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Monday, September 27, 2010

Morning Newsdome: Cheaters never prosper, except at the FBI

A FBI agent in class
>> The Obama administration is working on sweeping new Internet regulations that would enable online and mobile communication to be capable of being wiretapped in criminal and terrorist suspects. Faceook's Mark Zuckerberg is already more than eager to share that information. With anyone. (the New York Times)

>> The Department of Justice released a report today showing that a significant number of FBI employees cheated on exams regarding new terrorism rules and foreign intelligence investigations. We call it cheating, they call it bending the rules for America. (Reuters)

>> As part of the U.N. General Assembly opening on Friday, President Obama appeared alongside Filipino President Benigno Aquino III with the Philippine flag displayed upside down. Embassy spokesmen called it an "honest mistake," but having the red stripe of the flag on top is a sign that the country's at war. (the LA Times)

>> Malaysian scientist Mazlan Othman has been appointed head of Earth's Office for Outer Space Affairs by the U.N. so that when humankind meets extraterrestrials for the first time, we'll have "a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject." Doesn't Othman realize aliens just want to shoot us? (New York Post)

>> And finally, going down in the history books: Paris Hilton won an important Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case setting precedent regarding endorsement after successfully suing Hallmark with a cartoon of her likeness that uses her catch-phrase "That's hot." She may be an airhead, but her army of lawyers certainly aren't. (Reuters)

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