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His term as U.S. Attorney in Little Rock expired six weeks ago, but Tim Griffin continued to purport to act as the Justice Department’s legate in the Arkansas capital notwithstanding widespread demands for his resignation. Today, however, he finally concedes that the gig is up, according to the Arkansas Times. Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor sees Griffin’s departure as a very positive sign. “Credibility is being restored to the leadership position at the U.S. attorney’s office,” said a spokesman in Pryor’s office. Griffin, a committed life-long Republican Party functionary, is widely expected now to assume a key role in the presidential campaign of former Tennessee Republican Senator Fred Thompson.
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I sat in a taxi with Emma and her son, Stak, all three bodies muscled into the rear seat, and the boy checked the driver’s I.D. and immediately began to speak to the man in an unrecognizable language.
I conferred quietly with Emma, who said he was studying Pashto, privately, in his spare time. Afghani, she said, to enlighten me further.
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The Finnish postal service announced it will begin mowing lawns on Tuesdays.
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“Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'”