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Casey Anthony Released From Jail

ABC News -
Casey Anthony, center, walks to a SUV with her lawyer Jose Baez after her release from the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday, July 17, 2011.
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Political factions split as debt limit closes in

The Tennessean -
Racing the debt clock, Congress is pursuing two paths while President Barack Obama appeals to the public in hopes of influencing, and ensuring, a deal to raise the federal debt limit.

Burgess Amendment Keeps Light Bulb Law Repeal Alive

Reuters -
Rep. Burgess has floated an amendment that - like Rep. Barton's initial measure - would bar the DOE from enforcing 2007 lighting efficiency standards By Elizabeth McGowan, SolveClimate News WASHINGTON—Opponents of a ...

News Corp. Pledges Compensation, Co-Operation Over Phone Hacking

Bloomberg -
News International, the UK arm of News Corp. (NWSA), has made a fresh apology for the phone-hacking crisis which has claimed two senior newspaper executives and forced the closure of a British tabloid ...

Darren Clarke Keeps Head Above Water

Wall Street Journal -
Darren Clarke maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard at the 140th Open Championship and will go into the final round at Royal St George's tomorrow bidding to win the Claret Jug at the twentieth time of trying.

Somali refugee community sows hope in Dadaab -
The boys who came as Somali refugees in 1991 now tell the stories of a new generation of refugees. Twenty years ago, tens of thousands of Somalis fled into Kenya as their country erupted into a bloody civil war that continues to this day.

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Fighting in Western Libya continues

Xinhua -
BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Heavy clashes between opposition rebels and national leader Muammar Gaddafi's army, have broken out in Libya's Western Mountains.

Syrian opposition forms council to counter Assad

Reuters -
1 of 2. A protester stands behind a banner during a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the eastern Syrian town of Deir al-Zour, near the border with Iraq, July 16, 2011.

Chavez heads to Cuba for chemotherapy

ABC Online -
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has headed to Cuba for an unknown period of time for chemotherapy. He left after giving up some powers and saying doctors had found no malignant cells in his body after cancer surgery last month.

China strongly objects to Obama-Dalai meeting

Xinhua -
BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhuanet) -- China has voiced its strong indignation, and stern objection, to US President Barack Obama's Saturday meeting with the Dalai Lama, while demanding the American side adopt immediate measures to negate the impact.

Carmageddon: Freeway closure clears path for high-speed chase

Los Angeles Times -
The closure of the 405 Freeway didn't stop one car from participating in one of the region's favorite freeway activities: a high-speed chase zooming across a half a dozen Southland highways, with the California Highway Patrol and television trucks in ...

Battle of Heat Versus Storms Ahead

WISN Milwaukee -
Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Two surges of hot and humid weather will push into southeast Wisconsin over the next 6 days.

DNC revs up jobs attack on Mitt

Politico -
The DNC takes another whack at Mitt Romney on his job creation record, with a NASCAR-themed video on the eve of Romney's visit to a New Hampshire auto race.

For Bachmann, Gay Rights Stand Reflects Mix of Issues and Faith

New York Times -
Michele Bachmann with her husband, Marcus, after announcing her presidential candidacy last month in Waterloo, Iowa. By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG ST.

'Don't ask, don't tell' back, but discharge banned

San Francisco Chronicle -
In the latest legal twist on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a San Francisco federal appeals court reinstated the law but ordered the government not to investigate, penalize or discharge any soldier who is openly gay.

Icahn Makes Bid for Clorox, Stocks Jump

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Investor Carl Icahn tried to play up Clorox Co. on Friday by valuing the company at over $10 billion.

S&P upgrades Ohio rating, warns on US debt -
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a new budget for Ohio that Standard & Poor's says will improve the state's fiscal situation, prompting the ratings agency to upgrade Ohio's debt ratings.

Facebook bans Google+ ad

Sometimes, though, it seems that certain tech companies only revere their own ingenuity. That seems to be the case with Facebook, which, as reported by TechCrunch's Erick Schonfeld, has removed a piece of fine commercial ingenuity ...

Twitter and Microsoft Hammering Out Bing Integration

PC Magazine -
Having recently lost its contract with Google that gave the search giant a stream of tweets to throw alongside the company's search results, Twitter is treading shaky waters in its ongoing negotiations with Microsoft over a similar use ...

Final 'Potter' film offers magical conclusion

The Daily Advertiser -
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" picks up immediately where the preceding part left off, and from there we are thrust into a fast-paced sendoff to the most successful film series of all time.

J.Lo, Anthony fans tweet their feelings over split

Reuters -
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in New York, May 2, 2011.

Timberlake thanks 'SNL' for comedy roles

Toronto Sun -
"I'm in love with Patricia Clarkson," he says of the veteran character actress who plays the irresponsibly free-spirited mom of his leading lady Mila Kunis in the ambivalent romantic comedy Friends With Benefits.

Pitchfork Music Festival offers everything but the kitchen sink

Chicago Sun-Times -
The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival opened Friday afternoon and quickly established a yin-yang balance to the weekend's musical offerings.

Masterpiece Mystery!

Arizona Public Media -
What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell) brings justice to modern-day Italy, ...

Mitch Albom: US women's soccer team converting men, too

Detroit Free Press -
US players Lori Lindsey, left, Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone attend a training in Germany last week. / Christof Koepsel / Getty Images BY MITCH ALBOM This afternoon, on a sunny Sunday when a trip to the ballpark would be more routine, ...

NFL roundup: Union, lawsuit impede labor deal

Detroit Free Press -
Re-establishing the union and figuring out exactly what it will take for nine NFL players, including Tom Brady, to settle their antitrust suit against the league are among key issues blocking a deal to end the lockout, people familiar with the ...

Uruguay bounces Argentina from Copa America on PKs

Los Angeles Times -
Argentina crashed out of the 2011 Copa America on Saturday after losing to Uruguay on penalty kicks, 5-4. The match ended 1-1 after 120 minutes of play with Diego Perez opening the scoring after five minutes for Uruguay, while Argentina hit back in the ...

Hairston, Mets hammer Hamels

Deseret News -
AP NEW YORK - Scott Hairston, subbing for ailing All-Star Carlos Beltran, hit a long homer and drove in a career-best five runs as the New York Mets hammered Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels yet again in an 11-2 victory Saturday.

Kyle Busch races to 100th NASCAR victory

San Francisco Chronicle -
Kyle Busch has sped into auto racing history, becoming the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races. Busch's victory Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon also tied him with Mark Martin for first place in career Nationwide Series victories ...

Pam Platt | NASA's space shuttles complete amazing journey

Louisville Courier-Journal -
A week ago Friday, I made a pilgrimage back to a place that had rocked my world 30 years ago. My job at the time placed me at the Kennedy Space Center press site for the first launch of a space shuttle, an event I still struggle to describe.

NASA probe enters orbit around asteroid Vesta

Reuters -
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A robotic NASA science probe slipped into orbit around the potato-shaped asteroid Vesta on Saturday to begin a yearlong study of the second largest object in the asteroid belt.

Measles in Ethiopia, Kenya, add to number of 2011 outbreaks

CBS News -
(CBS/AP) A massive measles outbreak has been reported in Kenya and Ethiopia, according the United Nations. This latest report adds to the growing list of measles cases the world has seen this year.

Falls, eye test may give clues to Alzheimer's

The Associated Press -
PARIS (AP) - Scientists in Australia are reporting encouraging early results from a simple eye test they hope will give a noninvasive way to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease.

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