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Yesterday a supposed 14-year-old girl known by the handle @QueenDemetriax_ made the unfortunate choice to tweet to American Airlines. What followed was a series of Definitely Not Joking exchanges between her and the airline followed by the suspension of her account. Luckily, Storify catalogues all of those deleted tweets.

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A couple of guys set out to test police reaction time for a potential terror threat. One of many problems with this idea -- it's a guy in a bed sheet, striking poses with a toy weapon. How long will it take for the cops to show up?

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"I acknowledge the acts, but not criminal guilt."

So Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian court this morning, asserting that he had acted in self-defense in killing 77 in July 2011 and that his actions were "cruel but necessary." He added: "I do not recognize the Norwegian courts. You have received your mandate from political parties which support multiculturalism." Breivik has said he acted against those he considered to be "state traitors" for opening Norway up to multiculturalism and allowing a "Muslim invasion" of Europe.

The key issue to be resolved -- clearly -- during his 10-week trial for terrorism is that of Breivik's mental health, which will determine whether he is sent to prison or into psychiatric care.

[aljazeera]

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