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Jewcy Zeitgeist: An Apology, A Fire, And a Gmail Fail

Today’s top stories, in no particular order… Following extensive controversy following a cartoon in the New York Post that appeared to portray President Barack Obama as a monkey, News Corp [the media conglomerate that owns the Post, as well as … Read More

By / February 24, 2009

Today’s top stories, in no particular order…

  • Following extensive controversy following a cartoon in the New York Post that appeared to portray President Barack Obama as a monkey, News Corp [the media conglomerate that owns the Post, as well as the Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal, and more] chairman Rupert Murdoch has personally apologized. "Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted," he said in a statement. "I can assure you — without a doubt — that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation."
  • A fire in an apartment building in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood has killed one and critically injured at least four more. Some residents apparently jumped out of their windows to escape the blaze.
  • Eight years after Congressional Aide Chandra Levy was murdered, Washington police are close to arresting a suspect. Levy’s case made headlines around the country because of her relationship with her employer, California Representative Gary Condit.
  • Gmail, Google’s email service, experienced sitewide failures this morning. Though the problem seems to have been resolved, you can check Google’s blog for more updates and responses.
  • Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a book deal, and you don’t. Rice, who was the provost at Stanford University before being drafted into the Bush administration, has signed a deal with Random House to write three memoirs. The first, due out in 2011, will be about her government years.
  • According to a New York Times/CBS poll, President Obama’s approval rating is 63 percent. 53 percent also believe that the stimulus bill will help improve the economy.
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