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  • Today in the news: Obama calls sequestration 'dumb'

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    "we will get through this. this is not going to be a apocalypse, i think, as people have said. it's just dumb. and it's going to hurt. it's going to hurt individual people and it's going to hurt the economy overall." - president barack obama, on automatic spending cuts, or sequestration, that went into effect today, according to yahoo news.
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    eight south african police officers accused of dragging a man behind a police van have been arrested, cnn reports. video of the incident show a man handcuffed to the back of a police van as it drives through the street. the van picks up speed as the crowd surrounding it chased and screamed at the van. the man, identified as a mozambican cab driver, later died in a police cell from head injuries. the south african acting police minister said tough action would be taken against those involved, and called for a speedy, independent investigation. 
    hot video: egyptian protesters perform "harlem shake" outside ruling islamists' headquarters
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