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Haitian Ex-Leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier Charged + More

Officially charged with corruption and embezzlement during his 1971-1986 rule by the Haitian government, prosecutors say, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier seemed to be making a grab for power this weekend by reappearing after a long exile. The AP says that the “president for life” sent waves of fear through elder Haitians who remember the extreme polarization, and political violence, of the past. Duvalier — who assumed power in 1971 at age 19 following the death of his father, Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier — still has some support in Haiti and millions are too young to remember life under his dictatorship. He abruptly returned on Sunday.

Television show “The Game” is back on BET tonight at 10 pm EST, and if you don’t have time to watch the show, I made the mistake of finding a website that told me the entire script. Ack. – Gather

In Tunisia, unrest abounds though the US Ambassador called the country “a work in progress.” Said one student, Ahmed al-Haji, “The new government is a sham. It’s an insult to the revolution that claimed lives and blood.” Some are calling for former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who’s been in hiding in Saudi Arabia, to follow in the footsteps of “Baby Doc” and be formally charged with crimes against the people of Tunisia. – Al Jazeera

Oakland Raiders head owner Al Davis … is still a thing to be seen. The controversial sports figure hired a new coach yesterday during a press conference but really used the platform to condemn the previous coach … to a packed room that included media outlets. #goraiders! – NYT

ps. I missed you ladies, it’s nice to be regaining my footing. Now, off to the day job …

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