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Gun Inquiry Costs Officials Their Jobs

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday replaced two top Justice Department officials associated with an ill-fated investigation into a gun-trafficking network in Arizona that has been at the center of a political ...

Muslim survey shows contentment in America

Los Angeles Times -
A Pew poll finds that Muslims in the US are more satisfied than other Americans with the way things are going in the country. But nearly half say life has become more difficult since 2001.

International Space Station to stay manned after all?

Los Angeles Times -
Russian space officials say they have identified what went wrong with the rocket that failed to reach orbit last week. Now the question is whether the explanation will allay enough fears to keep the International Space Station going.

Damascus feels effects of crippled economy

USA Today -
DAMASCUS, Syria - The rows of sparkling 18-carat-gold bangle bracelets have long since been removed from the cramped, tiny jewelry shops in the Salihiya neighborhood of Damascus.

First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T)

Unwired View -
After 5 million units sold in the first 85 days across the globe, American fingers have finally been graced with the presence of Samsung's Galaxy S II.

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Feature: Eid al-Fitr sparks revival of hope for war-ravaged Iraq

Xinhua -
BAGHDAD, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Eid al-Fitr came in war-battered Iraq on Tuesday, bringing revived hope for the people, who have been seeing violence almost on daily basis since 2003.

Japan's ruling party unveils new leadership lineup under Noda

Xinhua -
TOKYO, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Japan's ruling Democratic Party unveiled its new leadership under President Yoshihiko Noda, with Azuma Koshiishi, a close ally of party power broker Ichiro Ozawa, taking the No.

Vermont Towns Cut Off by Historic Floods

13WMAZ -
A Vermont National Guard fuel truck heads west from downtown Wilmington on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Some communities began to see their first influx of post-Irene supplies Tuesday.

Cheney's memoir isn't the only one worth quoting

Chicago Tribune -
"In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir" by former Vice President Dick Cheney, which arrived in stores Tuesday, has made headlines for its pointed criticism of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and for Powell's reaction.

Palin to join tea party in NH for Labor Day

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will appear at a New Hampshire tea party rally this weekend. The Tea Party Express on Tuesday announced that Palin is slated to attend a Manchester rally on Labor Day, two days after the 2008 Republican ...

Shares Edge Higher on a Mixed Bag of Economic Reports

New York Times -
Stocks closed higher on Tuesday, despite new reports on consumer attitudes and housing that showed a mixed economic recovery. The gains lifted the Dow Jones industrial average briefly into positive territory for the year, ...

Home prices in Boston area show gains for second month

Boston Globe -
Home values in the Boston area rose 2.4 percent in June, marking the second consecutive month of increases locally, according to a report released yesterday by the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Exxon Reaches Arctic Oil Deal With Russians

New York Times -
MOSCOW - Exxon Mobil won a coveted prize in the global petroleum industry Tuesday with an agreement to explore for oil in a Russian portion of the Arctic Ocean that is being opened for drilling even as Alaskan waters remain mostly ...

HP resurrects TouchPad for one last go at the iPad

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Hewlett Packard Co (HPQ.N) plans to crank out "one last run" of TouchPads, days after declaring it will kill off a line of tablets that failed to challenge Apple Inc's (AAPL.

iTunes Match opened to developers, but did Apple change the rules?

Christian Science Monitor -
iTunes Match is expected to hit this fall, with the launch of iOS 5, and according to one new report, the streaming option will be left out.

For The Love Of Green: Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested At White House

Sick Hop -
Standing firm in your beliefs is easy. Taking a stand with action can be a much bigger sacrifice. Daryl Hannah, actress & “green” (environmental) activist was arrested today after doing just that.

Report: Fake Penis Completes Lady GaGa's VMAs Transformation

AceShowbiz -
Words are, the 'Born This Way' hitmaker actually wore a prosthetic penis under Armani men's underwear as she presented Jo Calderone at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday, August 28.

Justin Bieber Fine After Minor Collision

Access Hollywood -
Justin Bieber's Ferrari is a little less pristine on Tuesday afternoon after the singer was involved in a minor car collision on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

NBA's Ron Artest Doing Dancing for Cancer-Survivor Daughter

People Magazine -
Because of the NBA lockout, Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest knew he needed something to occupy his time. "At first it was not appealing," Artest confesses.

Nadal Opens Title Defense With a Victory, but Not an Easy One

New York Times -
Rafael Nadal took 2 hours 49 minutes ti defeat Andrey Golubev. "I was a little bit lucky to win today in straight sets," Nadal said.

Final: Yankees 5, Red Sox 2

Boston Globe -
The Yankees took the first game of this three-game set against the Red Sox to whittle Boston's lead to a half game in the American League East standings close within a 5-2 victory before a Fenway Park crowd of 37773.

NCAA: 8 Miami Hurricanes players must sit out games, repay benefits -
The NCAA ruled that eight University of Miami football players must miss games and repay benefits they received from former booster Nevin Shapiro.

AP: Frank Gore agrees to three-year extension with 49ers

USA Today -
RB Frank Gore now stands a good chance to become the 49ers' all-time rushing leader. Per an AP source, Gore has agreed to a three-year extension worth $21 million ($13.5 million guaranteed) that will keep him in the Bay Area ...

Castro declares Climate Change Awareness Month as Texas cooks

San Antonio Current -
Welcome to the weather of the future: 106, 110, 107, day after day of scorching heat exacerbated by the worst one-year drought on record.

Recommended: Milky Way galaxy re-created -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

US newborn death rate tied with Qatar -
Babies in the United States have a higher risk of dying during their first month of life than do babies born in 40 other countries, according to a new report.

Consumer groups: Stop sale of J&J breast implants

Reuters -
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - Consumer advocates asked health regulators to take silicone breast implants made by Johnson & Johnson off the market because the company has not been able to provide enough long-term safety data.

Panel Hears Grim Details of Venereal Disease Tests

New York Times -
Gruesome details of American-run venereal disease experiments on Guatemalan prisoners, soldiers and mental patients in the years after World War II were revealed this week during hearings before a White House bioethics panel ...

Porn filming still suspended in wake of HIV scare

Los Angeles Times -
The pornography trade association that broke the news that an adult film performer has tested HIV-positive released a statement Tuesday noting that "the incident occurred outside of California" and that "there is nothing to suggest that the occurrence ...


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