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- EMI announces that it will offer MP3s on iTunes without the dreaded DRM and a blogosphere rejoices - boingboing

- Two bald eagle chicks were born on Catalina Island over the weekend - Daily Breeze

- Beverly Hills Unified School District gets nearly $1 million for accepting 159 students into Beverly Hills High who don't live in the district, but are enrolled under a diversity program. Only problem, most of those being brought in are Asian, which doesn't really make BH High more diverse, raising the obvious question, "how many millions will it take to get some brothas up in that piece" - LAT

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- Soon after Howard K. Stern gave up his DNA to the authorities in the Bahamas he filed a challenge to cockblock the results. Today the Bahamian court said Fakedaddy, Please - Defamer

- Local Armenians say the FDA is all wet in accusing water imported from their homeland of containing a wee bit too much arsenic for their tastes - LAT

- If you're going to mess up in the music biz, don't make the same mistakes of your heroes - 6767

- LAX opened another runway today - AP

- You call it the longest dry spell in 130 years, we call it the reason we put up with the traffic. The National Weather Service sez the 2.5 inches of rain that LA has gotten since 7/1/06 is but a fraction of the 14 inches that would be considered "normal" over a rain season. Why be normal? - AHN