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Historic Floodwaters Begin To Recede In Minot, ND

Businesses are surrounded by floodwater as the Souris River crests as seen from the air on Sunday in Minot, North Dakota. The Souris River surpassed its 1881 record level of 1558 feet above sea level and flooding estimated 4000 homes in ...
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Edgy Bachmann plows into 2012 bid from native Iowa

The Associated Press -
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman with deep tea party appeal, was ready Monday to officially plow into the Republican presidential primary with a conservative and often freewheeling message honed to the party's base.

In NY, gay marriage law brings wedding plans

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
Paola Perez, left, and her partner Linda Collazo, march in the annual Gay Pride parade in Greenwich Village, Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York.

'Cars 2' races past the competition

Los Angeles Times -
The animated film, although panned by critics, is a hit with filmgoers, earning $68 million in its domestic debut. 'Bad Teacher' takes in $31 million.

Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350

San Francisco Chronicle -
-- Front-running is a big deal at Infineon Raceway. It helps avoid all the chaos that's following in your wake. Kurt Busch enjoyed that position immensely Sunday.

Profiles: Khmer Rouge leaders on trial -
Four top members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge are on trial on charges including crimes against humanity and genocide. Four of the most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime are facing justice for the first time, standing before a UN-backed ...

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Libya: Fierce fighting south-west of Tripoli

BBC News -
Rebel forces in Libya have clashed with troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi about 80km (50 miles) south-west of the capital, Tripoli.

Nigeria: Blasts Kill 25 in Maiduguri -
Maiduguri - At least 25 people were killed while many others were gravely injured yesterday when bombs detonated at a drinking joint in Maiduguri, scene of recurrent deadly attacks by the Boko Haram sect.

Israel plots ways to repel new Gaza flotilla

Hindustan Times -
Israel's security cabinet was to convene on Monday for a second day of discussions on how to stave off an international flotilla intending to breach the naval blockade of Gaza, local media said.

Hu Jia 'held under house arrest'

BBC News -
Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia, who was freed from jail on Sunday, is being held under conditions "equivalent to house arrest", his wife says.

'Are you a flake?'

Politico -
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says a new poll showing her near the top of the GOP presidential pack in Iowa is proof that voters see her as a serious candidate.

Berm Collapses At Nuclear Plant

Yankton Daily Press -
AP BROWNVILLE, Neb. - A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed early Sunday, but federal regulators said they were monitoring the situation and there was no danger.

Greek deputies to begin debate on crucial austerity plans before vote

Washington Post -
By AP, ATHENS, Greece - Greek lawmakers begin debating new austerity plans Monday that must pass this week if the debt-ridden country is to receive the critical next installment of loans from its international bailout plan and avoid default.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Pending Greek vote weighs on stocks, euro

Reuters -
LONDON/SINGAPORE, June 27 (Reuters) - The euro slipped and world stocks fell on Monday as investors went on the defensive ahead of a Greek austerity vote this week that may sow stronger doubts about financial ...

China pledges support to crisis hit economies -
China will support European economies facing a financial crisis by lending them yet more billions, the Chinese premier has said. By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Wen Jiabao made the pledge as he arrived in the UK for a visit aimed at deepening ...

Upside Risks To Inflation Call For Hike In Policy Rates: BIS

RTT News -
(RTTNews) - The increase in upside risks to inflation calls for higher policy rates globally, the Bank for International Settlements, or BIS, said on Sunday.

LulzSec Ceases Attacks, Supposedly

Attack of the Fanboy -
It seems as though it were only yesterday when the gaming media was flooding with reports of PSN being severely breached, causing a temporary shutdown of Sony's online service and the single greatest fiscal loss that the company had seen since its ...

Best Buy suspends MacBook Air orders ahead of refresh

Apple Insider -
By AppleInsider Staff Retailer Best Buy has put a hold on online MacBook Air orders, providing further evidence that Apple plans to release an updated version of its diminutive laptop.

4 Honors for Chris Brown at Music-Heavy BET Awards

ABC News -
There were more performances than awards during the 3½-hour show at the Shrine Auditorium, where singer Chris Brown and rappers Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled did double-duty, each taking the stage twice to ...

The Glastonbury festival showed it's a place where anything can happen

The Guardian -
The topic of climatic conditions at Glastonbury is presumably one of which everyone is heartily sick of hearing: everyone appears to have been called to pronounce upon them, up to and including noted festival expert Nancy Dell'Olio, who offered her ...

Video: Justin Bieber Tries to Hit On Nicki Minaj at 2011 BET Awards

AceShowbiz -
Before announcing Kanye West as the recipient of the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award, the 'Baby' hitmaker tells the 'Moment 4 Life' raptress he can handle her curves.

'True Blood' recap: The ties that bind

Entertainment Weekly -
Note: Because the July 3 episode of True Blood is available to HBO GO subscribers now, we are publishing our recap of the episode early.

Yani Tseng wins LPGA Championship

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Yani Tseng celebrates after tying an LPGA record by finishing 19 under at a major championship. Yani Tseng wasn't satisfied with merely winning the LPGA Championship and, at 22, becoming the youngest to win four LPGA majors.

Heart-warming win for Compton in Mexico -
By Sports Network Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, fired a seven-under 65 Sunday to win the Mexico Open by two strokes.

Kershaw weaves a beauty

Boston Globe -
AP / June 27, 2011 Tony Gwynn Jr. went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and helped the Dodgers rally in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Angels, 3-2, yesterday, preventing a Freeway Series sweep in Los Angeles.

Diabetes Cases Double to 347 Million

Wall Street Journal -
The number of adults with diabetes has doubled world-wide over the last three decades to nearly 350 million and increased nearly threefold in the US, a sign that the epidemic will impose an ever-greater cost burden on health systems.

Screen Time Driving Youth Obesity Epidemic

MedPage Today -
Too much time parked in front of the television or computer screen is driving the epidemic of childhood obesity in the US, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of ...


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