1/22 Morning Communiqué

THESE DAYS

The Dutch Party for Animals, which entered parliament for the first time last November, has forbidden the use of poison to deal with a mouse infestation in its offices.

Essex rock band Koopa has made chart history by becoming the first unsigned band to land a UK top 40 hit.

Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested dichloroacetate on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast, and brain cancer cells by switching off their "immortality."

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Blogging about cartoons with brunch in Uptown, poetry, yoga, and happiness experiments at Old Man Summer.

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The image of Christ on a Yucaipa, California, doggie door

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"We recommend all male workers drop their ties and jackets. We hope all sectors will follow this recommendation so it will become a national habit."

— Chile's Commission for Energy Efficiency director Nicola Borregaard, encouraging workers to dress casually during the summer to reduce dependence on air conditioning


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