- Prosecutors want to search the offices of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , who is accused of sleeping with and financially supporting a number of prostitutes, some of whom may have been underage. [ New York Times ]
- There's a reason Nicole Kidman didn't look pregnant: Her new baby with Keith Urban was born to a surrogate. [ Babble ]
- Tired kids may become troubled teens: A new study shows that children who have sleep problems are more prone to mental illness down the line. [ Wall Street Journal ]
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TODAY IN SLATE
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The Actual World
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