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Spanish inquisitions, Chinese fire drills and disproving Galileo: Headlines of the Week 2/22 to 2/28
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Normally, Drew posts an observation of media trends and recaps some of the top stories of the week. Since Drew is away today, we're just going to cut to the chase. Here are some of the best headlines submitted last week.
Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-02-22 to Sat 2009-02-28:
Baghdad's National Museum reopens six years after looting. Featured displays include mostly a bunch of really heavy stuff
Herbal weight-loss supplements found to be tainted with laxatives. With fronds like that, who needs enemas?
Woman leaps off cliff to catch feather, promptly disproves Galileo
NYC firefighters are running arround in circles trying to fight a big blaze in Chinatown
Spain inquires about taking some Guantanamo inmates. Nobody expected that
Peephole in door of girl's dorm room reversed; police are looking into it
Woman beaten with a crucifix is expected to recover in three days and have her story misinterpreted for thousands of years
Women complain of feeling screwed by car-repair industry. Don't worry hon - it's nothing that a lube job and some rear-end work won't fix
Firefighter learns to speak again with the help of his pet parrots, is now looking to find out if anyone knows any nice pretty boys
Two-year-old refuses to sleep during day, may get charged with resisting a rest
Former nun says there's a lot of hetero and lesbian sex going on inside the convents. Must be a hard habit to break
Dale Earnhardt Jr. earns $830 for each left turn he makes. Unlike his father, whose one right turn earned him sainthood
♫ And that's how they became the Brady-Bundchen ♫
NBA to borrow $175 million dollars. No word yet on which player is going to loan it to them
"The once-common jaguar has become a rare sight in North America." Submitter feels obligated to point out that you can usually track one by the trail of oil and transmission parts that the things litter highways with
NASA satellite that was launched to track atmospheric CO2 levels will now be measuring oceanic temperature fluctuations
Scientists in Florida develop first synthetic lifeform capable of evolving, and a first for any Florida lifeform in general
Slumdog's child actors return home to heroes welcome, huge backlog of orders for Gap chinos
Lisa Rinna to appear nude in Playboy. The magazine will feature first horizontal foldout to accommodate her lips
Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together. You just can't beat true love
Obama aims to halve deficit by end of first term. Just like Bush's goal, but with an extra "l"
Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have
US official confirms that US aid to re-build Gaza will likely exceed $900 million. No word on whether this is coming out of Israel's allowance
Ritz Camera processes Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Story developing
Sweden to shed 20,000 construction jobs on news that it doesn't take that many people to push the sides together and fasten the screws with allen wrenches
Author who got his master's dissertation in post-communist studies gets high Marx with article on Eastern Europe economics
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