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On Tuesday, U.S. troops will leave Iraqi cities in accordance with an agreement negotiated under President George W. Bush.
Given his recklessly eccentric and peripatetic personal life, Michael Jackson's premature death seems almost foreordained — one of those deaths William Butler Yeats had in mind when he wrote of a friend's lost son: “What made us dream that he could comb gray hair?”
Conspiracy theorists point to an assortment of groups they think secretly run the country — the gun lobby, Big Oil, the New World Order and even Yale's Skull and Bones society have all been fingered as the shadowy Illuminati who rule Washington.
How ironic. A regime that came to power through a brutal revolution, in a country suspected of secretly developing a nuclear weapon, is now facing its biggest challenge from peaceful civil disobedience.
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times: Three of the 15 hostages rescued from leftist guerrillas last July in a daring sting operation by Colombian soldiers were American military contractors.
How bizarre. The World Health Organization has declared swine flu a “pandemic,” signaling governments worldwide to launch emergency response plans.
I've traveled more than 5 million miles by air — far enough to get to the moon and back 10 times — but I still get a sense of amazement when I'm in a fully laden 747 and we lift off: a million pounds of metal traveling at more than 200 mph, countering the force of gravity. It's a minor miracle.
A dozen years ago, most of the countries of the world signed on to an unwieldy attempt to reduce greenhouse gases known as the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. Congress declined to ratify.
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