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9:42am

Thu January 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Teen Pregnancy Epidemic? Memphis Officials Say No, But Do See Problem

Some national media outlets have zeroed in on a week-old report from WMC-TV in Memphis that quoted a local advocate of efforts to reduce teen pregnancy as saying that 26 percent of the girls (about 90 in total) at one high school in the city have gotten pregnant this year.

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9:13am

Thu January 20, 2011
Opinion

The Weekly Standard: Good Football And Good Politics

Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

Football is one big repository of analogies for politics. Candidates "kick off" their campaigns. If they're smart, they have a "game plan" that features a "ground game." In the politics of Washington, Bill Bennett says, "if you're not on offense, you're on defense," which is bad. In a pinch, a politician might "throw a Hail Mary." Normally, though, politics is "played between the 40-yard lines." An issue that's hard to agree on becomes a "political football."

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8:53am

Thu January 20, 2011
Opinion

The New Republic: In Defense of Joe Lieberman

John B. Judis is a senior editor for The New Republic.

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8:42am

Thu January 20, 2011
The Two-Way

100 Suspected Mobsters Nabbed: 'Biggest Mafia Round-Up In N.Y. History'

"Law enforcement authorities targeted up to 100 suspected mobsters in a series of raids and arrests in the New York area early Thursday," the New York Post reports. "The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) called the raids and arrests the biggest mafia round-up in the history of New York."

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8:39am

Thu January 20, 2011
Shots - Health News Blog

More States Join Federal Lawsuit Challenging Health Overhaul

As House Republicans prepared for a vote Thursday that resulted in passage of a bill to repeal the federal health overhaul, six states took another route to stop its implementation.

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