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Cheney kept CIA program from Congress, source says

CNN - Pam Benson - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CIA withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress during the Bush administration on direct orders from then-Vice President Dick Cheney, current CIA director Leon Panetta told members of Congress, ...

Probe of Alleged Torture Weighed

Washington Post - Carrie Johnson - ‎5 hours ago‎
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is leaning toward appointing a criminal prosecutor to investigate whether CIA personnel tortured terrorism suspects after Sept.
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Gun-rights advocates' new target: Sotomayor

Houston Chronicle - Amy D'Onofrio - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AMY D'ONOFRIO Judge Sonia Sotomayor meets with members of the White House legal staff earlier this month. WASHINGTON - It didn't take long for Gun Owners of America to realize that Sonia Sotomayor was going to be a potent political weapon for ...

Obama Delivers Call for Change to a Rapt Africa

New York Times - Peter Baker - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama addressed the Ghanaian Parliament at the Accra International Conference Center on Saturday. More Photos > By PETER BAKER CAPE COAST, Ghana - President Obama traveled in his father's often-troubled home continent on Saturday, ...

Deaths not halting success - PM

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
UK forces' mission in Afghanistan is showing "signs of success", despite the deaths of 15 soldiers in 10 days, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has insisted.

Death Toll Debated In China's Rioting

Washington Post - Ariana Eunjung Cha - ‎Jul 10, 2009‎
URUMQI, China -- The Yu siblings could hardly bear to look at the police snapshots of the dead -- the images so full of anger and cruelty.

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Obama Calls for Patience On Impact of Stimulus

Washington Post - Michael D. Shear - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Obama, still traveling abroad, responded to increasing criticism that the stimulus package that he pushed through Congress is not working to prevent job losses in a still-struggling economy.

Palin says Alaska needs new ethics policy

The Associated Press - Matthew Daly - ‎8 hours ago‎
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she hopes the latest ethics complaint filed against her is a "wake-up call" that a new ethics policy is needed in the state.
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Bush-era wiretap program had limited results, report finds

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Federal agents found much of the information produced by the Bush administration's top-secret warrantless surveillance program vague and difficult to use, a sweeping review of the program found.

China's Detention of Rio's Hu May Hurt Confidence, Smith Says

Bloomberg - Gemma Daley - ‎1 hour ago‎
July 12 (Bloomberg) -- China's detention of four Rio Tinto Group employees risks harming foreign confidence in the world's fastest-growing economy and the case needs to be dealt with expeditiously, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen ...

TOM WALSH Henderson to lead new GM, with old team

Detroit Free Press - Tom Walsh - ‎5 hours ago‎
How do you change a company's culture when you can't really do much about changing the group of people in charge? That's the intriguing challenge facing Fritz Henderson, president and CEO of ...

Dow, S&P 500 in fourth weekly fall as economy weighs

Washington Post - ‎25 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 fell on Friday, dropping for the fourth straight week, after Chevron Corp warned about its quarterly results and consumer confidence fell to it lowest level since March.

Visiting shuttle astronaut says view aloft 'very cool'

Ventura County Star - Michele Willer-Allred - ‎52 minutes ago‎
When NASA astronaut and Air Force Col. Eric Boe visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, he was impressed by the view overlooking Simi Valley.

Marking Apollo 11's 40th anniversary at Kennedy Space Center

Dallas Morning News - Jay Clarke - ‎36 minutes ago‎
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - You can relive the suspenseful moments 40 years ago when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin guided their lunar lander down to the surface to become the ...
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Check Twitter for Bargains

Wall Street Journal - Jonnelle Marte - ‎4 hours ago‎
Businesses from your preferred airline to your favorite cafe are using Twitter to trumpet last-minute discounts and giveaways. You, too, can get looped in to these immediate and often exclusive deals.

Debbie Rowe plans to attend custody hearing

msnbc.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Debbie Rowe, the ex-wife and biological mother to two of Michael Jackson's three children, has kept a low profile since the singer's death on June 25.

'Bruno' tops the box office with $14.2 mil on Friday

Entertainment Weekly - John Young - ‎10 hours ago‎
A gay Austrian's dream to become "uber-famous" came true, as Sacha Baron Cohen's new mockumentary, Bruno, topped the box office on Friday, according to early estimates.

'It's going to be getting worse'

Chicago Tribune - Rex W. HuppkeJeff Coen - ‎5 hours ago‎
Investigators said Saturday two key maps are missing at Burr Oak Cemetery: one for the second swath of the graveyard where human remains have been found and another for a section where infants were ...

Red Sox survive Royal uprising

Boston Globe - Adam Kilgore - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nothing has come easy for the Red Sox this homestand, an assumed 10-game favor from the schedule makers when it began. They pushed the limits of that notion last night.
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Brock Lesnar batters Frank Mir

Los Angeles Times - Lance Pugmire - ‎1 hour ago‎
Brock Lesnar, the former World Wrestling Entertainment fighter and current UFC heavyweight champion, battered Frank Mir in a second-round knockout to set aside a festering year of bitterness.

Martin Holds Off Gordon to Prevail at Chicagoland

New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
By AP JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Mark Martin won the LifeLock.com 400 on Saturday night, getting a strong jump off a double-file restart with two laps left to win his series-leading fourth race of the season.
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Health care flawed all over

Chicago Tribune - Scott Canon - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Scott Canon | mcclatchy/Tribune news Spaniards and Italians have single-payer health-care systems, but they leave it to the cities and villages, not the capitals, to run things.

US aid to help NJ fight swine flu

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP TRENTON - New Jersey will get more than $10 million from the federal government to help prepare for the fall influenza season, officials have announced.

Argentina reports six new A/H1N1 flu deaths

Xinhua - Wang Hongjiang - ‎5 hours ago‎
BUENOS AIRES, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentina reported six new A/H1N1 flu deaths on Saturday, the Health Ministry said. With the newly-reported casualties, the country's death toll caused by the A/H1N1 flu rose to 94.

Report: Urumqi bans illegal public assembly

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A city in China's far west that witnessed deadly protests last weekend has banned public assembly without police approval, state media reported.

Metro bridge collapses in Delhi

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least five people have died and 15 have been injured after a partially constructed bridge collapsed in Delhi, Indian officials say.

Italy's minimalist G8 summit

BBC News - Bridget Kendall - ‎20 hours ago‎
Switching the venue of this year's G8 summit to an active earthquake zone sounded like a hostage to fortune. Why invite the world's most powerful leaders to perch on the same precarious spot of the Earth's crust which in April killed ...