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7:48am

Fri February 4, 2011
Around the Nation

Rogue Turkey Belongs To Ethel Kennedy

A turkey was caught on video attacking a mail truck. Ethel Kennedy says it belongs to her family. The widow of Robert F. Kennedy says the family gathered at Thanksgiving, and she wanted the kids to know what a live turkey looked like. She sent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to buy two but one got away.

7:42am

Fri February 4, 2011
Around the Nation

Protesting Girls Scouts In Minn. Won't Sell Cookies

A 10-year-old girl is refusing to sell Girl Scout cookies after her Girl Scout council decided to sell some of its camps. The Star-Tribune reports that members of a troop in Maplewood, Minn., decided sit out the annual sale.

7:42am

Fri February 4, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: A Lost Chance For Democracy In Egypt

Robert Springborg is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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7:24am

Fri February 4, 2011
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

A Little Philosophy Is A Dangerous Thing

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow do not succeed in murdering philosophy in their recent book The Grand Design. Nor do they even try. Perhaps this is because they believe, as they blandly announce on the first page, that philosophy is already dead.

But the joke's on them. If philosophy were a big burlap bag, then these writers seem to have delivered us their book higgledy-piggledy from somewhere in the dark within.

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7:17am

Fri February 4, 2011
Middle East

Anti-Mubarak Protesters Pour Into Tahrir Square

Tens of thousands of people streamed into Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday, joining the anti-government demonstration that began last week. Egypt's military seems to be taking stronger steps to prevent more bloodshed, a very real fear after the furious fighting that took place earlier.

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