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7:35am

Fri July 22, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Calif. Milk Board Dumps Controversial PMS Campaign

In one piece from the edgy campaign, a henpecked husband cowers with cartons of milk in his arms.
California Milk Processor Board

Even if the science was right, the message proved terribly wrong.

The California Milk Processor Board pulled the plug on a controversial campaign that positioned milk as a remedy for premenstrual syndrome by appealing to cowering husbands and boyfriends.

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7:28am

Fri July 22, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Mate Was A Mighty Democracy Man

The cast of "Gilligan's Island" is shown in this 1978 photo.
Alan Hale Jr. AP

Victorino Matus is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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7:15am

Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

James Murdoch: What Did He Know And When Did He Know It?

The latest key development in the U.K.'s "hacking scandal" centers on News Corp. executive James Murdoch (son of Rupert) and "claims he misled lawmakers" earlier this week, The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that "a [British] lawmaker called for a police investigation and Prime Minister David Cameron insisted the media scion had 'questions to answer' about what he knew and when he knew it."

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7:06am

Fri July 22, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Who Are The Real Hacks?

News of the World Editor, Colin Myler, center, leads his staff out of the headquarter of News International, the publisher of News of the World, in London, Saturday, July 9, 2011. The paper ceased publication on July 10 following allegations that some journalists paid police for information and hacked into the voicemails for story leads.
Sang Tan AP

Toby Harnden is U.S. editor of the Daily Telegraph.

Early on in my career as a newspaper reporter in London, a grizzled newsroom veteran summoned me over to his desk for a stern talking to. "Harnden, you're letting the side down," he told me. "You're bringing in all these stories but your expenses are pathetic. You need to start claiming some more." Helpfully, he pulled open his desk drawer, which was stuffed full of blank taxi and restaurant receipts.

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6:30am

Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Crisis In The Horn Of Africa: 'We Need Water, We Need Life'

In Dadaab, Kenya, newly arrived Somali refugees lined up for tents Thursday (July 21, 2011).
Oli Scarff Getty Images

While in the U.S. we worry about the dangerous heat wave covering much of the country, in the Horn of Africa the famine, drought and conflict plaguing Somalia and some nearby regions have combined to create a far deadlier disaster.

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