7:32am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Old Enough To Opt Out Of Medicare

Jeff Bergner has worked in the private sector and in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

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7:20am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama Due To Detail Pace, Size Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

With President Obama expected to announce on Wednesday some details about how fast and how soon the 30,000-or-so "surge" troops will be removed from Afghanistan, here are some of the things being reported about his plan:

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7:09am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: Time For A Self Checkout From Wal-Mart

Liza Featherstone is a journalist based in New York City.

The Supreme Court yesterday unanimously slapped down the largest civil rights class action suit in history — on a dry technicality. Justices agreed that Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the ten-year-old sex discrimination lawsuit should not proceed as a class action because the lower courts had not followed proper procedure in certifying it. While the Court's decision is discouraging, no one should imagine that it represents an end to the fight for justice at Wal-Mart.

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6:47am

Tue June 21, 2011
Around the Nation

Man Makes Living 'Prospecting' Diamond District

He's a lone prospector on the street's of Manhattan's Diamond District. Using tweezers and a butter knife, Raffi Stepanian scrapes up bits of gold, diamonds and rubies that fall from workers clothing and shoes. He told the New York Post a week of urban panning earned him more than $1,800.

6:35am

Tue June 21, 2011
Europe

Billboard Pays Off For Irishman Seeking Work

Instead of sifting through more job ads, an unemployed Irishman decided to advertise himself. The 26-year-old marketing grad spent close to $3,000 on a billboard. He used a photo of himself holding a suitcase and the words "Save Me From Emigration." He got several job offers.

5:35am

Tue June 21, 2011
Middle East

Syria's Assad Warns Of Dangerous Economic Climate

The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) released a photo showing Syrian President Bashar Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University on Monday.
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Syria has been hit hard by a protest movement that has disrupted business, farming and trade.

In a speech to the country at Damascus University Monday, President Bashar Assad told his supporters: "The most dangerous thing we face in the coming period is the collapse of the economy."

It's feared financial pressures may be a greater threat than protests.

In normal times, the Lebanese-Syrian border is a busy place. But now, there are hardly any cars, hardly anyone standing in line to cross.

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5:28am

Tue June 21, 2011
Asia

Journalist's Killing Unites Pakistan's Media

Saleem Shahzad is the latest journalist to be killed in Pakistan. Over the last 18 months, at least 16 journalists have been killed there. Last week, other members of the media held a 24-hour sit-in across from Parliament to say the killers of Shahzad would be uncovered regardless of where the trail leads.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Law

High Court Limits Wal-Mart Discrimination Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in American history. It was a nationwide class action lawsuit brought against Wal-Mart on behalf of 1.5 million female employees.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Law

Supreme Court Blocks Climate Change Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a global warming lawsuit brought by Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Iowa and California against five big power companies. The case is being called the court's most important environmental ruling in years.

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