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Dsk Case Dismissed

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, natural disasters and national monuments came together to make news. First, Tuesday's earthquake caused cracks in the Washington Monument, something Pat Robertson interpreted as a sign that Jesus is coming. Then, worries about Hurricane Irene caused the postponement of today's official dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial. The arc of the moral universe is not only long, it's susceptible to high winds. Elsewhere: Steve Jobs stepped down, DSK walked free, and Libyan rebels ransacking Gaddafi's compound found an album filled with photos of Condoleezza Rice, with whom Gaddafi once shared a private dinner, showering the Secretary of State with an estimated $212,000 worth of gifts -- including a diamond ring, a lute, and a locket with Gaddafi's picture inside. File this under: "Creepy Yet Oddly Endearing Obsessions of Murderous Dictators." Finally, to my fellow New Yorkers: please stay safe.

DSK: Case Not Dismissed

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

When I heard Strauss-Kahn's charges were being dismissed, all I could think of was a picture I saw in the paper last spring of a proud army of hotel maids in their grey uniforms gathered outside the courthouse where he was being arraigned, to at last make their voices heard.