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Oil spill in the gulf: Latest developments

Washington Post - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Cleanup and containment efforts continue at the Gulf of Mexico site of the oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. -- The House of Representatives passed the first major US bill related to the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, ...
USA Today - Seattle Times - Los Angeles Times - FOXNews - Wikipedia: Hurricane Alex

Washington says goodbye to Sen. Byrd

USA Today - Kathy Kiely - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Stephen Crowley, AP By Kathy Kiely, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The US Senate halted work Thursday to pay a rare public tribute to Sen. Robert Byrd, who began his record-setting political career as a member of the Ku Klux Klan and will have it remembered ...
The Associated Press - Charleston Gazette - Beckley Register-Herald - WDTV - Wikipedia: Robert Byrd

Triple Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Kills 40

Wall Street Journal - Tom Wright, Zahid Hussain - ‎4 hours ago‎
Worshippers rescue victims from a Sufi Muslim shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, after a suicide-bomb attack killed at least 40 people and wounded 175.
Xinhua - NDTV.com - Daily Times - New York Times - Wikipedia: July 2010 Lahore bombings

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Movie review: 'Eclipse' satisfies the feeding frenzy

Washington Post - Ann Hornaday - ‎18 minutes ago‎
For anyone who has a ready answer to that question, the arrival of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is as welcome as a northwestern breeze in the middle of a torrid heat wave.

Japanese auto-maker shares track U.S. sales data

MarketWatch - Lisa Twaronite - ‎27 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- US auto sales for June revealed the disappointing performances of some Japanese car makers, whose shares lagged the broader market in Friday's trading.

Study: The secret to long life is having the right genes

USA Today - Elizabeth Weise - ‎2 hours ago‎
People who live to 100 and beyond have a unique set of genetic variations that seems to help them live 20 years longer than the rest of the population, researchers have found.

PM: Freeing terrorists endangers Israeli lives

Ha'aretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Netanyahu's remarks elicited an angry response from the soldier's family. "We are saddened by the fact that after four years in which Gilad is rotting away in some dark Hamas basement, the only that thing that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu manages ...

Among Some, High Marks for Health Care Overhaul's Beginnings

New York Times - Robert Pear - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama gets high marks, even from some Republicans, for the way he has begun carrying out the new health care law in the 100 days since it was signed.

'Spycraft'

BBC News - Laura Trevelyan - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The body language in the Manhattan court, where four of the 10 people accused of being Russian spies applied for bail on Thursday, spoke volumes.

Google plans to buy travel software co ITA for $700 million

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic, Diane Bartz - ‎4 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc plans to buy one of the Web's key providers of airline travel software for $700 million, potentially raising new antitrust concerns for the world's largest Internet search engine.

With Phil Jackson back, so are Lakers

Los Angeles Times - Bill Plaschke - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Never mind about LeBron James or Dwyane Wade - the LA coach's return is the big deal. By Bill Plaschke Hours after the opening of the richest swap meet in sports history, the most valuable trinket is already gone.

She's an embarrassment to Mel Gibson?

Boston Herald - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Inside Track Will this man ever learn? Mel Gibson has been caught on tape launching into a racist, profanity-laced tirade aimed at his baby mama, Oksana Grigorieva, while the couple's 8-month-old baby is screaming in the background.

Diamondbacks make it official: Byrnes and Hinch out

USA Today - Bob Nightengale - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The Arizona Diamondbacks, believing the team has grossly underachieved, fired general manager Josh Byrnes and manager AJ Hinch on Thursday night.

Obama calls out GOP on immigration

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The president's remarks present a preview of the message the White House intends to highlight in the midterm election: Republicans' stubborn refusal to help solve national problems.

Jay-Z vs. Spike Lee: Nets May Have the Edge

New York Times - Richard Sandomir - ‎2 hours ago‎
Shoulder-to-shoulder they stand, the new marketing symbols of the New Jersey Nets: Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the team's principal owner, and Jay-Z, the hip hop mogul who has owned a small stake in the team since 2004.

Kagan expected to be confirmed to Supreme Court with little Republican support

Washington Post - Paul Kane, Amy Goldstein - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Senate Judiciary Committee continues confirmation hearings for nominee Kagan, who pledged in prepared remarks to support judicial restraint and a "modest" role for the high court.

US Adds Its Own Sanctions on Iran

Wall Street Journal - Jay Solomon, David Crawford - ‎3 hours ago‎
The US is telling multinational firms they can either avoid transactions with sanctioned Iranian businesses such as Bank Sepah or lose access to the US market.

£1.2 billion spent on swine flu in UK

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
An independent review into the handling of last year's swine flu crisis has concluded the £1.2 billion cost was justified. However, it also said health officials should negotiate get-out clauses in contracts to buy vaccines in future.

UK-Raised Theater Actor Nabs "Spider-Man" Role

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A virtual unknown has landed the coveted lead role in the upcoming resurrection of the "Spider-Man" movie franchise, ending an intense search that attracted virtually every eligible actor in the business.

Va. begins courtroom assault on federal health-care overhaul

Washington Post - Rosalind S. Helderman - ‎2 hours ago‎
RICHMOND -- The legal challenge to the nation's new health-care law was launched Thursday in a courtroom in Richmond, where the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II argued that the measure is an unprecedented ...

'The Last Airbender' won't blow anyone away

Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By Michael O'Sullivan For more than a month now, I've been getting e-mails complaining about the "racist" casting of "The Last Airbender," director M. Night Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon "Avatar: The Last Airbender.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

Round of 16
Country flag Spain 1 : 0 Country flag Portugal
Country flag Paraguay 0 (5) : (3) 0 Country flag Japan
Country flag Brazil 3 : 0 Country flag Chile
Upcoming matches
Quarter-finals
Jul 2 7:00 AM (Pacific Time) on ESPN
Country flagNetherlands vs. Country flag Brazil
Jul 2 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) on ESPN
Country flagUruguay vs. Country flag Ghana

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