7/10 Morning Communiqué
A decade after the Pentagon declared a zero-tolerance policy for racist hate groups, recruiting shortfalls caused by the war in Iraq have allowed "large numbers of neo-Nazis and skinhead extremists" to infiltrate the military, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A strange new fungus disease that kills frogs and toads and every other species of amphibian is spreading around the globe and -- combined with pollution and overdevelopment -- is driving more and more of the creatures to extinction.
The federal government will pay a Texas law school $1 million to do research aimed at rolling back the amount of sensitive data available to the press and public through freedom-of-information requests.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Ken Avidor is not a big fan of personal rapid transit, nor its advocate in the legislature, and blogs about it at Dump Mark Olson.
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Shock some dude with a dog collar on for charity
A valuable lesson about farting in your cubicle
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"It was stupid and gross. They have this obsession to satisfy conservative Republicans who will probably be re-elected no matter what happens. They get job satisfaction, but they are making it more difficult for me to win my race."
-- Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), on the GOP's new American Values Agenda
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