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9:17am

Thu June 16, 2011
Europe

Greek Rioting Leads to Political Turmoil

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Wednesday with a banner criticizing Prime Minister George Papandreou as an International Monetary Fund employee of the year.
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images

Greece's prime minister was expected Thursday to announce a new Cabinet, as he tries to quell unrest in the streets and within his own party over unpopular austerity measures.

The new Cabinet is an apparent move to regain the confidence of both Greeks and the financial markets, but Prime Minister George Papandreou's hopes for party unity ahead of the government reshuffle fell apart after two prominent deputies resigned from his ruling Socialist party.

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9:10am

Thu June 16, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Sorry, What Was That?

David Gelernter is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard.

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9:05am

Thu June 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Did Conan O'Brien Give 'The Greatest Commencement Speech Ever?'

As they write over at the conservative Hot Air website, when a diverse set of bloggers are saying something's a "must-see," it's worth noting.

That's the case with the commencement address that talk show host Conan O'Brien gave last weekend at Dartmouth College. Hot Air says O'Brien just may have given the "greatest commencement speech ever." An analysis that's a bit over-the-top, perhaps, but judge for yourself.

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8:35am

Thu June 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Al-Qaida Makes Al-Zawahri It New Leader

Good morning.

There's word on a "Jihadist website" that Osama bin Laden's longtime deputy, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri, is taking over the leadership of al-Qaida.

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8:34am

Thu June 16, 2011
Opinion

The Root: Obama Helps Dads Do It Better

Cynthia Gordy is The Root's Washington reporter.

It sometimes rubs people the wrong way. But President Obama has a tendency to talk about parental responsibility, especially as it pertains to absentee dads, when addressing African-American audiences.

"Michelle and I happen to be black parents, so I may add a little 'umph' to it when I'm talking to black parents," he joked to the National Urban League last summer by way of explanation.

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