9:56am

Tue June 21, 2011
It's All Politics

Huntsman Signals He Plans To Take High Road To White House

Based on an advance text of Jon Huntsman's kick off speech for his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he plans to take the high road to the White House.

In the first speech of his official presidential campaign, Huntsman declared he would disagree with President Obama, the Democrat in the White House, as well his fellow Republicans competing to oust the president, without demonizing them.

The former Utah governor also offers a dual vision of America — one of a dire future, the other more upbeat.

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9:45am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Huntsman 'About To Announce'

Only in the social media age can this sort of thing happen:

"About to announce my candidacy for president of the United States. Watch live at www.Jon2012.com and please RT #Jon2012," former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman just tweeted.

And his jon2012.com website is now up and running.

So, the Republican has announced that he's about to announce something that we all knew he was going to announce.

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9:27am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Man Says He Tried To Rob Bank Of $1 To Get Health Care In Prison

James Verone, who says he tried to rob a bank of $1 because he needs health care and thought he could get it in prison.
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The part of this story that's getting attention across the nation is that James Verone of Gaston County, N.C., decided that the only way he could get adequate health care and a solid roof over his head would be to get himself arrested for trying to rob a bank of $1.

Verone, 59, says he has several medical problems, including a growth on this chest and two ruptured disks. He also says he's out of work and has no insurance.

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8:58am

Tue June 21, 2011
Europe

U.K. Police Arrest Suspect In Hacking Attacks

A 19-year-old man suspected of hacking attacks on international businesses and intelligence agencies has been arrested, British police said Tuesday.

London's Metropolitan Police said the suspect is in custody on suspicion of hacking and fraud offenses following a joint operation by its Internet crimes unit and the FBI.

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8:54am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Confidence Vote Today In Greece; Huntsman To Join Race For White House

Good morning.

There's word from Pakistan, as we just reported, that an army brigadier has been arrested on suspicion of having ties to a "banned organization" — Islamic militants. It's the first prominent report since the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden of a high-ranking Pakistani officer being accused of such a link.

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8:32am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

The Root: First Lady's African Trip Not A Vacation

Cynthia Gordy is The Root's Washington reporter.

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8:30am

Tue June 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

When Out-Of-Network Charges Pop Up, Try An Appeal

In times like this, who can check which doctors are in the insurer's network?
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When Janet Wolfe was admitted to the hospital near Macon, Georgia, a few years ago, her lungs were functioning at just one-fifth their normal capacity. The problem: graft-versus-host disease, a complication from a stem cell transplant she received to treat lymphoma.

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8:30am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Developing: Pakistani Brigadier Suspected Of Ties To 'Banned' Group

The BBC's Urdu-language service is reporting, and Agence France Presse says it has confirmed, that a senior officer in the Pakistani army has been taken into custody and is suspected of having ties to "a banned organization."

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8:30am

Tue June 21, 2011
Agriculture

Division of Wildlife Grants Help Reduce Big Game and Agriculture Clashes

The Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program, or HPP, is awarding grants with the goal of keeping big game animals from coming into conflict with agricultural operations.

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8:16am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Are The Policies Working Yet?

There is not set way to measure whether or not a foreign policy is working, so many factors must be taken into account.
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Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.

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