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January 15, 2012

How do posts make it to the Homepage here?

I began wondering how threads were chosen because I saw a thread on the Homepage that I thought I recommended this morning, but it was a different thread, same subject, different forum. The one I recommended had 70+ recs, but the one on the Homepage, on the same subject, only had two, now has five... Seemed odd to me.

73 recs

5 recs, on the Homepage

January 14, 2012

State media: Suicide bomber kills at least 20 in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 20 people and wounding 70, according to authorities and state-run TV.

The bomber struck a police checkpoint near a Shiite mosque where many of the pilgrims were headed to mark a revered holy day, the end of a 40-day mourning period known as Arbaeen, Interior Ministry officials said.

There were conflicting casualty reports, with state-run Al Iraqiya reporting there were at least 20 people killed and 70 wounded, while Interior Ministry officials told CNN there were at least 10 dead and 30 wounded. Conflicting reports are common in Iraq in the aftermath of an attack.

Scores of pilgrims -- who make the journey on foot -- have been killed and wounded in recent days in attacks blamed on Sunni extremists, who have routinely targeted the pilgrims.


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