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Police have ended the checkpoint in Trinidad. This a day after they said they would extend the checkpoint through Sunday, and a few days after they said the checkpoint would shut down on Wednesday. Chief Lanier has called the exercise a success: there was no violent crime in Trinidad while the checkpoint was up. The rest of the city was another story.

Metro is a mess again.

Maybe the Japanese are onto something: government-mandated waistline measurements. Only problem is the Times doesn’t say what the limit is for women.

Christians believe in aliens.

The Supreme Court believes they have the right to habeas corpus.

Did they play D&D in ancient Rome?