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Political Memo: Two Years After White House Run, McCain Labors to Keep his Job

NYT - Politics News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:36
Gone are the days when John McCain drew big crowds as he battled for the presidency. Now he is just trying to keep his job.

Obama Says Health Law Shouldn’t Be Excuse to Raise Rates

NYT - Politics News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:20
President Obama warned insurance executives on Tuesday not to use the law “as an opportunity to enact unjustifiable rate increases.”

BA crew face fresh strike ballot

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:14
BA cabin crew will be balloted on fresh strikes if there is no progress towards a resolution by Tuesday, Unite says.

UK bank levy to raise over £8bn

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:12
Banks operating in the UK will be hit with an annual levy in a move forecast to raise more than £8bn over four years.

Team RadioShack confirms Lance Armstrong for Tour de France

ESPN - Sport News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:03
Team RadioShack has confirmed that Lance Armstrong will ride in next month's Tour de France.

Belarus 'to cut Europe gas flow'

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 10:45
Belarus says it will suspend Russian transit gas deliveries to Europe after Moscow cut supplies in a dispute over payments.

GP's 'anguish' over Baby P care

BBC - Health News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 10:33
The GP who saw Baby Peter a week before he died from horrific abuse says he should have examined the toddler more thoroughly on his last visit.

Loss of bees a blow to UK economy

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 10:17
If bees and other pollinators were to disappear completely, the cost to the UK could be up to £440m per year, say scientists.

Surprise fall in US home sales

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 10:17
Sales of previously-owned US homes fell unexpectedly in May despite tax credits, figures suggest.

Google faces multi-state US probe

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 09:55
Connecticut will lead a multi-state investigation of Google into the "accidental" collection of wi-fi data.

Climate change may favor couch-potato elk

Science News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 09:18
Heading for the hills every spring appears worse than staying put

GP waiting time target 'scrapped'

BBC - Health News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 08:59
Patients in England will no longer be guaranteed a GP appointment within 48 hours under a scaling back of NHS targets.

Proton eyes India car production

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 08:50
Malaysia car maker Proton, which owns Lotus in the UK, says it is in talks with an Indian firm about making cars there.

Government drops broadband tax

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 08:47
There will be no broadband tax to fund super-fast networks to rural areas, the chancellor has confirmed.

No tax breaks for gaming industry

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 08:21
The chancellor has revoked tax breaks for the gaming industry despite appeals by leaders in the sector.

Poll Finds Deep Concern About Energy and Economy

NYT - Politics News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 07:23
Respondents to a New York Times/CBS News poll said President Obama did not have a clear jobs plan and were impatient with his response to the oil spill.

Boy detained for Facebook murder

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 06:49
A 16-year-old boy is detained for 14 years for killing a former best friend after the pair traded insults on Facebook.

Rising yuan

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 06:42
The winners and losers from a strong yuan

Wikileaks makes contact with US

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:58
Whistleblowing website Wikileaks contacts the US government over its investigation into an alleged source within the US army.

Nintendo expresses currency fears

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:54
Nintendo boss says continuing currency market fluctuations are making it difficult to estimate its profits.