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Apr.14.2009
BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday. The suspected pirates ships stopped and then turned away. The...
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Apr.09.2009
Let me tell you about a chick named Peep. I refer not to the marshmallow confections so ubiquitous this time of year, but to a pet. We had returned to the Philippines for my father-in-law's funeral, and my son had more questions than I could answer. The open casket in the living room, the constant...
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Apr.01.2009
I suppose I should engage in light-hearted banter this April Fool's Day, but fools conspire to foil my bubbly demeanor. Witness the purported threat of the Conficker worm, poised to strike this day, burrowing through PCs, harvesting user names and passwords and erasing hard disks. We all know...
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Mar.18.2009
A U.S. communications satellite smashes into a defunct Russian military communications satellite, spreading space debris that must be tracked. French and British nuclear-missile submarines ram into each other on routine patrol in the Atlantic, causing an estimated £50 million in damages. While the...
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Mar.16.2009
We're leaving for Yosemite this weekend. And in between writing, I've been thinking about bears. Maybe I've been watching too much Stephen Colbert. Or too much Timothy Geithner. No, I think it was news about the Connecticut chimpanzee attack victim being transferred to the Cincinnati...
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Mar.15.2009
My brother is stationed in Kuwait, and here's what the guys found... That's the last time I'll complain when my boys leave the toilet seat up...    
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Mar.14.2009
Chris Douglas, aka Dylan Moody on "One Life to Live," lays out a smorgasbord on the Alaskan tundra, retreating into a cube of thick Plexiglass and sealing the lid with a series of steel latches. Salmon, apples, muffins, hot dogs, trail mix, Rice Crispy Treats--artfully arranged on rough-...
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