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We’re inundated by news stories every day and with a 24/7 news cycle, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. But thanks to GlobalGrind’s Think Tank, you’ll be quickly in the know, and then good to go.

From what’s going on in the Capitol to what’s happening oversees, we have it all.

Today we are happy to report that Japanese engineers have stopped radioactive water leaking into the sea. Meanwhile, sexy Russian spy Anna Chapman pulls out her guns.

Shame On You

Who: Lakewood Police

Where: Colorado

What: When most kids throw a temper tantrum, they get time out. In 8-year-old Aidan’s case, he got pepper sprayed. A Lakewood Police report details the second grader’s violent temper tantrum in a classroom at Glennon Heights Elementary on Feb. 22.

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GlobalGrind’s Global Mind

Where: Japan

What Happened: Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water leaking into the sea from a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant, the facility’s operator said on Wednesday, a breakthrough in the battle to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

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Money On My Mind

Whose Wallet: United States

Weight: $4 Million

How They Hustled: The Air Force secretary says the service has been spending about $4 million a day to keep 50 fighter jets and nearly 40 support aircraft in the Libya conflict, including the cost of munitions.

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Better Than Fiction

Character: Anna Chapman

Plot Line: Sizzling former Russian mole Anna Chapman sported the latest in spywear on a Moscow catwalk Monday — a sleek black pistol, which she pointed at the neck of her male-model counterpart.

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Inside the Capitol

Where: Alabama

What: The Alabama state House of Representative passed an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration on Tuesday, despite opposition from Democrats and civil rights groups.

The measure, passed by 73 votes to 28 on Tuesday evening, would give state and local police broad powers to check the immigration status of people detained on other charges.

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Numbers Game

Number: 34,000

Where: Sudan

What: About 34,000 southern Sudanese have fled their homes after tribal clashes over land, water and cattle in recent weeks, a U.N. humanitarian official said, adding to southern troubles before independence in July. 

The oil-rich south voted overwhelmingly to separate from the north in a January referendum, promised as part of a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war in Sudan. At least two million died in the war, which destabilized much of the region.

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This Day In History

Year: 1917

What: On April 6, 1917, two days after the U.S. Senate votes 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorses the decision by a vote of 373 to 50 and the United States formally enters the First World War.