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1. "Silver Surfer quarter makes U.S. Mint flip": Get me Rex Kramer!

["A Marvel Comics hero is giving George Washington some company on the quarter, but the U.S. Mint doesn't think the stunt is so super."]

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2. "007 in '007: Moonraker": Bond and Drax and Jaws, oh my.

["Bond navigates his way sans 'chute towards Evil Pilot. The pair scuffle for considerably longer this time, in mid-air, as Bond relentlessly fights to remove Evil Pilot's parachute. (Does the bizarre shot of Bond's nose nestled in Evil Pilot's crotch tell us more about James than we ever wanted to know?) This entire fight is a beauty to behold and the jewel in the Bond stunt crown."]

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3. "Demme's Tales of Ordinary Heroes in New Orleans": From The New York Times.

["Victims and despair were what Jonathan Demme expected to find when he headed to New Orleans with his camera. Instead, he said, he discovered tough-minded heroes, who became the stars of his unadorned film "Right to Return: New Home Movies from the Lower Ninth Ward.""]

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4. "Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan gives up her protest": Read the full letter here.

["But in Monday's 1,200-word letter, titled, "Good Riddance Attention Whore," Sheehan announced that her son "did indeed die for nothing. ... I have tried ever since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful," she wrote. "Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives. "It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years, and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most.""]

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5. "Ailing 'Dr. Death' to leave prison": Get me Rex Kramer!

["For nearly a decade, Dr. Jack Kevorkian waged a defiant campaign to help other people kill themselves. The retired pathologist left bodies at hospital emergency rooms and motels and videotaped a death that was broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes." His actions prompted battles over assisted suicide in many states. But as he prepares to leave prison June 1 after serving more than eight years of a 10- to 25-year sentence in the death of a Michigan man, Kevorkian will find that there's still only one state that has a law allowing physician-assisted suicide—Oregon."]

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Clip of the Day: Bruce Campbell is hungry like the wolf. Thanks to sound man extraordinaire Kevin Seaman for sending the link.

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"Links for the Day": Each morning, the House editors post a series of weblinks that we think will spark discussion. Comments encouraged.

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