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WaPo Yanks Cartoon of Ted Cruz's Kids as Monkeys

They were depicted as dancing monkeys in Ann Telnaes cartoon

(Newser) - The Washington Post has retracted a political cartoon featuring Ted Cruz's two daughters that caused the Republican candidate to warn his kids "are not fair game." The image, seen here , from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes showed Cruz as an organ grinder dressed as Santa, led by... More »

Science Journals Rife With Error, Fraud

Retractions up 15-fold over past decade in 11,600 scientific publications

(Newser) - The number of retractions in scientific journals has surged 15-fold over the past decade, rising to 339 last year from 22 in 2001—far faster than the 44% increase in the number of articles published over the same period, reports the Wall Street Journal in an investigation of 11,600... More »

Coke Must Run Corrected Ads in Australia

(Newser) - Coke has to run a series of we-goofed ads in Australia after asserting in a recent campaign that the soft drink doesn’t rot teeth, make you fat, or contain much caffeine, the Australian reports. “The moment we saw the ad our eyebrows were raised and that turned to... More »

Craig Moves to Retract Guilty Plea

Strategy could delay resignation and stave off ethics probe

(Newser) - Toe-tapping Senator Larry Craig will file a motion today to retract his guilty plea to charges linked to allegedly soliciting sex in a public men's room. Minnesota law allows convicts to recant pleas if they can prove they were not intelligently made, but such strategies rarely succeed. The legal proceedings... More »

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