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Sexting Lawmaker Wants to Take Leave From House

ABC News -
Under fierce pressure from fellow Democrats to resign in a sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner announced Saturday he was entering professional treatment at an undisclosed location and requested a leave of absence ...
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1998 US Embassy blasts suspect killed in Somalia

USA Today -
NAIROBI, Kenya - The al-Qaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu by Somali forces who didn't immediately ...

Fire spewing toxic smoke in Arizona, New Mexico

San Francisco Chronicle -
Firefighters work to put out a hot spot in a tree trunk in Greer, Ariz. The fire, which has spread into neighboring New Mexico, now covers 672 square miles.

Ruler on Ice rules in slop and wins Belmont Stakes

USA Today -
By Richard Rosenblatt, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch.

'Syrian army defectors tell of rape, indiscriminate murder'

Jerusalem Post -
By JPOST.COM STAFF Army deserters who fled to Turkey reportedly claim Syrian soldiers "raped women in front of their husbands and children," said soldiers were ordered to shoot at unarmed civilians, Hezbollah men serving as regime snipers.

Plenty of blame to go around if Miami Heat loses -
It certainly wasn't being considered after the Heat won a relatively comfortable Game 1 against Dallas, continuing its home dominance in these playoffs.

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Turkey holds parliamentary elections

CNN International -
Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkish voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that could allow the ruling party to overhaul the constitution.

34 killed, 94 injured in twin blasts in Pakistani market

CNN International -
(CNN) -- At least 34 people were killed and 94 injured after twin explosions rocked a market in the Sadar area of Peshawar, Pakistan, authorities said early Sunday.

Senior Gaddafi aide 'wounded' in NATO strike -
Rebels fight their way back into port city of Zawiyah amid claims that a close aide to Libyan leader has been wounded. El-Khouwildy el-Ahmeildy, a senior aide to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been wounded in a NATO air strike on a city near Tripoli ...

Guinness names Filipino as world's shortest man

USA Today -
SINDANGAN, Philippines - A poor Filipino blacksmith's son who stands less than 2 feet (60 centimeters) tall was declared the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records on his 18th birthday Sunday, sparking a celebration in his ...

Chile volcano affects NZ flights

BBC News -
Flights to and from Tasmania and parts of New Zealand have been cancelled as ash from a volcano erupting in Chile drifts across the region.

Sarah Palin e-mails hint at presidential desire

San Francisco Chronicle -
The e-mails of Sarah Palin - more than 24000 pages of them released Friday by the state of Alaska from her first two years as governor - paint a picture of an image-conscious, driven leader, closely involved with the day-to-day duties ...

Aide: Time nearing for Giffords' hospital release

USA Today -
HOUSTON - An aide to US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Saturday that she could be released from a rehabilitation hospital in Houston as early as this month, offering the latest indication that the Arizona congresswoman is ...

Lawyers scorch, defend DiMasi

Boston Globe -
Prosecutors asked a federal court jury yesterday to find that former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and two associates leveraged one of the most powerful positions in Massachusetts to help a Burlington software company win ...

Stanley Fischer running for head of IMF

Financial Times -
Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, on Saturday announced that he would run for the managing directorship of the International Monetary Fund, challenging French finance minister Christine Lagarde and Mexican ...

Stocks Down for 6th Week, Dow Below 12000 -
Stocks tumbled Friday with the Dow falling below the 12000 mark to finish lower for the sixth-consecutive week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 170 points to close below the 12000-mark.

IMF Computer System Infiltrated by Hackers Said to Work for Foreign State

Bloomberg -
The International Monetary Fund's computer system was targeted by hackers, believed to be connected to a foreign government, who retrieved e-mails and other documents, according to a person familiar with the attack.

ATandT, T-Mobile Slam Merger Opponents in FCC Motion

eWeek -
News Analysis: Deutsche Telekom and AT&T filed their formal replies to the opponents of their $39 billion merger raising the stakes and the name-calling to new levels.

Chris Rock defends Tracy Morgan

Entertainment Weekly -
Chris Rock tweeted a defense of embattled fellow comic Tracy Morgan on Friday, prompting GLAAD to fire back. Replied GLAAD: “Language about stabbing kids for being gay isn't 'foul.

65th Annual Tony Awards Presented June 12 at the Beacon Theatre -
Just how many Tonys will those Mormons win, and who will take home the prize for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical?

Zone61 Reviews SUPER 8 [free of spoilers]

Comic Book Movie -
Plot: After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon.

Angels end six-game skid with win against Royals

Los Angeles Times -
Manager Mike Scioscia meets with Torii Hunter, Vernon Wells and Bobby Abreu before the game, and the offense comes to life in a 7-5 victory.

Tour Report: Goosen goes low, moves into contention

Yahoo! Sports -
Thanks to seven birdies and just one bogey Saturday, Retief Goosen shot a 6-under 64 to move into contention at TPC Southwind. Goosen's round, which included four straight birdies over his final five holes, was nothing short of spectacular - for one, ...

Dario Franchitti, Will Power split IndyCar wins at Texas

USA Today -
FORT WORTH - The Izod IndyCar Series' first doubleheader in nearly 30 years was a showcase for the top two drivers in the circuit, though only one emerged happy about it.

MLB, players' union discussing realignment -
A realignment that would create two leagues of 15 clubs instead of the current structure of 16 teams in the National League and 14 in the American League is being discussed during the labor negotiations ...

Markets warm up after Germany lifts warning against cucumber

Xinhua -
BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhuanet) -- A popular market in Hamburg was crowded with shoppers on Saturday morning after the government lifted the warning on tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce following a deadly E. coli outbreak.

Carcinogens - Eight Substances Added To The List

Medical News Today -
Eight substances have been added to the list of carcinogens by the HSS (US Department of Health and Human Services) today. The Report of Carcinogens has added formaldehyde, aristolochic acids, o-nitrotoluene, captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide (in ...

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