Mecklenburg and beyond ...



Rights: North Korean government arrests blogger and says his acerbic writings cost the economy billions. (The Christian Science Monitor)

Politics: Blagojevich wouldn't let The View stylists touch his hair. (MSNBC)

Open government: Need that public information? It'll take a few years. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Psychology: Revenge may be a dish best not served at all. (Scientific American)

Politics: Sarah Palin to attend dinner at club started to honor Robert E. Lee. And this will help her 2012 chances? (New York Post)

Religion: Ted Haggard may have had more than one secretive gay relationship? Quelle surprise! (The New York Times)

Insanity: Mexican women can only blame themselves if they're raped or murdered. (El Universal) Translated here.

Liberal Hollywood: Wingnut wants to see Matt Damon debate Bill Kristol. Please? (Jezebel)

Media: A bailout for the French press. (Financial Times)

Food: Another reason why high-fructose corn syrup is bad for you. Mercury, yum. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Crime: Man arrested in hit-and-run death of 12-year-old Albemarle boy. (NewsChannel36)

Politics: Some observers, foreign and domestic still don't believe Obama's presidency is for real. (Slate)


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