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Molloy: DSK accuser's shady, so what?

New York Daily News -
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, leave Manhattan Supreme Court after his bail was cancelled and he was released from house arrest Friday morning.
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Syrian president sacks governor of central city

USA Today -
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has sacked the governor of a key central city in the latest attempt to appease an uprising against his authoritarian rule.

Casey Anthony murder trial closings set for Sunday

The Associated Press -
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors in the Casey Anthony murder trial will have to interrupt their July 4th weekend to hear closing arguments and deliberate on whether the Florida woman is guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2008.

Owners' latest loss is respect

Boston Globe -
In an apparent exhibition of strength, the NBA instructed its teams to strip down their websites, removing every link, story, or photo that would identify a current player.

Arnold and Maria Will Split Hundreds of Millions -
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver will split around $400 million, and legally it's supposed to be divided up 50/50, because we know there's no prenup.

Cuba would hurt if Chávez is replaced -
Cuba would plunge swiftly into chaos if Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chávez is replaced by someone less willing to subsidize Havana to the tune of $3.5 billion this year, analysts said Friday.

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Gaddafi vows revenge on Europe

Xinhua -
BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhuanet) -- Libyan rebels have retreated after coming under a barrage of rocket fire from government forces. The rebels suffered the setback after earlier advancing to within 80 kilometers of leader Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold in ...

'China's achievement an inspiration'

Hindustan Times -
China's achievements are "a source of pride and inspiration for Pakistan", President Asif Ali Zardari has said in a message to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China.

Moroccan voters approve constitutional changes

Los Angeles Times -
The changes, seeking to calm unrest, will curb some powers of King Mohammed VI, but he will remain in charge of security forces and of appointing the president.

Economy takes centre stage in Thai election -
National reconciliation might not be top priority for voters in Thailand's first elections since deadly 2010 protests. Thailand is at a critical juncture between national reconciliation and further political destabilisation, as Thais go to polls on ...

Hamas slams Greece for blocking departure of Gaza flotilla (Haaretz)

Ha'aretz -
AFP quotes Hamas accusing Greece of playing into Israel's hands, after the Greek government issued a statement prohibiting the departure of all ships bound for maritime area of Gaza.

Minnesota budget row shuts public services

BBC News -
The US state of Minnesota has shut down all non-essential public services because of a row over the state budget. The Democratic governor, Mark Dayton, wants spending cuts and tax increases, but the Republican-led legislature rejects higher taxes.

Romney under fire

Boston Globe -
WASHINGTON - Joe Miller, a former US Senate candidate from Alaska, has been spending his days in his law offices in Fairbanks with an almost singular focus: making sure fellow Republican Mitt Romney does not win his party's presidential ...

Deficit battle shaping up as GOP victory

Los Angeles Times -
Regardless of any tax concessions President Obama achieves, the end result would favor Republican goals of cutting spending and government services.

Casey Anthony murder trial closings set for Sunday

Sarasota Herald-Tribune -
AP ORLANDO, Fla. - Jurors in the Casey Anthony murder trial will have to interrupt their July 4th weekend to hear closing arguments and deliberate on whether the Florida woman is guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2008.

2011 White House salaries are released — guess who makes what -
The White House will spend about $1.7 million less on salaries in 2011 than it did last year, according to an annual report of salaries the White House sends to Congress.

US auto sales jump; Japan ailing

Columbus Dispatch -
AP DETROIT - Gas prices hit a sweet spot for automakers last month. They fell far enough to spur pickup-truck sales, yet they remained so high that small cars sold well, sometimes just hours after reaching dealers' ...

GoDaddy Bought By KKR, Others

Wall Street Journal -
GoDaddy Group Inc., a closely-held company that registers Internet domain names, agreed to be bought by private-equity firms KKR & Co.

Zynga plans to raise $1 billion in IPO

San Francisco Chronicle -
-- Zynga announced plans Friday to raise $1 billion in an initial public offering, positioning it to become the first publicly traded company whose profits depend on the sale of virtual goods.

Apple and Microsoft Beat Google for Nortel Patents

New York Times -
Blair Gable/ReutersGeorge Riedel, chief strategy officer of Nortel, after testifying to a House of Commons committee in August 2009.

Google TV and Google+: Social TV supercombo?

Earth2Tech -
If Google merges Google TV and its new social network, Google+, social TV may never be the same. The big news this week in the tech world has been Google+, where Google surprised those lucky enough to get an invite with ambitious new social network ...

How to get the new Gmail right now

Google explains that Gmail will get a lift over the next few months, and is "part of a Google-wide effort to bring you an experience that's more focused, elastic, and effortless".

Anonymous takes another shot at Arizona police

Computerworld -
IDG News Service - The Anonymous hacking group has taken another swipe at police in Arizona, launching online attacks against several police union websites and publishing e-mail messages stolen from law enforcement officers.

Michael Bay Sets 'Pain & Gain' As His Next Movie -
So you just made a gigantic 3D movie, the purest definition of summer blockbuster, set to make back its budget purely from the domestic box office in its first week -- what do you do next?

Glenn Beck set to rent 7-bed Dallas mansion for $20000 a month

Daily Mail -
By Amy Oliver Texas bound? After saying farewell to Fox Glenn Beck is thought to be moving to a rented mansion in Dallas, Texas After saying farewell to Fox, Glenn Beck is going it alone.

Murray's curse is playing in a great era

Kansas City Star -
AP Sports Columnist "Andy! Let's win one, come on!" came a man's booming and pleading voice from high in the Centre Court crowd, with a London accent as thick as dark ale.

Harper: Yanks may say no more Nova

New York Daily News -
Ivan Nova is getting better all the time, perhaps on his way to becoming a staple in the Yankees' rotation for years to come. Friday night he pitched more like an old pro than a rookie, working out of trouble with poise and polish to shut down a hot ...

Red Sox nip it in the bud

Boston Globe -
HOUSTON - As Bud Norris stacked one shutout inning upon another after a flawed start in the first, ringing up 10 strikeouts in the process, it appeared Marco Scutaro's leadoff home run was all the offense the Red Sox would muster ...

Smith: Haye playing mind games

New York Daily News -
HAMBURG, Germany - David Haye, the WBA heavyweight champion, loves dissing his opponents and hopes to send them into a blind rage with his verbal barbs.

Success would be sweet for 'Sugarpova'

Vancouver Sun -
Prepare to have a cannon filled with blond hair, glitter and $100 bills fired into your face. If Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova today -a young Czech making her first appearance in a grand ...

FDA panel against use of Avastin for breast cancer

San Francisco Chronicle -
A panel of cancer experts ruled Wednesday that Avastin - the world's best-selling cancer drug, developed by Genentech in South San Francisco - should no longer be used in breast cancer patients because of concerns the medicine didn't work as well in ...

Prevention: Many False Alarms in Scans That Cut Cancer Deaths

New York Times -
The National Lung Screening Trial was a decade-long randomized clinical trial involving more than 53000 former and current smokers ages 55 to 74 who were screened annually with either low-dose spiral computer tomography (CT) or ...

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