by Devendra Kumar reached, villagers had already provided them 'first-aid.' 'We took these boys out and covered their bodies with cow dung,' said Ashok Bhokta, a resident. 'Cow dung is the time-tested and traditional cure for lightning-struck people. Had they not been covered with dung, the scene would have been different.'"

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Alleged lynching sparks controversy
Newsday | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Not long after the family of Feraris 'Ray' Golden found his dead body dangling from a tree outside his grandmother's home, ugly suspicions began to surface. Police concluded Golden committed suicide, hanging himself with a work shirt as a noose. But relatives say that's impossible; they claim the 32-year-old, who was black, was found with his hands tied behind his back. Rumors began swirling that Ray Golden was lynched. Friends say Golden was dating a white policeman's daughter in this rural farming community of about 15,000, divided almost equally between black and white residents."

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Ashcroft prosecuting porn retailers
Star-Telegram | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Legal experts say their trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 8, will test the boundaries of free speech, helping define what constitutes legal pornography and illegal obscenity in Dallas. On a larger scale, the case illustrates Attorney General John Ashcroft's vow to beef up Justice Department efforts to target obscenity. In the past 10 years, the Justice Department has focused resources on child pornographers or pedophiles who prowl Internet chat rooms looking for children to molest. Ashcroft is adding resources to combat adult material. Ashcroft also changed a policy that required prosecutors from the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section to seek approval from a local U.S. attorney before filing obscenity cases. Now, these specialized prosecutors in Washington can pursue obscenity cases after simply notifying local U.S. attorneys."

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Families move into Love Canal
CNN | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Twenty-five years after its leaking poisons forced residents to flee, America's most notorious toxic dump, Love Canal, is home to families who moved into cleaned-up houses and toddlers who romp on land still too dangerous to build on. 'I choose not to think about it,' said one mother, pushing her infant on a swing set at a playground next to the now filled-in dump site. 'We don't have any control over it.' ... A fenced-in mound covers Love Canal. Nearby blocks are eerily deserted, houses buried, weeds and wildflowers cover driveways, unheeded stop signs stand askew and, in a Gothic touch, vultures circle overhead."

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It's a world full of warning labels
Chicago Sun-Times | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"For instance, there was the family of a Canadian man who was killed when he started rocking a 925-pound Coke machine and it tipped over on him. The lawsuit said the machine should have carried a warning that if a person rocks a 925-pound Coke machine, it might tip over and kill him. Or the Pennsylvania man who let go of a stretched elastic cord on the hood of his coat, which then snapped back and hit him in the eye. He sued the maker of the coat because it failed to offer a warning that an elastic cord, when stretched and let go, will tend to snap back. Or the parents of a man killed when he sneaked into a pool containing a large killer whale at SeaWorld in Florida. They sued because the pool offered no warning that it is not a good idea to be in the same pool with a large killer whale. Or the man who leaned too close to the stage at a Canadian strip club and was kicked in the nose by a stripper who was swinging around a pole. He sued the strip club because it failed to warn patrons that if they leaned onto the stage, they might be kicked in the nose by the stripper swinging around a pole."

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1.5%, 40%... what's the difference?
New York Times | Submitted by: Daniel Gossett
"Rod Paige, the secretary of education, yesterday defended the record of the public schools in Houston, where he was superintendent before joining the Bush administration. Advances in student achievement, Dr. Paige said, were genuine and 'still standing,' though he said 'there probably was' a dropout problem. ... The state audited 16 middle schools and high schools and found that of 5,500 teenagers who had left school in the 2000-1 school year, about 3,000, or 55 percent, should have been reported as dropouts. ... Houston as a whole reported a 1.5 percent annual dropout rate, though education experts estimate that the true percentage of students who quit before graduation is nearer 40 percent."

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Crowds miraculously coalesce, dissipate
Orlando Sentinel | Submitted by: Soylent
"New Yorkers have been using forwarded e-mails to coordinate 'flash mobs,' or not-so-random crowds that appear and dissipate within a matter of minutes. ... To protect the planned serendipity of each event, participants aren't told exactly what the mob is supposed to do until just before the event happens. ... 'It's really stunning to be in the mob as it comes together,' Bill wrote, 'to see all these people, who up until that very moment seemed unaware of each other, suddenly converge.'"

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