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Key Iran Adviser Gains Obama's Ear

Wall Street Journal - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By JAY SOLOMON WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, facing a mounting political crisis in Iran, is increasingly relying on the counsel of a career diplomat who has been a staunch supporter of tough measures to curtail Tehran's nuclear program.

Financial rules may affect state companies

Boston Globe - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By Todd Wallack President Obama's sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's financial regulations could affect scores of Bay State institutions, ranging from small savings and loans to mighty hedge funds and other investment companies in Boston's ...

Obama's expansion of benefits for same-sex partners gets mixed ...

New York Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
BY Michael Saul President Barack Obama has extended federal benefits to include those employees who has same-sex partners. Do same-sex partners deserve the same benefits enjoyed by those in traditional marriages?

Lee says North Korea must give up nukes

The Associated Press - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Wednesday that his nation and its allies will not be intimidated by nuclear threats from neighboring North Korea.

China and Russia pressure N Korea

BBC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Russia and China have urged North Korea to return to the negotiating table over the future of its nuclear programmes. In a joint statement the two powers expressed "serious concern" about tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Iranians get word out despite official obstacles

CNN International - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Tom Watkins (CNN) -- Iranians have had to tailor their usual ways of communicating in the post-election tumult that has swept through the country.

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Health-Care Cuts Could Shift Costs

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By David S. Hilzenrath President Obama's plan to rein in federal spending on health care could end up shifting costs to the private sector, economists say.

Fate of state charter schools up for vote today

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By D. Aileen Dodd A state commission's vote on whether to approve its first set of charter schools could set off a tug-of-war between it and public school districts.

PETA takes exception to Obama fly-swatting

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the fly-swatter in chief to take a more humane attitude the next time he's bedeviled by a fly.

World Bank raises China forecast

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Michael Bristow The World Bank has raised its forecast for growth in China this year from 6.5% to 7.2% amid signs that the economy is doing better than expected.

Eddie Bauer Plots Its Next Ascent

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By PETER LATTMAN and ELIZABETH HOLMES Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., the nearly 90-year-old outdoor retailer with a rich history, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, overcome by a heavy debt load.

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

BusinessWeek - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By David Welch The clock is ticking for Frederick A. "Fritz" Henderson. Tapped by the Treasury Dept. to run General Motors after the feds fired his old boss, Rick Wagoner, CEO Henderson understands that he needs to take a wrecking ball to the ...

Apple iPhone 3G S Is Better Model -- Or Just Get OS 3.0

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By WALTER S. MOSSBERG Apple Inc.'s iPhone has been a smashing success, redefining the smart-phone market and creating a new hand-held computing platform that has attracted over 50000 third-party apps, or software programs, in less than a year.

Revision for space vision?

msnbc.com - ‎47 minutes ago‎
An independent panel was mostly in listening mode during today's first hearing on the future of America's spacefaring effort, but the fact that so many perspectives were heard suggests that the Review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee is really ...

Microsoft makes gains with Bing

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
DETROIT (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine won more market share from rivals last week, according to new industry data released on Wednesday, but still trails Google Inc and Yahoo Inc. Challenging market leader Google -- which in turn is ...

Letterman comes out joking about Sarah Palin and the 'Fire Dave' rally

Entertainment Weekly - ‎Jun 16, 2009‎
Well, he may have apologized on Monday, but on Tuesday, it was an unbowed David Letterman that strode out to deliver a punchy Late Show monologue.

Kate Gosselin spanks kid (maybe): Did we need to see the pictures?

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
When did this country suddenly turn into Blame Nation? First David Letterman, now Kate Gosselin is under fire for... apparently spanking one of her kids?

We hear: Gisele Bundchen, Sean Penn, Geoff Dunn...

Boston Herald - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Inside Track That a source close to the new Mrs. Tom Brady [stats] tells Life & Style maggie that Gisele Bundchen is three months preggers.

Pudge sets record for games caught

MLB.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com ARLINGTON -- The tribute video playing on the scoreboard at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was still a few seconds from completion when Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez waved to the crowd, pulled his catcher's mask over his face and ...

Errant Shots? No, Marines Look for Errant Golfers

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By CHARLES McGRATH FARMINGDALE, NY - How do you keep track of errant golfers at a United States Open? You call in the Marines. During the actual tournament, players are unlikely to go AWOL, but practice rounds are another story.

Darr double in 12th gives Arkansas 4-3 CWS win

The Associated Press - ‎19 minutes ago‎
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Andrew Darr doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning and Arkansas, which had been down to its last strike in the ninth, rallied to defeat Virginia 4-3 in the College World Series on Wednesday night.

Contra Costa County man dies from swine flu

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP MARTINEZ, Calif.—Public health officials say a middle-aged Contra Costa County man has died from the swine flu virus, the second swine flu death reported in the county.

EPA to Pay Medical Bills for People Sickened by Asbestos From ...

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
By David A. Fahrenthold The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday declared its first-ever "public health emergency," saying the federal government will funnel $6 million to provide medical care for people sickened by asbestos from a mine in ...

FDA: Nasal Spray Can Cause Loss Of Smell

CBS News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke with Harry Smith about reports of loss of taste and smell attributed to over-the-counter Zicam cold medication.

Approval Ratings for Obama Slip in Two New National Surveys

Bloomberg - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Timothy J. Burger June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Americans are concerned about the growing federal budget deficit and President Barack Obama's moves to fix the auto industry, two new national polls show.

The GOP Can Stop ObamaCare

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By KARL ROVE It's extremely unlikely that Republicans will be able to pass their own health-care plan in this Congress. But in politics you can't beat something with nothing, so it is critical that the GOP offers an alternative to President Barack ...
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Analysis: Ensign affair one more woe for GOP

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's just about the last thing the beleaguered Republican Party needed: a Christian conservative with national aspirations admitting to an extramarital affair with an ex-staffer.