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PEOPLE
Gerri Halliwell to Appear at UN
Former Spice Girl will speak at conference studying worldwide superficiality.
MISCELLANEOUS
Coney Island's "Polar Bear
Club" Disbands

Cites global warming.
Study: Millions of Discarded Cell Phones Pose Hazard
Landfills can expect to begin hearing annoying beeps at the most inappropriate moments.
 
BUSINESS
New York City Trying to Rid Streets of 3-Card Monte Dealers
Dealers claim they are only following generally accepted accounting practices.
Martha Stewart Facing Long Prison Sentence for Insider Trading
"It's a good thing," say investigators.
Coke Agrees to Stop Testing Product on Monkeys
"It never helped much, anyway," says lead researcher.
HEALTH / MEDICINE
Teaching Hospitals Limit Residents to 80-Hour Weeks, 24-Hour Shifts
Fewer decisions will be made in REM state.
British Medical Journal: Sex Ed,
Abstinence Programs Don't
Affect Teens

But failure rate no worse than all other efforts to alter teen behavior, anywhere, anytime.
 

Americans, Hippos on Schedule to Reach Weight Parity in 2010.
 
SCIENCE
Solar System Similar to Ours Discovered
Similar planets, moons, malls, fast-food outlets.
 
EDUCATION
U.S. Students Failing Fewer Tests
Educators credit start of summer vacation.

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