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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Like the Gospel of Judas or the Dead Sea scrolls, Diablo Cody uncovers one of her early fictional blogs at Pussy Ranch.
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A new Minnesota state law requires all U.S. flags sold in the state to be manufactured in America.
The U.S. military is seeking to improve conditions for many Guantanamo Bay detainees by offering more recreation and activities, including a weekly movie night for the best-behaved.
A district judge in Washington state has allowed Jason Burrows to change his middle name to "Megatron."
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Paul Allen is an elementary teacher from Minneapolis who offers up punny one-panel cartoons three times a week at Brain Clouds.
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Buy a beer for the baggage handler who helped a lone police officer subdue a suspected terrorist who drove a burning car into Scotland's Glasgow Airport last week.
Monty Python's Lumberjack Song in German
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"In America there's someone willing to pretend to be offended by everything and so we annoy people and that's part of the appeal. It's to entertain people and also to annoy a certain segment of the audience as well."
— Simpsons creator Matt Groening, on a scene in the upcoming Simpsons Movie which features Bart Simpson skateboarding through Springfield in the buff
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