*A new report reveals that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed on waterboarding in 2002 - even though she has previously said that she wasn't.
*The U.S. military's "black budget" is the second largest military budget on earth.
*Pentagon documents show that the cost of fighting the war in Afghanistan will overtake the cost of fighting the war in Iraq for the first time in 2010.
*The WHO says that up to 2 billion people could be infected by the swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic.
*Check out this list: 50 Harmful Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods
*A Tennessee flock of 15,000 breeder hens has been culled after tests revealed a mild strain of the bird flu.
*Flesh eating bacteria recently consumed a cruise passenger in just 24 hours.
*The United Nations is saying that there have never been so many hungry people in the world.
*The European Central Bank has embraced quantitative easing for the first time.
*The lawmaker who introduced H.R. 1966 is defending the idea of imprisoning hostile bloggers.
*A top Senate Republican is apparently very open to the idea of a gay Supreme Court justice.
*Lastly, the chief executive of a publicly-funded gay rights group is one of the men exposed as members of Scotland's biggest pedophile ring that committed crimes against children too horrible even to mention. What is this world turning into?