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An unfinished resort hotel is seen on the small undeveloped island of West Caicos, in the Turks and

An unfinished resort hotel is seen on the small undeveloped island of West Caicos, in the Turks and Caicos Islands in Oct. 16. Britain recently decided to suspend the government and legislature in its former colony because of ongoing corruption claims. Davis Hinds/AP hide caption

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So once again, news breaks over the weekend and then we figure out what to do.

On Friday, after we were off the air, Britain decided to suspend the government and legislature in its former colony of Turks and Caicos because of ongoing corruption claims against the islands' leaders.

And if you are a reader of the black press, Caribbean or women's magazines you may have followed the soap opera that has been the government of Michael Misick. He resigned in March after having been accused of corruption and even sexual assault against a young girl while his wife was out of tow — speaking of whom, his estranged wife, the American actress LisaRaye McCoy whom he wed in a lavish ceremony, also accused him of battering her when she went to retrieve her things.

It's a mess.

But was it enough of a mess to warrant Britain's suspending parts of the islands' constitution and dissolving its cabinet and assembly?

We want to know more, working that story ...

In the meantime matters here engaged our attention.

Earnest Thomas, a homeless man, moves his belongings at a homeless "tent city" in Sacramento, Calif.

Earnest Thomas, a homeless man, moves his belongings at a homeless "tent city" in Sacramento, Calif. Tent cities have also become a haven for the homeless in places such as Nashville, Tenn. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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We couldn't help but notice that two jurisdictions were making some unusual moves to address homelessness. It's the kind of thing some would consider a sign of throwing up one's hands — allowing people to sleep in "tent cities" while trying to provide services on-site in one area, and allowing homeless people to sleep in their cars in another.

Is this creative thinking or really acknowledging defeat over the problem? We'll ask.

And you (well, we) often complain to each other about why one reporter or another gets a coveted White House interview. Today, we offered an unusual story abut why one reporter is seeking such an interview, even though it might cost her a jail term. (I know it sounds strange, but this is Iran we are talking about.)

We'll tell you more ...

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