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Halloween costumes for pets, Juan Williams and the First Amendment: This week's top news tweets

ZOOM! the turtle debuts as a tomato. Pets in Halloween costumes are bigger than Elvis right now. (Elisebernardoni/User photo)

By Katie Rogers

It's Friday. All day. Last week you wanted to talk about the case of the missing Virginia Tech pinky and 'Mad Men' feminism, but the close of another week brings a completely new set of social media-friendly talking points. It's always a joy -- and, usually, a surprise -- to see which stories you were most likely to share. Here they were:

Dogs dressed as giraffes, turtles dressed as strawberries. Because sometimes it's just too stressful to think about the upcoming midterm elections or Lindsay Lohan's latest rehab stint.
Should Juan Williams have been fired? You'll find no take on this issue here, and I'm okay with that, because there are thousands of opinions on the ousting here, here, and here. That was by no means an exhaustive list -- this is.
Lillian McEwen speaks. McEwan was the other woman Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his handlers used to deflect another woman's allegations of sexual harassment during his 1991 confirmation hearings. Are you following? Apparently. News about Thomas's accuser, Anita Hill, surfaced this week as well.
O'Donnell does it again. In a Senate debate with Democratic nominee Chris Coons on Tuesday, Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state. The answer, of course, was yes. Yes, it does.
Uganda paper publishes photos of gays. A front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda's 100 "top" homosexuals, plus instructions to "hang them." Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses. "We are an endangered species within our country," said Nelly Kabali, 31, told Associated Press reporters. Reactions to this story on Twitter expressed disbelief and sadness.

Now it's time to get creative. Sum up the week's news in a tweet using #wpweek, and we'll post the best back here in this blog.

By Katie Rogers  | October 22, 2010; 6:42 PM ET
Categories:  Your Take  
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