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2:25 PM ET, July 11, 2006


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Ramola Talwar Badam / Associated Press:
Death toll at 105 in India train bombings  —  BOMBAY, India - Seven bombs hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing at least 105 people and wounding more than 300 in what authorities called a well-coordinated attack.  —  India's major cities were put …
40 killed in Mumbai train blasts  —  MUMBAI, India (CNN) — At least 40 people have been killed in seven explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai, police said.  —  More than 100 people were injured in the blasts, which took place between 6:20 and 7 p.m. …
Scores dead in Mumbai explosions  —  Scores of people have been killed in at least seven blasts on trains in the Indian financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), police say.  —  The city's police Chief AN Roy said on Indian TV as many as 100 people were feared killed and more than 250 hurt.
Fox News:
Seven Explosions Hit India Train Stations During Rush Hour  —  MUMBAI, India — Seven explosions hit Mumbai's transit system on Tuesday, killing at leat 131 people and injuring more than 300, in what officials described as a well-coordinated terrorist attack.
Amit Varma / India Uncut:   Bomb blasts in Mumbai's railway stations
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Six Seven explosions at Bombay train stations (Update: Arrests made?)
Washington Post:
Bomb Attacks in Bombay Kill at Least 139
New York Times:
In Big Shift, U.S. to Follow Geneva Treaty for Detainees  —  WASHINGTON, July 11 — In a sweeping change of policy, the Pentagon has decided that it will treat all detainees in compliance with the minimum standards spelled out in the Geneva conventions, a senior defense official said today.
Anne Plummer Flaherty / Associated Press:
U.S. will give detainees Geneva rights  —  WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Tuesday that all detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in U.S. military custody everywhere are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions.  —  White House spokesman Tony Snow said the policy …
Dana Priest / Washington Post:
Rethinking Embattled Tactics in Terror War  —  Courts, Hill and Allies Press Administration  —  Five years after the attacks on the United States, the Bush administration faces the prospect of reworking key elements of its anti-terrorism effort in light of challenges from the courts …
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Detainees to Get Protections Under Geneva Conventions
Paul Blustein / Washington Post:
Smaller Budget Deficit Projected  —  Tax Cuts Credited; Long-Term Outlook Still Seen as Bleak  —  The Bush administration is planning to trumpet today a midyear revision of its budget estimates projecting that a recent surge in tax revenue will help to shrink this year's federal deficit below $300 billion …
White House:
President Bush Discusses Mid-Session Review
Discussion: Angry Bear and Economist's View
Bill Carter / New York Times:
MSNBC's Star Carves Anti-Fox Niche  —  Keith Olbermann, in his office: "You don't punch down.  If you're in my position, you punch upwards."  —  He is either the leading man of MSNBC or its leading agent provocateur, but Keith Olbermann has no problem embracing either role.
New York Post:
PRESIDENT MIKE?  YES, HE CAN WIN  —  July 11, 2006 — IF Mike Bloomberg runs for president as an independent, he can win.  Yes, not just hurt Hillary Clinton or the Republicans, but actually win the White House.  —  Obviously, he has his bank account in his favor.
Discussion: RAGGED THOTS
Audrey Gillan / Guardian:
Syd Barrett dies aged 60  —  Syd Barrett, the former lead singer of Pink Floyd and one of the key figures of the 60s, has died at the Cambridgeshire home to which he retreated as a recluse more than 30 years ago.  —  The Guardian has learned that the singer, 60, who suffered …
Discussion: Blinq and
Ismail Haniyeh / Washington Post:
Aggression Under False Pretenses  —  GAZA, Palestine — As Americans commemorated their annual celebration of independence from colonial occupation, rejoicing in their democratic institutions, we Palestinians were yet again besieged by our occupiers, who destroy our roads and buildings …
Cindy Sheehan /
Troops Home Fast: Day 6 - Cindy Sheehan  —  I find traveling out of the country very challenging being on a fast.  When I was on a layover in Madrid on my way to Venice, Italy yesterday, the closest thing I could find to a smoothie to get a little protein was a coffee with vanilla ice cream in it.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
The UW 9/11 denialist appears on "Hannity and Colmes."  —  The day the university announced its decision to permit Kevin Barrett to teach the one course he was hired to teach, he appeared on "Hannity and Colmes," introduced by Alan Colmes as "University of Wisconsin professor Kevin Barrett."
Washington Post:
Lawmaker Criticized for PAC Fees Paid to Wife  —  In the past two years, campaign and political action committees controlled by Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Calif.) paid ever-larger commissions to his wife's one-person company and spent tens of thousands of dollars on gifts at stores …
Discussion: Sunlight Foundation
Associated Press:
Judge Rules FBI Raid on Rep. Jefferson's Office Was Legal  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI's unprecedented raid of a congressional office, saying that barring searches of lawmakers' offices would turn Capitol Hill into "a taxpayer-subsidized sanctuary for crime."
Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:
Attacks across Iraq kill at least 47  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sunni Arab representatives said Tuesday they will end their boycott of Iraq's parliament following a call for reconciliation by a radical Shiite cleric and promises that a kidnapped colleague will be released.
Atlas Shrugs:
IT'S A CHOI TO PROTEST THE NEW YORK CRIMES  —  So when did treason become patriotic?  I don't know but the guys across the spent the entire time trying to shout out, drown out the our speakers.  Free speech, my ass  —  There were roughly 150- 200 people who showed to protest The Times, it should have been thousands.
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