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Doing remarkably little to combat the stereotype that women are emotionally frail and constitutionally incapable of dealing with stress, Professor Nancy Hopkins of MIT told the Boston Globe that she had to leave a lecture delivered by Harvard president Larry Summers because if she didn't she would have 'either blacked out or thrown up.'
While national media are filled with pictures of horrors all over the world, the biggest tragedy in the United States rates only local stories.
Indonesian Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, has offered a grim ultimatum to those providing help: get out by March 26.