Popping the Olin Bubble: February Edition

2/1 Susan G. Komen Foundation cuts funding to Planned Parenthood.
2/2 Empirical groundhog study shows that the US will have six more weeks of winter.
2/3 Susan G. Komen Foundation reverses its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.
2/4 Tunisia withdraws recognition of the Syrian government; Obama calls for Syrian President Assad to step down.
2/5 Mitt Romney wins Nevada caucuses.
2/6 The U.S. withdraws all diplomats from Syria, citing safety concerns. The U.N. estimates that over 7,500 people have died in Syria since the uprising began in January of last year.
2/7 Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to leave her hometown for the first time in 20 years to begin campaigning for Burma’s April elections.
2/8 Mashco-Piro tribe, an out-of-contact people living in Peru, raids an illegal logging site using bows and arrows.
2/9 Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China in protest of policies on Tibet.
2/10 Almost 40kg of cocaine found in diplomatic mails sent from Ecuador to Italy.
2/12 Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi blogger who insulted the Prophet Mohammed on Twitter, deported by Malaysian authorities back to Saudi Arabia,where he may be executed for blasphemy.
2/13 Bombs targeting Israeli diplomats placed in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia. 2 injured.
Washington State legalizes gay marriage.
2/14 Three bombs accidentally set off in Bangkok. Four Iranians detained for questioning.
2/15 The Columbian Prosecutor’s Office reveals that two Columbian priests who were gunned down in Bogota last year had paid to be assassinated. Shortly before death, one of the priests had been diagnosed with AIDs.
2/16 Honduras confirms : 358 people were killed in a massive prison fire.
2/18 WHO decides that the research detailing how to mutate the H5N1 flu virus into a strain more deadly than anything that walks this earth will be kept secret until a full risk assessment takes place.
2/19 Somali leaders decide on basic structure for the country’s new parliament and government.
2/20 At least 30 people killed by a bombing in a Nigerian market.
2/21 NATO troops stationed in Afghanistan burn several copies of the Quran, sparking protests in which more than 30 civilians and two US military advisors have been killed.
Greece receives a 130 billion-euro bailout from the Eurozone.
2/22 Virginia governor Bob McDonnell blocks the passing of a bill which would require women wanting an abortion to undergo and fund a medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasound.
2/23 The researchers of CERN discovered that the faster-than-the-speed-of light neutrinos were probably due to a loose cable.
War journalist Marie Colvin killed by (speculated) targeted shelling in Homs, Syria.
2/24 Average price of gas per gallon in California jumps 10 cents overnight, mainly in reaction to a fire at a refinery in Washington.
2/25 Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with an abdominal complaint.
2/26 Fire at the Brazilian Antarctic research station kills two sailors.
2/27 One student killed and four injured in school shooting in Chardon, Ohio. (2 die next day)
2/28 18 Shiite males die after Taliban attack on passenger buses in Pakistan.

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