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The Fix: President Obama vs the Congressional Black Caucus?

Washington Post - Chris Cillizza - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama's relationship with members of the Congressional Black Caucus is being tested over a series of high profile incidents, the latest of which is the ethics investigation into New York Democratic Rep.
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BP carries out tests to permanently plug leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
BP began the final preparations for permanently plugging its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico today, 105 days after the gusher put the future of one of the world's biggest oil companies - and an entire region - in jeopardy.
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2 Are Convicted in Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By AG SULZBERGER A federal jury found two Guyanese men guilty on Monday of conspiring to blow up Kennedy International Airport, concluding a monthlong trial that centered on the men's plan to set off a series of explosions along a fuel pipeline that ...
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Microsoft mimics move on Windows, dumps upgrades for Mac Office

Computerworld - Gregg Keizer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Computerworld - Microsoft today said that it will not sell upgrades for the upcoming Office for Mac 2011, mimicking the move it made earlier this year when it ditched upgrades for the Windows Office 2010.

Many 'American Idol' Judge Rumors Are True, Fox Chairman Says

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎1 hour ago‎
What Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice did tell the nation's TV reporters, though, was that much of what you've heard is true, but a bunch of it is also totally false.

Turco says Chicago a perfect fit

NHL.com - Dan Rosen - ‎1 hour ago‎
A vacationing Marty Turco took time out of a dreary Scotland day to conduct some official business that he was gambling would come through at some point this summer.

White House Bid to Drop Health Reform Lawsuit Denied

MedPage Today - Joyce Frieden - ‎1 hour ago‎
A US District Court judge has denied a request from the Obama administration to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the new healthcare reform law.

Toll and Fury Rising From Pakistan Floods

New York Times - Adam B. Ellick - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - With rescue operations still under way, the damage from Pakistan's worst floods in generations mounted on Monday as public fury rose in the country's most volatile province.

US Stocks Charging Ahead In Final Hour; All Dow Components Up

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Cheng, Kristina Peterson - ‎3 hours ago‎
US stock investors poured into riskier assets at the start of the month, encouraged by better-than-expected manufacturing and construction spending data, as well as encouraging signs from European bank earnings ...

People: Lindsay Lohan goes right from jail to rehab

San Jose Mercury News - Randy McMullen - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Lindsay Lohan was released from jail early Monday morning, but was denied the chance to spend quality time with family and friends before heading to rehab.

More signs iPhone under Android attack

CNET - Greg Sandoval - ‎2 hours ago‎
Add Nielsen to the growing list of research groups that say sales of Android phones are outpacing the iPhone's. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, research firm Nielsen has found that among those who bought a smartphone in ...

UGA bulldogs its way to top of party schools list

CNN International - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By the CNN.com staff (CNN) -- The University of Georgia has partied its way to No. 1 on the top party schools list. It also came in second in the subcategory of lots of hard liquor.

Sorry, but It's Hard to Take Jets Seriously

FanHouse - Terence Moore - ‎25 minutes ago‎
CORTLAND, NY, -- This won't work. I mean, there is no way this ridiculously large collection of real stars, wannabe stars and fading stars on the New York Jets will end the season as anything less than a disaster wrapped in hunter green and white.

Low-carb diets may have the edge in some heart disease risk factors

Los Angeles Times - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The fascination with low-carb versus low-fat diet continues; the latest news comes from a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine released today that found that people on both diets lost about the same amount of weight over two years.

New York Mosque Controversy Fires Up National Campaign

FOXNews - James Rosen - ‎4 hours ago‎
June 6, 2010: People in New York protest the proposed construction of a mosque near the World Trade Center. (AP Photo) That's the position of the Anti-Defamation League on the construction of a 15-story, $100 million mosque and community center ...

Social networks getting more of Americans' time online

CNET - Sam Diaz - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Americans are changing their Internet usage habits and, increasingly, they're spending a bulk of their time on social networks such as Facebook.

Lady Gaga Loves You The Most: The MTV News Quote Of The Day

MTV.com - ‎59 minutes ago‎
"I've looked every man that I've ever dated in the eye and every woman I've ever been friends with [in the eye], and there will never be something that I put before my fans.

Big Ten title game in 2011, chief says

Indianapolis Star - Jeff Rabjohns - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Big Ten plans to have a championship game in 2011, commissioner Jim Delany said today, and it may be a one-year deal with a city initially, a scenario that could benefit Indianapolis' chances to be the host.

Obama Reaffirms Iraq Exit Plan

Voice of America - Dan Robinson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq and Afghanistan at the Disabled American Veterans national convention in Atlanta, 2 Aug. 2010 President Barack Obama says the United States is on track to end its combat mission in Iraq by the end of ...

Mitch Miller, Maestro of the Singalong, Dies at 99

New York Times - Richard Severo - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Mitch Miller, an influential record producer who became a hugely popular recording artist and an unlikely television star a half century ago by leading a choral group in familiar old songs and inviting people to sing along, ...

Petraeus Issues First Guidance to Allied Troops in Afghanistan

Voice of America - Al Pessin - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP Gen. David Petraeus, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, looks on during the Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan, 3 Jul 2010 (file photo) The US and international commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, ...

Want to Jailbreak Your iPhone? Web Site Does It

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎3 hours ago‎
Days after the US Copyright Office exempted "jailbreaking" phones from government restriction, a Web site to do just that is recording an enormous amount of attention.
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