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

Today we see in Afghanistan blood has been shed against U.N. workers, at least 20 have been killed. While in Japan a dog has been rescued after three weeks at see.

GlobalGrind’s Global Mind

Where: Afghanistan

What Happened: The bloodshed is the worst attack on the U.N. in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001. At least four Afghan workers were also killed and officials fear the total death toll could rise to 20. The rampage began when more than 1,000 protesters flooded into the streets after Friday prayers, where they heard reports about the Koran burnings in America last month.

After slaying the guards, the armed mob scaled the compound’s blast walls before setting fire to a guard tower and several other buildings.

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Better Than Fiction

Character: Japanese Dog

Plot Line: Coastguards headed towards the dog after spotting it on the floating roof of a house that had been washed out to sea, about 1.1 miles from the coast of Kesennuma in the north-east.

A rescue team scrambled on to the roof and attempted to capture the canine. But the brown dog thwarted their efforts by running away over the large roof and surrounding rubble.

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Take It In The Ring

Contenders: Media Matters vs Fox News

Match: The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.

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Inside the Capitol

Where: Wisconsin

Who: Scott Walker

What: Wisconsin Republicans thought they’d won the fight over the state’s polarizing union rights bill. But the victory was short-lived. A judge ruled Friday that the restraining order will stay in place for at least two months she while considers whether Republicans passed the law illegally.

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Numbers Game

Number: 36,000 feet 

Where: Arizona

What: Southwest Airlines passengers are lucky to be alive after a three-foot hole ‘exploded’ in their plane’s fuselage, forcing them into a terrifying descent and emergency landing.

The Southwest Flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento, with 118 passengers on board, descended into chaos at 36,000 feet when a bang that sounded like a “gun-shot” tore through the cabin, sending terrified passengers reaching for oxygen masks that dropped in front of them.

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Shame On You

Who: Burglary Suspect

Where: North Carolina

What: You’d have thought most thieves would do their utmost to conceal their identity. But one suspected robber in North Carolina was proud enough of his profession to have it emblazoned on a t-shirt and stupid enough to leave it at a house he allegedly burgled. Detectives investigating the break-in at a home in Charlotte say the not-so-cunning thief had left behind a t-shirt printed with a photo of himself and the slogan “making money is my thang.”

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This Day In History

Year: 2005

What: On this day in 2005, John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pope and the first non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century, dies at his home in the Vatican.