Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday's Top News: Curiosity Rover Preps for Big Plans after its Daring Decent

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Curiosity Rover Preps for Big Plans after its Daring Decent

By Daniel Cray / Pasadena

The compact-car-sized biochemistry lab is spending its first two weeks doing the same thing you might do after stepping off a hair-raising roller coaster: making sure its parts are where they�re supposed to be and functioning correctly.

Fareed Zakaria: The Case for Gun Control

By Fareed Zakaria

Why limiting easy access to guns is intelligent and American

Middle East: As the Sinai Goes, So Too the Golan Heights?

By Tony Karon

The new status quo in the Middle East is one of porous borders, growing radicalization and the fragmentation of once stable nation-states

The Trouble with the Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

By Joe Klein

Obama has tried to reduce the long-term deficit, but he should try harder

Why The Boy Scouts Have It Backwards

By Lawrence J. Cohen and Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D.

By upholding their ban on gay members and leaders, are they mistakenly confusing homosexuality with pedophilia?

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By Adam Sorensen

With the presidential contest static, the parties try to invent an advantage. Wall Street likes to do it too. San Antonio mayor Julian Castro will keynote the Democratic convention, Elizabeth Warren will open for Bill Clinton. Clinton returns to ’93 inauguration levels of popularity. Congressional report will lay Fast and Furious blame on five senior [...]

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Virgin America's New Uniforms: A 75-Year History of Fashion In Flight

Virgin America, a brand that prides itself on being on the cutting edge, is taking a gamble with a new line of uniforms that project a more casually stylish look



Inside Syria's Slow-Motion Civil War

More than 21,000 people have died according to United Nations estimates in what the International Committee of the Red Cross has declared a civil war in Syria.

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