Friday, October 10, 2008

In the News: Oct-10

Anger against US mounts as Iraq Shiites bury slain MP - 10 Oct 2008 at 1:19pm - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Mourners shouted anti-US slogans and torched American and Israeli flags in Baghdad's Shiite bastion after a radical MP was buried Friday, as fresh attacks killed at least 18 people across Iraq.

Conn. high court rules same-sex couples can marry - 10 Oct 2008 at 12:12pm - HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions.

Ex-president Carter slams Bush on market crisis - 10 Oct 2008 at 7:53am - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Former President Jimmy Carter said on Friday the "atrocious economic policies" of the Bush administration had caused the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

As Fears Ease, Baghdad Sees Walls Tumble - 10 Oct 2008 at 6:00am - The dismantling of blast walls is the most visible sign of change in Baghdad as the surge strategy draws to a close.

Thought for the day:
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? -George Carlin (1937 - 2008)


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