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- Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution
- Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down
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- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
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- Pope Francis wins another ‘Person of the Year’ — from gay rights magazine
Queen bestows knighthood on Rushdie
The author of “The Satanic Verses” was on the list of honors marking Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, along with CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, KGB double agent Oleg Gordievsky, and perhaps the government’s toughest human rights critic, Shami Chakrabarti.
Passenger trains transit new tunnel
ZURICH — The first passenger trains ran through a new tunnel under the Alps yesterday as Switzerland took a major step toward completing an engineering project to improve transportation links through the mountains.
Special trains ran through the 22-mile tunnel, which links the capital Berne with the south of the country and northern Italy, all day to mark the opening.
The new Loetschberg tunnel runs at a greater depth than a previous tunnel, and trains can travel faster. Scheduled trains will start to run through the new tunnel in December.
A new link under the Gotthard pass between Zurich and Milan, due to be completed in 2016, will be the world’s longest rail tunnel at 35.4 miles.
Gay parade attracts thousands in Rome
ROME — Tens of thousands yesterday staged a “Gay Pride” parade, urging the Italian government to fast-track plans to grant homosexual couples legal status and override Vatican objections.
The raucous and colorful crowd, which included transvestites and lawmakers, marched under a baking sun from Rome’s St. Paul’s Gate to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the official ecclesiastical seat of the pope as bishop of Rome, where protesters staged a giant rally against the parade last month.
Several government ministers turned up at the parade to demonstrate their support.
By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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- IRS pays tax cheats hundreds of millions of dollars
- Army to cut up to 4,000 captains and majors
- Rush weighs in: Maybe Republicans dont dislike Obamacare
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