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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Lead item

It all Comes Down to Ohio "Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney appear headed toward an extremely close finish in the race for the ultimate Super Tuesday battleground, Ohio, after the two candidates divided up Republican primary votes and traded victories in states across the nation."

Washington Post

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

General item

LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI "The world's most notorious computer hacker has been working as an informer for the FBI for at least the last six months, providing information that has helped contribute to the charging of five others, including two Britons, for computer hacking offences."


The End of Ahmadinejad "Khamenei has been hinting since this fall, when it looked like he had finally triumphed over Ahmadinejad, that he would close down the presidency."

The Atlantic

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

General item

My Drone War "If the conduct of the drone war is mysterious, the terrain over which it is fought is not, at least to me – I have known it all my life." (Pir Zubair Shah)

Foreign Policy

Does Preschool Matter? "Why is preschool so important? The answer is obvious: The young mind is wonderfully malleable, able to develop new habits with relative ease."


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