Few Serb tears for Milosevic

From the BBC:

The only sign that something had happened was a gathering of die-hard loyalists outside the headquarters of his once all-powerful Socialist Party. They lit candles beside his portrait and scowled at the media.

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Upcoming Vanity Fair article on Plame CIA Leak Scandal

From Editor and Publisher:

Brenner’s strongest new fact comes near the end when a Hearst Corp. attorney reveals that the company was served with 42 subpoenas relating to reporters in the last six months of 2005, eight times the number in the same period the year before
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Screenshots of new Super Mario Bros DS game

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NYT's John Burns: US Effort in Iraq Will Likely Fail

From Editor and Publisher:

Asked if a civil war was developing there, Burns said, “It’s always been a civil war,” adding that it’s just a matter of extent. He said the current U.S. leaders there–military and diplomatic–were doing their best but sectarian differences would “probably” doom the enterprise.
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Milosevic death divides Balkan Press

Again, BBC:

The top-selling Serbian tabloid Kurir, is unequivocal: “Murdered” is its stark caption in big letters over a front-page picture of Mr Milosevic.

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Milosevic death mystery persists

From the BBC:

Slobodan Milosevic feared he was being poisoned just a day before he died in his cell at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, his lawyer has said.

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Saddam Saw Iraqi Unrest as Top Threat

From the New York Times, first of two articles on Saddam’s Secret Strategy.

“Saddam was so secretive…that his top military leaders were stunned when he told them three months before the war he had no weapons of mass destruction.” Here.

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Vendetta Behind 'V for Vendetta'

New York Times piece by Dave Itzkoff on graphic novelist Alan Moore, who created Watchmen and V For Vendetta, and lost the rights to his work. Here.

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Muslim's Blunt Criticism of Islam Draws Threats

From the NYT, Dr. Wafa Sultan: “They shot hundreds of bullets into him, shouting, ‘God is great!’ ” she said. “At that point, I lost my trust in their god and began to question all our teachings. It was the turning point of my life, and it has led me to this present point. I had to leave. I had to look for another god.” Here.

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Abu Ghraib victim now advocate

He’s the man in the mask. From the NYT: Ali Shalal Qaissi, an Abu Ghraib torture victim, and the advocacy group for former prisoners that he helped start. Here.

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Milosevic found dead

From the BBC: Slobodan “Milosevic was found lifeless on his bed in his cell” Here.

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No more old stuff

That’s the last of the old content. I needed to have it all linked through the blog so that people can find it. Back to the new content.

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Olbermann and O'Reilly

 From MSNBC: Bill O’Reilly is threatening callers to his radio show who mention Olbermann’s name. Ted Baxter told uncooperative listeners that he’ll turn their phone numbers over to Fox security, and that Fox security will in turn contact the local authorities. Here.

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Final Fight!

Wired reviews the latest incarnation of Final Fight, a game about which they say,  “For my my money, the original Final Fight was one of the best arcade games ever.” FYI, sounds like the new version sucks. Here.

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Pictures of the Year Winners

Winners Gallery from the Pictures of the Year Photojournalism contest. This is one of the top two US contests. Here.

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NC Campaign Commercial

Vernon Robinson, Republican, is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 13th District. Check out his campaign ad via the link at WFMU.

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Pulitzer Finalists Leaked

From Editor and Publisher, the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, photography:

SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Los Angeles Times (Gaza pullout)
Dallas Morning News (Katrina)
The Associated Press (Katrina)

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Los Angeles Times (Catholic priests in Alaska)
Rocky Mountain News (death sentence)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Holocaust survivor)

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Remote South Dakota is new home for FLDS

From The Salt Lake Tribune, here.
A third outpost created by followers of fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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