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Week of 4 April 2011
4 April 2011
Documents obtained by Electronic Frontier Foundation reveal FBI abuses of PATRIOT Act ...
Former assistant testifies that she saw trainer inject an unknown substance into Barry Bonds' belly button ...
Workers' bodies discovered at Japanese nuclear power plant, amidst unsuccessful attempt to use concrete to stanch flow of radioactive water into ocean, as Mayor pleads for help ...
Ryan Phillippe feels like a vampire ...
Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded off the Gulf of Mexico last year, lauds its "exemplary" safety record while handing executives fat bonuses … and BP gets OK to resume drilling in Gulf of Mexico ...
Governor Rick Scott (R-Florida) orders deep cuts to programs that serve tens of thousands of residents with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities ...
US Rep Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) will propose $4TR+ in budget cuts ...
Robin Williams is praised for "tame" performance in Broadway debut ...
Julian Assange conquers the dance floor ...
Jesus Christ appears on an Australian three-cheese pizza ...
Republican Presidential debate is postponed until non-ridiculous candidates emerge ...
Facebook is sued for $1B over Intifada page ...
Katie Couric will leave CBS nightly newscast that nobody watches ...
Crazed museum-goer attacks Paul Gauguin's Two Tahitian Women at the National Gallery ...
Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter dies of cancer at a Nashville hospital ...
Former New Jersey Congressman John Adler dies of complications from a staph infection around the heart at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia ...
5 April 2011
Emma Watson gets a zit ...
Wachovia pays a paltry $50M fine for nearly $400B of drug-related money laundering ...
Doomed workers at Japanese nuclear power plant use newspaper and sawdust to try, unsuccessfully, to block the pipes dumping contaminated water into Pacific Ocean ...
Senate Republicans call for complete repeal of Wall Street reform, since 2008 economic collapse really wasn't a big deal ...
How physicist James Clerk Maxwell changed the world ...
James Franco says social media is dead ...
Family Research Council stands up for anti-worker legislation in Wisconsin, as zombies protest against Governor Scott Walker ...
Sean Parker's relationship status has changed ...
US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Harry Reid (D-Nevada) seek end run around First Amendment to silence wingnut anti-Muslim preacher ...
Katie Couric says her big regret at the tremendously tedious CBS Evening News is, "We probably would have been better off playing it a little safer" ...
Vandal who attacked Gauguin painting says she did it because his artwork "has nudity and is bad for the children" ...
Ke$ha wants to skinny dip with Britney Spears ...
Transocean apologizes for calling 2010 "best year" ever in safety ...
Viral researcher Baruch S. Blumberg, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine, dies from a heart attack shortly after giving a keynote speech at Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California ...
6 April 2011
Kanye West is selling his own line of scarves ...
Court again says US Homeland Security Department can seize and search your computer without a warrant ...
Radiation measured at millions of times safe levels in Pacific Ocean water near Japan's crippled nuclear power plant ...
Keanu Reeves announces upcoming Bill and Ted sequel, reveals excellent plot details ...
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C.Blankfein received compensation valued at $14M in 2010, up from $1M in 2009 ...
Rush Limbaugh was for the latest war before he was against it ...
Republicans' budget takes hatchet to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security ...
Vince Neil faces domestic violence charges ...
Removal of labor mural by Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine) could cost state big bucks ...
Mark Wahlberg to star in some sort of action-comedy or something ...
Dan Savage gets his own show on MTV ...
Scam artist gets $8.3M from ginormous publisher Condé Nast ...
7 April 2011
CBS News Washington Bureau Chief was an FBI snitch ...
Fox News cancels Glenn Beck's show ...
Hoping to prevent explosion, Japanese nuclear workers pump nitrogen into damaged plant ...
Bristol Palin made $262,500 for being a teen-pregnancy prevention spokesmom in 2009 ...
US Rep Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) explains that President Obama is bombing Libya to deplete the US military so he can call up the private army the health care bill created for him ...
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) gives cushy $85.5K/year government job to major donor's young, underqualified son ...
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial for allegedly soliciting an under-age prostitute begins, and is instantly adjourned ...
Gollum actor Andy Serkis to serve as second unit director on Peter Jackson's upcoming Hobbit films ...
Alec Baldwin says 30 Rock is ending after next season ...
8 April 2011
Miley Cyrus's lawyers aren't amused by sex doll ...
New FBI files suggest that Notorious B.I.G. was murdered by the same people who have been suspects all along ...
Japanese quake's death toll tops 25,000 as aftershocks continue ...
Turns out it's not a good idea to hire someone with no experience in education — like Cathleen Black — to run New York City's public schools ...
In letter to President Obama, Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi sounds like guilt-inducing, overbearing mother ...
Parking attendant allegedly smacked by LeBron James's mom ...
Tyra Banks is moving ...
Google revamps channel system, hoping you'll watch YouTube the same way you watch TV ...
Taiwan plans legalized prostitution zones ...
9 April 2011
From prison, Bernie Madoff says senior executives at JP Morgan Chase were well aware of his swindles ...
Songwriter defends Britney Spears for not demanding co-writing credits ...
South Korean schools close amid fears of radiation from ongoing nuclear accident in Japan ...
Obama administration says 4th Amendment shouldn't apply to emails because … well, because that would make them have to work harder ...
Mila Kunis is grossed out at Charlie Sheen's fantasy of her as his next "goddess" ...
Nicole Richie announces her not pregnancy ...
University College London study finds structural differences in the brains of liberals, conservatives ...
Pentagon says US soldiers can begin being gay this summer ...
Film director Sidney Lumet dies from lymphoma at his home in Manhattan ...
10 April 2011
Kobe Bryant awkwardly appears in Chinese rap video ...
Roger Clemens perjury trial stands in the on-deck circle as Barry Bonds jury deliberates ...
Japan will ban rice farming in soil contaminated by radiation from the tsunami-flooded nuclear power plant ...
Lady Gaga danced on bleeding feet ...
Rose Marie remembers vaudeville, and working with everyone from Al Jolson to W. C. Fields ...
Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) is lying about Planned Parenthood ...
Monsanto cash helped fund bill to stifle ag whistleblowers in Iowa ...