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Week Four of Senate recount trial: Coleman seeks to re-examine entire universe of ballots

It was another wacky week in Court Woebegone, where the only women are judges and clerks, where the men are increasingly rumpled and where some of the arguments are deteriorating to below average.

MinnPost.com

“Slumdog Millionaire” Kids Will Attend The Oscars

MUMBAI, India — In the slums where they live, goats pick over piles of trash and men kneel in the street to pray. But the young stars of “Slumdog Millionaire” were cruising Mumbai in an air-conditioned Toyota Friday, doing last-minute shopping and getting advice on the unimaginable: air travel.

Huffington Post

Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research

Biotechnology companies are keeping university scientists from fully researching the effectiveness and environmental impact of the industry’s genetically modified crops, according to an unusual complaint issued by a group of those scientists. … “No truly independent research can be legally conducted on many critical questions,” the scientists wrote in a statement submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency.

NYT

Anna Quindlen: The End of Swagger

The welfare of women should be a key component of American foreign policy. And we’ve got the woman to make that happen.

Newsweek

St. Paul drops hundreds of cases from RNC

The St. Paul city attorney’s office will not prosecute more than 300 people who were arrested on on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

MPR

America’s Religious Gap?

Polls have always shown that the vast majority of Americans believe religion is “an important part of their daily lives” — 65% in a recent Gallup poll versus just 34% who said it wasn’t.

But that national average obscures a stunning variety by region.

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