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Putin's Peeved, Swiss Black Holes

Bill Radke

Suzie Lechtenberg

1. This week in Romania, NATO gave its endorsement to a U.S. missile defense system based in Europe. Russian President Putin says this is "bad news" because it will fuel a new arms race. He's even threatened to aim missiles at the system. What do you say: Is NATO's missile shield blessing good news, bad news or no news?

2. So far, the most famous TV ad of this presidential campaign is, of course, Sen. Hillary Clinton's "It's 3 a.m., the White House phone is ringing" spot. It was considered a jab at Sen. Barack Obama's lack of experience. This week, Clinton came out with another ad: Again, it's 3 a.m., and again, the White House phone is ringing. This time, the crisis is our economy and Clinton says Republican nominee Sen. John McCain won't answer the phone. Is this ad series good news, bad news or no news?

3. We all know how vital it is that we drink at least eight glasses of water a day for optimal health -- this has been pounded into us for decades. But this week, University of Pennsylvania researchers told us it's not true. You can just drink when you're thirsty, that's fine. Is this revelation good news, bad news, or no news?

4. Two men have filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the building of a giant particle accelerator in Switzerland. The men say the unprecedented, epic smashing of protons could produce a black hole that would swallow the Earth, maybe even the universe. Particle physicists say this is "very unlikely" -- not the complete dismissal we wanted to hear. Is this lawsuit good news, bad news or no news?

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