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MISCELLANEOUS
Bush Attends Mardi Gras
Observes raucous celebrations from Air Force One.
SPORTS
Course of Iditarod Changed
Due to Global Warming

Also: dogs replaced by camels.
Blood Doping Approved for
2010 Winter Olympics

Move made to improve performances, ratings, says IOC.
 
KIDZ KORNER
 
Write Your Own News Story: Fill in the blanks on this Reusable News Template!

It has come to light that top Republican leaders ____ and ____ added a last-minute provision to the omnibus ____bill, without the knowledge or approval of the House-Senate Conference Committee, granting the ______ industry exemption from the long-standing requirement that they refrain from ______ and protecting them against lawsuits holding companies liable for _____ caused by their _____. The provision also nullifies all state laws passed to protect the public from ____. The GOP leaders had recently collected $__,___,___ in campaign gifts from the industry at a party held on a ___ off the coast of _____.
FEATURE
The Army has decided to pay Halliburton nearly all of the $2.41 billion no-bid contract to deliver oil and rebuild Iraq's oil industry despite the fact that the Army's own audit has identified how much in potentially excessive or unjustified charges?
A )$2.5 million
B )$25 million
C )$250 million
Hint: What's $250 million between friends?
 
TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft Will Have New Version of Windows Available by Next Christmas
Patch to fix problem which will let hackers destroy all your files available by Easter.
 
MILESTONES
Wikipedia Adds One Millionth Article
Entry, titled “Skippy Johnson is a Jerk,” can be edited by anyone with Internet access.
 
MEDIA
Answer to Last Week's Fox News Challenge (Left):
No.

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