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The wrong year…

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Giuliani ponders 2010 presidential run

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I didn’t know that 2010 is in the future and that there will be a US presidential election then.

Leo

The headline with the wrong year was up for several hours before we fixed it.

We should have filed a correction as well, but we didn’t: GBU Editor

Former U.S. Republican candidate Rudolph Giuliani speaks to the media during a news conference in a library in Bogota, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

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Very unfortunate typo

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Thai bourse halts Sri Trang before S’pore IPO news

MARKETS-THAILAND-STOCKS/FALLBANGKOK Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Thai Stock Exchange said it had suspended trading in Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl STA.BK on Monday ahead of an announcement on the pricing of its Singapore initial pubic offering (IPO) later in the day.

In your article I believe you meant public offering, NOT pubic!

Maverick

I sincerely hope so. We fixed it: GBU Editor

A security guard secures the building of Stock Exchange of Thailand that was partially burnt during recent clashes in Bangkok, May 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The wrong word…

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Hillary wants a break, but maybe just a little one

USA-CHINA/ABC’s Good Morning America asked how’s she’s doing on The Grandmother Front. She prefaced her reply with peels of laughter: “I will only get in trouble, however I respond to that. But let me just say I love babies, and so maybe I’ll have more in my life some day.”

Not a question, but an edit. Your article online today about Hillary Clinton possibly taking a break and prospects of becoming a grandmother, notes that she replied with ‘peels of laughter.’

A non-prophet organization?

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Pope: Governments must protect minority Christians

IRAQ/He made reference to last week’s murder of Salman Taseer, the Muslim governor of Punjab province and an outspoken liberal, who was gunned down for opposing the law, which imposes a death sentence for those who insult the Prophet Mohammad.

I’ve just noticed recently that Reuters is following in the footsteps of AP and AFP in designating the Islamic prophet Mohammad as “The Prophet Mohammad”.

Where are my comments?

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Pope John Paul nears sainthood, to be beatified

POPE-JOHNPAUL/BEATIFICATIONSee the attached documents and please explain why my comments are inappropriate. I have informed the truth as it could be.

L.P.F.

You’re asking why your comments on this story didn’t make it online? We get that from a number of readers, and usually there is a very good reason.

Typo rant…

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Zsa Zsa Gabor smiling after surgery, husband says

gbu gabor 300LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Zsa Zsa Gabor smiled and ate ice cream on Saturday, a day after doctors amputated much of the actress’ leg to fight a gangrene infection that could have killer her, her husband said.

PLEASE, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, WITH ALL THIS TECHNOLOGY AND AN ENGLISH DICTIONARY ON HAND, YOU’D THINK THE AUTHOR OF THIS PIECE COULD DO SPELL CHECK. PERHAPS HE SHOULD EVEN RETURN TO GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

Gunfire verbs…

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Photos add bizarre twist to Tucson suspect’s frantic last night

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANLoughner is accused of spraying a crowd with a semi-automatic pistol outside a Safeway grocery store last Saturday, killing six people and wounding 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition at a Tucson hospital.

At 9:41 a.m., he took a cab up to the Safeway store, entering with the driver to get change shortly before 10 a.m. Ten minutes later, he pumped bullet after bullet into the crowd at a congressional meeting with Giffords.

Snow in how many states?

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Major winter storm wallops Northeast

USA/The National Weather Service reported snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states — only Florida was spared — and much of the South was still battling icy conditions that made roads dangerous and led to several traffic deaths.

I read this article and my question is, if there are 50 states 48 should have snow not 49? Unless there is snow in Hawaii too.

Giffords headline

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Giffords’ brain benefits from benign route of bullet

USA-SHOOTING/CONGRESSWOMANTUCSON, Ariz, Jan 9 (Reuters) – U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords suffered what her doctors on Sunday called a “devastating wound” to her brain in a point-blank shooting, but the bullet’s relatively benign trajectory bodes well for her recovery.

“Giffords’ brain benefits from benign route of bullet” — so she should be happy?!

Typo in the lede…

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US payrolls up 103,000 in Dec, jobless rate falls

USA-BERNANKE/NEW YORK, Jan 7  (Reuters) – The U.S. economy created far fewer jobs that expected in December, suggesting the Federal Reserve will complete its asset buying program, but the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in more than 1-1/2 years.

You have a major TYPO. Nothing looks worse than bad grammar in the lead sentence in big print:

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