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Monday, January 18, 2010

Morning Newsdome: Republican suggests Haitians help Haiti

click to enlarge Iowa Re.p STEVE KING is full of creative ways to help Haiti
  • Iowa Re.p STEVE KING is full of creative ways to help Haiti

>> Americans celebrate the inspiring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today and his work for civil rights, even us at CL who have to work. (ABC News)

>> The Taliban attacked central Kabul today after the Afghanistan government made new efforts to get terrorists to defect. The Taliban will show Afghanistan who's boss by blowing up what remaining suicide bombers they have. (the Christian Science Monitor)

>> The EU has pledged more than 400m euros in emergency aid for Haiti. Iowa Republican Rep. Steven King has his own way of helping Haiti, saying of illegal Haitian immigrants: "If they are deported, Haiti is in great need of relief workers, and many of them could be a big help to their fellow Haitians." (BBC, Gawker)

>> Conservative billionaire Sebastian Piñera was elected president of Chile yesterday, with Chileans hoping Piñera can revive South American's once prevailing economy, now overtaken by Brazil. No one can beat the bikini business. (the Christian Science Monitor)

>> And finally: A porn film was played on a giant television billboard just a mile south of the Kremlin last week, causing a midnight traffic jam in Moscow. Lesson to motorists: don't masturbate and drive. (Reuters)

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