By Edgar Treiguts, CNN
(CNN) – This is a dull and boring story. Or rather, one about Dull and Boring.
Seemingly always meant for each other, this summer officials from the towns of Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon signed-off on an 'unofficial' sister-city partnership.
The Dull and Boring citizens hope the good-natured notoriety can bring a little extra tourist traffic – and fun – to their city limits.
[1:44] "Basically, it's a means of just attracting attention to our names: Boring and Dull", says Steve Bates, chairman of Boring's Community Planning Organization.
By Jim Ribble, CNN
(CNN) - Imagine if a U.S. president decided to fire all Joint Chiefs of Staff at once and replace them with generals more to his liking . That's the equivalent of what happened in Egypt this weekend.
CNN's Ian Lee reports that:
[:13] "For the first time in the country's history a civilian elected leader has more power than the military...the question is now: will the military accept this, and what will he do with all that power?"
By Tommy Andres, CNN
(CNN) - For the first time since defecting last week, Syria's former prime minister spoke to the media Tuesday. Riyad Farid Hijab told reporters at a news conference in Amman, Jordan that Bashar Al-Assad's days in power are numbered:
[1:08] "I can confirm to you, given my experience and the position I had, that the regime's morale, economy and military has completely collapsed, and is only in control of no more than 30% of Syrian lands." FULL POST