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nytimes.com — When politicians want to turn scandals into metaphors, actual details of wrongdoing or incompetence no longer matter. In fact, the details of the troubles swirling around the White House this week are bluntly contradicting Republicans who want to combine them into a seamless narrative of tyrannical government on the rampage.
nytimes.com — THE wake had started two years ago in the back room of Leo's Grandevous, in the cramped aisle of Lepore's Chocolates and at the counter of Piccolo's Clam Bar, places not shy about declaring Frank Sinatra the greatest entertainer in the world.
forbes.com — Buycott shows you a product's corporate family tree while you shop. In her keynote speech at last year's annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience.
nytimes.com — It is time for President Obama to abandon his hopes of reaching a grand budget bargain with Republicans. At every opportunity since they took over the House in 2011, Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in reaching a compromise with the White House.
sfgate.com — Recycling workers described the remains to police as a "mummified skull," and investigators said the person apparently had been dead for months or years. The Alameda County coroner will conduct an autopsy, and police are consulting with a pathologist in hopes of identifying the victim.
music.yahoo.com — NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes. She was also sentenced Monday in Newark to three additional months of home confinement. The 37-year-old South Orange resident pleaded guilty last year in the case.
alternet.org — The hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay continues to grow. The U.S. recently forced many prisoners into solitary confinement. The military now admits that 100 prisoners at the camp are refusing to eat. But lawyers for Guantanamo detainees say that more than 130 detainees are on hunger strike.
newyorker.com — There are a hundred prisoners on hunger strikes at Guantánamo now-a hundred angry men, or ones who are in a state of despair. There may be more, since that is the military's count, and the lawyers for the prisoners have been saying for some time that the number is higher.
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