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MISCELLANEOUS
Naked Roller Coaster Record Broken
Also broken: amusement park attendance record.
Study: Poor More Charitable Than Rich
Explains why they're poor.
Beautiful Women Discriminated Against for Jobs as Construction Supervisors
News greeted with hoots, whistles.
 
POLITICS
Schism in Conservative Ranks
Anti-tax, anti-regulation, anti-union, anti-big government wing splits from anti-black, anti-Latino, anti-gay, anti-Semite wing.
 
EDUCATION
New Website Sponsors Gambling on Grades at 36 Colleges
Bet ten bucks you'll fail Advanced Calculus, get back twenty when you do.
FEATURE
In order to get agreement on legislation to provide $26 billion in federal funds to prevent the firing of tens of thousands of teachers, police and firefighters, Congress took away $12 billion from which of the following programs?
A ) Military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq totaling $171 billion for the current fiscal year.
B ) Loan guarantees and other subsidies to the nuclear industry totalling $46.5 billion over the next five years.
C ) Ethanol Excise Tax Credits given to the major oil companies for adding ethanol to their gasoline, $36.5 billion over the next five years.
D ) The federal food stamp program, providing food for 40.5 million poor Americans (mostly children).
Hint: Enrollment in this program is expected to increase to 43.3 million in fiscal 2011.

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