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PEOPLE
Court Sentences Ex-Liberian Strongman Charles Taylor to 50 Years for “Heinous” War Crimes
That's worse than “despicable” war crimes, not as bad as “unthinkable” war crimes.
14-Year-Old Wins National Spelling Bee by Spelling “Guetapens”
Amanda Guetapens wins over $40,000 in prizes.
 
MEDIA
Study: Regular Viewers of Fox News Least Informed
Regular viewers of test pattern score higher.
 
BUSINESS
U.S. Economy Slows, World Stock Markets Plunge, Eurozone Debt Crisis Unresolved, Spain's Banks on Brink of Failure, Greece May Default on Debts, China's Economy Weakens, Future of Euro in Doubt
Aside from that, economic outlook bright.
Romney Speaks Glowingly of Idea That Constitution Should Require Presidents to Have Three Years of Business Experience
Like George W. Bush, Herbert Hoover.
POLITICS
GOP-Supporting Super PACS
To Spend $1 Billion on Campaign

Saying lots of nice things about people.
 
SCIENCE
Researchers Show Huge Harapan Civilization in Indus Valley, 5,200 3,900 Years Ago, Created, Then Destroyed by Eastward Migration of Monsoons
About which they had plenty of warnings, but chose to ignore them.
Study: Women Smell Better Than Men
Based on thousands of extremely awkward interviews.
Sixteen-Year-Old Student Improves on Newton's Law of Gravitation
Takes into account type of apple.
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
City Dwellers, Old People Fare
Better During Flu Epidemics

Immune systems bolstered by surviving decades on rush hour subways.
Study: Exercise May Be
Bad for Some People

So be real careful when getting up off the couch.

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