Financial NewsThe only kind of ritual that Americans seem to understand these days is an award ceremony, and that's what the Tucson event most resembled: a fete of congratulation and warm therapeutic self-affirmation. In the aftermath of yet another horrifying milestone event that changes nothing about how we live or what we do, comes the warm soothing anesthetic gel of okay-ness.
BBC: China's Hu Jintao: Currency system is 'product of past'
Chinese President Hu Jintao has said the international currency system dominated by the US dollar is a "product of the past".Mr Hu also said China was taking steps to replace it with the yuan, its own currency, but acknowledged that would be a "fairly long process".
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Reuters: Congress urged to raise debt limit
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War, Conflict and Terrorism
CNN: How a fruit seller caused revolution in Tunisia
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Spiegel: Israel's Shadowy War on Iran
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Guardian: Confusion, fear and horror in Tunisia as old regime's militia carries on the fight
Tunisian capital witnesses violent clashes between armed forces and those loyal to former president Zine el-Abedine Ben Ali
Guardian: Stuxnet cyberworm heads off US strike on Iran
Military option 'less likely' after computer sabotage, as Israeli tests are revealed on Natanz nuclear model
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ScientificAmerican: Philippine floods toll rises to 51; fishermen missing
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Guardian: Spain demands US clears earth from site of 1966 nuclear bomb mishap
Obama administration is told to remove Palomares soil contaminated with half a tonne of plutonium 'without delay'Bloomberg: Virus kills hordes of crickets raised for reptiles
CNN: Risk of disease grows as flooding deaths increase in Brazil
Bloomberg: Wall Street Secret Society Kappa Beta Phi Inducts Members With Lehman Rite
Reuters: UPDATE 1-Brazil rains kill more than 600, epidemic feared.
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latimes: In Ventura, a retreat in the face of a rising sea
Higher ocean levels force Ventura officials to move facilities inland, an action that is expected to recur along the coast as the ocean rises over the next century. (thanks to PartyPup at the Webbots forum for this story)AL.com: Smelly kudzu-eating bug invades Alabama
This bug also multiplies rapidly and tends to invade homes in numbers. It is a recent introduction from Asia and damages crops including apples and peaches.
Bloomberg: WikiLeaks to Publish Client Data From Ex-Julius Baer Banker
Science and Technology
ScientificAmerican: Single Worm Neurons Remotely Controlled with Lasers
Food and Water
FarmWars: “Trusted” Activist Groups Try to Regulate Silver as a Pesticide
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Medical and Health
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BBC: 'Baby Doc' Duvalier returns to Haiti from exile
NY1: NY Lawmakers Urge Bipartisan Approach To Gun Debate
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CNN: Democrats face tough fight on gun control after Tucson shootings
RawStory: Progressives to ‘uncloak’ the secret financers behind the Tea party
Metro: Library emptied off all books in protest against closure
A library in Buckinghamshire has been emptied of all its books as part of a protest against plans to shut it down.
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