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Precautions at New York Post As Tabloid Inquiry Expands – NYTimes.com

Employees of The New York Post, Rupert Murdoch’s irreverent and hard-charging city tabloid, were told Friday to keep any documents that may pertain to …

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Global Concern Over U.S. Debt Ceiling Disagreement – NYTimes.com

While the debt debacle in Washington preoccupies America, it is causing jitters in power corridors from Beijing to Brussels. The stewards of the world’s largest economies are anxious for a compromise, to keep their own finances from …

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Useless Pharmaceutical Studies, Real Harm – NYTimes.com

LAST month, the Archives of Internal Medicine published a scathing reassessment of a 12-year-old research study of Neurontin, a seizure drug made by Pfizer. The study, which had included more than 2,700 subjects and was carried out by Parke-Davis (now part of Pfizer), was notable for how poorly it …

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Senate Quickly Kills Boehner Debt Bill – NYTimes.com

After a 24-hour delay and concessions to conservatives, the House on Friday narrowly approved a Republican fiscal plan that the Senate quickly rejected in a standoff over the federal debt ceiling that was keeping the government on a path to …

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Reid alters debt plan to attract GOP support – TheHill.com

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has revised his plan to raise the debt limit in a last-ditch bid to attract Republican support.

The biggest change is that Reid would give the president almost unilateral power to raise the debt limit, borrowing an idea introduced by Senate Republican Leader …

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Kaiser’s Monthly Update on Health Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaisers June Update on Health DisparitiesThis free, monthly update synthesizes news coverage from hundreds of print and broadcast news sources related to health and health care issues affecting underserved and racial and ethnic communities.The update also summarizes recent journal articles and other research developments in the field and features a data slide from a relevant Kaiser Family Foundation publication.

DISPARITIES IN THE NEWS1. D.C. Residents See AIDS as Citys Biggest Health Problem2. Feds Seek to Close African-American Health Gap3. Life Expectancy of U.S. Women Slips in Some Regions4. Socioeconomics Influence HIV/AIDS Infection Rate5. Mammograms Value Debated, Especially For Older Women6. Children on Medicaid Shown to Wait Longer For Care…

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Obama Loses Ground in 2012 Reelection Bid – Pew Research Center

The sizeable lead Barack Obama held over a generic Republican opponent in polls conducted earlier this year has vanished as his support among independent voters has …

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Japan stunned by death of Irabu | Reuters

Japanese baseball was left stunned on Friday by the news that former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu had died of apparent suicide at his home in the Los Angeles area.

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Debt-limit vote is canceled in House as Boehner, GOP leaders struggle to gain votes – The Washington Post

House Speaker John A. Boehner abruptly canceled a vote on his plan to lift the federal debt limit late Thursday after failing to persuade recalcitrant …

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News Desk: The Chiquita Phone-Hacking Scandal : The New Yorker

Given the culture of phone hacking that appears to have taken over Murdoch’s News of the World, many have asked whether his U.S. operations (run by many of the same people) engaged in similar activities. It’s likely that American journalism’s own hacking scandal scared many …

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