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Debris From Japan Will End Up on West Coast; Government Shutdown Deadline Is Midnight; Sasha Grey Retires From Porn

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• Debris from Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami is apparently headed toward the U.S. West Coast. This includes, disturbingly, “cars, houses, and human remains.” However, it will take a year or three. [NPR]

• A government shutdown could take all “non-essential” .gov sites offline. This is despite the fact that shutting down a website may be more than the cost of keeping it up. Most likely, however, going to a .gov site will not be your greatest concern in a government shutdown. [The Hill]

• About that government shutdown, the deadline is midnight, and our fearless leaders are stil negotiating on a spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year. Without an agreement in time, “800,000 government workers will be furloughed and a range of government services will halt, though essential services such as law enforcement will continue to function.” [CNN]

Newark airport security is not so great. [NBC NY]

• The 25-year-old woman beaten into a coma after trying to save a parking spot in the East Village in February has regained consciousness. She’ll need extensive rehab, say authorities. Her accused attacker has pleaded not guilty to felony assault and says he punched the woman in self-defense. [NYP]

Sasha Grey has retired from porn. [Animal NY]

• The New York Times points out, cheerily, that it’s pretty much spring! There are 2 more hours of daylight than darkness now. Also, it’s Friday, even if that only makes you think of someone with the initials “R.B.” nowadays. [City Room]

Here, watch this instead and be glad it’s not Monday:

[JDoll]