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India′s secret executions raise concerns - Yahoo! News

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Category: World

From news.yahoo.com

India has hanged two men in the past three months, its first executions in eight years. In a departure from past practice, both were done in secrecy. Rights activists worry the government has set a precedent that could impact the nearly 500 people on death row in India, including four men whose mercy pleas — their last hope of life — were rejected by India′s president last week.

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Dolphins Call Each Other By Name : Discovery News

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Category: Nature

From news.discovery.com

“Animals produced copies when they were separated from a close associate and this supports our belief that dolphins copy another animal’s signature whistle when they want to reunite with that specific individual,” lead author Stephanie King of the University of St.

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Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship - Charlie′s Diary

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Category: Politics

From www.antipope.org

Parties are bureaucratic institutions with the usual power dynamic of self-preservation, as per Michels′s iron law of oligarchy: the purpose of the organization is to (a) continue to exist, and (b) to gain and hold power.

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