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PEOPLE
Hundreds More Hours of Nixon Tapes Put Online
You could listen to them, but it would be wrong.
Chilean Cardinal Says Madonna
Causes Impure Thoughts

For him anyway.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
NBC Juggles Lineup
Moves "Tonight" to today, "Today" to tonight, "Late Night" to last night.
 
MEDIA
Chicago Tribune Files for Bankruptcy
According to latest blogs.
 
BUSINESS
Delta Offers Severance Packages
To Most Employees

Bag of pretzels, one-way ticket to Palookaville.
Trump Blames Economic Crisis on God
“He's fired!” says The Donald.
SCIENCE
Plaque Discovered on 8,500-Year-Old Peruvian Tooth Raises New Questions
Like: how long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned?
Software Being Developed That Can Record Dreams
Faces stiff legal challenges from Hollywood studios, men's magazines.
 
Man Lives With Female Robot
“It's a bit of an adjustment,” she says.
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
Discovered: “Placebo Gene”
That Makes People Susceptible to Placebo Effect

Also “lucky gene” that makes people avoid getting stuck in group given placebo.
Drug Maker Paid Ghostwriters for Favorable Articles
Explains author's curiously unabashed enthusiasm for new stool softener in last month's J.A.M.A.
Study: Depression Peaks in 40's,
Trails Off Later in Life

As mental acuity fades.

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