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Doubts about accusations against ex-IMF chief rock French presidential race

Washington Post -
By AP, PARIS - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's allies are hoping that new doubts about the New York maid who accused of him of sexual assault can help revive his French presidential bid.

Chavez Says He's Fighting Cancer in Cuba

Bloomberg -
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he is being treated for cancer in Cuba after doctors on the communist island detected a tumor during an emergency operation this month that had been shrouded in ...

Hillary Clinton: Syria running out of time to reform

Ha'aretz -
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells news conference recent outburst of violence in Syria disheartening; Says regime will face increasingly organized opposition if it does not reform.

Developer API for Google+: It's coming

Google's new social network, Google+, has only been public for two days, and developers are already interested in access to the service so they can roll out add-ons and improvements.

Monte Poole: NBA, NFL lockouts rate 1 on worry scale in America

San Jose Mercury News -
NBA commissioner David Stern, right, and deputy commissioner Adam Silver speak to reporters after a meeting with the players' union, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in New York.

Judge: Testimony in Casey Anthony case likely to conclude Friday

CNN International -
(CNN) -- The judge in the Casey Anthony capital murder trial expects testimony to conclude Friday, saying the case could be in the hands of the jury by the weekend.

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Communists Embrace In-The-Black Over Red Book as Party Turns 90

Bloomberg -
By Bloomberg News - Thu Jun 30 16:00:20 GMT 2011 A member of China's paramilitary police watches an event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

Hezbollah suspects named in Rafik Hariri assassination

ABC Online -
SHANE MCLEOD: In the midst of the turmoil in the Middle East, Lebanon has been relatively quiet, until now. Six years after the assassination of prime minister Rafik Hariri a UN tribunal has issued arrest warrants for four suspects believed to have ...

Netanyahu: Israel has every right to stop Gaza flotilla

Ha'aretz -
Activists say Israel is responsible for 'attempted murder' for allegedly sabotaging propeller shaft of an Irish ship, forcing it to pull out of the voyage.

Strife-torn Thailand set for tense vote

Sydney Morning Herald -
Thailand votes on Sunday in an election which will test the kingdom's ability to emerge from a long and bloody political crisis, pitting the ruling elite against the disenfranchised poor.

Senate cancels recess to keep working on debt

San Francisco Chronicle -
US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (C) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) listen during a news conference June 30, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Firefighters scramble to contain blaze near nuclear lab in New Mexico

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- A wildfire roaring through a New Mexico forest forced the closure of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for a fifth straight day Friday as crews scrambled to contain the blaze.

Kan. abortion rules face test in federal court

The Associated Press -
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas still has one abortion provider, but two others that don't have state licenses were hoping to persuade a federal judge to block a new licensing law and health department regulations they consider burdensome.

Michelle Obama hits Hub to raise funds

Boston Globe -
First lady Michelle Obama posed for senior airman Takara Matthews and her daughter Nami Cook, 6, both of Georgia, Vt., after speaking to Vermont military families in South Burlington.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner confident of debt-ceiling increase

Chicago Tribune -
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner predicted Congress will overcome partisan divisions and increase the federal debt ceiling before an Aug. 2 deadline, warning that the failure to do so would be "unthinkably damaging ...

Euro, Dollar Hit Session Highs Vs Swiss Franc

Wall Street Journal -
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The euro and dollar reached session highs against the Swiss franc Thursday as optimism over preventing a Greece debt default caused traders to sell off the safe-haven currency.

FTC probes Twitter for antitrust abuses

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into Twitter, focusing on the company's interactions with outside developers who build around its platform.

Oil Drops on Signs of China, US Slowdown; IEA and OPEC Supplies Increase

Bloomberg -
Oil declined, trimming the biggest weekly gain in almost three months, as signs of slowing manufacturing growth in China and the US, the world's biggest energy users, stoked speculation fuel ...

Pretty Tablet, Though Late for the Ball

New York Times -
Have you been reading the headlines? There was a big earthquake in Haiti. Some men were rescued from a mine in Chile. Oh, and apparently there was a gigantic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Meyers believed to have tried suicide

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers spent a night in a London hospital after a suspected suicide attempt, London's The Sun reports.

Blackboard, fly: So long, "Glenn Beck Show"

Salon -
is go in the bathroom, lock the door, and blow his monkey brains out. Bye bye Beck, glad to see ya go number 1 Bozo. I naively once emailed gretchen about her losing her soul to which she (actually) responded "it's good for ratings" .

State fire marshal says be careful with fireworks -
AP TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater is urging Floridians to celebrate safely during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Prince William, Kate charm Canada on royal visit

Times of India -
AP | Jul 1, 2011, 12.43pm IST OTTAWA(CANADA): Prince William and Kate tried out their French in public and put on their best British charm for screaming Canadians as the royal newlyweds began their first official overseas trip.

Dodgers' bankruptcy lawyers to put Bud Selig under oath

Los Angeles Times -
Commissioner Bud Selig is set to be deposed in two weeks by lawyers representing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, according to a bankruptcy court filing late Thursday.

Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova advances to first Slam final

Detroit Free Press -
No. 8 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns a shot during her 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 win on Thursday over fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka.

Astros' magic Wandy casts spell over Rangers

Reuters -
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez produced another sublime performance to shut down one of Major League Baseball's top offenses and lift the struggling Astros to a 7-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Adam Scott, Hunter Haas share AT&T National lead

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Barbara Johnston / AP Adam Scott,of Australia, tees off on the eight hole during the first round of the AT&T National golf tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, June 30, 2011, in Newtown Square, Pa.

Mixed messages emerge after NFL, players talk for 15 hours

USA Today -
NFL and (decertified) union representatives wrapped their collective bargaining negotiations in Minneapolis after 15 hours Thursday, the first day this week that owners and players joined league Commissioner Roger Goodell and ...

Medicare to Continue to Cover Avastin Regardless of What FDA Decides

ABC News -
Medicare says it will continue to cover Avastin for breast cancer treatment, even if the FDA withdraws it for such use. (Jb Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Medicare will continue to cover Avastin for breast cancer ...

Worse Outcomes For Older Breast Cancer Patients With Comorbidities

Medical News Today -
A recent study led by Jennifer L. Patnaik, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Denver, Aurora that was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows higher rates of mortality in older breast cancer patients with other health problems ...


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