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Obama Rejects Race as Lead Cause of Criticism

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Friday that he did not believe his race was the cause of fierce criticism aimed at his administration in the contentious national debate over health care, but rather that the cause was a sense of ...

Cost Concerns Propelled U.S. Missile Pivot

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Weisman, Peter Spiegel - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's scrapping of long-range missile interceptors in Europe wasn't just about security and diplomacy, according to people close to the process: It also came down to money.

Suspect in probe of alleged terror plot admits al Qaeda ties ...

CNN - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A 24-year-old Colorado resident and Afghan national who is a suspect in an alleged terrorist plot in the United States has admitted to having ties to al Qaeda, an administration official familiar with the matter told CNN on Friday.
4th day of questioning in terrorism probe Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rival Rallies Turn Violent in Tehran

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink, William Branigin - ‎6 hours ago‎
TEHRAN, Sept. 18 -- Hard-line supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed Friday with protesters who defied a ban on opposition demonstrations to stage the first major street protests in two months, a show of force during an ...

Police: DNA confirms Noordin dead

CNN International - ‎26 minutes ago‎
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Indonesian police say they have DNA evidence identifying the man they killed this week as Noordin Top, the nation's most-wanted terror suspect.

Envoy's Mideast Trip Ends Without Accord

Washington Post - Howard Schneider - ‎5 hours ago‎
Jewish housing goes up in East Jerusalem. The US wants limits on Israeli construction there and in the West Bank. (By Dan Balilty -- Associated Press) By Howard Schneider JERUSALEM, Sept.

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Ex-CIA chiefs urge Obama to drop abuse investigation

Reuters - Jeremy Pelofsky, John O'Callaghan - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Seven former heads of the CIA urged President Barack Obama on Friday to end the probe into allegations of abuse of prisoners held by the agency, arguing that it would hamper intelligence operations.

Michelle Obama touts health care

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama yesterday described health-care reform as "very much a women's issue" and said the current system was preventing women from achieving "true equality.

Raymond Clark played softball as cops closed in on accused Annie ...

New York Daily News - Matthew Lysiak, Henrick Karoliszyn - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Raymond Clark III, is escorted into court in New Haven, Conn. by judicial marshals and a police officer. Photos: The life and tragic death of Annie Le: Her body was discovered the same day she was set to wed her fiancé, Columbia grad student Jonathan ...

Florida's jobless rate leveling off, but minorities have tougher climb

MiamiHerald.com - Scott Andron - ‎3 hours ago‎
Florida's unemployment rate held steady at about 10.7 percent for the third month in a row in August, a sign that the state's sluggish job market is stabilizing.

Proposed Program to Restrict Compensation

Washington Post - Andrew Harrer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The central bank would seek to rein in pay practices that could encourage taking irresponsible risks. Regulators would not aim to curtail overall compensation for bank employees, but rather make sure that bonuses and other pay practices don't endanger ...

Dow nears one-year highs

CNNMoney.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Wall Street stretches the recent rally, with the blue-chip average closing at the highest point since October 2008. By Alexandra Twin, CNNMoney.

DOJ: Google's book settlement needs rewrite

CNET News - Tom Krazit - ‎2 hours ago‎
The US Department of Justice late Friday urged the court overseeing Google's book search settlement with authors and publishers to reject the settlement in its current form, although it strongly hinted that the parties are flexible on ...

FCC Chief to Propose New Rules for How Firms Control Internet Traffic

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎4 hours ago‎
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to propose rules Monday that would prevent telecommunications, cable and wireless companies from blocking or slowing Internet traffic related to specific applications or ...

Google Releases A Nuke. Apple Won't Win This Fight.

Washington Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
Well, something clearly broke down behind the scenes in the ongoing Apple/Google negotiations over Google Voice on the iPhone, because Google released one of two nukes it has been holding back.

Jennifer's Body

Washington Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
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"Informant!" isn't Steven Soderbergh's best

Seattle Times - Moira Macdonald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!," starring Matt Damon, looks like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. A review by Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald.

'The End' The disappearing soap landscape

Chicago Tribune - Frazier Moore - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - -- Friday marked the final flicker of CBS' "Guiding Light," as that venerable daytime drama logged its farewell hour after 72 years on the air.

Mayweather returns

Boston Globe - Greg Beacham - ‎47 minutes ago‎
AP / September 19, 2009 LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. learned to fight shortly after he learned to walk, and he needed a break from boxing.

Bruins deal Phil Kessel to Toronto

Boston Herald - Stephen Harris - ‎4 hours ago‎
WILMINGTON - Bruins [team stats] players were predicting yesterday afternoon that the Phil Kessel [stats] affair would be resolved, one way or another, within a day or two.

The Races: Twins closing division gap

MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger - ‎1 hour ago‎
Just when it appeared as though the Tigers had a firm grasp on the American League Central, things are starting to get interesting, with the Twins making a late push for the division crown.

Health Matters

Wall Street Journal - Betsy Mckay - ‎6 hours ago‎

Obama's overexposure on healthcare may be exaggerated

Reuters - Patricia Zengerle - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's media blitz on US healthcare reform has prompted charges that he is risking overexposure, but the very public offensive could be a perfect prescription for his top domestic ...

Coughing Swine in Northern Ireland Prompt Search for Flu Source

Bloomberg - Jason Gale - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Coughing hogs at a 5000-head piggery in Northern Island are being investigated to determine how they became the latest animal victims of swine flu.

Do You Have the Right to Flip Off a Cop?

TIME - Sean Scully - ‎Sep 15, 2009‎
David Hackbart was mad, and he wanted to show it, but he didn't think he would end up in federal court protecting his right to a rude gesture and demanding that the city of Pittsburgh stop violating ...

Man vs. God

Wall Street Journal - Richard Dawkins - ‎Sep 11, 2009‎
Richard Dawkins has been right all along, of course—at least in one important respect. Evolution has indeed dealt a blow to the idea of a benign creator, literally conceived.

Meet the man who changed Glenn Beck's life

Salon - Alexander Zaitchik - ‎Sep 15, 2009‎
Cleon Skousen was a right-wing crank whom even conservatives despised. Then Beck discovered him By Alexander Zaitchik W. Cleon Skousen, left foreground, and Glenn Beck, center.

Drudge, Limbaugh, and the Sad Return of "Racial America"

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Sep 15, 2009‎
When I was college a long time ago, I read a book called Subliminal Seduction, which chronicled how Madison Avenue tricked your sub-consciousness into craving vodka (as if a trick were needed there) by placing sexy silhouettes inside ice cubes.

Early Warning for a Deadly Kidney Disease

New York Times - Jane E. Brody - ‎Sep 14, 2009‎
Carol Johnson, an otherwise healthy woman in her 60s, was at her wits' end. Despite a good diet and regular exercise, she was gaining weight - 20-plus pounds.