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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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  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 13th Feb - 3:08pm
    I can see the testosterone flowing already. It's like a boxing match. If you are a counterpuncher taking on a brawler, you don't let him...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 13th Feb - 3:04pm
    Mark You and I need to get together , I think we are real allies !
  • User AvatarLorenzo 13th Feb - 3:02pm
    Well said Nick and Mark ! Why must parties go too far !?!Is it any wonder I call myself radical centre and moderate centre left...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 13th Feb - 2:56pm
    John, Mick , Catherine , you baffle me I could not disagree more, as a born and bred British man, of half Italian and part...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 13th Feb - 2:42pm
    No, the flag hasn't been "tarnished" by the far-right - the flag is OUR flag, and always has been, and always will be. I am...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 13th Feb - 2:31pm
    Well said Cleggy. Union laws have worked well in this country for the last 15 years, and there is no need for anything other than...