He Raped Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss): I wasn't surprised that an AP story with the headline "Rapist Who Preys on Men Sparks Fear" would have some problems handling this delicate subject properly, but I still wasn't expecting to read in the article that five men have been raped at gun or knifepoint, but: "So far, no one has been seriously hurt."Huh? (AP)
Uncivilized: A new poll shows that more New Hampshire residents are in favor of civil unions for gays than equal marriage rights, but neither position receives the support of a majority. In the poll, conducted by Research 2000 on behalf of the Concord Monitor newspaper, 35 percent of respondents were in favor of same-sex marriage, while 44 percent were in favor of civil unions, The Associated Press reports. The state legislature will take up two proposals on civil unions for gays beginning next week, when Democrats will be in power for the first time in 130 years. (I'm confused. Is New Hampshire in the U.S.?) (AP)
RIP: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., 93, who became the 38th president of the United States as a result of some of the most extraordinary events in U.S. history and sought to restore the nation's confidence in the basic institutions of government, has died. His wife, Betty, reported the death in a statement. (WP)
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