Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 08.08.08

I Divorce U text message.jpg* Happy 8-8-08. The Olympics kick off with the opening ceremony in Beijing today, chosen because “8” is a lucky number in China. Good luck with that pollution. [BBC News]
* Bin Laden driver, sentenced to five and a half years, has only a half year left to serve. [New York Times]
* Before Facebook sued the German social networking site StudiVZ (short for Studentenverzeichnis) for copyright infringement, it tried to buy it. [International Herald Tribune]
* Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spent last night in jail. [New York Times]
* White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers really don’t want to testify before Congress. [Washington Post]
* A hijab is not part of the Abercrombie and Fitch look? [MSNBC via Jezebel]
* Audio dispatches from the R. Kelly trial. [Slate]
* Another ruling approving divorce by text message under Sharia law, this time in a Malaysian court. [Post Global]

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