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Daily View 2×2: 4 February 2010

Good morning, on this misty day which in history saw three awful earthquakes – in Haicheng, Guatemala and Afghanistan.

This day is a birthday to American civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks (pictured) as well as to the American vice-president famously unable to spell “potato”, Dan Quayle.

Deaths on the 4th February include Liberace and American novelist novellist writer Patricia Highsmith, who wrote Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr Ripley, and – according to Wikipedia at least – the first lesbian novel with a happy ending.

Today is also Facebook’s 6th birthday. How many other 6 year-olds earned $300m last year, had new words entered into dictionaries, and caused moral panic?

2 Big Stories

Legg Report published

Later today, Sir Thomas Legg’s report will be published on Parliament’s website. The Guardian – MPs ordered to pay back more than £1m reports:

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    @David Evans nevertheless I am a party member and deserve to have my views reflected in any decision making. The decision to go into government...
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    Where is our commitment to environment, Europe, human rights, to name but three? Agree on weird Orwellian words. makes whole backdrop team look like a...
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    @stuart: it was brought in with scant public consultation and was absolutely wrong. The reason it has been changed is because of the Liberal Democrats...
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    @stuart But some of those floating voters whose votes we are seeking will be sympathetic to the idea of an EU referendum - from both...