Egypt Has a New President: Mohamed Morsi was officially sworn in as Egypt's first democratically elected president yesterday. Now he just needs to figure out how to wrestle some power away from the military.
Colombia Doing It Right: As part of a sweeping drug law reform, Colombia has legalized personal use of marijuana and cocaine.
Australia Doing It Right: Australia has introduced a carbon tax on the 300 worst polluting companies in the country, which will require them to pay $23 for each ton of greenhouse gases product.
Poor, Poor Students: Congress passed a student loan deal on Friday which will stabilize interest rates for another year, while at the same time slashing Pell grants and adding as much as $20 billion to student costs over the next 10 years.
"This Feels Awesome": Around 150 Mormons publicly quit the church in Salt Lake City yesterday, signing a "Declaration of Independence from Mormonism."
Speaking of Which: A sexier Supreme Court decision that flew under the radar this week was that CBS won't need to pay a $550,000 fine for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Superbowl.
Bookmark This: The Atlantic Wire rounds up four things Mitt Romney has said about Romneycare that he's going to wish he hadn't.
The Force Is Strong with This One: A man who allegedly used a toy light saber to attack customers in a Portland Toys R Us parking lot then used it to fight off police tasers, according to a report.
It's What's on the Inside that Counts: A new study has found that breeding for pretty tomatoes has spread a genetic mutation that deprives them of their flavor, making many grocery store tomatoes very, very bland.
Body Found in Smokey Point Parking Lot: Police are investigating the cause and circumstances, but deem it "suspicious."
Super Guppy!!: A crazy lookin' NASA airplane delivered the heralded space shuttle training vessel to the Museum of Flight yesterday, and Steve Pool is really, really excited.
Making Useless Things Useful: Seattle police cannot currently use red light camera footage to help solve crimes, and the King County Prosecutor wants to change that.
And now, a parrot sings a lovely rendition of a 2000s hit rock song:
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