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12/19/2005

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The Red Inspiration for the Big Ape

What is it about watching young women being ravished by oversized middle-aged gorillas that presses so many buttons -- and fuels so many King Kong movies, including the latest version, which opened in New York last week?

No Censorship for Now on U.S. Cable TV

Buckling to pressure from Washington, leading U.S. cable television companies agreed last week to limit the amount of crude, suggestive and violent programming beamed into their customers' homes.

Putin in 2008, Putin in 2012, Putin Forever

I recently chanced on an article I'd clipped from the Nov. 16, 1998, issue of Forbes.

WTO Reaches 11th-Hour Farms Compromise

Trade negotiators reached a breakthrough Sunday on a last-minute deal, averting a collapse in talks that could have seriously crippled the World Trade Organization's ability to promote global free trade.

Bush Admits to Domestic Spying

U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledged Saturday that he had ordered the National Security Agency to conduct an electronic eavesdropping program in the United States without first obtaining warrants, and said he would continue the highly classified program because it was ""a vital tool in our war against the terrorists.""

Scientists Trace White Skin to Gene Mutation

Scientists said Thursday that they had discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explained the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife.

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