- Republicans in New York are becoming fed up with “uncontrollable” gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino. “Everybody’s waiting to see if he can keep his shit together,” a GOP operative not connected to the campaign said. “It would be nice if he could just keep his shit together for a week.”
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that Muslims living in Germany conform to “fundamental German values.”
- Rahm Emanuel begins his unofficial race for mayor of Chicago, but he really does not want to talk to the media.
- In a 2006, race for the U.S. Senate, Christine O’Donnell appears to claim that she holds secret information that China is trying to take over the United States.
- The White House is getting solar panels. The last time it had any was during the Carter administration. Reagan had them removed.
- The Washington, D.C., Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer experts from all corners to prod its vulnerabilities in the spirit of “give it your best shot.” The results: “The integrity of the system has been violated.”
- Nepal’s opposition Maoist party suspended a legislator Tuesday amidst reports that he was involved in a knifing brawl.
- Mysterious salesmen, claiming to be Israeli art students, are asking Utah locals about a nearby National Security Agency building.
- Some Tennessee firefighters refused to put out a homeowner’s fire because he did not pay the $75 fee.
- A proposal in Cambridge, Massachusetts, would ban smoking in parks.
- Hungary declared a state of emergency in three counties after a flood of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant engulfed several towns and burned people through their clothes.
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