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8:50 AM ET, September 18, 2007

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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site  —  The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight tonight.  —  The move comes two years to the day after The Times began the subscription program, TimesSelect, which has charged $49.95 a year …
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Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
New York Times to end paid Internet service
WDIV-TV:
Federal Prosecutor Arrested In Child Sex Sting  —  DETROIT — A U.S. Justice Department official has been arrested on suspicion of traveling to Detroit over the weekend to have sex with a minor.  —  John David R. Atchison, 53, an assistant U.S. attorney from the northern district of Florida …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
. . . What She Ducked  —  After Petraeus Is Slimed, Spineless Silence  —  If there is a phrase more closely associated with both Hillary and Bill Clinton than "the politics of personal destruction," it does not come to mind.  All the others — "It's the economy, stupid," for instance …
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Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
Clinton unveils $110bn health plan  —  Hillary Clinton yesterday set out an ambitious $110bn (£55bn) plan to introduce universal healthcare in the US more than 10 years after her earlier failed attempt.  —  Ms Clinton, who is one of the frontrunners to win the Democratic nomination …
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Giuliani Continues Criticizing Clinton
Bret Stephens / Opinion Journal:
Osirak II?  —  Israel's silence on Syria speaks volumes.  —  In the late spring of 2002 the American press reported that Israel had armed its German-made submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.  In Israel, this was old news.  It was also headline news.
Discussion: Jerusalem Post and Betsy's Page
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Jack Stripling / Ocala Star-Banner:
Student Tasered at Kerry speech  —  GAINESVILLE - U.S. Sen. John Kerry's speech at the University of Florida came to a dramatic close Monday, shortly after a vocal audience member was hauled off by police and shot with a Taser gun.  —  The audience member was preliminarily identified …
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Sam Stein / Huffington Post:
Thompson Refuses To Debate At Historically Black College  —  Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson has become the fourth leading GOP presidential candidate to shun the PBS debate this month at a historically black college in Baltimore, the Huffington Post has learned.
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TMZ.com:
Barry to Elisabeth: Your "View" is Dangerous  —  TMZ has learned that legendary singer Barry Manilow has pulled out of his scheduled appearance on "The View" tomorrow — because he strongly disagrees with host Elisabeth Hasselbeck's conservative view!  Paging Rosie O'Donnell!
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Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
Hollywood Helps. Seriously.
Discussion: TigerHawk and Betsy's Page
Faiz / Think Progress:
Sen. Reed's Democratic Response Beats Bush Speech In Cable Ratings On Fox And CNN  —  In what was billed as a major televised address on Iraq, President Bush last week "recycled tired rhetoric" and "mumbo jumbo" about staying the course.  Sen. Jack Reed delivered a direct response …
Discussion: The Daily Background
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Nicholas Wade / New York Times:
Is 'Do Unto Others' Written Into Our Genes?  —  Many people will say it is morally acceptable to pull a switch that diverts a train, killing just one person instead of the five on the other track.  But if asked to save the same five lives by throwing a person in the train's path, people will say the action is wrong.
Discussion: normblog, Hot Air and Althouse
Jason Trahan / Dallas Morning News:
Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S.  —  Group's takeover plot emerges in Holy Land case  —  jtrahan@dallasnews.com  —  Amid the mountain of evidence released in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, the most provocative has turned out to be a handful …
Mark Benjamin / Salon:
Guns, not roses, for Iraq  —  The U.S. is selling billions in weapons to Iraq.  Is the Pentagon's plan making the country secure or arming it to the teeth for civil war?  —  The grand debate about Gen. David Petraeus' Capitol Hill testimony last week on U.S. strategy in Iraq focused primarily …
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
U.S. Contractor Banned by Iraq Over Shootings  —  Blackwater USA, an American contractor that provides security to some of the top American officials in Iraq, has been banned from working in the country by the Iraqi government after a shooting that left eight Iraqis dead and involved an American diplomatic convoy.
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Abizaid: World could abide nuclear Iran  —  WASHINGTON - Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday.
Michael J. Totten:
Anbar Awakens Part II: Hell is Over  —  This is the second in a two-part series.  Read Part One, The Battle of Ramadi, here.  —  RAMADI, IRAQ - In early 2007 Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, was one of the most violent war-torn cities on Earth.  By late spring it was the safest major city in Iraq outside Kurdistan.
Discussion: Infidels Are Cool
Flip / Suitably Flip:
Hsu, Recobbled  —  I've just uploaded an updated master data set of the contributions made and raised by Norman Hsu from 2003-2007.  I've replaced the Google spreadsheet in the same spot, so the old links should take you to the new data.  As before, the contributions are organized by recipient …
 
 
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
The Return of the Snowman  —  Monday, Sept. 17, was supposed …
Niraj Warikoo / Detroit Free Press:
Armed student's motives unclear Dearborn
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Furor Ends in Deanship for Liberal Scholar
Charles Forelle / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Loss In Europe Raises American Fears
Fox News:
Fred Thompson: Going Nowhere Fast
Thomas Sowell / Real Clear Politics:
Mugged By Reality in Iraq
Discussion: PrestoPundit
David Blair / Telegraph:
Saudi women face cul-de-sac
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Wilson / `Dragonmount`:
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 Earlier Items: 
Sandra Sierra / Associated Press:
Chavez threatens to take over schools
The Atlantic Online:
The Canon Wars  —  Rachel Donadio, on Allan Bloom:
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and alicublog
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Plaintiff Lawyer to Plead Guilty To Conspiracy
Omar Fadhil / Pajamas Media:
AN IRAQI ALLIANCE BREAKS APART
Scott Horton / Balkinization:
Confirm Michael Mukasey
Jerusalem Post:
'600 Iranian missiles pointed at Israel'
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Music Scholar Barred From U.S., but No One Will Tell Her Why