Lost Last Month

November 2010

Royal resistance to social networking, when Queen Elizabeth II starts a Facebook page, although no one is allowed to "poke" or "friend" her. Keith Olbermann's journalistic objectivity and job security, after he is suspended by MSNBC for making political donations to Democratic Party candidates. Italian treasure, and Italian honor, when The House of the Gladiators at Pompeii collapses due to the government's neglect of the site. The running world's great ambassador, Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, who retires after failing to complete the New York Marathon. The absence of Coco, as talk show host Conan O'Brien debuts his TBS late night show. Job as Speaker of the House, by Nancy Pelosi to John Boehner. Famed Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis, 91. The eternal rest of 16th century astronomer Tycho Brahe, as scientists exhume his remains in Prague in order to solve the mystery of his sudden death. A longstanding Burmese injustice, when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released after 15 years of house arrest.

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