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Latest Breaking News (Forum): About This Forum

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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Current forum Hosts, in the order they were added:

Number Hosts Days served
1 Terra Alta 85
2 aikoaiko 85
3 DonViejo 85
4 azurnoir 85
5 LeftishBrit 84
6 hibbing 82
7 Rhiannon12866 78
8 bluesbassman 76
9 Go Vols 73
10 sarisataka 72
11 greatauntoftriplets 68
12 etherealtruth 66
13 Douglas Carpenter 66
14 defacto7 63
15 ScreamingMeemie 62
16 Renew Deal 59
17 Raffi Ella 57
18 ismnotwasm 53
19 Ptah 53
20 Bobbie Jo 51
21 cbayer 49
22 hlthe2b 48
23 NRaleighLiberal 40
24 petronius 32
25 octoberlib 28
26 fishwax 23
27 Raine1967 19
28 uppityperson 15
29 Little Star 14
30 Autumn 9

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Status (Active or Pending): Active

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Number of posts, All time: 924,142

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Number of people trashing: 4

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