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4:00 PM ET, October 11, 2006


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Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush: Iraqis Are Willing To 'Tolerate' This 'Level Of Violence'  —  Today in his press conference, President Bush applauded the courage of Iraqis, stating that he is "amazed that this is a society which so wants to be free that they're willing to — you know, that there's a level of violence that they tolerate."
New York Times:
Iraqi Dead May Total 600,000, Study Says  —  A boy at his father's coffin in Baghdad yesterday.  Death rates were higher outside the capital, the study said.  —  A team of American and Iraqi public health researchers has estimated that 600,000 civilians have died in violence across Iraq since …
Study: War blamed for 655,000 Iraqi deaths … BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) — War has wiped out about 655,000 Iraqis or more than 500 people a day since the U.S.-led invasion, a new study reports.  —  Violence including gunfire and bombs caused the majority of deaths but thousands of people died …
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
A MOST GHOULISH DEBATE  —  It is an unseemly thing to be debating how many Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion and occupation by US troops.  I'm absolutely sure that most opponents of the war feel that way.  They would, I'm sure, wish that we would all just sit back and accept …
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:   Iraqi Death Toll Exceeds 600,000, Study Estimates
David Brown / Washington Post:
Study Claims Iraq's 'Excess' Death Toll Has Reached 655,000
Jonathan Bor / Chicago Tribune:
654,000 deaths tied to Iraq war
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Back Talk
Jimmy Carter / New York Times:
Solving the Korean Stalemate, One Step at a Time  —  IN 1994 the North Koreans expelled inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and were threatening to process spent nuclear fuel into plutonium, giving them the ability to produce nuclear weapons.
New York Times:
Rice Asserts U.S. Plans No Attack on North Korea  —  South Korean rice bound for the North.  Sanctions urged by the United States might limit such shipments.  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that the United States did not intend to invade or attack North Korea …
Rhonda Schwartz Reports / The Blotter:
Foley Cruising in His BMW; Another Dorm Visit in 2000  —  Rhonda Schwartz Reports:  —  A staff supervisor at the dorm for congressional pages intervened when former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) tried to pay the teens a nighttime visit in the summer of 2000, ABC News has learned.
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Reid Got $1M in Land Sale  —  Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.  —  In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
FBI Agents Still Lacking Arabic Skills  —  Five years after Arab terrorists attacked the United States, only 33 FBI agents have even a limited proficiency in Arabic, and none of them work in the sections of the bureau that coordinate investigations of international terrorism, according to new FBI statistics.
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
U.S. Says Blacks in Mississippi Suppress White Vote  —  The Justice Department has chosen this no-stoplight, courthouse town buried in the eastern Mississippi prairie for an unusual civil rights test: the first federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act accusing blacks of suppressing the rights of whites.
Associated Press:
Army plans current Iraq troop levels until 2010  —  Top officer says future planning 'is not a prediction' of how war is going  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army has plans that would keep the current level of troops in Iraq — about 15 brigades — through 2010, the top Army officer said Wednesday.
Ruth Gledhill / Times of London:
Pope set to bring back Latin Mass that divided the Church  —  THE Pope is taking steps to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide, according to sources in Rome.  —  Pope Benedict XVI is understood to have signed a universal indult …
David Lightman / Hartford Courant:
Shays Hits Hard In Page Scandal  —  Invokes Chappaquiddick In Rebuking Farrell; Polls Show Issue Not Helping Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — When the congressional page scandal broke last month, Democrats across the country saw a chance to lambaste Republican leadership - including Diane Farrell …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Small aircraft crashes into NYC skyscraper  —  Right off the East River, on 72nd Street.  It looks like an apartment building; the fire is small, perhaps confined to one apartment unit thus far.  Fox and CNN are carrying it live.  —  No clue what's going on yet.  It is, in fact, overcast here today.
James Wolcott:
RATFINK WRITES NEW BOOK  —  Such gorgeous weather we've been enjoying in New York.  Good-to-be-alive weather, driving the blues away.  The news has also cooperated with this morale lift.  The Yankees went down in shabby defeat in the first round of the playoffs, igniting a welter of recriminations, which is always fun.
Discussion: TAPPED and Norwegianity
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Douglas Turner / Buffalo News:
McCain bails out as local speaker; Rove to pinch-hit
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"Wisconsin's latest speech code, the 'Think. Respect.' program."
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
President says Foley conduct disgusting
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
'Values' Decline As Issue In Ohio
Rasmussen Reports:
Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 50% Santorum (R) 37%
Jonathan Karl / Opinion Journal:
So This Is Journalism?  —  Bob Woodward takes a novel approach …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Guns Are in Schools but Not in the President's Vocabulary
14-year old shoots suspected burglar inside his home
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Mark Pazniokas / Hartford Courant:
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USA Today:
FBI investigating actions of Specter staff member
Margaret Webb Pressler / Washington Post:
Researchers See a Downside as Keyboards Replace Pens in Schools
New York Times:
Across Europe, Worries on Islam Spread to Center

From Mediagazer:

David Rutz / Fox News:
Rupert Murdoch transitions from chair of Fox Corp and News Corp to the new role of Chairman Emeritus; Lachlan Murdoch becomes the sole chair of both companies

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube debuts YouTube Create, an app that lets creators edit videos, adding effects, GIFs, royalty-free tracks, and more, in beta on Android in eight markets

Tom Ambrose / The Guardian:
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