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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 cyberswede 90
2 pinto 81
3 Kali 80
4 NutmegYankee 77
5 zappaman 76
6 boston bean 60
7 discntnt_irny_srcsm 51
8 Sissyk 47
9 geardaddy 43
10 Warren DeMontague 42
11 maddezmom 37
12 mtnester 28
13 aikoaiko 23
14 one_voice 23
15 azurnoir 23
16 Scurrilous 23
17 Terra Alta 23
18 DonViejo 23
19 LeftishBrit 22
20 hibbing 20
21 Rhiannon12866 16
22 OKNancy 15
23 bluesbassman 14
24 Go Vols 11
25 sarisataka 10
26 greatauntoftriplets 6
28 etherealtruth 4
29 Douglas Carpenter 4
30 defacto7 1

Currently there are no vacancies so additional volunteers must join the Wait List.

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Type (Forum or Group): Forum

Relevance (Political or Non-political): Political

Status (Active or Pending): Active

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Primary Category: Main
Secondary Categories: N/A

Number of posts, 30 days: 24,161
Number of posts, All time: 875,890

Number of subscribers: Members cannot subscribe to forums.
Number of people trashing: 5

Created: N/A (This forum was created on a previous version of the DU software.)

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