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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 find that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid a bunch for his underage lady, while a JFK pilot clips another plane.

 

 

Shame On You

Who: JFK Pilot

Where: JFK Airport

What: A wing of an Airbus A380, the world's biggest commercial passenger jet, clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart John F. Kennedy International Airport.

 

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Money On My Mind

Whose Wallet: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 

Weight: $45,000

How They Hustled: Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, says he gave cash gifts to an underage prostitute but denies allegations of paying her for sex. Berlusconi claims that he helped Karima el Mahroug, a belly dancer who uses the name Ruby, to help her launch a beauty shop.

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GlobalGrind's Global Mind

Where: Belarus

What Happened: The death toll now stands at 12 in the rush-hour blast that rocked a subway station in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, the Belarus state-run news agency said on Tuesday, citing security officials.

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Hero Of The Day

Who: Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) 

What: Former Sen. Alan Simpson appeared on Chris Matthews "Hardball" and railed against the Republican party. "We have homophobes on our party. That's disgusting to me. We're all human beings. We're all God's children. Now if they're going to get off on that stuff-Santorum has said some cruel things-cruel, cruel things-about homosexuals." Take a look at Simpson going ham on his Republican brothers.

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Better Than Fiction

Character: Arifinto

Plot Line: A member of parliament from an Islamic party which promoted anti-pornography legislation has resigned after being caught watching porn in parliament. Mr Arifinto of the Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) was photographed looking at the images on Friday. This is just classic irony, does it get better than this?

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Numbers Game

Number: 41

Where: Washington D.C.

What: Mayor Vincent Gray and six Council members including the chairman, were among 41 people arrested Monday outside the Capitol while protesting budget bargaining restrictions. Seven hours later, they were released from jail.

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This Day In History

Year: 1945

What: U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home at Warm Springs, Georgia.

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