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What we're talking about this morning:

Who wears short shorts: They call themselves the "Niqabitches." Two French female students are strutting around Paris in niqabs, hot pants and high heels to protest France's burka ban, which goes into effect early next year.

On the news Web site, rue89, the women, students in their 20s, write, "We asked ourselves: 'How would the authorities react when faced with women wearing a burka and mini-shorts?'"

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One of the protesters is Muslim, according to the Telegraph. Women who defy the ban will be fined 150 euros or face citizenship lessons. A man who makes a woman don the veil will be fined 30,000 euros and serve a jail term.

Free Shiloh: Life & Style Magazine is at it again, with a story about Shiloh Jolie-Pitts' "controversial boyish behavior."

The tabloid claims Angelina Jolie is pulling a gender bender with her four-year-old daughter by dressing her in Maddox's hand-me-downs. The actress says she's just letting pouty-lipped Shiloh express herself - in pants, short hair and combat boots.

Take it for what it is.

Put your weed in there: Medical marijuana is getting the royal treatment with America's first cannabis factory planned for Oakland, California.

The 60,000-sq. foot facility would be environmentally efficient, mold and pest-free, and showcase sterile walls, a hermetically sealed floor and lots of Mary Jane -- worth about $50 million annually.

Gropech, the non-profit behind the factory, is now in talks with ex- Navy SEALs to provide security.

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