Sunday, July 23, 2006

Midnight News - 7/23/06

The Russian government is selling the historic Butyrskaya prison. As a stunt, Harry Houdini once escaped from that prison.

The Indian government is backing down after asking ISPs to ban certain blogs. They are saying it was all a technical error.

The Chinese government is accusing its own officials of covering up the number of deaths from a recent tropical storm.

The Nicaraguan government may soon be led once again by Daniel Ortega. Ortega is a favorite of Venzuela's Hugo Chavez. Should he win, he will be the first of Hugo's little friends to win an election since Bolivia's Evo Morales.

The government of Chicago has proven itself either more effective at fighting crime, or its citizens have proven themselves less adept at killing one another: the Chicago murder rate is down for the first six months of 2006.

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