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Tony Blair announces he’s going to resign within a year in response to a “growing revolt” within his party.
U.S. hands over control of the Iraqi Army and Navy to Iraqi authorities… well, at least ceremonially.
Only in California: UCLA decides to take a “holistic approach” to admissions, hoping to increase its black student population by viewing achievments “in context of life experiences.”
The link between aging and cancer: Scientists discover a gene that supresses stem cells as people age - trying to reduce the risk of cancer.
The Energy Department is building a supercomputer to guard the nuclear cache at Los Alamos — and they’re using technology created for the Playstation 3.
Pot Kills!!: No, seriously. Thirty Berkeley students eat pot brownies at a party and call the police describing a “feeling of doom.”
The Building Industry Association of Washington released campaign ads in the Gerry Alexander vs. John Groen state Supreme Court race that attribute Alexander’s rulings to his age, saying “When it’s your time, you know it. You’re tired, you get sloppy, you make mistakes.” During the Stranger’s interview with Alexander in July, the justice said he didn’t think Groen was attacking him for being old. Now, he says it’s “insulting.” Groen, being a weasel, said he couldn’t comment.