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8:05 AM ET, August 29, 2011

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Erik Jensen / Sydney Morning Herald:
Mental illness rise linked to climate  —  RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will increase as a result of climate change, a report to be released today says.  —  The paper, prepared for the Climate Institute, says loss of social cohesion in the wake …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Republicans Against Science  —  Jon Huntsman Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China, isn't a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination.  And that's too bad, because Mr. Hunstman has been willing to say the unsayable about the G.O.P. — namely, that it is becoming the “anti-science party.”
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
South Carolina's attorney general to endorse Huntsman  —  Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will pick up the endorsement of South Carolina's attorney general Monday morning.  —  Alan Wilson, son of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, confirmed to CNN that he is behind the …
Discussion: GOP 12
Caroline May / The Daily Caller:
One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, at least so says former Vice President Al Gore.  —  In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky broadcasted on UStream on Friday …
The Daily Beast:
A Hurricane of Hype  —  Irene fell far short of the media's dire warnings even before it was downgraded.  Howard Kurtz on the scaremongering by television and local officials.
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Nic Robertson / CNN:
CNN Exclusive: Lockerbie bomber comatose, near death, family says  —  Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi is comatose, near death and likely to take secrets of the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 to his grave.  —  CNN found al-Megrahi under the care of his family …
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Nic Robertson / CNN:
CNN's Robertson on finding Lockerbie bomber  —  Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Nothing could have prepared me for what I'm about to see.  —  I'm in a fancy villa in a posh part of Tripoli, walking though the garden past a huge plastic children's swing set and a trampoline that dominate the lush green lawn.
Associated Press:   Libya rebels won't deport Abdel-Baset al-Megrahi
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
George Will Slams Dick Cheney For Not Apologizing For Iraq  —  Damn it, I hate it when this happens.  I actually agree with George Will.  As I reel from worlds colliding, let's look at the astonishing admission of wrongness on behalf of a Republican to which George Will wants an apology:
Kerry Picket / Washington Times:
Obama's illegal uncle arrested; ‘Uncle Omar’ hits cop car, tries to call White House  —  A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts.
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Howie Carr / Boston Herald:   Deval Patrick laments ‘tragedy,’ fails to take action
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Michele Bachmann rally draws over 1,000 in Sarasota, but some prefer Rick Perry  —  SARASOTA — Hurricane Irene bypassed the state and spared Michele Bachmann's first campaign foray in Florida this weekend, but now she has to contend with Hurricane Perry.  —  Even as the Minnesota congresswoman …
Discussion: GOP 12
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Colin Powell undecided on 2012 choice  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says there are some “interesting” presidential candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination - but that he's not sure yet who he'll be voting for.  —  Powell, who served under former …
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Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:   Powell: Cheney taking ‘cheap shots’ in memoir
Ron Todt / Associated Press:
Va. soldier sought in 4 deaths found dead in Pa.  —  JAMISON, Pa. — An Army officer suspected of killing four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia was found dead in a wooded area Sunday after a manhunt during Tropical Storm Irene's winds and drenching rains paralyzed residents in this Philadelphia suburb.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Is Rick Perry dumb?  —  Another Texas governor who drops his “g's” and scorns elites is running for president and the whispers are the same: Lightweight, incurious, instinctual.  —  Strip away the euphemisms, and Rick Perry is confronting an unavoidable question: is he dumb - or just misunderestimated?
Discussion: Campaign 2012
BBC:
Yoshihiko Noda wins Japan leadership race  —  The BBC's Roland Buerk says Mr Noda will need to reach out to the opposition  —  Japan's governing Democratic Party (DPJ) has chosen Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its leader, lining him up to become the country's sixth prime minister in five years.
Discussion: Truthdig
 
 
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Reuters:
Factbox - Irene power outages swell to nearly 4.2 million
Eric Dash / New York Times:
As Fortunes Dim, Banks Confront a Leaner Future
New York Times:
Down Atlantic, a Refrain: It Could Have Been Worse
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Daily Mail:
Horror of 150 bodies found on a farm after being massacred by pro-Gaddafi forces
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Fall This Summer  —  DID insects hire a new publicist for the summer of 2011?
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Jerusalem Post:
Do you support two states for two peoples?
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