Thursday, June 12, 2008

News Roundup, 6/12/08

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Four killed by tornado at camp were Boy Scouts: A deadly tornado ripped through a Boy Scout camp in Western Iowa at about 6:30 Wednesday night and killed four of the Scouts. Forty-eight other Scouts and staff members were also injured.

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A flashy Facebook page, at a cost to privacy: The mini-programs that allow users to personalize their Facebook pages with little games and trivia quizzes may allow strangers access to their personal information. These applications require the user as well as their friends to enter private facts like place of birth and employment history.

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Military 'runs Mugabe campaign': The BBC has received documents that detail how the Zanu-PF, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party, will use violence and intimidation to coerce Zimbabweans to only vote for his party. The documents have not been verified, but all the tactics that were detailed in the documents have occurred.

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Woods says he's ready, despite not walking full 18 since Masters: Tiger Woods is ready to win the U.S. open in Torrey Pines, California this week though his left knee is still "a little sore" after recent surgery. Woods has won two U.S. Opens and 13 major championships in his career

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