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8:16am

Mon July 25, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Obama Finally Drew The Line

President Barack Obama during his town hall at the University of Maryland, Friday, July 22, 2011 in College Park, Md.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Jonathan Chait is a senior editor at The New Republic.

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8:06am

Mon July 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Still No Deal, As Rival Debt Plans Are Crafted By Congressional Leaders

Pedestrians stop to view the National Debt Clock in New York this April.
Andrew Harrer Bloomberg via Getty Images

With eight days left until the Aug. 2 deadline set by the Treasury, Washington has yet to reach a compromise on increasing the debt ceiling. If a compromise isn't reached by Aug. 2, the United States could for the first time in history default on its debt.

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7:53am

Mon July 25, 2011
History

Reliving D-Day, With Paintballs And Referees

Allied Gen. John Holme, aka "Mad Kow" (left), and Nicky Angel Valor are seen at the "Invasion of Normandy" paintball battle — the largest event of its kind in the world. "This is our Superbowl," Valor says.
Rob Sachs for NPR

Thousands of people traveled to a field near Jim Thorpe, Pa., earlier this month to re-create one of the most famous battles in history: D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. But with live ammunition — paintballs — and no predetermined winner, it wasn't a typical re-enactment.

In the paintball world, the invasion of Normandy isn't just an event, it's the event.

"This is our Super Bowl," says Nicky Angel Valor.

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7:32am

Mon July 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: NFL Owners, Players Agree To New Deal, Ending Lockout

The AP, the NFL Network and ESPN are reporting that owners and players have reached a deal that would end the lockout and the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987. NFL.com reports:

Legal teams for NFL owners and players negotiated deep into Monday morning, wrapping up at 3 a.m. with an agreement on basic terms.

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7:30am

Mon July 25, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Migraine Mania In The Media

There have been many stories about Michele Bachmann's migraines throughout the past week.
iStockphoto.com

The Scrapbook is a special section from The Weekly Standard.

The Scrapbook was amused last week when it was revealed that Republican representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota suffers from migraines and occasionally takes medication for them. Not amused by the migraines, of course—from which The Scrapbook occasionally suffers, too, and which are no fun—but by the fact that Bachmann's rivals and detractors should have resorted to such a transparent, not to say sexist, device to undermine her presidential candidacy.

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