Friday, June 20, 2008

News Roundup, 6/20/08

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Latest floating "foot" turns out to be a hoax: Authorities revealed Thursday that the sixth foot to wash up on the shores of British Columbia is not human. Someone used a skeletal animal foot and lower leg surrounded by seaweed to stuff a sneaker and appear to be a severed human foot.

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Teen girls reportedly make pregnancy pact: This pact is at least partly responsible for the sudden increase in pregnancies at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Normally there are four pregnancies at the school per year and this past school year there were 17 girls pregnant. Suspicions were roused when more girls reacted negatively to not being pregnant or gave high fives when they learned they were expecting.

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A wide-open battle for power in Darfur: Five years have passed since the government led violence against civilians began and now it has taken a dramatic turn.

Groups of militia, warlords, rebels and everybody with an AK-47 are fighting for money, land and trucks in an effort to gain power. The original goal of liberating the Darfurians has almost been forgotten.

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After pledging not to gamble, Barkley to play poker for charity: About a month after vowing not to gamble, Charles Barkley is headed back to Las Vegas for a good cause. He will play in the "Ante Up for Africa" event in the 2008 World Series of Poker on July 2. All proceeds will be used for aid in the Darfur crisis.

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