It's a News Thing

U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said that Canadian oil was important to American security.[Houston Chronicle]

a study found that circumcised men are less likely to contract HIV

It became clear that Karl Rove had leaked information about Valerie Plame to the press. In response, President George W. Bush, who had previously announced that he would fire anyone in his administration who was found to have leaked Plame’s identity, announced that he would actually fire only proven criminals.

a Florida man, worried that his three-year-old son might become a gay sissy, was accused of beating the boy to death.

Disney World started scanning the index and middle fingers of all visitors

A study found that the blood of newborn babies contained an average of two hundred industrial chemicals and pollutants including pesticides, perfluorochemicals, and waste from burning garbage

A Tennessee man was charged with desecrating a venerated object and sent to jail after he burned an American flag.

Many U.S. cities set records for high temperatures

A German magazine published a coupon for free sex with prostitutes

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to keep most of the USA Patriot Act, extending provisions that allow the search of library and medical records by ten years.

A study found that 24,865 civilians have been killed in Iraq during the last two years

A bipolar Indiana woman beat her two young sons to death with a dumbbell so that the boys could go to heaven.

authorities in Malaysia arrested fifty-eight people who worship a giant teapot

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