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November 28, 2011

Non-DOOM: The Other Other White Meat

No DOOM thread today, folks; Monty should be back tomorrow. I can't do economic DOOM, but I can give you a DOOM-like link roundup of terrorism, crime, civil rights, Congress, Admin, and other news stories making the rounds this morning. These are taken from the news tweets I post almost every weekday morning at my twitter feed, @gabrielmalor, between 9 and 11AM.

In terrorism news, the showdown in the Senate over the handling of terrorism detainees starts today.

The London 2012 Olympics security forces prepare for a dirty bomb mass casualty event. Also, some Brits are fretting that the Olympics will boost illegal immigration in the UK.

A NY Post op-ed laments that the now-public NYPD/FBI spat is undermining confidence in gov't.

In crime news, there is ample evidence that the Treasury Dept blacklist of drug traffickers is not effective.

The White House shooter Ortega-Hernandez is in court today for a preliminary hearing. The judge had previously ordered a mental competency exam. He has not pleaded yet.

The FBI is looking into that Illinois lobbyist who got a fully-funded teacher pension for being a substitute teacher for a single day, plus scholarships for his kids.

Syracuse fires assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine after third accuser comes forward. That got significant press coverage this morning, though ABC News was the only broadcast net to cover it last night. The other brodcast networks are likely boycotting the story because ABC's partner network ESPN broke the story.

In civil rights news, a Virginia school's fight to keep its Ten Commandments display goes to court today.

In Admin news, by Wednesday, Obama will have made 56 visits to battleground states this year. That tops Bush's 49 in 2003.

In other news, the US Hispanic birth rate has fallen 11% since 2007. From 97.4 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 to 80.3 last year.

If Mississippi lawmakers fail to propose redistricting by December 4, courts will draw the new districts for the sixth consecutive decade.

Post-Fukushima, developing nations emerge as main market for power-generating nuclear reactors.

Okay, that's all I've got so far today. If you like the news tweetage, you can find it on most weekdays at @gabrielmalor.

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