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RAW DATA: Dick Cheney's Health Issues

FOXNews - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Cheney has a history of heart problems and has a pacemaker. Cheney has had four heart attacks [current as of Feb. 22, 2010], starting when he was 37.
Former VP Cheney hospitalized The Associated Press

Financial reform package wouldn't change Wall Street much

Los Angeles Times - Nathaniel Popper, Walter Hamilton - ‎2 hours ago‎
The legislation leaves largely untouched some of the biggest concerns about the financial industry that grew out of the mortgage meltdown and the resulting credit crisis.

Brewing storm casts a cloud on oil spill response

Los Angeles Times - Julie Cart, Richard Simon - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal and BP officials scramble to prepare for a possible hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Their plan involves pulling all equipment and halting all containment efforts.

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General Madness

FOXNews - Oliver North - ‎3 hours ago‎
Washington, DC - Set aside for a moment how inconceivable it is that an article in Rolling Stone magazine could be the cause of anyone being fired - much less a US commanding general in the midst of a war.

G8 Leaders Discuss Economic Growth, Fiscal Restraint

Voice of America - Dan Robinson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP On the first day of the G8 summit in Canada, President Barack Obama and other world leaders held initial discussions on ways to strengthen the global economy and build on commitments from past summits.

G8 and G20 summit begins in Canada

Jerusalem Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AP HUNTSVILLE, Ontario - World leaders are searching for common ground on economics, health, security and other issues Friday as three days of summits began Friday in Canada.

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Global tribute marks year since Michael Jackson's death

Reuters - Bob Tourtellotte, Belinda Goldsmith - ‎1 hour ago‎
A fan holds up a single gloved hand during a memorial to Michael Jackson near the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York June 25, 2010.

BP Oil-Retrieval Rate Holds Steady After Rebound From Cap Crash

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) reported its oil-recovery rate in the first 12 hours of Friday was basically flat with the previous half day. The company said it retrieved 12100 barrels of crude flowing from a broken deep-water well in the Gulf of Mexico Friday ...

Louisiana Wants US Help, and Its Own Way

New York Times - Campbell Robertson, John Collins Rudolf - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana at a cleanup effort in Barataria Bay. “We're not letting the bureaucracy stop us,” Mr. Jindal says.

Fraud ruling? Experts say minimal impact on Blago

The Associated Press - Mike Robinson - ‎4 hours ago‎
CHICAGO - A US Supreme Court decision this week gave fresh hope to disgraced Enron CEO Jeff Skilling and jailed former media mogul Conrad Black - but may not significantly affect the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov.

US Stocks Edge Up, Boosted By Relief Over Financial Bill

Wall Street Journal - Kristina Peterson, Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks edged up Friday, wiping out only a portion of the week's heavy losses, as relief over a deal on new financial-regulation overhaul helped push stocks modestly higher.

FDIC Awards Third Bank to Bond Street as Failures Climb to 86

BusinessWeek - Dakin Campbell, Sarah Frier - ‎2 hours ago‎
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Regulators closed banks in Florida, Georgia and New Mexico today, awarding a third financial institution to Bond Street Holdings LLC, an investment firm that first bought banks in January.

Don't hold iPhone 4 that way, Apple says

Los Angeles Times - David Sarno, Mark Milian - ‎3 hours ago‎

For X-Rated, a Domain of Their Own

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - What if the Web held a sex party and no one showed up? That's what could happen now that the agency governing the Internet address system all but approved the creation of a new red-light district on the Web.

New Apple iPhone hard to find, but not impossible

Reuters - Eric Thayer, Carolina Madrid - ‎2 hours ago‎
A customer looks at an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store 5th Avenue in New York, June 24, 2010. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's newest iPhone flew off store shelves, but lucky shoppers still managed on Friday to get their hands on one at least a dozen ...

Teen love triangle at center of new "Twilight"

Reuters - Alex Dobuzinskis, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
Fans camp out as they wait for the premiere of the movie ''The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'' at Nokia Plaza LA Live in Los Angeles June 21, 2010.

'Grown Ups' Star Chris Rock On Adam Sandler: 'He's Dre, I'm Snoop'

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎2 hours ago‎
'I don't question Dre,' Rock tells MTV News of co-star/producer. 'Dre says, 'Do it again,' you do it again.
Grown Ups review The Agora

People: Mel Gibson, ex-girlfriend seek dueling restraining orders

San Jose Mercury News - Randy McMullen - ‎4 hours ago‎
The supposedly amicable split between Mel Gibson and Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva is not going so amicably. Reports said Friday that each has obtained a restraining order against the other, and that Grigorieva has accused Gibson ...

Bruins take Tyler Seguin with No. 2 pick in draft

USA Today - ‎49 minutes ago‎
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli's gamble to trade star winger Phil Kessel to Toronto last September finally paid dividends Friday night.

Cubs-White Sox Preview

CBSSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
With their first double-digit winning streak in 34 years in tow, the next task for the Chicago White Sox is going for their first 11-game streak in nearly a half-century.

Avs select Joey Hishon with 17th pick in NHL draft

USA Today - Pat Graham - ‎10 minutes ago‎
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche take the offensive route again as they select center Joey Hishon with the 17th pick in the NHL draft.

CA doctors hit cost of whooping cough vaccine

San Jose Mercury News - Shaya Tayefe Mohajer - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES—California's potentially record whooping cough epidemic has spotlighted complaints by some rural doctors that vaccines to prevent that disease and others are too expensive to provide.
Health Buzz: Whooping Cough Epidemic U.S. News & World Report

More American women not having children: report

Reuters - Daniel Lippman, Patricia Reaney - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More American women are choosing not to have children than three decades ago, according to a new report. Nearly 20 percent of older women do not have children, compared to 10 percent in the 1970s, the Pew Research Center said.

UK report: fetus can't feel pain before 24 weeks

The Associated Press - Sylvia Hui - ‎9 hours ago‎
LONDON - Human fetuses cannot feel pain before the age of 24 weeks, a British medical association said Friday - delivering a setback for anti-abortion activists campaigning to lower the country's 24-week time limit.

Finding the Right Words for Wine | Lettie Teague on Wine

Wall Street Journal - Lettie Teague - ‎6 hours ago‎
A friend of mine maintains a veritable library of self-improvement guides—though no book of his may be better thumbed than "30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary.

Subscription Hulu: Beginning of the End for Cable/Satellite TV?

Wired News - Eliot Van Buskirk - ‎5 hours ago‎
Hulu, which currently showcases free content from NBC, Wired.com and other video providers, will try charging for a premium version soon, according to reports (Image: Wired.

Is 'red' the same to all creatures?

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎Jun 24, 2010‎
(CNN) -- Violets are blue and roses are red, but maybe those colors are all in your head. What does it mean for an object to be "red"?

Jon Shields: A Fool for Christ: Manute Bol and the Real Meaning of Redemption

Wall Street Journal - Jon A. Shields - ‎Jun 24, 2010‎
As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies.

Anti-Rape Condoms (PICTURE): Will Jagged Teeth Deter World Cup Sex Assaults ...

CBS News - David W Freeman - ‎Jun 21, 2010‎
(CBS) A South African doctor has created a female condom that puts teeth in the fight against rape. The anti-rape condom, called "Rape-aXe," features rows of jagged hooks designed to attach to a man's penis during penetration.