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January 13 2011 Current Events Newsletter

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Hostage Rescue Attempts Fail in Mali
While enjoying a leisurely dinner at Le Toulousain, a restaurant well-known for its French cuisine, these two, as yet unnamed, French nationals were kidnapped by masked gunmen. What were the motivations behind this kidnapping?

WORLD EVENTS: Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords recovering from inflicted wounds sustained in an assassination attempt on Saturday, January 8, 2011; Brazil’s Flood Death tops 400; Anglo-Irish banks collapse in Ireland; US banks foreclosed on 1 million homes in 2010.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Brother to the former Illinois legislator, John P. Daley, newly-appointed White House Chief of Staff, William M. Daley, is also a brother to Chicago’s current mayor, Richard M. Daley.

POLITICAL INTERESTS: The results of a historic seven-day referendum begun on Sunday, January 9, will determine if the people of Southern Sudan will secede to become a new state.

PERSONALITIES: Christina Green, 09/11/2001 – 01/08/2011, youngest victim of attempted political massacre in Arizona.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Verizon releases long-awaited version of iPhone.

ALLSPICE FOR LIFE: What are Power Balance wristbands? Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body's natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body.

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