- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
- Thanks, Chuck: Hagel says U.S. sending Ukraine sleeping mats, helmets
- HUMPRHIES: The Liberal Bully of the Week is …
- Secret Service threatened to kill Mr. Met if he got close to Clinton, mascot claims
Inside Politics Weekend: Heartbeat away
Today also marks a singular moment in footwear. Vexed with the Cold War, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded a shoe on the dais during a dispute at a U.N. General Assembly on this day in 1960.
And score one for Old Glory: The U.S. House of Representatives approved a statutory federal ban on the destruction of the American flag on this day in 1989.
And we have two other anniversaries never to forget. Today also marks the eighth anniversary of the attack on the USS Cole in Aden Harbor, Yemen, which killed 17 crew members and injured 39. Visit the ship here: www.cole. navy.mil. Today also marks the sixth anniversary of terrorist bombings in Bali, which left 202 dead, 200 injured.
Quotes of note
“She’s a really tough Western woman.” — Laura Bush, on Gov. Sarah Palin, to CNN.
“No pit bull, no dog, nor any other animal for that matter is as dangerous as you are.” — actress Brigitte Bardot, in a letter addressed to Mrs. Palin.
“Obama bores his way to victory.” — headline in The Daily Beast, a new blog from former New Yorker maven Tina Brown• .
“Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Lenin and Stalin.” — from the top 12 list of “Russia’s All-Time Greatest Citizens,” a survey conducted by Rossia, state-owned TV; from the Moscow Times.
By the numbers
We’re all sweating the economy and the election. Junior’s college tuition looms. The price of dog food is escalating. But some things, somehow, persevere. Here are America’s top five most expensive ZIP codes, according to Forbes Magazine - plus a few entries further down the list:
33109 (Miami Beach, median home price $3.8 million)
07620 (Alpine, N.J., median home price $3.6 million)
11765 (Mill Neck, N.Y., median home price $3 million)
92657 (Newport Coast, Calif., median home price $2.8 million)
11976 (Water Mill, N.Y., median home price $2.7 million)
By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
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- Jews being told to register in Ukraine: John Kerry
- Removal of military gear limits options for U.S., NATO in Ukraine
- BOLTON: A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace
- 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff
- Rand and Ron Paul ride to the rescue for Bundy in Nevada standoff with feds
- CURL: The state of the Union worse than you thought
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch wrecked by retreating feds
- IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits for election activities
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