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HUD chief resigns, Treasury overhaul, White House losers, sprawl, a bed to keep you safe, MORE

City and national news:

HUD chief resigns amid ethics investigations
Treasury Rolls Out Overhaul of Financial Regulators
US charges embassy bomb suspect
New Backing for Obama As Party Seeks Unity
Ohio soldier’s remains found in Iraq
Canada’s largest cities most diverse, study finds

Plus, after the jump: Decomposition, White House losers, race, Baghdad curfew and answers to questions like Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Links on sprawl and motor vehicles:

Faster, Maybe. Cheaper, No. But Driving Has Its Fans.

Sprawl: It isn’t new — and it isn’t all bad

Last hurrah for the brawny American car?

Bridge-building Vladimir Putin wants tunnel to US

Links on politics and war:

How to fix the US military

Iraqi authorities have lifted a curfew in Baghdad, allowing people to leave their homes and easing most measures put in force on Thursday.

The white house losers


“Indeed, my Dead Kennedys ‘Too Drunk to Fuck’ shirt got me suspended for a day from the continuation high school that later expelled me for, they say, ‘attempting to incite a race riot.’ But I’m getting ahead of myself.”

Life’s little mysteries: Why do women wear high heels and why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

The April Fools’ Day Defense Kit (plus: Top April Fool’s Hoaxes)

10 Things They Didn’t Teach You at School

“The Safest Rest You’ve Ever Had”

And this.

Be well.

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