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2009 June 06 — Why Now?
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More On The Air France Crash

The BBC reported that Bodies ‘found’ from missing plane

“We confirm the recovery from the water of debris and bodies from the Air France plane,” Col Amaral said at a news conference in the northern city of Recife.

He later added that two male bodies had been found, as well as objects linked to passengers known to be on the flight, including a suitcase with a plane ticket and a backpack with a computer inside.

The earlier report of finding wreckage had to be withdrawn when it was identified as probable trash from passing ships.

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Neo-Math Of Entitlement

The Miami Herald writes about the wonderful world of Florida’s privatized services: Prison vendor sues state over secret deal

The lawsuit was filed by MHM Correctional Services, which wants to extend its 2 ½ year contract to provide mental health care to more than 15,000 inmates in a dozen South Florida prisons.

In an effort to save money, the state privatized prison health care several years ago, but a legislative watchdog agency said in a report last January that the change has yielded “mixed results.”

The Department of Corrections wants to fire MHM and replace it with a rival, Correctional Medical Services of St. Louis, even though CMS would charge the state $5.5 million more for the same service over a five-year period.

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June 6, 1944 D-Day

This is the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy, the last major step in the ending of World War II in Europe.

The BBC, as always, has in depth coverage with an animated map of the landings, three panoramic views of important sites, and a Q&A: D-Day piece covering major points.

The CBC covers the participation of Canadian forces, as well as the general history.

Even MSNBC managed to provide some coverage.

There was a lot of fighting left to do, but the circle was finally closing, with pressure coming from the West, as well as the Soviets in the East, and the Allied armies in Italy.

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