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Oil spill hits Yellowstone River

BBC News -
An ExxonMobil pipeline in the US state of Montana has ruptured, leaking hundreds of barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, officials say.

Details emerge of woman's jailhouse call as media pursue Strauss-Kahn

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff New York (CNN) -- One day after a stunning court revelation about an accuser's lack of honesty in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, media across New York descended on the freed financier with a renewed sense of vigor ...

GOP poised to prevail on spending cuts | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-07-03

Philadelphia Inquirer -
WASHINGTON - Even as the political battle rages over federal spending, the end result for federal policy already is visible - and clearly favors Republican goals of deep spending cuts and drastically reduced ...

A look at Thailand's general election

Washington Post -
By AP, Thailand held a general election on Sunday, July 3, its second since a 2006 military coup unseated the elected government of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Southpaw Kvitova left little doubt

Boston Globe -
LONDON - Maria Sharapova, the Siberian Siren, has been giving the cold shoulder to those who would beat her during this 125th Wimbledon.

Closing arguments to begin in Casey Anthony trial

USA Today -
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected to begin Sunday in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony, the woman charged in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

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NATO boosts airstrikes on military targets in Libya

Boston Globe -
On a government-organized tour, women and children were seen with posters of Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy during a demonstration against NATO at a UN building in Tripoli yesterday.

Hezbollah reject Hariri warrants

BBC News -
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has rejected indictments of four of its members over the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former PM, Rafiq Hariri.

Governor fired after massive protest is held in city

Boston Globe -
AP / July 3, 2011 BEIRUT - President Bashar Assad of Syria dismissed the governor of the key central city of Hama yesterday, apparently in political payback after hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the largest demonstration yet ...

FM: Flotilla activists trying to blame others for failure

Jerusalem Post -
Lieberman tells Army Radio organizers avoiding responsibility for failure of their "propaganda"; activist: Flotilla aims to leave Greece next week.

Buried bombs take increasingly deadly toll on Afghan civilians

Los Angeles Times -
Thirty are killed within 48 hours as the fighting season escalates. The United Nations says May was the deadliest month in five years for noncombatants.

Minnesota government shutdown could last days longer

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The government shutdown in Minnesota could drag on for days as a spokeswoman for Gov. Mark Dayton said talks probably won't happen until after the July 4 holiday.

Los Alamos may lift evacuation order

Boston Globe -
A firefighter from Las Vegas, NM, held his ground on the flank of the massive wildfire near the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory in Los Alamos.

Top Republican candidates are changing their tone

The Tennessean -
Michele Bachmann made her mark on cable television as a strident critic of the Obama administration. Mitt Romney has spent months impugning the president as a failure.

Europe agrees Greece aid payment

Financial Times -
European finance ministers have approved a much-anticipated €8.7bn ($12.6bn) aid payment to Greece, ensuring the country will not default on its sovereign bonds this month and clearing an ...

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.

8 tips for better Web searches

USA Today -
Among many useful tools, search engines offer an easy way to do quick math for those without a calculator handy. Among many useful tools, search engines offer an easy way to do quick math for those without a ...

Apple ships Lion 'gold master' as release date rumors swirl

Computerworld -
Computerworld - Apple on Friday released a "gold master" build of Lion to developers, providing a clue that it will ship the new operating system shortly.

'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' Collection Trails its Predecessor's

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | July 3, 2011 3:43 AM EDT "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", which began its assault Tuesday night enjoyed a solid Friday at US and Canadian box offices.

Vinny Leaves 'Jersey Shore' House -- FOR GOOD -
Vinny Guadagnino has bailed on the "Jersey Shore" house and the show once again -- but this time, we're told it's for good.

Arnie, Maria Shriver to split $400m in half after divorce -
Washington, July 3: Arnold Schwarzenegger and estranged wife Maria Shriver will split about 400 million dollars after their divorce and each will take half of the property since there is no prenup between them, it has emerged.

Cruz, Faber deliver in rematch bout -
In a classic five-round war for the UFC bantamweight championship, Dominick Cruz avenged his only career loss in front of 12947 fans on Saturday at UFC 132 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Sweet redemption: David Ragan wins at Daytona

Los Angeles Times -
After letting a victory slip away from him in the Daytona 500 earlier this year, David Ragan found salvation at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night by winning the Coke Zero 400.

Padres beat Mariners on disputed run

Los Angeles Times -
Cameron Maybin was mistakenly given first base on a three-ball walk in the fifth inning and scored the game's lone run on an Alberto Gonzalez single, as the Padres earned a controversial 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Top seeds play for men's title at Wimbledon -
Wimbledon, England - From 1983 to 2003, the world's top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men's final. It's about to happen for the seventh time in eight years - with a couple of twists.

Red Sox rout Astros

Los Angeles Times -
Darnell McDonald's three-run homer came during a four-run eighth inning as Boston toppled Houston, 10-4, in the second edition of a three-game interleague series.

Evidence "increasingly against" phone cancer risk

Reuters -
LONDON (Reuters) - Despite a recent move to classify mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic, the scientific evidence increasingly points away from a link between their use and brain tumors, according to a new study on Saturday.

Health Care For All Seasons

Forbes (blog) -
This is barely on topic for me, but I posted on the original case back in October. Mainly I can't resist the title. Things didn't work out so well for Thomas More when he took on Henry VIII, so we wonder if he'll keep his head as he ...


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