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Actor Wesley Snipes, who has tax problems of his own, had a blunt reaction to news about a software engineer who crashed his plane into an office building with nearly 200 IRS employees inside.

In an interview Friday with the Associated Press, Snipes asked, "What's new?"
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The average (American) federal worker makes $75,419 a year, while the average in the private sector is $39,751.
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The spirit of Ronald Reagan lives on... in Rhode Island!
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Canada's last known First World War veteran, John Babcock, has died at age 109, the Prime Minister's Office says.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/02/18/war-veteran018.html#ixzz0fweNRJyt

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After months of mocking Canadian “syrup suckers” and “iceholes,” Stephen Colbert says he “takes it all back.”

The American comedian, all perfect white teeth and well-coiffed dark hair, was on Canadian soil/ice yesterday, attending the Winter Olympics and also taping segments for four of his shows, The Colbert Report.

“I take it all back,” he volunteered to The Globe and Mail, not even waiting to be asked about his derisive descriptions of
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A mentally ill man with a homemade security pass was able to get within metres of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden during a security breach at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, CTV News has learned.
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Euthanasia is already a reality in Quebec hospitals, the president of the federation of Quebec medical specialists, told a National Assembly committee yesterday.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Doctors+back+right/2568891/story.html#ixzz0flDf5msx

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Despite charges of racism from both inside and outside the Montreal-area Mohawk community of Kahnawake, band council officials plan to move forward this week to enforce eviction notices delivered to non-natives earlier this month.

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake will not abandon its plan to evict 25 non-natives living in the Mohawk community on Montreal's South Shore, Mike Bush, a chief on the local band council said Sunday.
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Donald Trump wants the Nobel Committee to strip former Vice President Al Gore of his Nobel Peace Prize.

The New York Post reports that the billionaire told a country club crowd of 500 that recent snow storms on the east coast prove that Gore is wrong about global warming
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Oh brother.
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Is it ethnic cleansing or downright racism? In either case, it has no place in Canada.

The band council of Kahnawake, a Mohawk reserve south of Montreal, has given 10 days to 26 non-Mohawks to leave the reserve. Most of them are non-native men living with Mohawk women. Families will be broken up and husbands and fathers expelled from their homes – unless the women follow their partners off the reserve. But if they do so, they – and their chil
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Pundits claim the tea partiers are angry—and they are—but the most striking thing about the atmosphere in Nashville was how cheerful everyone seemed to be. I spoke with dozens of people, and the responses were surprisingly similar. Hardly any had ever been involved in politics before. Having gotten started, they were finding it to be not just worthwhile, but actually fun. Laughter rang out frequently, and when ne w-media mogul Andrew Breitbart h
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Those aged between 55 and 64, known as 'pre-retirees', have been unrealistic about their pensions and are living in a state of denial about their finances.

Many never look at their pension statements, simply filing them away every year, hoping they will have enough to pay for a good retirement - which most of them will not.

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/pensions/article.html?in_article_id=499328&in_page_id=6&expand=true#ixzz0fc22
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"All these crazy fur people. Security-wise, to stay in a hotel would be very difficult. There have been threats against me. I didn't want to get hurt."
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In the small hours of yesterday morning these 21st Winter Olympics bedevilled by fog on the mountains and what some are saying is a certain moral vacuum at their heart, held their breath for what seemed like a considerable slice of eternity.

The reality was that the second-greatest crisis, after the death of 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili last Friday, was over almost before it began.