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1. Anglo-Catholic Bishop of Fulham hoisted on own petard. Provincial autonomy is a marriage of convenience; intra-provincial autonomy for those opposed to the ordination of women is not. But which is a communion and which is a church, bishop?

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2. Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, testifying in his war crimes trial in The Hague on Thursday, said that his government had awarded American televangelist Pat Robertson a gold mining concession in 1999 and that Robertson later offered to lobby the Bush administration on the government’s behalf.

3. An exclusive survey of some 3,000 active-duty troops shows such opposition has fallen sharply from nearly two-thirds (65 percent) in 2004 to about half (51 percent) today. The survey results appear[ed] Monday in Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times. The Washington Post reports, “A younger and more liberal corps of commanders and soldiers has given rise to bubbles of tolerance in today’s military, an institution that soldiers describe as still largely unwelcoming and wary of gays, according to interviews with more than a dozen enlisted troops and officers, both gay and straight.”

4. People mostly share news online that inspires awe, Vulcan-hearted economists find.

5. Using Facebook statistics to look at the US as other than Red, Purple and Blue.

6. Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the cancerous cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.

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