A woman in Albuquerque collapsed while testifying in the murder trial of her son’s alleged killer, she died shortly after. It turns out that one of the men who was recently charged with committing fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly contests had donated a game piece worth one million dollars to a children’s hospital. The U.S. bombed Iraq. The U.S. postal service plans to raise the cost of stamps again next year. A typhoon hit Tokyo, killing five people. An Australian court ordered immigration officials to allow a shipload of Indonesian refugees into the country. and Target announced a strategic alliance. The bankrupt company that manufactures Schwinn bicycles was auctioned to one of its competitors. The third Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire album is really something.

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