Here are some stories we missed today while we told you about politicians throwing around the L word--"Lying" that is--andthe mayor of Gulfport, MS who's under fire for Hurricane Katrina fraud(UPDATE: Warr says the charges have nothing to do with his role as mayor, so he's staying put).

[caption id="attachment_134" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A prisoner casts his vote in the country's provincial elections in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled on Saturday. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)"][/caption]

So who do you think got first dibs at a historic Iraqi election? Police, hospital workers, and PRISONERS! It may seem weird that people in jail would get priority, but the world is waiting to see if the Iraqis can handlesecurity for the country's first ever provincial elections.They're bringing in cement barriers and a watchtower for the real deal on Saturday.

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Sometimes a dog is just a dog, but you can't put a price on love! A Boca Raton, FL couple got their hands on their precious yellow labrador, Lancelot. Sort of. This is Lancelot Encore, because he's a clone of their former dog. Lancelot (the original) died of cancer a year ago, so Nina and Edgar Otto saved his DNA, plunked down $155,000 and had him restored (so to speak). He was born 10 weeks ago at BioArts International in South Korea. The Ottos picked him up at the airport Monday night and say he's the first single-birth commercially cloned puppy in the U.S.