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Kagan slips on fruits and vegetables in Senate panel questioning

Los Angeles Times - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The Supreme Court nominee's otherwise smooth testimony bodes well for her confirmation, but conservatives have a field day with one embarrassing answer.
Kagan's Commerce Show-and-Tell Wall Street Journal

Financial reform bill passes House, 237-192

Los Angeles Times - Lisa Mascaro - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Vote is split along partisan lines, with just three Republicans voting in favor and 19 Democrats against. The Senate is expected to take up the bill in mid-July.

Hurricane Alex could slam into northeast Mexico Wednesday night

CNN - Sean Morris - ‎3 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Jimmy Buffett is doing a benefit concert for the Gulf Coast, but first, the singer talks to Anderson Cooper about his love for the region.

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Merkel's Candidate Wulff Wins German Presidential Vote

Wall Street Journal - Andrea Thomas - ‎3 hours ago‎
BERLIN (Dow Jones)--German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a victory Wednesday when her candidate Christian Wulff won a closely watched election in a third round of voting to become Germany's next president.

Amnesty: DRC Falls Short of Human Rights

Voice of America - Anne Look - ‎5 hours ago‎
The human rights monitoring group Amnesty International says the Democratic Republic of Congo has a long way to go with regard to human rights.
Congo chaos BBC News

Russia says spy scandal won't damage U.S. ties

Reuters - Conor Humphries, Steve Gutterman - ‎12 hours ago‎
The home where ''Richard Murphy'' and ''Cynthia Murphy'' were arrested Sunday is pictured in Montclaire, New Jersey, June 29, 2010.

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Montana Officials Find Bodies of 4 Missing People in Plane Wreckage

FOXNews - ‎35 minutes ago‎
| AP MOISES, Mont. -- A Sanders County sheriff's official says four bodies have been found in the wreckage of a plane in northwestern Montana.

Obama Blasts Boehner for Likening Bank Overhaul Bill to Nuking an 'Ant'

FOXNews - ‎51 minutes ago‎
AP June 30, 2010: President Obama speaks at a town-hall style event on the economy at Racine Memorial Hall in Racine, Wis. President Obama singled out House Republican Leader John Boehner in a Wisconsin speech Wednesday, hammering the GOP lawmaker for ...

Obama renews immigration push

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas, Ken Dilanian - ‎5 hours ago‎
The president meets with lawmakers to discuss a strategy for passing a bill this year; gaining Republican support will be a challenge.

Large Stock Focus: Alcoa, Disney Keep Blue Chips Under Water

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎2 hours ago‎
Stocks fell in the final session of the second quarter as a report on private-sector jobs weighed on sentiment and as Moody's warned it may cut its credit rating on Spain.

Japan's Manufacturer Sentiment Reaches Two-Year High, BOJ's Tankan Shows

Bloomberg - Keiko Ujikane - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Sentiment among Japan's largest manufacturers rose to a two-year high, signaling Europe's debt crisis has yet to undermine their confidence in the global recovery.

BP Says Lightning Storms Held Back Oil Recovery Wednesday Morning

Wall Street Journal - ‎56 minutes ago‎
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said the rate it captured oil from a broken well in the Gulf of Mexico dropped Wednesday morning because of lightning storms.

Update: Microsoft kills the Kin

Computerworld - Nancy Gohring - ‎1 hour ago‎
IDG News Service - Just over two months after launching it, and days after reducing the price, Microsoft has decided to kill the Kin phone.

Android gaining on iOS in international market share

Afterdawn.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple may not want to admit it, but the Android OS has already surpassed their iOS in smartphone market share in the United States (by some accounts), and is catching up internationally.

Verizon LTE + iPhone = iPhone 4G?

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
If the Apple iPhone doesn't migrate soon to Verizon Wireless, the world will spin off its axis. Those 2012 doomsday predictions will come true.

'Eclipse' Sets Box-Office Record For Midnight Screenings

MTV.com - Kara Warner - ‎1 hour ago‎
In knowing the fervor and devotion of "Twilight" fans, it should come as no surprise that ticket sales for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" have broken the record for highest-grossing midnight screenings - previously held by "New Moon.

Larry King update: CNN to stick to talk format

Hollywood Reporter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Despite the blizzard of speculation in the wake of Larry King's announcement that he will depart his program this fall, there are a few hard facts emerging.

Movie review: 'The Last Airbender'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The dialogue is unsophisticated and the interchanges are uninspired. But if you're in the target 10-and-younger audience, you might like M. Night Shyamalan's film.

The Federer view: After a rare loss

The Canadian Press - Howard Fendrich - ‎1 hour ago‎
WIMBLEDON, United Kingdom - Roger Federer covered his face with both hands, no doubt wishing he were doing anything at that moment other than dissecting his latest earlier-than-expected Grand Slam exit.

Breaking down LeBron's options, plus more free-agency thoughts

SI.com - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Dwyane Wade (left) and LeBron James have become accustomed to being their team's leading man. Could they get along as teammates?

Jefferson opts out of final year with Spurs

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
AP SAN ANTONIO -- Spurs swingman Richard Jefferson has opted out of the final year of his contract and will become a free agent. Spurs spokesman Tom James said the nine-year veteran informed the team Thursday.

Testosterone gel linked to heart problems

Reuters - Gene Emery, Maggie Fox - ‎2 hours ago‎
BOSTON, June 30 (Reuters) - Testosterone treatments may build muscle mass in older men, but they may carry a risk of heart problems in people with poor mobility, US researchers said on Wednesday.

Christopher Hitchens undergoing chemo

USA Today - Trey Barrineau - ‎15 minutes ago‎
I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me.

Anthem Blue Cross again seeks rate hikes for Californians

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The firm plans to raise premiums as much as 20%, sharply less than the 39% maximum it had sought earlier this year but canceled after drawing outrage from consumers, lawmakers and President Obama.

Governments Move to Cut Spending, in 1930s Echo

New York Times - David Leonhardt - ‎Jun 29, 2010‎
AP By DAVID LEONHARDT The world's rich countries are now conducting a dangerous experiment. They are repeating an economic policy out of the 1930s - starting to cut spending and raise taxes before a recovery is assured - and hoping today's situation is ...

Irvine Co. gives 20000 acres of open space to Orange County

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The gift from Irvine Ranch developer Donald Bren, 78, completes the transfer of 50000 acres into public hands for parks, greenways, and a recreational and wilderness preserve.

Suit Over Faulty Computers Highlights Dell's Decline

New York Times - Ashlee Vance - ‎Jun 28, 2010‎
After the math department at the University of Texas noticed some of its Dell computers failing, Dell examined the machines. The company came up with an unusual reason for the computers' demise: the school had overtaxed the machines by ...

The Prostate Cancer Quandary: How Aggressive Is That Tumor

Wall Street Journal - Melinda Beck - ‎Jun 28, 2010‎
Scientists may soon be able to answer the agonizing question facing men with prostate cancer: Does their cancer need immediate treatment or can it be left alone?

The last person out of the closet? The bisexual male

CNN - Stephanie Chen - ‎Jun 28, 2010‎
Robert Winn, 40, is openly bisexual and has been married to Christine Winn, 41, for the last 17 years. (CNN) -- Robert Winn met his wife, Christine, in college.