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Study: Other Countries Weird

BOSTON—Examining a wide variety of cross-cultural data, a Boston University study released Monday determined that other countries are weird.

Japanese Family Puts Aging Robot In Retirement Home

KYOTO, JAPAN—Saying the move to the assisted care facility was the right decision after so many years of operation, members of the Akiyama family finally put their aging robot in a retirement home, sources reported Friday.

North Korea Successfully Detonates Nuclear Scientist

PYONGYANG—Hailing it as a significant step forward for their ballistic weapons program just hours after suffering a failed missile launch, North Korean leaders announced Monday they had successfully detonated a nuclear scientist.

Tokyo Portal Outage Delays Millions Of Japanese Warp Commuters

TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration Thursday following a Tokyo portal outage that caused delays of up to eight seconds.
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The U.S.-China Standoff

Last week, China detained 24 Navy officers after their spy plane collided with a Chinese jet. What do you think about the escalating tensions between the two nations?
  • "Tell me about it. One of my spy planes went down over China once, and I had a bitch of a time getting it back."

    Ben Carlson Welder
  • "If a Chinese spy plane crash-landed in California after knocking down one of our jets, I'm sure we'd give it right back."

    Bob Rolen Cashier
  • "Can't we just send China a fruit basket or something?"

    Yvonne Goltz Librarian
  • "Damn Truman! We should cross the Yalu River and invade the Chinese mainland! We must halt the spread of Communism at all costs!"

    Richard Grolier Consultant
  • "And Bush was so close to world peace before this, too."

    Will Franklin Systems Analyst
  • "This is a great chance for Bush to show the world that he appears to be tough."

    Gina Jeffries Violinist

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