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File this story under abso-freaking-lutley ridiculous! My alma matter is going a bit too far to consider this proposal: U. of C. activists want bathrooms without gender

Transgender, gay and feminist groups at the University of Chicago are asking officials to consider creating more gender-neutral bathrooms, saying some people aren't comfortable selecting a gender-specific facility.

"Persons who are not easily legible as male or female often experience various forms of intimidation in these places. If a woman in a women's-only restroom is assumed to be a man, there may be real threats to her comfort and even safety," warns the Coalition for a Queer Safe Campus, a student group comprised of various organizations supporting equality on campus. "Students have faced gay-baiting comments in our university's sex-segregated bathrooms."...

This story is a bit scary to parents: Four Children in Colorado Die From Flu
A 2-year-old and a 21-month-old died at the Children's Hospital in Denver in the past week, hospital officials said Tuesday. They did not release any other details. In Larimer County, health officials said an 8-year-old boy died of the flu.

...Colorado has had 3,399 confirmed cases of the flu this season, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Tuesday. That included more than 1,100 cases reported between Thursday and Monday, the most dramatic surge in the virus in at least five years.

"It's crazy," said Denver pediatrician Dean Prina, who saw 40 children Monday. "It started earlier this year and seems more intense. It's among the worst flu seasons I've seen in my 23 years."

I don't know about you, but I think Arab News Stations are full of crap: Arab News Stations Deny Tape Cooperation

The popular Arab news stations Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya on Wednesday denied U.S. accusations that they have cooperated with Iraqi militants in taping attacks on coalition troops.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the head of the joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, said Tuesday they had evidence the two networks were invited by insurgents to witness and videotape attacks on American troops as part of a psychological warfare campaign by remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Both satellite stations denied the allegations to The Associated Press...

I saw some of the footage this morning on the news and it sure looked like cooperation to me when you have a film crew taping an ambush as it happens. More from Fox...

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