This week the Bush Administration revealed its plan to give the United Arab Emirates operation control of six major American ports in exchange for their cooperation with US investigations. This disclosure raised national security concerns throughout the country.
Bush tried to calm the uproar by explaining that the administration wouldn’t be going forward with this if port security was at risk. However, the president was only recently informed of the negotiations.
Abortion: Not Cool in South Dakota
Last night the South Dakota State Senate approved a bill that will ban abortion in the entire state, even in cases of rape and incest. Other states are considering similar measures, yet South Dakota is the only state to pass the ban thusfar.
Bird Flu Frenzy in France
A second case of avian flu virus was confirmed in France yesterday. The infected duck was found in the village of Bouvent, about 22 miles away from the first case. The country is attempting to keep its precious national emblem (poultry) safe by keeping them indoors.
On a Lighter Note: Zoo puts giraffe on birth control!
At the Biblical zoo in Jerusalem, vets have injected the most fertile giraffe with birth control hormones since there isn’t enough room for more offspring.