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International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn finally resigned on Wednesday after harsh accusations several days ago of sexual assault from a housekeeper in a midtown Manhattan hotel room propelled him to the center of controversy.

Five years into President Felipe Calderon’s war with the drug cartels, a growing number of Mexicans are tired of shopworn excuses from a government which appears to be incapable of protecting the public from murderers and kidnappers. Life in a country which is increasingly being recognized as a “failed state” is leading more and more citizens to the realization that self-defense is the right and responsibility of every human being. That realization is leading to more and more Mexicans procuring firearms, often despite the Mexican regime’s harsh laws regulating their ownership.

Judges across the world have proven to be enemies to the institution of homeschooling, and Judge Nicole Bernier of Québec, Canada, is no exception. Judge Bernier ordered four home-schooled children-ages 9,7,5, and 3-into public school for "socialization."

The Roman Catholic family was reported to the Youth Protection Services (YPS) of Canada for neglect, and after a four-day trial in November 2010, Judge Bernier ordered that the children remain in school or daycare until a full plan for socialization was approved by the YPS.

Less than a month after Mexico’s highest-ranking law-enforcement official declared it would be at least four more years before drug violence begins to subside, 11 members of one police department have been kidnapped — including the chief of police.

The Conservative Party of Canada won a hefty mandate in Monday’s general election.

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