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A French sociologist raises some serious questions about the cartoon Smurfs, saying they’re racist (no mention is made of the upcoming Smurfs movie). Watch the report below.



 


News to know


Space Shuttle Endeavour touched down Wednesday, bringing to an end its service. Endeavour had been on a mission to the International Space Station, and its return to Earth means there is only one more shuttle flight left – Atlantis will blast off on July 8 and bring to a close NASA’s space shuttle program.


Quote of note


"The proof is that there are no cases in Spain. If the bacteria came from Spain, we would see infections. Our products are absolutely clean, our cucumbers in this case. It's not a problem of the origin of the products." – Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, responding to claims that Spain is the cause of an E. coli outbreak in Europe.


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