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10:40am

Thu July 7, 2011
The Two-Way

BBC: 4,000 Potential Hacking Victims Being Contacted By Police

This "breaking news" alert just popped up on the BBC's website:

"UK detectives investigating phone hacking allegations expect to contact nearly 4,000 potential victims, police say"

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9:55am

Thu July 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Football Hall Of Famer John Mackey Has Died

John Mackey and his wife Sylvia in 2007.
Brian Bahr Getty Images

John Mackey, one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history who went on to be the first president of the National Football League Players Association, "died Wednesday of frontal temporal dementia, a disease he had battled for 10 years," the Baltimore Sun reports. He was 69.

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9:50am

Thu July 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Casey Anthony Gets 4 Years; Time-Served Will Reduce Prison Stay

Casey Anthony, the young Florida mother who was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter after a trial that dominated cable news networks and tabloids, was just sentenced to four years in prison for lying to police during the investigation.

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9:32am

Thu July 7, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: The Story On Jobs That No One Tells

A boy walks to school past a mural in a fenced off and locked lot along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeat in the poorest ward of the city on July 23, 2010 in the Anacostia section of Washington.
Tim Sloan AFP/Getty Images

This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com.

Andy Kroll is a reporter in the D.C. bureau of Mother Jones magazine and an associate editor at TomDispatch. A former intern at The Nation, his writing has appeared in Campus Progress, CBSNews.com and The Progressive Review.

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9:07am

Thu July 7, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Stimulus Has 'Stimulated' One Job

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, visit the Gingerbread House Bakery in downtown Kokomo, Ind., during a visit to tout the city as a success story of the Recovery Act in November 2010. Owners, Lauren Gaines and her husband Matt, left, received a $140,000 loan from the economic stimulus to buy the former doughnut shop.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Jeffrey H. Anderson was the senior speechwriter for Secretary Mike Leavitt at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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