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ENTERTAINMENT
Hitler Comedy No. 1 at German Box Office
But panned abroad as “tedious documentary.”
 
POLITICS
Obama Forms Presidential
Exploratory Committee

Committee members explore what positions they want in an Obama administration should he run and win.
 
BUSINESS
Porn Industry Driving Conversion
To HDTV

Old black-and-white stag films “look even better,” says one recent convert.
Report: Google Contributes Thousands to Conservative Candidates
Drops “Do No Evil” motto.
World's Tallest Building Rises in Dubai
When completed it will have 150 floors, with lower 30 devoted to camel parking.
SCIENCE
Study: Industry-Funded Studies Biased in Favor of Industry Doing Funding
Critics point out study funded by study-funding industry.
Physicists Lower Predicted Mass of Higgs Boson to 153 Giga-Electronvolts
If you had 153 in your office pool, yabba dabba doo!
 
Researchers Successfully Convert Trash to Ethanol
Process will now be tested in garbage trucks that collect, process their own fuel.
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
Doughnuts Under Attack by Anti-Trans Fat Activists
Coming to their defense: National Association of Police Officers.
 
CORRECTION
 
We reported that Laurita Alexis Jonas, the Bush-appointed chief of the General Services Administration, had uncovered a plot to give a no-bid contract to a friend. In fact, it was the chief of the General Services Administration who who had given her friend the no-bid contract. We apologize for any confusion caused by our mistake.

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