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Posted at 8:37 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Kenya violence, NRA influence, restaurant wars and more

By Melissa Bell
A man watches a television in a Nairobi store as International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo publicly names six Kenyans suspected of masterminding the 2007-8 post-election violence. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

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International news: Kenyan violence

After the 2007 Kenyan election, the country erupted into violence, with more than 1,100 people dead, 3,500 injured and up to 600,000 forcibly displaced. On Wednesday, the International Criminal Court named six Kenyan officials as responsible for the violence, including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, sacked education minister William Ruto -- a declared candidate for the 2012 presidential election -- and former police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali. Kenya is bracing itself for a violent reaction to the announcement.


Tech news: Stephen Colbert wins top retweet

Twitter announced the top 10 retweets of the year and comedian Stephen Colbert took the win with a quip about the gulf oil spill.

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Post story: NRA electoral influence

In the last election, candidates endorsed by the NRA won 80 percent of the time. That's a pretty good track record. Check out where they won and how here.


Post story: We declare defeat in the restaurant war?

Driven to the brink by the New York Times' coverage of D.C. restaurants, Tim Carman writes:

Could you please stop rubbing our noses in our inferiority? We understand by now. You're better than we are. Your fashion is better than ours, your art is better and, of course, your restaurants are better. Washingtonians will forever cower in the long shadow cast by Gotham, nervously picking our nails and hoping you will like us one day.

By Melissa Bell  | December 15, 2010; 8:37 AM ET
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