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11:45 AM ET, November 27, 2010

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Bryan Denson / Oregonian:
FBI thwarts terrorist bombing attempt at Portland holiday tree lighting, authorities say  —  The FBI thwarted an attempted terrorist bombing in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square before the city's annual tree-lighting Friday night, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon.
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Associated Press:
Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen in Car Bomb Plot  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — A Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said.
Associated Press:
Somali-Born Teenager Held in Oregon Bomb Sting  —  PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.
CNN:
Somali-American accused of plotting to bomb Oregon tree-lighting event  —  (CNN) — A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, on Friday evening, the Justice Department announced.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
The obligatory “Obama elbowed in the face during pick-up game” post; Update: Elbower identified  —  First he gets pounded in the midterms, then Kim Jong-il starts shelling South Korea, now he's getting flagrantly fouled while shooting hoops with friends and family.  What's next?
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Craigjohnsoncnn / This Just In:
Obama gets busted lip, stitches in basketball game
Peter King / New York Post:
Qaeda the enemy - not TSA screeners  —  Tweet  —  The debate over security scanning and pat-downs has reached such a fever pitch, it seems that people are forgetting that the enemy isn't the Transportation Security Administration — it's al Qaeda.  —  I don't want my children …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and Associated Press
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Report: ‘Issues of Culture, Ethnicity and Identity’ Raised in U.K. Rape-Gang Case  —  A report on the sexual exploitation of British girls as young as 12 by a gang led by two 28-year-old Muslim men found that cultural issues were “a critical factor in making [the victims] easy targets for abusers.”
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Winning the Class War  —  The class war that no one wants to talk about continues unabated.  —  Even as millions of out-of-work and otherwise struggling Americans are tightening their belts for the holidays, the nation's elite are lacing up their dancing shoes and partying like royalty as the millions and billions keep rolling in.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog and Daily Kos
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More  —  Following on the heels of this week's domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it's clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy.  Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain …
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:
Homeland Security seizes domain names
Bill King / Houston Chronicle:
It's time for Democrats to give in on voter ID bill  —  Let me say at the outset that I would be willing to bet a lot of money that voter fraud (however you might define that term) has not affected the outcome of an election in Harris County in 100 years.  I mean seriously …
John Leland / New York Times:
Iraq's Troubles Drive Out Refugees Who Came Back  —  The mother and daughters of Abu Maream in a cramped Baghdad apartment.  The family fled to Syria in 2005 and returned last year.  But Mr. Maream is unable to find a job and worried about safety, so he is sending some of his relatives back to Syria.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Myrna Domit / New York Times:
Brazil Military Says It Cornered Rio Drug Gangs  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — Police and Brazilian Army soldiers, struggling to take control of a second huge slum complex here, were fired on by drug gangs on Friday, but by nightfall they had managed to trap the traffickers inside, a military spokesman said.
Discussion: Fausta's Blog
New York Times:
Health Law Faces Threat of Undercut From Courts  —  WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration presses ahead with the health care law, officials are bracing for the possibility that a federal judge in Virginia will soon reject its central provision as unconstitutional and …
Daily Mail:
‘Humiliated’: Female passenger subjected to patdown ‘because her sanitary towel showed up on body scanner’  —  A female passenger has claimed that she was assaulted by TSA agents when she was ordered to be patted down because her sanitary towel showed up on the body scanner.
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Pakistan Muslims warn of anarchy over Christian
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Anti-Four Loko advocates promise they're not after your Irish Coffee.
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Barack Obama to Barbara Walters: ‘Extraordinarily proud’ of health care reform
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