Samoa to go Back to the Future, shifting date line (AP) – 1442th Edition

In this undated image provided by the Samoa Tourist Authority a couple relax on a beach in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. Samoa announced plans Monday, May 9, 2011, to jump forward in time by one day by switching to the west side of the international dateline - 119 years after it moved the other way in a bid to boost its trade and economy. (AP Photo/Samoa Tourist Authority, D Kirkland) EDITORIAL USE ONLYAP – Samoa plans to leap 24 hours into the future, erasing a day and putting a new kink in the Pacific’s jagged international date line so that it can be on the same weekday as Australia, New Zealand and eastern Asia.

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