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FDA to Consider Over-Counter Sale of Morning-After Pill

The government agency will weigh whether to let the drug (Plan B) be sold over the counter—a move that conservative forces, inside the government and out, have long objected to as part of their proxy battle on abortion.
This may be happening only because two senators have been blocking the appointment of the FDA’s new head until the agency makes a decision on the drug.

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Baghdad Gunmen Kidnap 25 People

The gunmen, wearing Iraqi security force uniforms, snatched the group from an office in central Baghdad that witnesses said housed the Iraqi-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in addition to a business.

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So Much for That Cease-Fire…

Israel had promised a 48-hour cease-fire in the wake of a deadly attack that killed dozens of Lebanese women and children, but it hit Hezbollah after it reserved the right to strike targets to stop imminent attacks on its own forces.

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Slain Lebanese Children Fuel Arab Fury

Images of Lebanese children killed by Israeli missiles, like the one above, were being broadcast almost nonstop on all Arab-language satellite channels on Sunday. The pictures have splashed gasoline on the flames of international outrage directed not only at Israel but also at America, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan—all of which in effect condoned Israel’s actions at the start of the hostilities.
Update: Israel said it bombed Qana because “it was a base for hundreds of rockets launched at Israel, including 40 that injured five Israelis on Sunday. Israel said it had warned civilians several days before to leave the village. ... “Hezbollah is using their own civilian population as human shields,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry official Gideon Meir.”


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California Heat Wave Kills More Than 130

California?s recent heat wave has caused the deaths of more than 130 people, officials believe.  Though temperatures have been cooling, they hovered around 115 degrees in some parts of the state earlier in the week.

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Israel Halts Attacks for 48 Hours

The move comes in the wake of its airstrike in the Lebanese village of Qana that killed at least 56 people, most of whom were women and children.

  • This is only a pause—a concession the U.S. extracted from Israel in the wake of withering international criticism. The Israeli attacks will likely continue apace for at least 10 more days, and perhaps more.
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    Chris Matthews: We Created ‘Frankenstein’ Shiite Monster in Mideast

    Chris Matthews said at the conclusion of his Sunday morning talk show: “Our brave soldiers have fought, died and been dismembered in Iraq only to connect the disparate pieces of Shia radicalism into a Frankenstein monster that has come to life right there on our TV screens.”

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    N.Y. Times Endorses Lamont

    Giving the nod to Ned Lamont in the upcoming Conn. Senate primary, the paper’s editorial board railed against Sen. Joe Lieberman’s “warped version of bipartisanship, in which the never-ending war on terror becomes an excuse for silence and inaction.”

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    Don’t Take Any More Money Out of Your House

    The cooling of the U.S. housing market has begun to pull down the entire economy, just as experts had been predicting for several years now.
    This was inevitable after the ludicrously overheated highs of the last few years, and we can only hope it’s going to be a slow leak.

    Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE

    Welcome to the New Middle East Paradigm

    If you’re feeling confused about the significance, roots and ramifications of the violence now racking the Middle East, read this brief, piercing essay by NYU professor Noah Feldman.

    Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE

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