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11:30 PM ET, November 24, 2006

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Reuters:
Mosques torched after worst Iraq bombing  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen bent on revenge burned mosques and homes in a Sunni enclave of Baghdad on Friday as Iraq's leaders pleaded for calm, a day after the worst bomb attack since the U.S. invasion.  —  Some 30 people were killed, police said …
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New York Times:
Iraq Toll Rises; Shiites Warn of Government Withdrawal  —  As the death toll from a series of devastating car bombs in a Shiite district here rose today to more than 200, a powerful legislative bloc loyal to firebrand Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr threatened to withdraw from the government …
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
1,000 Iraqis a Day Flee Violence, U.N. Group Finds  —  Refugees Cite Lack of Security Along With the Growth of Armed Militias and Criminal Gangs  —  More than 1,000 Iraqis a day are being displaced by the sectarian violence that began on Feb. 22 with the bombing of the Shiite Askariya shrine in Samarra …
Discussion: ParaPundit
Associated Press:
Iraqi militias take revenge for slaughter of 215
Discussion: The American Street
Tony Karon / Time:
Iraq's Violence Spins Beyond Anyone's Control
Discussion: Attytood
Sky News:
Spy 'Poisoned By Radiation'  —  A large quantity of radiation, probably from a substance called Polonium 210, has been found in the body of dead ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.  —  The "major dose" of alpha radiation was detected in his urine, said Government experts, who added that Polonium 210 is only dangerous if ingested.
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BBC:
Radiation found after spy's death  —  Police probing the death of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko have found above-normal levels of radiation at three locations in London.  —  Mr Litvinenko's death has been linked to the presence of a "major dose" of radioactive polonium-210 in his body.
Peter Graff / Reuters:
Poisoned ex-spy accuses Putin from beyond grave
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Is the L.A. Times Repeating Enemy Propaganda?  Or Is There Another Reason The Paper Is Getting Basic Facts Wrong and Failing to Report the Military's Side?  —  Is the L.A. Times reporting unconfirmed enemy propaganda from an Iraqi stringer with ties to the insurgency?
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Hindrocket / Power Line:   Patterico Investigates  —  On November 13, there was fighting of some sort in Ramadi.
Associated Press:
Briefly: Hamas cameraman killed by Israeli troops  —  Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant Friday who was filming the group's operations in Gaza, Palestinian medical officials said.  —  The governing Hamas movement often films its battles and operations against the Israeli Army …
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Ynetnews:
Woman suicide bomber's family: We're very proud
Miami Herald:
Man with submachine gun arrested after standoff at Miami Herald  —  A 3 ½-hour standoff at The Miami Herald building ended without violence this afternoon as Miami police officers arrested a man — dressed in camouflage and carrying a submachine gun — who barricaded himself in the office of the top editor of El Nuevo Herald.
Discussion: Gawker, Lost Remote, The Lede and Romenesko
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
An Electronic Canary  —  Americans can be grateful that Sarasota County is in Florida and not in Montana or Virginia.  —  There's nothing wrong with Sarasota, a lovely place.  But if the voting snafus in the contest for Florida's 13th District had hung up either of this year's two closest Senate races …
The Australian:
Islamic fears kill off children's thriller … A LEADING children's publisher has dumped a novel because of political sensitivity over Islamic issues.  —  Scholastic Australia pulled the plug on the Army of the Pure after booksellers and librarians said they would not stock the adventure thriller …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Just an Anti-Semitic Laugh?  Hardly.  —  "Borat" is many things: a sidesplitting triumph of slapstick and scatology, a runaway moneymaker and budding franchise, the worst thing to happen to Kazakhstan since the Mongol hordes, and, as columnist David Brooks astutely points out …
Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Column One: The Gemayel warning  —  Tuesday saw another nail driven into the coffin of US President George W. Bush's vision of a free and democratic Middle East.  The Syrians aren't even trying to hide their involvement in the assassination of Lebanon's Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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Jackie Danicki:
I am slightly miffed  —  Originally uploaded by dynamist.  —  The kid in the picture above doesn't look very harmful, right?  He's reasonably well-dressed, anyway.  But actually, he is quite a large fellow, and likes to assault random women with the help of an equally vile friend of his.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Larry McShane / Associated Press:
The real Kramer: That's not me  —  NEW YORK - The first call came from the Midwest.  Before long, the phone was ringing, and ringing, and ringing again: Satellite radio.  Fox News.  Extra.  —  Yada, yada, yada.  —  For Kenny Kramer, role model for the "Seinfeld" character who shared his surname …
Eric Pryne / Seattle Times:
Tolls could cut congestion, test shows  —  For about eight months, drivers in 275 Seattle-area households agreed to pay for something the rest of us get for free: The right to drive on the region's freeways and streets.  —  They were guinea pigs in a pioneering study that explored …
Discussion: Begging To Differ
 
 
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