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10:10 PM ET, August 7, 2006


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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.
Eliana Johnson / New York Sun:
Reuters Yanks Doctored Photograph
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Lebanon's PM revises death toll from 40 to 1  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Monday that one person was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern village of Houla, not 40 as he had earlier reported.  —  "The massacre in Houla …
Hezbollah backs decision to deploy Lebanese army in south  —  Lebanon will deploy its army in the south of the country after the Israel Defense Forces' withdrawal from the area, the Lebanese cabinet agreed Monday night, in a decision supported by all the ministers present …
Discussion: The Right Angle and PrairiePundit
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
Learned Aggressiveness  —  Regardless of the outcome tomorrow in Connecticut, the netroots have already won.  —  As we all know, tomorrow is the Connecticut Senate primary.  To hear the hype, the day could hardly be more momentous if Galactus himself were to descend and declare his intention to devour the earth.
Noel Sheppard /
Cokie Roberts Shocks George Stephanopoulos: Lamont Victory Disaster For Democrats  —  Something amazing happened on ABC's "This Week" Sunday: Cokie Roberts practically floored host George Stephanopoulos with the political truth that most impartial individuals already know (video to follow).
Discussion: QandO, Hot Air and Macsmind
Redstate Network / Redstate:
Do You Know Who Will Win Tomorrows CT Senate Primary?
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."
Judd / Think Progress:
Bush Dismisses Generals' Concerns: 'I Hear People Say, Well, Civil War This, Civil War That'  —  Last week, Gen. John Abizaid, the Commander of the U.S. Central Command, raised the prospect that Iraq could be sliding toward civil war.  Abizaid said, "I believe that the sectarian violence …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Bush: Civil War this, civil war that...
Discussion: Making Light and Lean Left
Confederate Yankee:
Shaking the Dead  —  Not a PhotoShop, but quite obviously staged for Reuters cameraman Ali Hashisho's benefit, adding drama to the already dramatic picture of a hand protruding from the rubble.  Pay special attention to the section of concrete-reinforcing iron rebar just over the victim's hand.
Joe Danborn / ABCNEWS:
Senator: Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election  —  Embattled U.S. Rep. Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election, Fellow Republican Says  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio Aug 7, 2006 (AP)— U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, dogged by an influence peddling probe in Washington, will not seek re-election, state Sen. Joy Padgett said early Monday.
Jesselee / The Stakeholder:
OH-18: Down Goes Ney
Discussion: Swing State Project and MyDD
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.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
15 States Expand Right to Shoot in Self-Defense  —  In the last year, 15 states have enacted laws that expand the right of self-defense, allowing crime victims to use deadly force in situations that might formerly have subjected them to prosecution for murder.  —  Supporters call them "stand your ground" laws.
Associated Press:
Texas GOP asks Scalia help on DeLay  —  WASHINGTON - Texas Republicans asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block an appeals court ruling that says the name of indicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay must appear on the November ballot.  —  Democrats are suing to keep DeLay on the ballot …
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Hizbullah UAV shot down off Haifa coast  —  F-16 fighter jets shot down a Hizbullah Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Monday night 10 kilometers off the coast of Acre.  A high-ranking IAF officer said that it was possible that the UAV was loaded with explosives and was on its way to crash into a sensitive installation in northern Israel.
Tim Arango / New York Post:
BUCK$ FOR BLOG: SOFTBANK PUTS $5M IN HUFF POST  —  A group led by venture capital firm Softbank is investing $5 million in the Huffington Post, an online news site and political blog owned by the pundit Arianna Huffington, The Post has learned.  —  The investment comes a little over a year …
Discussion: Gawker and Captain's Quarters
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Number of Black Lobbyists Remains Shockingly Low  —  Robert G. Drummer has been a lobbyist for a long time.  He represents the American Moving and Storage Association and the City of Atlanta.  But one thing has not changed since he first left Capitol Hill as an aide in 1995 …
Exposure to Degrading Versus Nondegrading Music Lyrics and Sexual Behavior Among Youth  —  Steven C. Martino, PhDa, Rebecca L. Collins, PhDb, Marc N. Elliott, PhDb, Amy Strachman, MAc, David E. Kanouse, PhDb and Sandra H. Berry, MAa  —  c University of California, Los Angeles, California  —  ABSTRACT
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
The Specialist  —  Watching the film An Inconvenient Truth was an odd experience.  Aside from  —  the fact that it is hardly a film at all, with no observable cinematics or  —  narrative to speak of, the reappearance of Al Gore in a starring role is  —  compelling.
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
New Registration Rules Stir Voter Debate in Ohio  —  Brittnay Wanzo, left, signs her name for Tai Smith, a voter registration worker, in Cleveland on July 21.  Ms. Smith registered 15 voters that day.  —  CLEVELAND — For Tony Minor, the pastor of the Community of Faith Assembly in a run …
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A BRIDGE TOO WEIRD  —  The story of the day is Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj.
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