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      *As Mubarak cuts communications, Egypt braces for 'march of
      millions'*<http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/02/01/egypt.protests/>01
      Feb 2011 As soldiers stood guard, a growing crowd gathered in Cairo's
      Tahrir Square Tuesday morning for a planned "march of millions" to demand
      President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Egypt's government posted troops at
      key locations and cut internet service as activists pledged to hold major
      demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities Tuesday -- a week after
      rallies began calling for an end to Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule.

      *Egypt braces for 'million-man'
      marches*<http://www.smh.com.au/world/egypt-braces-for-millionman-marches-20110201-1ac1s.html>01
      Feb 2011 Egyptians plan mass marches today in their campaign to oust
      President Hosni Mubarak, reassured by the all-powerful army, which has said
      their demands are legitimate and that it will not fire on them.
      ...Protesters pushed ahead with a singular goal of forcing the President
      from office. They announced an indefinite general strike and called for a
      "march of a million" in the capital today, the eighth day of an uprising
      that has claimed at least 125 lives in clashes between demonstrators and
      police.

      *Thousands hold anti-US rally in
      Cairo*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162947.html>31 Jan 2011 Thousands
      of Egyptians have taken to the streets on the seventh
      consecutive day of anti-government protests, shouting slogans against the
      US, Israel and France. Five hundred thousand protesters gathered in Tahrir
      Square at the city center on Monday, despite heavy military presence. Many
      protesters say they will no longer tolerate the Western dominance over the
      region.

      *Fighter Jets Over Cairo As Egypt Demos Go
      On*<http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Egypt-Fighter-Jets-Fly-Over-Cairo-Ahead-Of-Curfew---Mohamed-ElBaradei-Joins-Thousands-In-Square/Article/201101415918759>31
      Jan 2011 Thousands of anti-government protesters have defied a curfew
      in
      Cairo despite an apparent attempt by Egypt's military to assert control by
      flying fighter jets low over them. The appearance of the two air force
      planes was considered to be part of efforts to send demonstrators back to
      their homes in the capital. Several tanks were also seen rumbling into the
      city centre and the suburbs while the jets made multiple passes overhead.

      *Fighter jets swoop over Cairo protests in show of
      force*<http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=205896>30
      Jan 2011 Fighter jets swooped low over Cairo Sunday in what appeared
      to
      be an attempt by the military to show its control of a city beset by
      looting, armed robbery and anti-government protests. Minutes before the
      start of a 4 p.m. curfew, at least two jets appeared and made multiple
      passes over downtown, including a central square where thousands of
      protesters were calling for the departure of Egyptian President Hosni
      Mubarak.

      *Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in
      Egypt*<http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/31/al-jazeera-journalists-egypt>
      * --'Four soldiers entered our room took our camera. [We are] under military
      arrest.'* 31 Jan 2011 Egyptian authorities today arrested six al-Jazeera
      journalists as the government continues its media crackdown after a week of
      political protest in the country. The journalists were arrested and had
      their cameras and other broadcasting equipment seized by the military in
      Cairo earlier today, according
      to<http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/jan/31/egypt-protests-live-updates#block-24>the
      satellite TV channel's United Arab Emirates correspondent in Egypt,
      Dan
      Nolan.

      *Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera
      bureau*<http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/01/201113085252994161.html>
      * --Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo
      withdrawn by order of information minister*. 30 Jan 2011 The Egyptian
      authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from
      the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state
      television has said. "The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered...
      suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and
      withdrawing accreditation to all its staff as of today," a statement on the
      official Mena news agency said on Sunday. The network received notification
      from the Egyptian authorities on Sunday morning.

      *Two El-AL planes carrying 400 Israelis return from
      Cairo*<http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=205995>31 Jan
      2011 Two El-Al planes containing 400 Israelis arrived at Ben-Gurion
      Airport from Cairo on Monday morning. The Israelis waited in the Cairo
      airport for over 16 hours, before their flight was able to depart safely.
      Egypt’s most prominent reform advocate called on Sunday for President Hosni
      Mubarak to resign after the powerful military stepped up its presence across
      the anarchic capital, closing roads with tanks and sending F-16 fighter jets
      streaking over downtown.

      *Charter flights to carry thousands of US citizens out of
      Egypt*<http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/01/30/egypt.us.flights/>30 Jan
      2011 Charter flights that begin Monday will ferry the first of
      thousands of US citizens away from the escalating crisis in Egypt, the State
      Department said. "We will keep running the charter flights until we get
      [all] people out," said Assistant Secretary of State Janice L. Jacobs.
      Relatives back home in the United States are relaying needed information to
      those trying to get out of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and other cities, she
      said.

      *Conn. Guard detachment heading to
      Egypt*<http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20110124%2FNWS09%2F301249955%2F-1%2Fnws>
      * --Unit will provide on-demand aviation asset to Multinational Force and
      Observers commander to support mission of supervising security provisions of
      Egypt/Israel Peace Treaty* *24 Jan 2011* Connecticut National Guard
      Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton has mobilized and
      will deploy to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, to support the Multinational
      Force and Observers. The unit left Connecticut Jan. 15 for Fort Benning,
      Ga., for further training and validation. The unit operates C-23C Sherpa
      aircraft and has deployed three times in the last seven years in support of
      the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      *Israel allows Egypt troops in Sinai for first time since 1979 peace
      treaty*<http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-allows-egypt-troops-in-sinai-for-first-time-since-1979-peace-treaty-1.340405>
      * --Due to protests, Israel agrees to let about 800 Egyptian soldiers into
      Sharm el-Sheikh area in Sinai*. 31 Jan 2011 Israeli officials say they have
      agreed to allow Egypt to move several hundred troops into the Sinai
      Peninsula for the first time since the countries signed a peace treaty three
      decades ago. With street protests threatening the Egyptian regime, the
      unnamed officials say that Israel agreed to allow the Egyptian army to move
      two battalions, about 800 soldiers, into Sinai.

      *'Israeli troops swarm Lebanon
      border'*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162994.html>01 Feb 2011 Israel
      has escalated its military presence near the southern
      Lebanese border, stepping up their surveillance activities along the
      Lebanese frontier, reports say. Israeli forces patrolled the border on
      Sunday, carrying out maintenance work at several positions from which they
      monitor Lebanon, reported pan-Arabic newspaper *Asharq al-Awsat*. On one
      occasion, a three-vehicle patrol spent more than half an hour watching
      Lebanese farmers at the southern village of Abbasiyyeh.

      *Afghan elite 'plundered $900m' from leading
      bank*<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghan-elite-plundered-900m-from-leading-bank-2200176.html>
      * --Business is on brink of collapse after its funds were treated 'like
      personal accounts'* 01 Feb 2011 A coterie of well-connected Afghan
      businessmen and politicians may have plundered as much as $900m from the
      country's biggest commercial bank, three times the amount of earlier
      estimates, and the equivalent of about 7 per cent of Afghanistan's total
      gross domestic product. Kabul Bank's funds were treated like personal
      accounts, it is claimed by several well-known members of Afghan society. The
      case is acutely embarrassing both for President Hamid Karzai, whose tenure
      has seen Afghanistan turn into a mafia state, and the Obama administration,
      which has adopted a policy of ignoring institutionalised corruption...

      *Deadly Attack by Taliban in Kabul Sought to Kill Head of
      Blackwater*<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/world/asia/29afghan.html>
      * --Taliban singled out the company because 'they are invaders and,
      secondly, they are protecting the invaders.'* 29 Jan 2011 The Taliban
      claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Friday at a supermarket
      in the capital frequented by foreigners. They said the strike was aimed at
      killing the head of the private security company Blackwater. Employees of
      Blackwater, now called Xe Services, were in the area at the time, but
      neither they nor anyone they were protecting were killed or wounded, said
      Harry W. Clark, an adviser to the company.

      *ISAF drone goes down in
      Afghanistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162641.html> 30
      Jan 2011 Taliban militants say they have shot down an unmanned aerial
      vehicle operated by the US-led International Security Assistance Force
      (ISAF) in western Afghanistan. The Taliban claim that they successfully
      targeted the aircraft on Friday in Gazra district of Herat province, the
      Afghan Islamic Press reported on Saturday. However, ISAF dismissed the
      Taliban's claim, saying the drone crashed due to a mechanical failure [!?!],
      but did not announce the exact location of the incident.

      *US airstrike kills civilians in
      Afghanistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162931.html>31 Jan 2011 At
      least one civilian has been killed and several others wounded
      in a helicopter gunship attack by the US-led foreign forces in troubled
      western Afghanistan. The deadly incident took place in Pusht-e Rod district
      in Farah Province. Most foreign forces stationed in Farah Province are US
      troops. Local officials say a child was killed and two adults were wounded
      as NATO struck what they called Taliban targets.

      *4 German soldiers killed in
      Afghanistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162686.html>30 Jan 2011 Four
      German soldiers have reportedly been killed when a bomb
      struck their military vehicle in northern Afghanistan, bringing the foreign
      death toll in the Asian country to more than 30 in 2011. The attack took
      place when a tank carrying German soldiers was hit by the blast in Kunduz
      province on Saturday, a Press TV correspondent reported. A Taliban
      spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahib, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying
      four German troops were killed.

      *US hands over detained German-Afghan
      student*<http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14804085,00.html>29 Jan
      2011 German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed relief on
      Saturday after US authorities returned a detained German citizen. The
      23-year-old student had been arrested in Kabul on suspicion of terrorist
      activity. A German student detained by US authorities in Kabul has been
      released and handed over to German authorities, according to the German
      foreign ministry. A German citizen of Afghan origin, identified in reports
      as Haddid N., was arrested at his father's home in Kabul earlier this month
      on suspicion of terrorism.

      *Pakistani judge bans US Davis
      handover*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/163002.html>01 Feb 2011 A
      Pakistani judge has banned any move to hand over to US
      authorities an American government employee [Blackwater mercenary], who is
      under investigation for double murder. Lahore High Court Chief Justice, Ijaz
      Ahmed Chaudhry, has ordered that Raymond Davis remain in prison until next
      week while Pakistani police investigate the shooting, AFP reported on
      Tuesday. *The judge has also ordered to put the US suspect's name on the
      exit control list*. *[*Awesome.*]*

      *3 NATO oil tankers torched in
      Pakistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162834.html>31 Jan 2011
      Unidentified Pakistani gunmen have destroyed at least three NATO
      oil tankers carrying supplies to the US-led troops stationed in war-wrecked
      Afghanistan, security officials say. The motorcycle-mounted gunmen opened
      fire on the NATO tankers in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan,
      stepping up attacks on the supplies sent to the coalition forces based in
      neighboring Afghanistan, a Press TV correspondent reported.

      *Guantanamo inmates stage sit-ins,
      demos*<http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g9ddnQE-pf1BtUuGjaI1lHFhswbg>28
      Jan 2011 Guantanamo
      detainees prisoners have been holding daily peaceful protests against the
      jail's continued existence, despite pledges from US President Barack Obama
      to shut it down, a lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Ramzi Kassem said he had
      learned from a client held at the US naval base that the protests had been
      going on for the past 13 days to mark the ninth anniversary of the opening
      of the facility.

      *US renews terrorism alert for
      Britain*<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013104705.html>31
      Jan 2011 The United States is renewing its terrorism alert for Britain
      based on a continuing high threat-level in the country as a similar warning
      for all of Europe expired. The State Department on Monday says it has
      renewed the alert for England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland due to the
      ongoing "potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems,
      aviation and other travel infrastructure."

      *CONR to Fly Air Defense Exercise in Preparation for Super Bowl
      XLV*<http://www.panhandleparade.com/index.php/mbb/article/conr_to_fly_air_defense_exercise_in_preparation_for_super_bowl_xlv/mbb7728066/>31
      Jan 2011 (Tyndall AFB, FL) Continental U.S. North American Aerospace
      Defense Command Region fighters will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday
      preparing to protect the skies around Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
      Exercise Amalgam Virgo 11-05A, a NORAD air defense exercise, will be held
      Wednesday in the greater Arlington area to allow interagency partners the
      chance to practice airspace violation procedures. The Amalgam Virgo exercise
      comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal
      Aviation Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Civil Air Patrol,
      and CONR's Western Air Defense Sector.

      *Bar manager: Mosque bomb plot suspect vowed
      blast*<http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MOSQUE_TERRORIST_THREAT_MIOL-?SITE=MIDTN>31
      Jan 2011 Hours before his arrest outside a popular Detroit-area
      mosque, a
      63-year-old California man held court at a nearby sports bar, telling an
      employee that he was a Vietnam veteran-turned Muslim holy warrior, that he
      planned to set off a "big explosion," and that he was "going to be part of
      making history," the employees said Monday. Joe Nahhas, an operations
      manager at the J.S. Fields bar in Detroit, told The Associated Press that a
      man identified after his arrest as Roger Stockham ordered a double-Scotch on
      the rocks on Jan. 24 and told him he planned to cause an explosion that
      would be "here, there, the mosque."

      *California man arrested with explosives outside Dearborn Islamic
      center*<http://www.detnews.com/article/20110130/METRO/101300320/1409/California-man-arrested-with-explosives-outside-Dearborn-Islamic-center>30
      Jan 2011 An ex-Army veteran from California who is accused of driving
      to
      Metro Detroit's largest mosque with a trunk full of explosives is behind
      bars after being charged with making a terrorist threat. Roger Stockham, 63,
      is charged with one count of a false report or threat of terrorism and one
      count of explosives-possession of bombs with unlawful intent after Dearborn
      police arrested him Monday outside the Islamic Center of America, one the
      largest mosques in North America.

      *Police: No suspect in Minot multiple
      homicides*<http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/551428/Police--No-suspect.html>
      * --'The medical examiner is, quite frankly, booked up.'* 01 Feb 2011 During
      a Monday afternoon press conference regarding the multiple homicides
      discovered in Minot Friday, Chief of Police Jeff Balentine sought to
      reassure an anxious community that the killer will not strike again. In the
      midst of an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Minot residents
      Balentine said, "Don't believe the social media. Believe what we are putting
      out. These crimes of violence were directed at a family. We don't believe
      the community is in any danger..." However, added Balentine, "We do not have
      a suspect identified at this point."

      *Minot killer of four at large:
      police*<http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/30/us-northdakota-killings-idUSTRE70T3SK20110130>
      * --'There are many things we still don't know.'* 30 Jan 2011 A man whose
      killing spree left a mother, her two teenage children, and her boyfriend
      shot to death in Minot, North Dakota, Friday afternoon, remained at large on
      Sunday, authorities said. "This is a particularly chilling case," said
      Captain Dan Strandberg of the Minot Police Department. "We have not made an
      arrest and we are working down our leads and evidence," he told Reuters by
      phone, adding that police have not established a motive.

      *Bush Aide Found in Dumpster Died of 'Blunt Force
      Trauma'*<http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110128/NEWS01/110128028/Med.+examiner+releases+Wheeler+cause+of+death>
      * --Toxicology 'didn't play a role" in his death, officials said*. 28 Jan
      2011 Homicide victim John P. Wheeler III, a former Pentagon official and
      presidential aide whose body was discovered Dec. 31 in a Wilmington
      landfill, was beaten to death in an assault, the Delaware medical examiner’s
      office announced today. The official cause of Wheeler’s slaying was "blunt
      force trauma," agency spokesman Karl Kanefsky said. Wheeler was a defense
      consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons, who most recently
      worked part-time for the MITRE Corp.

      *WikiLeaks 'hacktivists' declare war on the
      UK*<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/wikileaks-hacktivists-declare-war-on-the-uk-2200172.html>01
      Feb 2011 Anonymous, the "hactivist" collective behind a series of
      pro-WikiLeaks cyber attacks, has declared war on the British Government
      following the arrest of five of its members in the UK. In a statement posted
      online, the organisation urged supporters to hit Government websites with
      distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The call to arms raises the
      spectre of co-ordinated cyber attacks on Government online infrastructure.

      *15-year-old schoolboy arrested in France as part of Wikileaks revenge
      plot*<http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/01/29/15-year-old-schoolboy-arrested-in-france-as-part-of-wikileaks-revenge-plot-115875-22882500/>29
      Jan 2011 A French teenager has been arrested for masterminding revenge
      attacks on credit card firms which withdrew services from WikiLeaks. The
      15-year-old is accused of building software to bring down MasterCard, Visa
      and PayPal’s websites. The schoolboy, from the Auvergne region, is out on
      bail. A police spokesman said: "He is clearly gifted in computer systems."

      *Video appears to show police using CS spray on tax
      protester*<http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/31/video-police-cs-spray-protesters>
      * --Three people were taken to hospital as a result of the incident, which
      happened during a UK Uncut protest in London* 31 Jan 2011 Video footage has
      emerged that appears to show the moment a police officer used CS spray on
      protesters<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/jan/31/police-use-cs-spray-on-protestors>at
      Sunday's UK Uncut protest. Hundreds of people staged sit-ins at
      high-street stores around the country as part of a day of action designed to
      highlight companies it says are avoiding millions of pounds in tax.

      *25 arrested at California conservative
      meeting*<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/30/AR2011013004535.html>
      * --Invitation-only conclave of about 200 wealthy conservative political
      activists was organized by brothers David and Charles Koch* 30 Jan 2011
      Twenty-five people were arrested for trespassing Sunday as hundreds
      protested outside a strategy session of conservative political donors at a
      resort near Palm Springs, authorities said. The mostly peaceful
      demonstration had been arranged with authorities, but some protesters
      crossed the street to the entrance of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort where
      they were met by deputies in riot gear, Riverside County Deputy Melissa
      Nieburger said.

      *Ninth case of bird flu
      confirmed*<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1352271/Microsoft-security-flaw-affects-900m-people-using-Internet-Explorer.html>01
      Feb 2011 The dead chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Takanabe
      in
      Miyazaki Prefecture were killed by the deadly avian flu virus, local
      officials confirmed early Monday as the epidemic continued to spread. The
      results of detailed tests on the dead birds in Takanabe confirm the season's
      sixth outbreak in the prefecture and the ninth in the country.

      *40,000 birds culled in Japan at farm which tested positive for bird
      flu*<http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7022462628>31 Jan 2011
      Nearly 40,000 chickens were killed Monday at a poultry farm
      located in Japan after tests confirmed dead chickens found on Sunday tested
      positive for bird-flu. The farm located in the southern region of the
      country in Miyazaki prefecture on the island of Kyushu was the site of where
      90 chickens were found dead. The incident marked the sixth outbreak of the
      deadly virus in the region and ninth in the country.

      *Florida judge rules health care law
      unconstitutional*<http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/31/5961248-florida-judge-rules-health-care-law-unconstitutional->
      * --Lawsuit addressed in Florida ruling is largest of its kind, with 26
      states having signed on* 31 Jan 2011 A federal judge has ruled that the health
      care reform bill insurance cartel giveaway signed into law by President
      Barack Obama in March is unconstitutional. Today’s decision is the second
      ruling by a federal judge against the constitutionality of the health care
      legislation. Two other federal courts have upheld the constitutionality of
      the law, including its requirement that most Americans buy health insurance
      or pay a penalty. [*Obama did not want actual health care reform. We would
      have seen Obama invoke his soaring oratory on the moral imperative to
      implement a single-payer health care system or, at minimum, the public
      option. No, Obama just wanted to enhance his insurance cartel overlords'
      coffers. *Primary Obusha in 2012.**]

      *G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher
      Tenure*<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/us/01tenure.html>01 Feb 2011
      Seizing on a national [Reichwing-generated] anxiety over poor
      student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of
      public schools: teacher tenure. Several Republican governors have concluded
      that removing ineffective teachers requires undoing the century-old
      protections of tenure. Governors in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada and New
      Jersey have called for the elimination or dismantling of tenure. As state
      legislatures convene this winter, anti-tenure bills are being written in
      those states and others.

      *U.S. presidential hopefuls hit the campaign trail in
      Israel*<http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=737887>30 Jan 2011 One of
      the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for
      president in 2012, Mike Huckabee leaves no stone unturned when it comes to
      his backing for Israel. Huckabee, his family and friends, are in the Jewish
      state. For the former Arkansas governor it is his fifteenth visit. This week
      the former governor will visit the Israeli Knesset, where he will meet with
      the Immigration and Absorption Committee.

      *Microsoft warns of security flaw that 'affects 900 MILLION people using
      Internet Explorer'*<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1352271/Microsoft-security-flaw-affects-900m-people-using-Internet-Explorer.html>31
      Jan 2011 Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security alert that affects
      900 million people using its Internet Explorer web browser. The computer
      giant warned of a newly-discovered flaw in Windows that could be exploited
      by hackers to steal personal details or take over computers. The glitch is
      so severe it potentially affects every user of Internet Explorer.

      *Storm Cancels Flights, May Set Chicago Record, Ices New
      York*<http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-01/storm-cancels-flights-may-set-chicago-record-ices-new-york.html>01
      Feb 2011 A two-stage winter storm sweeping through the U.S. has caused
      more than 2,800 flights to be canceled today and threatens to break snow
      records in Chicago and coat New York City in ice. New York may receive 3 to
      5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 centimeters) of snow and an additional 0.3 inch of
      ice, according to Nelson Vaz, a National Weather Service meteorologist in
      Upton, New York. Chicago may get close to two feet of snow, which would
      break a 44-year-old snowfall record.

      *Massive winter system spans 2,000 miles, threatens Midwest
      cities*<http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/31/winter.storm/>
      * -- Winter alerts extend from New Mexico to Maine, with blizzard warnings
      in 7 states* 31 Jan 2011 Several major Midwest metropolitan areas are
      bracing for a massive winter storm system that threatened to dump a foot or
      more of snow and bring potentially debilitating winds. As much of its
      strength, the system's immense size sets it apart. As of Monday evening, the
      National Weather Service had posted winter storm warnings, watches or
      advisories in at least 29 states in a 2,000-mile space stretching from the
      Southwest to the Northeast.

      *Pittsburgh-area hospital wrapping babies in Terrible
      Towels*<http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Pittsburgh-area-hospital-wrapping-babies-in-Terr?urn=nfl-314361>30
      Jan 2011 They start 'em young up in Pittsburgh. A hospital in Mt.
      Lebanon, Pa. is wrapping each newborn in a Terrible
      Towel<http://upperstclair.patch.com/articles/steeler-nation-welcomes-new-arrivals-2>as
      part of a celebration of the Steelers playing in Super Bowl XLV. St.
      Clair Hospital started the tradition when the Steelers last made it to the
      Super Bowl in 2008 and decided to continue this year. "They're born Steelers
      fans here in Pittsburgh," said Sharon Johnson, a clinical supervisor at the
      hospital.
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      Previous lead stories: *'Police open fire as protesters re-gather in
      Cairo'*<http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=205715>
      * --Eyewitnesses claim that security forces shot at protesters in Egyptian
      capital angry at President Mubarak's refusal to step down; Mubarak sacks
      gov't, defends police crackdown on protesters*. 29 Jan 2011 Hundreds of
      Egyptians gathered in central Cairo on Saturday morning, renewing protests
      calling on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Police opened fire on
      a number of the protesters according to eyewitness reports, al-Jazeera
      reported.

      *Panel: Guantanamo prisoners still
      tortured*<http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17218435>27 Jan
      2011 All prisoners should be released from the United States'
      Guantanamo Bay facility, a former detainee [Omar Deghayes] and experts said
      Wednesday night at a UC Berkeley panel discussion. The three panelists
      criticized President Barack Obama for failing to follow through on a 2009
      promise to close the prison, which opened in the wake of the Sept. 11
      attacks to hold people captured in Afghanistan and other countries with
      [alleged] terrorist ties. Torture has made it impossible to give detainees a
      fair trial, they said, making their imprisonment unjust.

      *Blair feared Cabinet leaks over Iraq, Chilcot
      told*<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/blair-feared-cabinet-leaks-over-iraq-chilcot-told-2197776.html>29
      Jan 2011 Tony Blair sidelined senior ministers in the run-up to the
      Iraq
      war because he feared they would leak details of talks about military
      action, the Cabinet Secretary said yesterday. Sir Gus O'Donnell took a
      series of swipes at the former Prime Minister's style of government, telling
      the Chilcot inquiry that Mr Blair did not feel the Cabinet was a "safe
      space" to discuss moves to war. Britain's most senior civil servant also
      argued that ministers should have been given full legal advice about the
      invasion and that more detailed records of crucial meetings should have been
      kept.

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        *Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government
        *01 Feb 2011
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        *As Mubarak cuts communications, Egypt braces for 'march of
        millions'*<http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/02/01/egypt.protests/>01
        Feb 2011 As soldiers stood guard, a growing crowd gathered in Cairo's
        Tahrir Square Tuesday morning for a planned "march of millions" to demand
        President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Egypt's government posted troops at
        key locations and cut internet service as activists pledged to hold major
        demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities Tuesday -- a week after
        rallies began calling for an end to Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule.

        *Egypt braces for 'million-man'
        marches*<http://www.smh.com.au/world/egypt-braces-for-millionman-marches-20110201-1ac1s.html>01
        Feb 2011 Egyptians plan mass marches today in their campaign to oust
        President Hosni Mubarak, reassured by the all-powerful army, which has said
        their demands are legitimate and that it will not fire on them.
        ...Protesters pushed ahead with a singular goal of forcing the President
        from office. They announced an indefinite general strike and called for a
        "march of a million" in the capital today, the eighth day of an uprising
        that has claimed at least 125 lives in clashes between demonstrators and
        police.

        *Thousands hold anti-US rally in
        Cairo*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162947.html>31 Jan 2011 Thousands
        of Egyptians have taken to the streets on the seventh
        consecutive day of anti-government protests, shouting slogans against the
        US, Israel and France. Five hundred thousand protesters gathered in Tahrir
        Square at the city center on Monday, despite heavy military presence. Many
        protesters say they will no longer tolerate the Western dominance over the
        region.

        *Fighter Jets Over Cairo As Egypt Demos Go
        On*<http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Egypt-Fighter-Jets-Fly-Over-Cairo-Ahead-Of-Curfew---Mohamed-ElBaradei-Joins-Thousands-In-Square/Article/201101415918759>31
        Jan 2011 Thousands of anti-government protesters have defied a curfew
        in
        Cairo despite an apparent attempt by Egypt's military to assert control by
        flying fighter jets low over them. The appearance of the two air force
        planes was considered to be part of efforts to send demonstrators back to
        their homes in the capital. Several tanks were also seen rumbling into the
        city centre and the suburbs while the jets made multiple passes overhead.

        *Fighter jets swoop over Cairo protests in show of
        force*<http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=205896>30
        Jan 2011 Fighter jets swooped low over Cairo Sunday in what appeared
        to
        be an attempt by the military to show its control of a city beset by
        looting, armed robbery and anti-government protests. Minutes before the
        start of a 4 p.m. curfew, at least two jets appeared and made multiple
        passes over downtown, including a central square where thousands of
        protesters were calling for the departure of Egyptian President Hosni
        Mubarak.

        *Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in
        Egypt*<http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/31/al-jazeera-journalists-egypt>
        * --'Four soldiers entered our room took our camera. [We are] under military
        arrest.'* 31 Jan 2011 Egyptian authorities today arrested six al-Jazeera
        journalists as the government continues its media crackdown after a week of
        political protest in the country. The journalists were arrested and had
        their cameras and other broadcasting equipment seized by the military in
        Cairo earlier today, according
        to<http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/jan/31/egypt-protests-live-updates#block-24>the
        satellite TV channel's United Arab Emirates correspondent in Egypt,
        Dan
        Nolan.

        *Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera
        bureau*<http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/01/201113085252994161.html>
        * --Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo
        withdrawn by order of information minister*. 30 Jan 2011 The Egyptian
        authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from
        the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state
        television has said. "The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered...
        suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and
        withdrawing accreditation to all its staff as of today," a statement on the
        official Mena news agency said on Sunday. The network received notification
        from the Egyptian authorities on Sunday morning.

        *Two El-AL planes carrying 400 Israelis return from
        Cairo*<http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=205995>31 Jan
        2011 Two El-Al planes containing 400 Israelis arrived at Ben-Gurion
        Airport from Cairo on Monday morning. The Israelis waited in the Cairo
        airport for over 16 hours, before their flight was able to depart safely.
        Egypt’s most prominent reform advocate called on Sunday for President Hosni
        Mubarak to resign after the powerful military stepped up its presence across
        the anarchic capital, closing roads with tanks and sending F-16 fighter jets
        streaking over downtown.

        *Charter flights to carry thousands of US citizens out of
        Egypt*<http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/01/30/egypt.us.flights/>30 Jan
        2011 Charter flights that begin Monday will ferry the first of
        thousands of US citizens away from the escalating crisis in Egypt, the State
        Department said. "We will keep running the charter flights until we get
        [all] people out," said Assistant Secretary of State Janice L. Jacobs.
        Relatives back home in the United States are relaying needed information to
        those trying to get out of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and other cities, she
        said.

        *Conn. Guard detachment heading to
        Egypt*<http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20110124%2FNWS09%2F301249955%2F-1%2Fnws>
        * --Unit will provide on-demand aviation asset to Multinational Force and
        Observers commander to support mission of supervising security provisions of
        Egypt/Israel Peace Treaty* *24 Jan 2011* Connecticut National Guard
        Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton has mobilized and
        will deploy to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, to support the Multinational
        Force and Observers. The unit left Connecticut Jan. 15 for Fort Benning,
        Ga., for further training and validation. The unit operates C-23C Sherpa
        aircraft and has deployed three times in the last seven years in support of
        the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

        *Israel allows Egypt troops in Sinai for first time since 1979 peace
        treaty*<http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-allows-egypt-troops-in-sinai-for-first-time-since-1979-peace-treaty-1.340405>
        * --Due to protests, Israel agrees to let about 800 Egyptian soldiers into
        Sharm el-Sheikh area in Sinai*. 31 Jan 2011 Israeli officials say they have
        agreed to allow Egypt to move several hundred troops into the Sinai
        Peninsula for the first time since the countries signed a peace treaty three
        decades ago. With street protests threatening the Egyptian regime, the
        unnamed officials say that Israel agreed to allow the Egyptian army to move
        two battalions, about 800 soldiers, into Sinai.

        *'Israeli troops swarm Lebanon
        border'*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162994.html>01 Feb 2011 Israel
        has escalated its military presence near the southern
        Lebanese border, stepping up their surveillance activities along the
        Lebanese frontier, reports say. Israeli forces patrolled the border on
        Sunday, carrying out maintenance work at several positions from which they
        monitor Lebanon, reported pan-Arabic newspaper *Asharq al-Awsat*. On one
        occasion, a three-vehicle patrol spent more than half an hour watching
        Lebanese farmers at the southern village of Abbasiyyeh.

        *Afghan elite 'plundered $900m' from leading
        bank*<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghan-elite-plundered-900m-from-leading-bank-2200176.html>
        * --Business is on brink of collapse after its funds were treated 'like
        personal accounts'* 01 Feb 2011 A coterie of well-connected Afghan
        businessmen and politicians may have plundered as much as $900m from the
        country's biggest commercial bank, three times the amount of earlier
        estimates, and the equivalent of about 7 per cent of Afghanistan's total
        gross domestic product. Kabul Bank's funds were treated like personal
        accounts, it is claimed by several well-known members of Afghan society. The
        case is acutely embarrassing both for President Hamid Karzai, whose tenure
        has seen Afghanistan turn into a mafia state, and the Obama administration,
        which has adopted a policy of ignoring institutionalised corruption...

        *Deadly Attack by Taliban in Kabul Sought to Kill Head of
        Blackwater*<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/world/asia/29afghan.html>
        * --Taliban singled out the company because 'they are invaders and,
        secondly, they are protecting the invaders.'* 29 Jan 2011 The Taliban
        claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Friday at a supermarket
        in the capital frequented by foreigners. They said the strike was aimed at
        killing the head of the private security company Blackwater. Employees of
        Blackwater, now called Xe Services, were in the area at the time, but
        neither they nor anyone they were protecting were killed or wounded, said
        Harry W. Clark, an adviser to the company.

        *ISAF drone goes down in
        Afghanistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162641.html> 30
        Jan 2011 Taliban militants say they have shot down an unmanned aerial
        vehicle operated by the US-led International Security Assistance Force
        (ISAF) in western Afghanistan. The Taliban claim that they successfully
        targeted the aircraft on Friday in Gazra district of Herat province, the
        Afghan Islamic Press reported on Saturday. However, ISAF dismissed the
        Taliban's claim, saying the drone crashed due to a mechanical failure [!?!],
        but did not announce the exact location of the incident.

        *US airstrike kills civilians in
        Afghanistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162931.html>31 Jan 2011 At
        least one civilian has been killed and several others wounded
        in a helicopter gunship attack by the US-led foreign forces in troubled
        western Afghanistan. The deadly incident took place in Pusht-e Rod district
        in Farah Province. Most foreign forces stationed in Farah Province are US
        troops. Local officials say a child was killed and two adults were wounded
        as NATO struck what they called Taliban targets.

        *4 German soldiers killed in
        Afghanistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162686.html>30 Jan 2011 Four
        German soldiers have reportedly been killed when a bomb
        struck their military vehicle in northern Afghanistan, bringing the foreign
        death toll in the Asian country to more than 30 in 2011. The attack took
        place when a tank carrying German soldiers was hit by the blast in Kunduz
        province on Saturday, a Press TV correspondent reported. A Taliban
        spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahib, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying
        four German troops were killed.

        *US hands over detained German-Afghan
        student*<http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14804085,00.html>29 Jan
        2011 German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed relief on
        Saturday after US authorities returned a detained German citizen. The
        23-year-old student had been arrested in Kabul on suspicion of terrorist
        activity. A German student detained by US authorities in Kabul has been
        released and handed over to German authorities, according to the German
        foreign ministry. A German citizen of Afghan origin, identified in reports
        as Haddid N., was arrested at his father's home in Kabul earlier this month
        on suspicion of terrorism.

        *Pakistani judge bans US Davis
        handover*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/163002.html>01 Feb 2011 A
        Pakistani judge has banned any move to hand over to US
        authorities an American government employee [Blackwater mercenary], who is
        under investigation for double murder. Lahore High Court Chief Justice, Ijaz
        Ahmed Chaudhry, has ordered that Raymond Davis remain in prison until next
        week while Pakistani police investigate the shooting, AFP reported on
        Tuesday. *The judge has also ordered to put the US suspect's name on the
        exit control list*. *[*Awesome.*]*

        *3 NATO oil tankers torched in
        Pakistan*<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162834.html>31 Jan 2011
        Unidentified Pakistani gunmen have destroyed at least three NATO
        oil tankers carrying supplies to the US-led troops stationed in war-wrecked
        Afghanistan, security officials say. The motorcycle-mounted gunmen opened
        fire on the NATO tankers in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan,
        stepping up attacks on the supplies sent to the coalition forces based in
        neighboring Afghanistan, a Press TV correspondent reported.

        *Guantanamo inmates stage sit-ins,
        demos*<http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g9ddnQE-pf1BtUuGjaI1lHFhswbg>28
        Jan 2011 Guantanamo
        detainees prisoners have been holding daily peaceful protests against the
        jail's continued existence, despite pledges from US President Barack Obama
        to shut it down, a lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Ramzi Kassem said he had
        learned from a client held at the US naval base that the protests had been
        going on for the past 13 days to mark the ninth anniversary of the opening
        of the facility.

        *US renews terrorism alert for
        Britain*<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013104705.html>31
        Jan 2011 The United States is renewing its terrorism alert for Britain
        based on a continuing high threat-level in the country as a similar warning
        for all of Europe expired. The State Department on Monday says it has
        renewed the alert for England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland due to the
        ongoing "potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems,
        aviation and other travel infrastructure."

        *CONR to Fly Air Defense Exercise in Preparation for Super Bowl
        XLV*<http://www.panhandleparade.com/index.php/mbb/article/conr_to_fly_air_defense_exercise_in_preparation_for_super_bowl_xlv/mbb7728066/>31
        Jan 2011 (Tyndall AFB, FL) Continental U.S. North American Aerospace
        Defense Command Region fighters will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday
        preparing to protect the skies around Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
        Exercise Amalgam Virgo 11-05A, a NORAD air defense exercise, will be held
        Wednesday in the greater Arlington area to allow interagency partners the
        chance to practice airspace violation procedures. The Amalgam Virgo exercise
        comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal
        Aviation Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Civil Air Patrol,
        and CONR's Western Air Defense Sector.

        *Bar manager: Mosque bomb plot suspect vowed
        blast*<http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MOSQUE_TERRORIST_THREAT_MIOL-?SITE=MIDTN>31
        Jan 2011 Hours before his arrest outside a popular Detroit-area
        mosque, a
        63-year-old California man held court at a nearby sports bar, telling an
        employee that he was a Vietnam veteran-turned Muslim holy warrior, that he
        planned to set off a "big explosion," and that he was "going to be part of
        making history," the employees said Monday. Joe Nahhas, an operations
        manager at the J.S. Fields bar in Detroit, told The Associated Press that a
        man identified after his arrest as Roger Stockham ordered a double-Scotch on
        the rocks on Jan. 24 and told him he planned to cause an explosion that
        would be "here, there, the mosque."

        *California man arrested with explosives outside Dearborn Islamic
        center*<http://www.detnews.com/article/20110130/METRO/101300320/1409/California-man-arrested-with-explosives-outside-Dearborn-Islamic-center>30
        Jan 2011 An ex-Army veteran from California who is accused of driving
        to
        Metro Detroit's largest mosque with a trunk full of explosives is behind
        bars after being charged with making a terrorist threat. Roger Stockham, 63,
        is charged with one count of a false report or threat of terrorism and one
        count of explosives-possession of bombs with unlawful intent after Dearborn
        police arrested him Monday outside the Islamic Center of America, one the
        largest mosques in North America.

        *Police: No suspect in Minot multiple
        homicides*<http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/551428/Police--No-suspect.html>
        * --'The medical examiner is, quite frankly, booked up.'* 01 Feb 2011 During
        a Monday afternoon press conference regarding the multiple homicides
        discovered in Minot Friday, Chief of Police Jeff Balentine sought to
        reassure an anxious community that the killer will not strike again. In the
        midst of an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Minot residents
        Balentine said, "Don't believe the social media. Believe what we are putting
        out. These crimes of violence were directed at a family. We don't believe
        the community is in any danger..." However, added Balentine, "We do not have
        a suspect identified at this point."

        *Minot killer of four at large:
        police*<http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/30/us-northdakota-killings-idUSTRE70T3SK20110130>
        * --'There are many things we still don't know.'* 30 Jan 2011 A man whose
        killing spree left a mother, her two teenage children, and her boyfriend
        shot to death in Minot, North Dakota, Friday afternoon, remained at large on
        Sunday, authorities said. "This is a particularly chilling case," said
        Captain Dan Strandberg of the Minot Police Department. "We have not made an
        arrest and we are working down our leads and evidence," he told Reuters by
        phone, adding that police have not established a motive.

        *Bush Aide Found in Dumpster Died of 'Blunt Force
        Trauma'*<http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110128/NEWS01/110128028/Med.+examiner+releases+Wheeler+cause+of+death>
        * --Toxicology 'didn't play a role" in his death, officials said*. 28 Jan
        2011 Homicide victim John P. Wheeler III, a former Pentagon official and
        presidential aide whose body was discovered Dec. 31 in a Wilmington
        landfill, was beaten to death in an assault, the Delaware medical examiner’s
        office announced today. The official cause of Wheeler’s slaying was "blunt
        force trauma," agency spokesman Karl Kanefsky said. Wheeler was a defense
        consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons, who most recently
        worked part-time for the MITRE Corp.

        *WikiLeaks 'hacktivists' declare war on the
        UK*<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/wikileaks-hacktivists-declare-war-on-the-uk-2200172.html>01
        Feb 2011 Anonymous, the "hactivist" collective behind a series of
        pro-WikiLeaks cyber attacks, has declared war on the British Government
        following the arrest of five of its members in the UK. In a statement posted
        online, the organisation urged supporters to hit Government websites with
        distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The call to arms raises the
        spectre of co-ordinated cyber attacks on Government online infrastructure.

        *15-year-old schoolboy arrested in France as part of Wikileaks revenge
        plot*<http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/01/29/15-year-old-schoolboy-arrested-in-france-as-part-of-wikileaks-revenge-plot-115875-22882500/>29
        Jan 2011 A French teenager has been arrested for masterminding revenge
        attacks on credit card firms which withdrew services from WikiLeaks. The
        15-year-old is accused of building software to bring down MasterCard, Visa
        and PayPal’s websites. The schoolboy, from the Auvergne region, is out on
        bail. A police spokesman said: "He is clearly gifted in computer systems."

        *Video appears to show police using CS spray on tax
        protester*<http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/31/video-police-cs-spray-protesters>
        * --Three people were taken to hospital as a result of the incident, which
        happened during a UK Uncut protest in London* 31 Jan 2011 Video footage has
        emerged that appears to show the moment a police officer used CS spray on
        protesters<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/jan/31/police-use-cs-spray-on-protestors>at
        Sunday's UK Uncut protest. Hundreds of people staged sit-ins at
        high-street stores around the country as part of a day of action designed to
        highlight companies it says are avoiding millions of pounds in tax.

        *25 arrested at California conservative
        meeting*<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/30/AR2011013004535.html>
        * --Invitation-only conclave of about 200 wealthy conservative political
        activists was organized by brothers David and Charles Koch* 30 Jan 2011
        Twenty-five people were arrested for trespassing Sunday as hundreds
        protested outside a strategy session of conservative political donors at a
        resort near Palm Springs, authorities said. The mostly peaceful
        demonstration had been arranged with authorities, but some protesters
        crossed the street to the entrance of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort where
        they were met by deputies in riot gear, Riverside County Deputy Melissa
        Nieburger said.

        *Ninth case of bird flu
        confirmed*<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1352271/Microsoft-security-flaw-affects-900m-people-using-Internet-Explorer.html>01
        Feb 2011 The dead chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Takanabe
        in
        Miyazaki Prefecture were killed by the deadly avian flu virus, local
        officials confirmed early Monday as the epidemic continued to spread. The
        results of detailed tests on the dead birds in Takanabe confirm the season's
        sixth outbreak in the prefecture and the ninth in the country.

        *40,000 birds culled in Japan at farm which tested positive for bird
        flu*<http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7022462628>31 Jan 2011
        Nearly 40,000 chickens were killed Monday at a poultry farm
        located in Japan after tests confirmed dead chickens found on Sunday tested
        positive for bird-flu. The farm located in the southern region of the
        country in Miyazaki prefecture on the island of Kyushu was the site of where
        90 chickens were found dead. The incident marked the sixth outbreak of the
        deadly virus in the region and ninth in the country.

        *Florida judge rules health care law
        unconstitutional*<http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/31/5961248-florida-judge-rules-health-care-law-unconstitutional->
        * --Lawsuit addressed in Florida ruling is largest of its kind, with 26
        states having signed on* 31 Jan 2011 A federal judge has ruled that the health
        care reform bill insurance cartel giveaway signed into law by President
        Barack Obama in March is unconstitutional. Today’s decision is the second
        ruling by a federal judge against the constitutionality of the health care
        legislation. Two other federal courts have upheld the constitutionality of
        the law, including its requirement that most Americans buy health insurance
        or pay a penalty. [*Obama did not want actual health care reform. We would
        have seen Obama invoke his soaring oratory on the moral imperative to
        implement a single-payer health care system or, at minimum, the public
        option. No, Obama just wanted to enhance his insurance cartel overlords'
        coffers. *Primary Obusha in 2012.**]

        *G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher
        Tenure*<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/us/01tenure.html>01 Feb 2011
        Seizing on a national [Reichwing-generated] anxiety over poor
        student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of
        public schools: teacher tenure. Several Republican governors have concluded
        that removing ineffective teachers requires undoing the century-old
        protections of tenure. Governors in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada and New
        Jersey have called for the elimination or dismantling of tenure. As state
        legislatures convene this winter, anti-tenure bills are being written in
        those states and others.

        *U.S. presidential hopefuls hit the campaign trail in
        Israel*<http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=737887>30 Jan 2011 One of
        the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for
        president in 2012, Mike Huckabee leaves no stone unturned when it comes to
        his backing for Israel. Huckabee, his family and friends, are in the Jewish
        state. For the former Arkansas governor it is his fifteenth visit. This week
        the former governor will visit the Israeli Knesset, where he will meet with
        the Immigration and Absorption Committee.

        *Microsoft warns of security flaw that 'affects 900 MILLION people using
        Internet Explorer'*<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1352271/Microsoft-security-flaw-affects-900m-people-using-Internet-Explorer.html>31
        Jan 2011 Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security alert that affects
        900 million people using its Internet Explorer web browser. The computer
        giant warned of a newly-discovered flaw in Windows that could be exploited
        by hackers to steal personal details or take over computers. The glitch is
        so severe it potentially affects every user of Internet Explorer.

        *Storm Cancels Flights, May Set Chicago Record, Ices New
        York*<http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-01/storm-cancels-flights-may-set-chicago-record-ices-new-york.html>01
        Feb 2011 A two-stage winter storm sweeping through the U.S. has caused
        more than 2,800 flights to be canceled today and threatens to break snow
        records in Chicago and coat New York City in ice. New York may receive 3 to
        5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 centimeters) of snow and an additional 0.3 inch of
        ice, according to Nelson Vaz, a National Weather Service meteorologist in
        Upton, New York. Chicago may get close to two feet of snow, which would
        break a 44-year-old snowfall record.

        *Massive winter system spans 2,000 miles, threatens Midwest
        cities*<http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/31/winter.storm/>
        * -- Winter alerts extend from New Mexico to Maine, with blizzard warnings
        in 7 states* 31 Jan 2011 Several major Midwest metropolitan areas are
        bracing for a massive winter storm system that threatened to dump a foot or
        more of snow and bring potentially debilitating winds. As much of its
        strength, the system's immense size sets it apart. As of Monday evening, the
        National Weather Service had posted winter storm warnings, watches or
        advisories in at least 29 states in a 2,000-mile space stretching from the
        Southwest to the Northeast.

        *Pittsburgh-area hospital wrapping babies in Terrible
        Towels*<http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Pittsburgh-area-hospital-wrapping-babies-in-Terr?urn=nfl-314361>30
        Jan 2011 They start 'em young up in Pittsburgh. A hospital in Mt.
        Lebanon, Pa. is wrapping each newborn in a Terrible
        Towel<http://upperstclair.patch.com/articles/steeler-nation-welcomes-new-arrivals-2>as
        part of a celebration of the Steelers playing in Super Bowl XLV. St.
        Clair Hospital started the tradition when the Steelers last made it to the
        Super Bowl in 2008 and decided to continue this year. "They're born Steelers
        fans here in Pittsburgh," said Sharon Johnson, a clinical supervisor at the
        hospital.
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        Previous lead stories: *'Police open fire as protesters re-gather in
        Cairo'*<http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=205715>
        * --Eyewitnesses claim that security forces shot at protesters in Egyptian
        capital angry at President Mubarak's refusal to step down; Mubarak sacks
        gov't, defends police crackdown on protesters*. 29 Jan 2011 Hundreds of
        Egyptians gathered in central Cairo on Saturday morning, renewing protests
        calling on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Police opened fire on
        a number of the protesters according to eyewitness reports, al-Jazeera
        reported.

        *Panel: Guantanamo prisoners still
        tortured*<http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17218435>27 Jan
        2011 All prisoners should be released from the United States'
        Guantanamo Bay facility, a former detainee [Omar Deghayes] and experts said
        Wednesday night at a UC Berkeley panel discussion. The three panelists
        criticized President Barack Obama for failing to follow through on a 2009
        promise to close the prison, which opened in the wake of the Sept. 11
        attacks to hold people captured in Afghanistan and other countries with
        [alleged] terrorist ties. Torture has made it impossible to give detainees a
        fair trial, they said, making their imprisonment unjust.

        *Blair feared Cabinet leaks over Iraq, Chilcot
        told*<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/blair-feared-cabinet-leaks-over-iraq-chilcot-told-2197776.html>29
        Jan 2011 Tony Blair sidelined senior ministers in the run-up to the
        Iraq
        war because he feared they would leak details of talks about military
        action, the Cabinet Secretary said yesterday. Sir Gus O'Donnell took a
        series of swipes at the former Prime Minister's style of government, telling
        the Chilcot inquiry that Mr Blair did not feel the Cabinet was a "safe
        space" to discuss moves to war. Britain's most senior civil servant also
        argued that ministers should have been given full legal advice about the
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          As Mubarak cuts communications, Egypt braces for 'march of millions' 01 Feb 2011 As soldiers stood guard, a growing crowd gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday morning for a planned "march of millions" to demand President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Egypt's government posted troops at key locations and cut internet service as activists pledged to hold major demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities Tuesday -- a week after rallies began calling for an end to Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule.
          Egypt braces for 'million-man' marches 01 Feb 2011 Egyptians plan mass marches today in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak, reassured by the all-powerful army, which has said their demands are legitimate and that it will not fire on them. ...Protesters pushed ahead with a singular goal of forcing the President from office. They announced an indefinite general strike and called for a "march of a million" in the capital today, the eighth day of an uprising that has claimed at least 125 lives in clashes between demonstrators and police.
          Thousands hold anti-US rally in Cairo 31 Jan 2011 Thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets on the seventh consecutive day of anti-government protests, shouting slogans against the US, Israel and France. Five hundred thousand protesters gathered in Tahrir Square at the city center on Monday, despite heavy military presence. Many protesters say they will no longer tolerate the Western dominance over the region.
          Fighter Jets Over Cairo As Egypt Demos Go On 31 Jan 2011 Thousands of anti-government protesters have defied a curfew in Cairo despite an apparent attempt by Egypt's military to assert control by flying fighter jets low over them. The appearance of the two air force planes was considered to be part of efforts to send demonstrators back to their homes in the capital. Several tanks were also seen rumbling into the city centre and the suburbs while the jets made multiple passes overhead.
          Fighter jets swoop over Cairo protests in show of force 30 Jan 2011 Fighter jets swooped low over Cairo Sunday in what appeared to be an attempt by the military to show its control of a city beset by looting, armed robbery and anti-government protests. Minutes before the start of a 4 p.m. curfew, at least two jets appeared and made multiple passes over downtown, including a central square where thousands of protesters were calling for the departure of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
          Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Egypt --'Four soldiers entered our room took our camera. [We are] under military arrest.' 31 Jan 2011 Egyptian authorities today arrested six al-Jazeera journalists as the government continues its media crackdown after a week of political protest in the country. The journalists were arrested and had their cameras and other broadcasting equipment seized by the military in Cairo earlier today, according to the satellite TV channel's United Arab Emirates correspondent in Egypt, Dan Nolan.
          Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau --Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo withdrawn by order of information minister. 30 Jan 2011 The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said. "The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered... suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and withdrawing accreditation to all its staff as of today," a statement on the official Mena news agency said on Sunday. The network received notification from the Egyptian authorities on Sunday morning.
          Two El-AL planes carrying 400 Israelis return from Cairo 31 Jan 2011 Two El-Al planes containing 400 Israelis arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport from Cairo on Monday morning. The Israelis waited in the Cairo airport for over 16 hours, before their flight was able to depart safely. Egypt’s most prominent reform advocate called on Sunday for President Hosni Mubarak to resign after the powerful military stepped up its presence across the anarchic capital, closing roads with tanks and sending F-16 fighter jets streaking over downtown.
          Charter flights to carry thousands of US citizens out of Egypt 30 Jan 2011 Charter flights that begin Monday will ferry the first of thousands of US citizens away from the escalating crisis in Egypt, the State Department said. "We will keep running the charter flights until we get [all] people out," said Assistant Secretary of State Janice L. Jacobs. Relatives back home in the United States are relaying needed information to those trying to get out of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and other cities, she said.
          Conn. Guard detachment heading to Egypt --Unit will provide on-demand aviation asset to Multinational Force and Observers commander to support mission of supervising security provisions of Egypt/Israel Peace Treaty 24 Jan 2011 Connecticut National Guard Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton has mobilized and will deploy to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, to support the Multinational Force and Observers. The unit left Connecticut Jan. 15 for Fort Benning, Ga., for further training and validation. The unit operates C-23C Sherpa aircraft and has deployed three times in the last seven years in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
          Israel allows Egypt troops in Sinai for first time since 1979 peace treaty --Due to protests, Israel agrees to let about 800 Egyptian soldiers into Sharm el-Sheikh area in Sinai. 31 Jan 2011 Israeli officials say they have agreed to allow Egypt to move several hundred troops into the Sinai Peninsula for the first time since the countries signed a peace treaty three decades ago. With street protests threatening the Egyptian regime, the unnamed officials say that Israel agreed to allow the Egyptian army to move two battalions, about 800 soldiers, into Sinai.
          'Israeli troops swarm Lebanon border' 01 Feb 2011 Israel has escalated its military presence near the southern Lebanese border, stepping up their surveillance activities along the Lebanese frontier, reports say. Israeli forces patrolled the border on Sunday, carrying out maintenance work at several positions from which they monitor Lebanon, reported pan-Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. On one occasion, a three-vehicle patrol spent more than half an hour watching Lebanese farmers at the southern village of Abbasiyyeh.
          Afghan elite 'plundered $900m' from leading bank --Business is on brink of collapse after its funds were treated 'like personal accounts' 01 Feb 2011 A coterie of well-connected Afghan businessmen and politicians may have plundered as much as $900m from the country's biggest commercial bank, three times the amount of earlier estimates, and the equivalent of about 7 per cent of Afghanistan's total gross domestic product. Kabul Bank's funds were treated like personal accounts, it is claimed by several well-known members of Afghan society. The case is acutely embarrassing both for President Hamid Karzai, whose tenure has seen Afghanistan turn into a mafia state, and the Obama administration, which has adopted a policy of ignoring institutionalised corruption...
          Deadly Attack by Taliban in Kabul Sought to Kill Head of Blackwater --Taliban singled out the company because 'they are invaders and, secondly, they are protecting the invaders.' 29 Jan 2011 The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Friday at a supermarket in the capital frequented by foreigners. They said the strike was aimed at killing the head of the private security company Blackwater. Employees of Blackwater, now called Xe Services, were in the area at the time, but neither they nor anyone they were protecting were killed or wounded, said Harry W. Clark, an adviser to the company.
          ISAF drone goes down in Afghanistan 30 Jan 2011 Taliban militants say they have shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in western Afghanistan. The Taliban claim that they successfully targeted the aircraft on Friday in Gazra district of Herat province, the Afghan Islamic Press reported on Saturday. However, ISAF dismissed the Taliban's claim, saying the drone crashed due to a mechanical failure [!?!], but did not announce the exact location of the incident.
          US airstrike kills civilians in Afghanistan 31 Jan 2011 At least one civilian has been killed and several others wounded in a helicopter gunship attack by the US-led foreign forces in troubled western Afghanistan. The deadly incident took place in Pusht-e Rod district in Farah Province. Most foreign forces stationed in Farah Province are US troops. Local officials say a child was killed and two adults were wounded as NATO struck what they called Taliban targets.
          4 German soldiers killed in Afghanistan 30 Jan 2011 Four German soldiers have reportedly been killed when a bomb struck their military vehicle in northern Afghanistan, bringing the foreign death toll in the Asian country to more than 30 in 2011. The attack took place when a tank carrying German soldiers was hit by the blast in Kunduz province on Saturday, a Press TV correspondent reported. A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahib, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying four German troops were killed.
          US hands over detained German-Afghan student 29 Jan 2011 German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed relief on Saturday after US authorities returned a detained German citizen. The 23-year-old student had been arrested in Kabul on suspicion of terrorist activity. A German student detained by US authorities in Kabul has been released and handed over to German authorities, according to the German foreign ministry. A German citizen of Afghan origin, identified in reports as Haddid N., was arrested at his father's home in Kabul earlier this month on suspicion of terrorism.
          Pakistani judge bans US Davis handover 01 Feb 2011 A Pakistani judge has banned any move to hand over to US authorities an American government employee [Blackwater mercenary], who is under investigation for double murder. Lahore High Court Chief Justice, Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, has ordered that Raymond Davis remain in prison until next week while Pakistani police investigate the shooting, AFP reported on Tuesday. The judge has also ordered to put the US suspect's name on the exit control list. [*Awesome.*]
          3 NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan 31 Jan 2011 Unidentified Pakistani gunmen have destroyed at least three NATO oil tankers carrying supplies to the US-led troops stationed in war-wrecked Afghanistan, security officials say. The motorcycle-mounted gunmen opened fire on the NATO tankers in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, stepping up attacks on the supplies sent to the coalition forces based in neighboring Afghanistan, a Press TV correspondent reported.
          Guantanamo inmates stage sit-ins, demos 28 Jan 2011 Guantanamo detainees prisoners have been holding daily peaceful protests against the jail's continued existence, despite pledges from US President Barack Obama to shut it down, a lawyer said Friday. Lawyer Ramzi Kassem said he had learned from a client held at the US naval base that the protests had been going on for the past 13 days to mark the ninth anniversary of the opening of the facility.
          US renews terrorism alert for Britain 31 Jan 2011 The United States is renewing its terrorism alert for Britain based on a continuing high threat-level in the country as a similar warning for all of Europe expired. The State Department on Monday says it has renewed the alert for England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland due to the ongoing "potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems, aviation and other travel infrastructure."
          CONR to Fly Air Defense Exercise in Preparation for Super Bowl XLV 31 Jan 2011 (Tyndall AFB, FL) Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Exercise Amalgam Virgo 11-05A, a NORAD air defense exercise, will be held Wednesday in the greater Arlington area to allow interagency partners the chance to practice airspace violation procedures. The Amalgam Virgo exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Civil Air Patrol, and CONR's Western Air Defense Sector.
          Bar manager: Mosque bomb plot suspect vowed blast 31 Jan 2011 Hours before his arrest outside a popular Detroit-area mosque, a 63-year-old California man held court at a nearby sports bar, telling an employee that he was a Vietnam veteran-turned Muslim holy warrior, that he planned to set off a "big explosion," and that he was "going to be part of making history," the employees said Monday. Joe Nahhas, an operations manager at the J.S. Fields bar in Detroit, told The Associated Press that a man identified after his arrest as Roger Stockham ordered a double-Scotch on the rocks on Jan. 24 and told him he planned to cause an explosion that would be "here, there, the mosque."
          California man arrested with explosives outside Dearborn Islamic center 30 Jan 2011 An ex-Army veteran from California who is accused of driving to Metro Detroit's largest mosque with a trunk full of explosives is behind bars after being charged with making a terrorist threat. Roger Stockham, 63, is charged with one count of a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of explosives-possession of bombs with unlawful intent after Dearborn police arrested him Monday outside the Islamic Center of America, one the largest mosques in North America.
          Police: No suspect in Minot multiple homicides --'The medical examiner is, quite frankly, booked up.' 01 Feb 2011 During a Monday afternoon press conference regarding the multiple homicides discovered in Minot Friday, Chief of Police Jeff Balentine sought to reassure an anxious community that the killer will not strike again. In the midst of an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Minot residents Balentine said, "Don't believe the social media. Believe what we are putting out. These crimes of violence were directed at a family. We don't believe the community is in any danger..." However, added Balentine, "We do not have a suspect identified at this point."
          Minot killer of four at large: police --'There are many things we still don't know.' 30 Jan 2011 A man whose killing spree left a mother, her two teenage children, and her boyfriend shot to death in Minot, North Dakota, Friday afternoon, remained at large on Sunday, authorities said. "This is a particularly chilling case," said Captain Dan Strandberg of the Minot Police Department. "We have not made an arrest and we are working down our leads and evidence," he told Reuters by phone, adding that police have not established a motive.
          Bush Aide Found in Dumpster Died of 'Blunt Force Trauma' --Toxicology 'didn't play a role" in his death, officials said. 28 Jan 2011 Homicide victim John P. Wheeler III, a former Pentagon official and presidential aide whose body was discovered Dec. 31 in a Wilmington landfill, was beaten to death in an assault, the Delaware medical examiner’s office announced today. The official cause of Wheeler’s slaying was "blunt force trauma," agency spokesman Karl Kanefsky said. Wheeler was a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons, who most recently worked part-time for the MITRE Corp.
          WikiLeaks 'hacktivists' declare war on the UK 01 Feb 2011 Anonymous, the "hactivist" collective behind a series of pro-WikiLeaks cyber attacks, has declared war on the British Government following the arrest of five of its members in the UK. In a statement posted online, the organisation urged supporters to hit Government websites with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The call to arms raises the spectre of co-ordinated cyber attacks on Government online infrastructure.
          15-year-old schoolboy arrested in France as part of Wikileaks revenge plot 29 Jan 2011 A French teenager has been arrested for masterminding revenge attacks on credit card firms which withdrew services from WikiLeaks. The 15-year-old is accused of building software to bring down MasterCard, Visa and PayPal’s websites. The schoolboy, from the Auvergne region, is out on bail. A police spokesman said: "He is clearly gifted in computer systems."
          Video appears to show police using CS spray on tax protester --Three people were taken to hospital as a result of the incident, which happened during a UK Uncut protest in London 31 Jan 2011 Video footage has emerged that appears to show the moment a police officer used CS spray on protesters at Sunday's UK Uncut protest. Hundreds of people staged sit-ins at high-street stores around the country as part of a day of action designed to highlight companies it says are avoiding millions of pounds in tax.
          25 arrested at California conservative meeting --Invitation-only conclave of about 200 wealthy conservative political activists was organized by brothers David and Charles Koch 30 Jan 2011 Twenty-five people were arrested for trespassing Sunday as hundreds protested outside a strategy session of conservative political donors at a resort near Palm Springs, authorities said. The mostly peaceful demonstration had been arranged with authorities, but some protesters crossed the street to the entrance of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort where they were met by deputies in riot gear, Riverside County Deputy Melissa Nieburger said.
          Ninth case of bird flu confirmed 01 Feb 2011 The dead chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Takanabe in Miyazaki Prefecture were killed by the deadly avian flu virus, local officials confirmed early Monday as the epidemic continued to spread. The results of detailed tests on the dead birds in Takanabe confirm the season's sixth outbreak in the prefecture and the ninth in the country.
          40,000 birds culled in Japan at farm which tested positive for bird flu 31 Jan 2011 Nearly 40,000 chickens were killed Monday at a poultry farm located in Japan after tests confirmed dead chickens found on Sunday tested positive for bird-flu. The farm located in the southern region of the country in Miyazaki prefecture on the island of Kyushu was the site of where 90 chickens were found dead. The incident marked the sixth outbreak of the deadly virus in the region and ninth in the country.
          Florida judge rules health care law unconstitutional --Lawsuit addressed in Florida ruling is largest of its kind, with 26 states having signed on 31 Jan 2011 A federal judge has ruled that the health care reform bill insurance cartel giveaway signed into law by President Barack Obama in March is unconstitutional. Today’s decision is the second ruling by a federal judge against the constitutionality of the health care legislation. Two other federal courts have upheld the constitutionality of the law, including its requirement that most Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty. [Obama did not want actual health care reform. We would have seen Obama invoke his soaring oratory on the moral imperative to implement a single-payer health care system or, at minimum, the public option. No, Obama just wanted to enhance his insurance cartel overlords' coffers. *Primary Obusha in 2012.*]
          G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure 01 Feb 2011 Seizing on a national [Reichwing-generated] anxiety over poor student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of public schools: teacher tenure. Several Republican governors have concluded that removing ineffective teachers requires undoing the century-old protections of tenure. Governors in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada and New Jersey have called for the elimination or dismantling of tenure. As state legislatures convene this winter, anti-tenure bills are being written in those states and others.
          U.S. presidential hopefuls hit the campaign trail in Israel 30 Jan 2011 One of the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for president in 2012, Mike Huckabee leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his backing for Israel. Huckabee, his family and friends, are in the Jewish state. For the former Arkansas governor it is his fifteenth visit. This week the former governor will visit the Israeli Knesset, where he will meet with the Immigration and Absorption Committee.
          Microsoft warns of security flaw that 'affects 900 MILLION people using Internet Explorer' 31 Jan 2011 Microsoft has issued a 'critical' security alert that affects 900 million people using its Internet Explorer web browser. The computer giant warned of a newly-discovered flaw in Windows that could be exploited by hackers to steal personal details or take over computers. The glitch is so severe it potentially affects every user of Internet Explorer.
          Storm Cancels Flights, May Set Chicago Record, Ices New York 01 Feb 2011 A two-stage winter storm sweeping through the U.S. has caused more than 2,800 flights to be canceled today and threatens to break snow records in Chicago and coat New York City in ice. New York may receive 3 to 5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 centimeters) of snow and an additional 0.3 inch of ice, according to Nelson Vaz, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, New York. Chicago may get close to two feet of snow, which would break a 44-year-old snowfall record.
          Massive winter system spans 2,000 miles, threatens Midwest cities -- Winter alerts extend from New Mexico to Maine, with blizzard warnings in 7 states 31 Jan 2011 Several major Midwest metropolitan areas are bracing for a massive winter storm system that threatened to dump a foot or more of snow and bring potentially debilitating winds. As much of its strength, the system's immense size sets it apart. As of Monday evening, the National Weather Service had posted winter storm warnings, watches or advisories in at least 29 states in a 2,000-mile space stretching from the Southwest to the Northeast.
          Pittsburgh-area hospital wrapping babies in Terrible Towels 30 Jan 2011 They start 'em young up in Pittsburgh. A hospital in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. is wrapping each newborn in a Terrible Towel as part of a celebration of the Steelers playing in Super Bowl XLV. St. Clair Hospital started the tradition when the Steelers last made it to the Super Bowl in 2008 and decided to continue this year. "They're born Steelers fans here in Pittsburgh," said Sharon Johnson, a clinical supervisor at the hospital.
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          Previous lead stories: 'Police open fire as protesters re-gather in Cairo' --Eyewitnesses claim that security forces shot at protesters in Egyptian capital angry at President Mubarak's refusal to step down; Mubarak sacks gov't, defends police crackdown on protesters. 29 Jan 2011 Hundreds of Egyptians gathered in central Cairo on Saturday morning, renewing protests calling on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Police opened fire on a number of the protesters according to eyewitness reports, al-Jazeera reported.
           
          Panel: Guantanamo prisoners still tortured 27 Jan 2011 All prisoners should be released from the United States' Guantanamo Bay facility, a former detainee [Omar Deghayes] and experts said Wednesday night at a UC Berkeley panel discussion. The three panelists criticized President Barack Obama for failing to follow through on a 2009 promise to close the prison, which opened in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to hold people captured in Afghanistan and other countries with [alleged] terrorist ties. Torture has made it impossible to give detainees a fair trial, they said, making their imprisonment unjust.
           
          Blair feared Cabinet leaks over Iraq, Chilcot told 29 Jan 2011 Tony Blair sidelined senior ministers in the run-up to the Iraq war because he feared they would leak details of talks about military action, the Cabinet Secretary said yesterday. Sir Gus O'Donnell took a series of swipes at the former Prime Minister's style of government, telling the Chilcot inquiry that Mr Blair did not feel the Cabinet was a "safe space" to discuss moves to war. Britain's most senior civil servant also argued that ministers should have been given full legal advice about the invasion and that more detailed records of crucial meetings should have been kept.
           
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