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President Bush’s State of the Union address was “limited in ambition” according to the New York Times. He “appeared unchastened” and “took no responsibility for his party’s defeat or errors in office” according to the Washington Post. Still, more than three-fourths who watched the speech reacted positively according to a CNN poll, though the “reaction was more muted than in previous years.”
The trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr., former chief of staff for vice president Cheney, got off to a finger-pointing start, as the defense team claimed their client was just a scapegoat for Karl Rove.
As the U.S. sends a second aircraft carrier group towards Iran, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he ain’t scared.
Hezbollah continues to apply pressure to the Lebanese government, hoping to embarrass Lebanese officials before an international aid conference, and ultimately, topple the government altogether.
Manuel Noriega dreams of returning to Panama after he’s released in September. Unfortunately, a murder conviction awaits him upon his return.
Hundreds of chickens have died in eastern China and the courts say a 4-year-old boy’s shrieking is the cause of it.
Global warming may make Germany the red wine capital of the world.
First there was “tunnel lite,” now there’s “elevated lite.”
Microsoft tried to pay for Wikipedia copy, got busted.
The Port of Seattle is one of the least-efficient ports in the country.
Sane, angry parents took the Federal Way School Board to task last night over its idiotic banning of Al Gore’s (now Oscar-nominated) An Inconvenient Truth.
The oldest aardvark in captivity was put to sleep yesterday at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Her name was Kikuyu and she was 30 years old.