Ideals Clash In Nigeria.

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In Maiduguri, Nigeria troops pounded the compound of an Islamic sect blamed for days of violence in northern Nigeria then attacked it’s mosque, killing at least 100 militants. An AP reporter watched soldiers shoot their way into the mosque and then raked those holed up inside. The reporter later counted 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard. Militants are reported to be seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law throughout the muti-religious country. Nigeria’s 140 million people are nearly evenly divided between Christians, who predominate in the south, and primarily northern-based Muslims.

Dozens killed as Nigeria mosque attacked – Africa – msnbc.com.

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Fallen Starbury!!

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After being praised and raised throughout his young adult life, Stephon Marbury’s career has taken a desolate downturn. The pride of Coney Island has been reduced to Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan status in this very feminine breakdown/cry for help. I can’t feel sorry for him. You guys be the judge, peace.

Stephon Marbury streaming webcast is a sad show – ESPN.

Microsoft & Yahoo Join Forces To Compete With Google.

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Reports out in the world say that Microsoft and Yahoo have joined into an Internet search partnership, finally setting the stage for the rivals to make an all-out assault against the dominance of Google Inc. The 10 year deal gives Microsoft access to the Internet’s second largest search engine audience. In addition the deal will also allow Microsoft to introduce it’s recently upgraded search engine, called Bing. Taking over the search responsibilities Yahoo’s highly trafficked site gives Microsoft a better chance to convert Web surfers. In return for handing over the keys to its search engine, Yahoo will get to keep 88% of the revenue from all search ad sales for the first five years of the deal. Wow! Almost a monopoly.

Microsoft, Yahoo announce search deal – U.S. business- msnbc.com.

Haitian Boat Capsizes, Dozens Missing.

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A sailboat carrying Haitian refugees looking for a better life capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands. A reported 200 passengers were aboard, and an estimated 85 are still missing. One survivor said the boat struck a reef as it tried to elude police, rescuers found 113 survivors on 2 reefs about 2 miles southwest of West Caicos Island.  Refugees routinely take to the seas in banged up, overcrowded boats in hopes of reaching the United States, the Bahamas, or the Turks and Caicos Islands to escape poverty in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.

Dozens of migrants missing as boat sinks – Americas- msnbc.com.

E-cigarettes Just As Bad, Says FDA

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Federal health officials say they have found cancer-causing ingredients in electronic cigarettes. The FDA said testing of the products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals including a key ingredient in anti-freeze. Public health advocates have a legitimate problem with the way the products are marketed to young people. Because electronic cigarettes are not under federal tobacco laws, they’re easier for young people to buy. Electronic cigarettes produce a nicotine mist absorbed directly into the lungs.

E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, FDA says – Addictions- msnbc.com.

Major FBI Sweep In New Jersey!

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Wow! The FBI has just made a major bust in New Jersey involving 5 Rabbis and 2 New Jersey Mayors, approximately 30 in total. An FBI spokesman said the investigation involved “high volume international money-laundering conspiracy.” Some of the suspects were also allegedly involved in an illegal human organ-selling ring. Among the supposed 30 were Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini. The corruption is crazy!!!

Feds bust mayors, others in N.J. sweep – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

Massive Earthquake Moves New Zealand.

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A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has moved the south of New Zealand closer to Australia.  With the countries separated 1,400 miles, the 12 inch closing of the gap won’t make much of a difference. Aerial inspection near the quake’s epicenter showed few land slips or other signs of damage. Scientists are still surprised that an earthquake of that magnitude caused so little damage.

Massive quake moves NZealand closer to Australia – Yahoo! News.