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UN and EU peacekeepers evacuate foreigners from Congo as gun battles rage between political factions fighting after a contentious election.
Zimbabwe rolls out a new currency to battle hyper (hyper-hyper-hyper) inflation. The new currency cuts three zeroes off the value of the old, so $220,000 bread is now worth $220.
$127 billion over ten years: Estimated cost of the Senate’s immigration bill — most of which is for beefing up enforcement and border patrols. For some reason, the gov’t doesn’t give an exact figure for the cost of the more enforcement-heavy House Bill, just “substantial amounts” over the next decade.
Nuclear Power Plants: America’s future — again?
AOL tries to bolster user privacy after making thousands of user’s seach records publicly accessible. We may never discover who that mysterious masturbation and Martha Stewart obsessed user 927 was, after all.
Budgets are slashed for UW stem cell research thanks to decreased federal funding. That link also has a picture nonchalantly captioned: “rat with a tiny video camera inside his brain”.