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So I'm idly searching for the news of the day, and on the CBS website, this headline struck me..."

Taliban retaliates, Ashton Kutcher on "Two and a Half Men" and news from while you were sleeping"

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A judge looked this inmate straight in the eyes and said something that left the entire courtroom in tears:

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A judge looked this inmate straight in the eyes and said something that left the entire courtroom in tears:

Seriously?  Ashton Kutcher, Two and Half Men, is up on the news importance list with Taliban activity?  Is this what our society deems important news?  Granted, since Two and a Half Men is a CBS show, there was no doubt some self-interest for CBS to make this big news...but come on.  Surely we can set our priorities a little better than this, can't we?