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Dateline: Week Of September 8, 2008 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 

 

In The News -

The federal government executes a sweeping takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – aiming at expanding the pool of money available for home finance. 

Russia agrees to pull its troops out of Georgia in a month – but only after international monitors deploy near the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Hurricane Ike rips through central Cuba as Fidel Castro proclaims his country on “combat alert” – after the third storm hits the island in as many weeks.

 Sarah Palin fields questions on foreign affairs for the first time since entering the race with John McCain.  

Twenty Five are dead after a Los Angeles Metro Link commuter train collided with a freight train. A train engineer’s failure to heed a red light signal apparently caused the disaster.

Campaign – After two days of interviews with ABC’s Charles Gibson – Sarah Palin will now sit down with Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel. Meanwhile – Barack Obama is set to appear on “Saturday Night Live” on their season premiere this week.

Sarah Palin has given the Republicans a nice bounce – in some cases two points ahead of Barack Obama’s numbers.

Boliva declares martial law in the northern state of Pando, the site of violent clashes that left at least nine dead.

 

Technology/Media News- September 8, 2008

 Google will sell some commercials for NBC’s cable networks. It’s the first time that Google will broker ads sold through a TV network – even though its TV Ads service is two-years old.

 

Entertainment News – September 8, 2008

New book by Lynne Spears called “Through the Storm” – she says her daughter Britney has overcome the tabloid nightmares of the past few years and says she rejects the image that she pushed Britney into show business.

 

Music News – September 8, 2008

 Did you miss the MTV video Awards? Britney Spears won three awards – including video of the year with “Piece of Me.” The Jonas Brothers played an acoustic version of “Lovebug.” T.I. joined Rihanna for “Livin’ My Life.” Russell Brand hosted.

 

Top Movies – September 8, 2008

The Family That Preys

Burn After Reading

Righteous Kill

The Women

Tropic Thunder

The Dark Knight

Bangkok Dangerous

The House Bunny

Traitor

Mama Mia!

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