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posted by November 9 at 7:01 AMon
Torture Schmorture: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general.
Pakistan: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been detained in her home by police. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber launched an attack on the home of Amir Muqam, a federal cabinet minister and ally of president Musharraf.
It Only Took 7 Years: President Bush has been handed his first veto override by the Senate.
Drug Wars: Pharmaceutical giant Merck has agreed to pay $4.85 billion in settlements over its yanked pain medicatin Vioxx.
Sludge by the Bay: 58,000 gallons of oil are fouling San Francisco Bay after a South Korea-bound tanker ran into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Wednesday.
Time Served: Arthur H. Bremer, failed assassin of presidential candidate George Wallace, has been released from prison.
Meager Comfort: Condoleezza Rice admits to a few mistakes in Iraq.
“I’m sure there are lots of things we might have done better,” she said. “I’ll give you one with Iraq. If I had to do it all over again, we would have had the balance between center, local and provincial better. But that’s the kind of thing you learn over time.”
Falling: The Dow dropped 130 points at opening this morning due to concerns over credit, tech woes.
Recalled George: 175,000 China-made Curious George dolls the latest toys to be pulled from store shelves.
College Killing: UW student Amanda Knox can remain in jail for up to a year while she awaits formal charges.
Deceptive Eyman: The state Supreme Court has tossed Initiative 747, proving once again few are as good at wasting tax dollars like anti-tax “hero” Tim Eyman.
Beliefs Trump Health: U.S. District Court Judge Ronald B. Leighton suspends state rules, clears the way for pharmacists to refuse the morning after pill due to religious beliefs.
Death of Comedy: Seattle not funny anymore, host of unfunny local comedy show declares.
The Lizard King at Florida State University…