Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Short List

  • Tunisia's interim government attempts to hold on, even as demonstrators continue to clamor for the full purge of Ben Ali and his political party.

  • Jared Loughner, the gunman accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six, has been indicted on three charges (with more possible) including two counts of murder.  Rep. Giffords is able to stand and will soon be heading to rehab.

  • Wal-Mart has pledged to make thousands of its food lower in sodium and trans-fats.  They have also pledged to lower the price of fresh fruit an vegetables.

  • President Hu broke, uncharacteristically, from past Chinese rhetoric admitting, "a lot still needs to be done in China, in terms of human rights."

  • The Economist considers the assasination of Salman Taseer and what it indicates about the shifting proclivities of sects of Muslims in Pakistan.

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