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Same-sex marriage: NY hands movement major win

San Francisco Chronicle -
Mike Groll / AP New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who lobbied fiercely for the bill legalizing same-sex marriage, salutes its passage in the Senate.
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Editorial: Pick an idea or two to settle debt ceiling

Detroit Free Press -
It was probably inevitable that the debt ceiling negotiations would eventually have to be concluded by the top dogs on each side -- President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.

James 'Whitey' Bulger appears in packed courtroom

San Francisco Chronicle -
Charles Krupa / AP James "Whitey" Bulger returned to a fog-shrouded Boston on Friday to face a litany of charges in a courtroom packed with people eager for a glimpse of his infamous face after a 16-year disappearing act.

Activist group: 20 anti-government protesters killed across Syria

By the CNN Wire Staff Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- Fighting across several Syrian cities Friday left a total of 20 anti-government protesters dead, a Syrian activist group said Saturday.

US crude prices flat after reserve announcement

Houston Chronicle -
Oil prices stayed mostly flat in the US on Friday but continued to drop overseas after the surprise announcement a day earlier that the US and other nations will add millions of barrels of government crude to the market to help cool ...

GAME OF THE DAY Nationals 9, White Sox 5 (14)

San Francisco Chronicle -
Nam Y. Huh / AP Brian Bixler singled, stole second and raced home on shortstop Alexei Ramirez's throwing error to start a four-run 14th inning, and Washington beat the White Sox despite blowing three saves on Friday night.

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US lawmakers snubs Obama on Libya operation

Xinhua -
BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhuanet) --The Obama administration has secured a victory, as US lawmakers voted down a Republican effort to cut off money for US operations in the Libya conflict.

51 Libya rebels freed, describe torture

Boston Globe -
One of the freed Libyan rebels aboard a Red Cross ship yesterday said security forces “broke my ribs, hand, and leg.'' (Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters) By Hadeel Al-Shalchi Associated Press / June 25, 2011 BENGHAZI, Libya - Dozens of detained Libyan ...

Fast-rising river inundates 2500 homes in ND

Detroit Free Press -
AP Floodwaters of the Souris River swamp a neighborhood in Minot, ND, on Friday. More than a quarter of the city's residents had evacuated.

Google hits back in FTC antitrust probe -
Search engine Google has claimed it is “committed to fostering a web that benefits us all” as it confirms formal Federal Trade Commission investigation.

Instant view: Transportation buoys durable goods orders

Reuters -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods rose more than expected in May as bookings for transportation equipment rebounded strongly, according to a government report on Friday that could allay fears of a sharp slowdown in ...

U.S. First Quarter Third Gross Domestic Product (Text)

Bloomberg -
Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2011, ...

Sears to spin off Orchard Supply Hardware

Los Angeles Times -
OSH, a California chain that has bucked the bigger-is-better trend in home improvement stores, plans to be publicly traded as a stand-alone company.

Looking for Yield? Try Stocks

Wall Street Journal -
By DAVE KANSAS The stock market is feeling a great deal like Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's news conference this past week: a long, hard, eyelid-heavy slog.

Hackers failed to cause major damage, DPS says

Arizona Daily Star -
The damage caused by hackers who stole information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety is limited because they did not penetrate the agency's server, a DPS spokesman said Friday.

Hacking group faces its own hackers - and hubris -
The hackers of LulzSec are faced with the wrath of other hackers who are furious with LulzSec's activities - especially Thursday's unleashing of personal information, including email addresses and phone numbers, of Arizona law ...

First 4G Android Tablet With Netflix Launches on Outdated OS

Wired News -
HTC's Evo View is the first tablet to run on Sprint's 4G network, and the first to run the Netflix app. Photo: HTC. It's a big day of firsts for Sprint.

Experiment may confuse clocks -
A UPS delivery man in South Boston wheels packages past a store window featuring clocks at Quincy Market in Boston. By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON - A yearlong experiment with America's electric grid could mess up traffic lights, ...

Apple's iPad contributes 89% of global tablet traffic

Apple Insider -
A new study has found that 89 percent of the world's Internet traffic on tablets comes from Apple's iPad. Research firm comScore announced a Device Essentials analytics service earlier this week reporting on digital traffic by device.

REVIEW: 'Cars 2' stalls in comparison to original

Tulsa World -
Visitors check out Mater, the pick-up truck character from the new Pixar movie "Cars 2," which was parked outside the AMC Cinema in Tulsa.

Lindsay Lohan: All I Had to Drink was TEA!!!! -
Lindsay Lohan is adamant she did NOT drink wine, beer or liquor during her stint on house arrest ... insisting her dirty test was caused by a fermented tea that contains a TEEEENY amount of alcohol.

Bad Teacher Review: So Bad But So Good -
Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Justin Timberlake aren't going to win any awards for Bad Teacher but it was a surprisingly fun and laugh-inducing film that wasn't cheesy, boring or clichéd.

Not made to feel welcome

Boston Globe -
Spain's Feliciano Lopez had 57 winners en route to bouncing Andy Roddick in the third round. (Julian Finney/Getty Images) By Bud Collins LONDON - This is a nice town for tourists, unless they are American guys trying to see the sights through the ...

Shields complete success

Boston Globe -
AP / June 25, 2011 James Shields became the first pitcher in Rays history to throw three straight complete games and Evan Longoria homered and drove in three runs to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-1 win over the Astros in Houston last night.

Oilers add slick Nugent-Hopkins

Boston Globe -
AP / June 25, 2011 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was picked first in a center-heavy NHL draft by the Oilers last night. The Oilers, going first overall for the second straight year, selected the creative passer from the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey ...

Burnett Becomes First New York Yankee to Strike Out 4 in Single Inning

Bloomberg -
AJ Burnett became the first New York Yankees pitcher to strike out four batters in an inning yesterday, in the team's 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Research shows promise in reversing Type 1 diabetes

Los Angeles Times -
Experiments in a small number of people show that an inexpensive vaccine normally used against tuberculosis may stop the immune system from attacking pancreas cells.

Drug Makers Win Two Supreme Court Decisions

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday handed drug companies two significant victories, one limiting suits from people injured by generic drugs and the other striking down a law that banned some commercial uses of prescription data.

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