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8:21am

Tue June 7, 2011

7:51am

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

State Of Emergency In Arizona As Wildfire Spreads

A massive blaze continues to spread across part of northeastern Arizona, "devouring thousands more acres of forest" and forcing more evacuations from communities in its path, the Arizona Republic writes. Smoke is drifting over neighboring states and has been detected as far away as Iowa.

The newspaper adds that "Gov. Jan Brewer [R] declared a state of emergency for the area and ordered the state's emergency-operations center into action."

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7:33am

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Yemeni President Suffered Burns, Collapsed Lung

Thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters demonstrated in the city of Ibb on Monday (June 6, 2011).
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We're hearing more this morning about the extent of the injuries that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh suffered when his palace was attacked on Friday.

According to CNN:

"Saleh suffered burns on 40% of his body and a collapsed lung, U.S. government officials briefed on the matter said, as the fate of the embattled leader — and whether he will return to the conflict in Yemen — remains uncertain."

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7:27am

Tue June 7, 2011
Monkey See

What Does It Mean When A Politician Takes Full Responsibility?

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admitted yesterday to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

What does it mean to "take responsibility"?

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7:08am

Tue June 7, 2011
Europe

French Woman Gets Calls After Politician's Remark

In France, the female name for "regular guy" is Madame Dugenou. And when a presidential candidate said he hoped to convince Madame Dugenou, one French woman listed by that name in the phone book was suddenly bombarded with calls.

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