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Sunday, July 13, 2008

In Today's News - Sunday, July 13, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The United States themselves
are essentially the greatest poem."
--Walt Whitman

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bush Administration Weighs Stepped Up Pace of Iraq Withdrawal
Iraq eyes new offensive; U.S. talks scaled back
US pleased, worried, by newfound Iraqi confidence
Attacks in Iraq drop to four-year low
Admiral: Success breeding success in Iraq
Pressure on al-Qaeda in Iraq Increases, Networks Degraded
Daughters of Iraq graduate in Diyala Province

Operation Enduring Freedom
Diplomat: U.S. Can't Search for Bin Laden in Pakistan
Officials: 9 GIs Killed in Attack in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
43 Nations to Seek WMD-Free Middle East
Olmert, Abbas Agree to Prisoner Exchange - VIDEO
Logistics, secrecy, hamper Guantanamo trials
Man ordered held over consulate attack in Turkey
Olmert says Palestinian peace deal closer than ever
Assad sits out Olmert speech at Paris summit

Fallen Heroes
Family of Missing WWII Soldier Gets Dog Tag, Ring After 64 Years

Wounded Warriors
Fisher House Dedicated at VA Medical Center

Other Military News
5,400 Evacuated in Japan as World War II U.S. Bomb Defused
Missing Ft. Bragg Soldier Filed Court Order Against Woman for Alleged Online Harassment

Religion of Peace??
Dalai Lama Defends Islam

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad: Iran to 'Cut Off Hands' of Attackers

Politics / Government
Treasury to Extend Credit,Shore Up Mortgage Giants
Government Not Expected to Help Other Companies
White House Lobbyist Reportedly Offered to Trade Access to Top Administration Officials for Cash Donations
ELECTION HQ: NAACP Awaits Obama Speech
Sens. Hagel and Reed to Join Obama on Iraq Trip
Obama says he used "poor phrasing" on Jerusalem (He uses a lot of that)
Bush climate action now? "Bogus": Schwarzenegger
Rescue plan
Factbox: Key points of rescue plan
Statement from the U.S. Treasury
Instant View: Analyst reaction mixed
Most banks are fine, FDIC says
Housing pressure piles on Bush
Obama plays down controversy over Berlin speech
Obama says U.S. must maintain capital flows to housing
Obama proposes small business tax credits for health
Video: Obama and McCain go off-message
China detains two "underground" Catholic priests
Obama, McCain and their awkward Hispanic outreach
Fed poised to curb shady home-lending practices
Sen. Schumer defends comments on IndyMac collapse
The Joke is Definitely Not on Obama
Tibetan Festival Banned, Chinese Troops Muster
No Progress in Dialogue as Crisis in Tibet Deepens
US Makes Lhasa Consulate its Number One Priority in China

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
FBI Searches Texas Landfill for Safe Belonging to Vermont Girl's Ex-Stepfather
Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Wright, Others in Film Crew Arrested During Bar Fight
Search Underway for Missing N.C. Woman
Suspected Robber of Pizza Place Pounded by Clerk

U.N. News
UN Has No Influence on Icc, Ban Tells Sudan's President

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Tony Snow, Former White House Press Secretary and FOX News Anchor, Dies at 53
PHOTOS - VIDEO - BIO - FOX FORUM: Tributes to Tony Snow
Tensions escalating in battle for Yahoo's board
Yahoo Angrily Rejects Microsoft's Latest Offer
Did Yahoo finally do something right?
World's oldest blogger signs off at age 108
First photos of Brangelina twins will net fortune
Bush: Snow loved to laugh, loved country, family

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Companies Scramble to Stop Altered Cell Phones
Israeli Lifeguard Finds 2,500-Year-Old Sea Relic
Bush climate action now? "Bogus": Schwarzenegger
Video: Ice-age Siberian mammoths
Cosmonauts retrieve explosive bolt during spacewalk - Video
Pioneering heart surgeon DeBakey dies at age 99
NASA telescopes spot star "factory"
RedOctane execs on a roll with "Guitar Hero"
Microsoft cuts Xbox 360 price, releases new model
"Madden Football" marks 20 years with new offerings
New iPhone snapped up - Video
iPhone killer-app is letting users choose software - Video
Video: The second coming of the iPhone
Cell phone companies scramble to halt trafficking
New Bach Flower Rescue Remedy Pet formula Released Today

Mother Nature
Alaska Volcano Erupts With Little Warning
Search for Adventurer Steve Fossett to Resume
Heavy Rains Complicate California Wildfires - PHOTOS
Bertha weakens to tropical storm near Bermuda
Residents fret in shadow of Chile's Llaima volcano - Video
Storm Elida off Mexico may become hurricane Monday
Beijing has water for Olympics -- if tourists come - Video
Some Truckers Going Green to Cut Costs, Pollution

Child's Body Found After Man Claimed Demons Made Him Throw Boy Off Maryland Bridge
Report: Stones Guitarist Ron Wood Has Run Off With 18-Year-Old
Boy Fractures Skull After Hit by Ball at Cubs Game
Riders Killed, Injured After Hitting Heads on Overpass While Standing on Bus' Open-Top Upper Deck
Do you take this credit card?
Drunk infiltrates team of firefighters
Doctors pull screws, nails from metal-eating man
Stripper arrested for subway pole dances - Video
New drug marketing code draws line at gift pens
Man held over theft of rare Shakespeare folio
Video: And Finally... *Burp*

Fox News
Report: Anheuser-Busch Sold
Roy Huffington, Oilman and Philanthropist, Dies at 90
Pop Tarts: Anna Faris Named Hugh Hefner's Honorary New Girlfriend
Doctor: Angelina Jolie Gives Birth to Twins in France

Small towns get creative as fuel costs bite
Yankees former All-Star, broadcaster Murcer dies
Angelina Jolie gives birth to boy and girl - Video
Sacks take the catwalk
Slideshow: Rome fashion week
Slideshow: Hong Kong fashion week
Gucci flaunts hippy chic
Revival for ethical designer Hamnett
Posthumous Oscar?
Chicago is the new Gotham
Eddie Murphy comedy misguided
Religion satire to see the light
Coming up: E3 games show
Tech earnings run out of steam
Oil overshadows biggest air show
Calendar: Earnings at a glance - Video
More banks may fail after IndyMac: analysts
Asian stocks up on Fannie and Freddie rescue
Up and away
Fulfilling the prophecy
Personal Finance:Take your time on home buys
Global Finance:A globalization loser
Merrill in a pinch
High gold price swells ranks of illegal miners
Merrill eyes sales besides BlackRock, Bloomberg: report
Lockheed chief says U.S. tanker not trade issue
SEC says expanding rumor crackdown
Housing, banking crisis piles pressure on Bush
Schaeffler in talks to buy Continental: paper
Buyout firms weigh Informa counter-bid: report
SABIC to market Aramco's China petchem output
Actresses trade quips ahead of Emmy nominations
"Hellboy II" heavenly at box office
Rare Marley, Skynyrd performances sold online
Mariah Carey single at center of online contest
Actor McKellen says used to get gay death threats
High gold price swells ranks of illegal miners
Pope says to apologize for sex abuse in Australia - Video
Video: Olympic dragon unveiled
Slumping Rays lose to Indians
Bolt fires another Olympic warning
Kirchen under threat in first high altitude finish
Perry keeps cool for third win
Busch continues hot streak in NASCAR

Associated Press
Miss Venezuela is Miss Universe 2008
Beltran, Delgado power Mets to 9th straight win
Rally held to pressure Packers to reinstate Favre
Gay US bishop fights exclusion from meeting
Indians sweep as Rays suffer 7th straight loss
Red Sox prospect leads World team to Futures win
Twins slugger Morneau completes HR derby field
SEC opens probe to prevent spread of false info
Italy's Ricco wins 9th stage of Tour de France

News Blaze
Blackfoot Troop Hits The Streets Conducts Combined Patrol
Silver Lions' NCO Re-Enlists Prior to Medical Evacuation
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos
16th Amendment Never Ratified: Income Tax Illegal
RNC: Obama: Man Without A Plan

Vocational center means job training in Hawr Rajab
Joint Chiefs chair gets firsthand look at Sadr City progress
Citizen's tip leads to large weapons find

USJFCOM hosts Keystone course for command senior enlisted leaders - podcast
Business grows in Ramadi with USJFCOM-provided task force assistance
New USJFCOM-funded close air support capability takes off at China Lake - podcast
Empire Challenge 2008 focuses on joint and coalition interoperability - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Recycling Turns Trash to Treasure
Al Doura Refinery Looking for Alternative Energy Sources
Iraqi, Coalition Commanders Assess Security
MND-B Soldiers release 14 detainees
IA, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons
Iraqi Security Forces put spotlight on corruption
Terrorist operations thwarted, weapons destroyed
MND-B Soldiers detain suspected Special Groups leader (Baghdad)

Gates Speaks of U.S. Troops’ Courage, Dedication to Duty
Mullen Meets With Pakistani Leaders
Remains of Missing Soldiers Identified
Senate Confirms Petraeus for CENTCOM


Motorcycle Wrecks Lead Off-Duty Deaths
Governor Calls More Guard for Fire Duty
Fort Sam Reintegrates Freed Hostages
Enlisted Officers Visit Chinese Infantry
California Unit Helps With Fire Retardant

Forces Kill Enemy Fighters, Detain Dozens
Iraqi Forces Confident in Madain Qada Security


Dozens of Militants Killed, Four Detained
Air Force Team Drills for Afghanistan’s Future
Coalition Training Improves Afghan Police


Police Officer Twins Deploy Together


Printer Rushes to Deliver Deployment Guide Early

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
1787 - Congress establishes the Northwest Territory, excluding slavery therein.
1854 - U.S. forces shell and burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua.
1865 - Horace Greeley advises readers to "Go west young man."; P.T. Barnum's museum burns down.
1868 - Oscar J. Dunn, a former slave, becomes Lt. Governor of Louisiana.
1878 - The Treaty of Berlin amends the terms of the Treaty of San Stefano.
1898 - Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio.
1908 - The fourth modern Olympic games open in London.
1934 - Babe Ruth hits his 700th home run, against Detroit.
1960 - The Democratic National Convention nominates Senator John F. Kennedy for president.
1969 - The U.S.S.R. launches the Luna-15 (unmanned) to the Moon.
1976 - In the U.S.S.R., the courtmartial of Valeri Sablin opens (central figure in the incident that inspired "The Hunt for Red October.")

- Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy
1928 - Bob Crane, actor (Hogan's Heroes)
1934 - Alexei S. Yeliseyev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
1935 - Jack Kemp (Rep--NY)/US Secretary of Housing
1942 - Harrison Ford, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic)
1950 - George D. "Pinky" Nelson, PhD/astronaut (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)

- James Bradley, 3rd Astronomer Royal
1793 - Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary, murdered
1955 - Ruth Ellis, hanged for murder (last woman executed in Britain)
1973 - Lon Chaney Jr., actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats)

Reported Missing in Action
Sam, Trinh A., Vietnam Commando; released March, 1983 - alive and well as of 1998

Gallant, Henry J., US Army SF (FL); wounded/cut off from ARVN unit during ground combat, presumed dead as of 1973

Taylor, Fred, US Army SF (VA); cut off from ARVN unit during ground combat, presumed dead as of 1973

Hurst, John Clark, USMC (TX); F4B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

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