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3:40 PM ET, August 7, 2006

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Reuters:
Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance  —  Source: Reuters  —  LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.
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Ynetnews:
Reuters admits to more image manipulation  —  News organization withdraws photograph of Israeli fighter jet, admits image was doctored, fires photographer.  Reuters pledges 'tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict'  —  Yaakov Lappin
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Making war look worse
Martin Peretz / Opinion Journal:
Lieberman  —  The "peace" Democrats are back.  It's a dream come true for Karl Rove.  —  We have been here before.  Left-wing Democrats are once again fielding single-issue "peace candidates," and the one in Connecticut, like several in the 1970s, is a middle-aged patrician …
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Associated Press:
Lieberman shows signs cutting into Lamont lead, poll shows  —  HARTFORD, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, fighting for his political survival, appears to be cutting into challenger Ned Lamont's lead the day before Connecticut's Democratic primary election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
New York Times:
Lieberman Explains His Stance on Iraq  —  Senator Joseph I. Lieberman directly confronted the anger roiling the Democratic Party over Iraq yesterday, making a last-ditch attempt to explain his support for the war and to win back doubting voters in Connecticut before the state primary election tomorrow.
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CNN.com:
Airstrike kills 40 says Lebanon PM  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Lebanon's prime minister said Monday an Israeli airstrike on the southern village of Houla left 40 people dead.  —  "An hour ago, there was a horrific massacre in the village of Houla in which more than 40 martyrs were victims …
Eric Heyl / PittsburghLIVE.com:
Ney drops out of fall race  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Entangled in the scandals involving former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, embattled U.S. Rep. Robert Ney is ending his re-election bid.  —  Although Ney had vowed to stay in the race even if he is indicted, the Ohio Republican decided last week to bow out.
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Joe Danborn / ABCNEWS:
Senator: Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election
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Jesselee / The Stakeholder:
OH-18: Down Goes Ney
Discussion: Swing State Project and MyDD
Joe Danborn / Associated Press:
Rep. Bob Ney won't seek re-election
Brett Arends / Boston Herald:
Hatin' on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. - Dick Bennett has been polling New Hampshire voters for 30 years.  And he's never seen anything like it.  —  "Lying b**** . . . shrew . . . Machiavellian . . . evil, power-mad witch . . . the ultimate self-serving politician."
Mary Pemberton / Associated Press:
Major Alaskan Oil Field Shutting Down  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - In a sudden blow to the nation's oil supply, half the production on Alaska's North Slope was being shut down Sunday after BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line.
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Critics Say Politics Driving Immigration Hearings  —  When House leaders announced their plan to hold 21 immigration hearings in 13 states during the August recess, they said it demonstrated a commitment to battling illegal immigration and securing the border.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Bush: Civil War this, civil war that...  Who are you going to believe me, or your lying eyes?  —Groucho Marx  —  An average of more than 100 civilians per day were killed in Iraq last month-NY Times  —  Video-WMP Video-QT later  —  BUSH: My attitude is that a young democracy has been born quite quickly.
New York Times:
A Disciplined Hezbollah Surprises Israel With Its Training, Tactics and Weapons  —  On Dec. 26, 2003, a powerful earthquake leveled most of Bam, in southeastern Iran, killing 35,000 people.  Transport planes carrying aid poured in from everywhere, including Syria.
Kirstin Downey / Washington Post:
Feeling Unwelcome, Some Gays Vacate Virginia  —  November Ballot Ban Helps Fuel Migration  —  Edel Quinones lived in Virginia for 10 years, but early this year, he sold his Arlington townhouse to move to the District.  —  "It felt like I wasn't welcome anymore," he said.
New York Times:
Iraq Incident Was Fueled by Whiskey, G.I. Says  —  One of the soldiers accused in the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of the girl and her family said the incident took place after a morning of cards and whisky, when a member of his unit began pestering the group to kill some Iraqis …
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Is It the Drunk or the Drink Doing the Talking?  —  DID Mel Gibson mean it?  —  Did he mean it when he said, according to a sheriff's report of his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, that "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world"?  Or when he asked the arresting deputy, "Are you a Jew?"
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