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A rapid-fire chain of events led to Gen. McChrystal's downfall

Los Angeles Times - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Stanley A. McChrystal's troubles began with fact checks by Rolling Stone for an upcoming article that angered Obama and culminated in the general's loss of his command of the Afghanistan war.

House GOP Retains Barton as Energy Panel's Ranking Member

New York Times - Josh Voorhees, Mike Soraghan - ‎7 hours ago‎
Texas Republican Joe Barton's apology to BP PLC for what he called a White House "shakedown" to pay damage claims for the company's Gulf of Mexico oil spill won't cost him his ranking member seat on the ...

Canada Earthquake Shakes Area

Wall Street Journal - Chris Herring - ‎44 minutes ago‎
An earthquake from Canada sent its tremors across the border Wednesday, swaying New York-area residents and prompting countless phone calls to fire departments across the region.

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Australia shares up led by miners after PM quits

Reuters - Narayanan Somasundaram, Michael Smith - ‎28 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY, June 24 (Reuters) - Australian shares rose 0.7 percent early on Thursday, led by miners after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was toppled by his deputy, leading to hopes an agreement can be reached over the government's proposed mining tax.
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Hamas warns against Schalit rescue

Jerusalem Post - Khaled Abu Toameh - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hamas boasted on Wednesday that Israel had failed over the past four years to determine the location of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit in the Gaza Strip.

Toronto's downtown banks empty out ahead of G20

Reuters - Cameron French, Pav Jordan - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO, June 23 (Reuters) - Business owners, bankers and brokers who normally throng Toronto's busy financial district have made themselves scarce ahead of this weekend's Group of Twenty summit, in the face of a ...

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Bin Laden hunter back in United States

Forbes - Dan Elliott, Thomas Watkins - ‎12 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- An American on a solo mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden is back in the United States, 10 days after authorities found him in the woods of northern Pakistan with a pistol, ...

BP Is Pursuing Alaska Drilling Some Call Risky

New York Times - Ian Urbina - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The future of BP's offshore oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico has been thrown into doubt by the recent drilling disaster and court wrangling over a moratorium.

Capitol Alert: Forty-four California lawmakers back Arizona boycott resolution

Sacramento Bee - Susan Ferriss - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The head of the California Senate and minority lawmakers unveiled a proposal today to urge a boycott of Arizona to protest its new police immigration law.

AT A GLANCE: FOMC Stands Pat On Rates, Softens View On Economy

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee kept short-term interest rates near zero Wednesday while downgrading its outlook for the US economy, indicating that short-term interest rates could remain at a record low until next year to support growth.
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BP reinstalling cap over gushing Gulf oil leak

Reuters - Kristen Hays, Alan Elsner - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON, June 23 (Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L)(BP.N) said on Wednesday it had begun reinstalling a critical containment cap over the gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Feinberg to Step Down as Pay Supervisor to Focus on BP Claims

BusinessWeek - Ian Katz - ‎2 hours ago‎
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration's special master on executive compensation, will step down from the post by the end of August, a Treasury Department spokesman said.

Judge hands Google victory in $1B Viacom lawsuit

BusinessWeek - Michael Liedtke - ‎10 minutes ago‎
A federal judge handed Google Inc. a major victory Wednesday by rebuffing media company Viacom Inc.'s attempt to collect more than $1 billion in damages for the alleged copyright abuses of Google's popular YouTube service.

Verizon, Motorola to battle iPhone with Droid X

Reuters - Sinead Carew, Gerald E. McCormick - ‎46 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless plans to start selling Droid X next month, launching the latest phone from Motorola Inc (MOT.

Don't Cry for Me, Fashionista: White iPhone 4 Delayed

PC World - ‎3 hours ago‎
Apple announced Wednesday that the white models of its new iPhone 4 have "proven more challenging to manufacture than expected," and won't be available until the second half of July.

LA Cemetery Welcomes Michael Jackson Fans, Bans Doves

ABC News - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson fans will be allowed to leave flowers near the singer's burial site on Friday's anniversary of his death, but the cemetery has banned balloons, candles and doves.

James Mangold wrestles 'Knight and Day' to the screen

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The film had multiple writers, stars and even a different director before the 46-year-old took the reins. MANY GENRES: James Mangold's credits include the remake of "3:10 to Yuma," with Ben Foster, left, and Russell Crowe.

CNN pins hopes on new show with Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The ratings-hobbled network, having dropped its decade-long bid to stage a straight newscast in the key time slot, will instead try a politically polarized pairing.

A Foreign Game Looks Very American

New York Times - George Vecsey - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Yves Logghe/AP Landon Donovan's stoppage-time goal capped a sprint to the finish in the United States' 1-0 win over Algeria.

To Be Continued ...

New York Times - Greg Bishop, Dave Seminara - ‎1 hour ago‎
After two days and 163 games, including 118 on Wednesday alone, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut left Court 18 at Wimbledon with records for the longest match, in both time elapsed and number of games, in professional tennis history.

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk wins third straight Selke Trophy

Detroit Free Press - George Sipple - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk tonight became the first player to win the Selke Trophy in three consecutive seasons since Bob Gainey won from 1978-81.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Health-Care Reform

msnbc.com - Gwen Moran - ‎1 hour ago‎
On March 23, the face of health care in the United States changed dramatically when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law.

Gulf residents awash with ingenuity

USA Today - Rick Jervis, Oren Dorell - ‎27 minutes ago‎
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - A massive island-building project off the coast of Louisiana. Metal pipes and pilings strung across the Gulf entrance of Perdido Bay in Alabama.

U.S. scores dead last again in healthcare study

Reuters - Jessica Rinaldi, Sandra Maler - ‎4 hours ago‎
A patient waits in the hallway for a room to open up in the emergency room at a hospital in Houston, Texas, July 27, 2009. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower ...

Shelby Steele: Israel and the Surrender of the West

Wall Street Journal - Shelby Steele - ‎Jun 20, 2010‎
One of the world's oldest stories is playing out before our eyes: The Jews are being scapegoated again. By SHELBY STEELE The most interesting voice in all the fallout surrounding the Gaza flotilla incident is that sanctimonious and meddling voice known ...

Bid to suspend California's global warming law qualifies for November ballot

Los Angeles Times - Margot Roosevelt - ‎20 hours ago‎
The battle over the initiative, launched by Texas oil giants Valero and Tesoro, will pit that industry against environmentalists and the state's clean-tech businesses.

Owner likes orange house but neighbors see red

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Bill Torpy - ‎Jun 20, 2010‎
It happened without warning, residents of the historic and tony Peachtree Heights West neighborhood say. They woke up one day and there it was, the old Henry B. Tompkins House looking like a University of Florida Gators football helmet.

Van der Sloot 'emotionally immature,' psych report says

CNN - Francesca Church, Mayra Cuevas - ‎Jun 21, 2010‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Lima, Peru (CNN) -- Joran van der Sloot has a low tolerance for frustration and "doesn't value the female role," according to excerpts from a psychological investigation report given to a judge by prosecutors Monday.

Saving Time and Stress With Cooking Co-ops

New York Times - Laurie Woolever - ‎Jun 22, 2010‎
Dana Casey, a member of a Brooklyn cooking co-op, packs up her share of the monthly haul at Kristen Prinzo's home. By LAURIE WOOLEVER DINNERTIME in our home, once a source of great pride and pleasure, became a rather lackluster affair after the birth ...