We fly mega-airline, we check into mega-hotel, we watch mega-network and we eat at, well, mega-chain.

We fly mega-airline, we check into mega-hotel, we watch mega-network and we eat at, well, mega-chain. (CNN)

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"I'll be honest as hell with you. I did write out a will before taking this trip." -- Lamar Odom, summing up everyone's feelings on the 2004 Olympics

"I'll be honest as hell with you. I did write out a will before taking this trip."
-- Lamar Odom, summing up everyone's feelings on the 2004 Olympics
(Bill Simmons---Quote of the Day Archive)

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A senior general came close to ordering the downing of a plane carrying the governor of Kentucky to Ronald Reagan's funeral.

A senior general came close to ordering the downing of a plane carrying the governor of Kentucky to Ronald Reagan's funeral.

In congressional hearings, military and civil aviation officials recalled the events of June 9, when an unidentified plane with a faulty transponder breached a 16-mile no-fly zone, triggering the evacuation of thousands of people at the funeral...."This was the closest we have come to making that difficult decision, triggering a chain of events that could be pretty horrific," one official told the Washington Post. Another security official said the plane could have been shot down.

The pilot of Mr Fletcher's plane had told the control tower that it had a broken transponder, but more than an hour later the information had still not been passed to military officials. (Guardian)

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Border Jumpers Leave Deep Imprints in Beseiged Town

Border Jumpers Leave Deep Imprints in Beseiged Town---Each day, the runners tumble out of holes cut in the 15-foot-high steel fence in front of Noemi Parra's home on the U.S. side of the border. The illegal immigrants race through her front yard, duck under the clothesline and hurdle her neighbors' bushes before disappearing....A recent police meeting with residents to discuss the problem of immigrants running across yards was interrupted by an immigrant running across the yard.
One 1st Street homeowner calls the pursuits "the never-ending story."
"The properties here get destroyed," said the resident who refused to give his name. "The immigrants cave in our roofs. They climb our trees. If you don't lock your car, they get in your car. You don't need to get a movie because at night, life here is a movie."
(L.A. Times)

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Report: Airport Screeners Perform Poorly

Report: Airport Screeners Perform Poorly---``The inadequacies and loopholes in the system are phenomenal,'' Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio said. (AP)

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Wyoming's Teton County Is U.S. Wealthiest

Wyoming's Teton County Is U.S. Wealthiest---For the fourth time in six years, Teton County gateway to Yellowstone National Park and home to the likes of Vice President Dick Cheney is the wealthiest in America. (ABC)

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Torso Find Leads to U.K. Murder Charge

Torso Find Leads to U.K. Murder Charge---A man appeared in court on Saturday charged with murdering a Somalian woman whose torso was found in a suitcase floating in a canal. (AP)

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Migrants safe after sea rescue


Migrants safe after sea rescue---A Tunisian cargo ship has rescued about 100 suspected illegal immigrants after their crowded boat ran into trouble in stormy seas in the Mediterranean.
(BBC)

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Heterosexual Couples Say Hotel Ousted Them

Heterosexual Couples Say Hotel Ousted Them---The travelers were already settled in their rooms Wednesday when the manager told the straight couples they would have to leave, citing a policy of not allowing heterosexuals on the property, Pirih said. (L.A. Times)

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Drugs Found Aboard Colombian Warship

Drugs Found Aboard Colombian Warship---Authorities announced an embarrassing discovery Friday as Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo arrived to discuss anti-drug strategies: a large stash of cocaine and heroin on the flagship naval vessel he is to visit. (AP)

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