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The Afghan war is causing for more U.S. troops and a new strategy in order to defeat the Taliban and secure Afghanistan. I wonder when this war will be over, just like I am sure people in Southern California are wondering when the wildfire that has attacked will come to an end? The Southern California wildfire raged Tuesday with 53 homes up in smoke, thousands more threatened and new rounds of evacuations as towering flames crackled close to neighborhoods on the northern and southern flanks. Southern California isn't the only place in need of evacuation; Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula are struggling to evacuate as an extremely dangerous Hurricane Jimena could hit Tuesday night. Hurricane Jimena is just short of category 5 status. There has been a lot of "disaster" talk this morning, which is why it is interesting that today marks the 70th anniversary of World War II. At least 20 world leaders gathered Tuesday in Poland to commemorate the start of World War II 70 years ago -- a conflict in which 6 million Poles died. The war started on September 1st, 1939.
Julian E. Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, says it's puzzling that the White House didn't fully prepare for opposition against the health care reform. He says that every president who has sought health reforms has faced similar opposition. If he is to succeed, Obama must win back public opinion. The U.S. government is not the only ones that have a lot of work to do, Iran's government needs to come up with an explanation for their actions. A detained protester of the election died in prison, where officials originally said he died of an illness. Human rights groups have accused Iran's government of allowing prisoner abuse. Well, the U.S. will not take the abuse of these next three men, and any other sex-tourist. Three men charged with sexually exploiting Cambodian children are being brought back to the United States to face prosecution. The initiative, Operation Twisted Traveler, is an effort by the Justice Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to crack down on sex tourism.
A video purportedly showed Michael Jackson hopping out of a coroner's van alive, produced by a German television station as an experiment to show how easy it is to spread rumors online. 880,000 people have clicked on the most popular version of the video. But this might not be a rumor, Internet auction and services company EBay Inc has reached a deal to sell its online telephony unit Skype to a group of private investors. And this for sure is not a rumor, Tyra Banks, for the second consecutive year in a row, has scored a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show. Congrats on Keeping Up Tyra!