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Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream Schweddy Balls – inspired by the 1998 “Saturday Night Live” sketch starring Alec Baldwin – is taking heat from mom groups and others, and many grocery stores are refusing to stock the flavor. "The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket," says a statement on the One Million Moms website.

Quote of note

“(This year) is to the Arabs what 1989 was to the communist world. The Arabs are now coming into ownership of their own history and we have to celebrate.” - Fouad Ajami of the Hoover Institution, talking about the Arab Spring and about Moammar Gadhafi’s death. The area is still undergoing change, and no one is quite sure what the eventual outcome will be.

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