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1:10 AM ET, December 12, 2010

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One dead after suicide bombing in Stockholm  —  Double click on a word to get a translation  —  Two nearly simultaneous explosions rocked central Stockholm on Saturday evening, killing one person and injuring two others in what is believed to be a suicide attack.
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BBC:
Stockholm blasts kill one and injure two  —  Hector Eguia captured the second explosion on this video  —  One person has been killed and two others injured as two explosions rocked the centre of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, police say.  —  A car blew up near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan …
Michael C. Moynihan / Hit & Run:
Explosions in Stockholm: Suicide Bomber Threatened Swedes, “Pig” Mohammad Cartoonist  —  Two explosions rocked the downtown shopping district in Stockholm this evening as holiday shoppers crowded the chainstore-clogged area around Drottninggatan.  According to early Swedish media reports …
Discussion: Moe Lane
Los Angeles Times:
Suspected bomber dies in Stockholm blasts
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Guardian and Big Peace
Brad Knickerbocker / Christian Science Monitor:
Westboro picketers outnumbered at Elizabeth Edwards funeral  —  Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards Saturday.  But they were vastly outnumbered by a “human buffer” singing Christmas carols.  —  Members of the controversial Westboro …
Discussion: HotAirPundit and The Reaction
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Kim Severson / New York Times:
Edwards Eulogized as Defender of Her Family  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — In the moments before the funeral for Elizabeth Edwards began here Saturday afternoon, women from the Edenton Street United Methodist Church removed a spray of white lilies and yellow roses from her coffin.
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Family, friends mourn Elizabeth Edwards at funeral
Discussion: People.com, ABCNEWS and Politics Daily
NY Daily News:
Mark Madoff, oldest son of Bernie Madoff, hangs himself with dog leash in SoHo apartment  —  Mark Madoff was found dead in his SoHo apartment Saturday morning.  He apparently killed himself with his son in the next room, sources say.  —  The eldest son of disgraced Ponzi schemer Bernard …
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Wall Street Journal:
Life After Madoff's ‘Big Lie’  —  Two years ago, Bernard Madoff told his two sons that his multi-billion-dollar investment business was “one big lie,” according to authorities.  —  That dramatic confession, and Mr. Madoff's arrest the next day, unleashed one of the biggest fraud investigations in history.
Tom Wrobleski / Staten Island Advance:
Baby Jesus ousted from St. George Ferry Terminal  —  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Christ is out of Christmas at the St. George Ferry Terminal.  —  In what Catholics see as political correctness run amok, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) has removed a Nativity scene from the terminal …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Gateway Pundit
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ZIP / Weasel Zippers:   New York: City Removes Nativity Scene From Staten Island's St …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In Tapes, Nixon Rails About Jews and Blacks  —  YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Richard M. Nixon made disparaging remarks about Jews, blacks, Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans in a series of extended conversations with top aides and his personal secretary, recorded in the Oval Office 16 months before he resigned as president.
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Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Henry Kissinger to Soviet Jewry: Drop Dead
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
The Fed?  Ron Paul's Not a Fan.  —  Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, has been attacked for failing to foresee the financial crisis, for bailing out Wall Street, and, most recently, for injecting an additional $600 billion into the banking system to give the slow recovery a boost.
Cubachi:
This exists: Vladimir Putin sings Fats Domino's “Blueberry Hill”  —  Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin not only wants to conquer the elements of mother nature, free speech, and democracy, he also fancies himself as a singer.  —  What's next for the Russian bear?  —  Mickey Rourke also makes a cameo in this video.
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Obama to Meet With Executives  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will host a roundtable with about 20 corporate chiefs on Wednesday, according to the White House, part of an attempt to ease strained relations with business.  —  Expected for the session at the Blair House …
Discussion: CNN
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Push for Stricter Abortion Limits Is Expected in House  —  WASHINGTON — A leading Congressional opponent of abortion rights, who is in line to take charge of an influential House panel, plans to press for much stricter limits on the procedure.  —  The selection of the lawmaker …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
DADT Repeal: Do Not Blame Obama  —  I've had many criticisms of the Obama administration's tardy and milque-toast efforts on civil rights for gays and lesbians.  But at this point, the peril facing repeal of the military's gay ban is not the administration's fault.
Discussion: Balloon Juice, PostPartisan and TPMDC
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Rep.-Elect Kristi Noem Delivers Republican Weekly Address (Video)  —  Republicans chose Representative-Elect Kristi Noem (R-SD) to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on creating jobs, cutting spending, and the Pledge to America.  —  Noem will represent South Dakota in the 112th Congress.
Discussion: American Power and sisu
BBC:
UN climate change talks in Cancun agree a deal  —  Under the deal some countries will escape the extension of emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol  —  UN talks in Cancun have reached a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Biased BBC
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Darren Samuelsohn / The Politico:
Cancun ends with modest climate deal
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Appointment Fight Divides Judges  —  Here is one for the “only in New Jersey” file: A state Supreme Court justice refuses to participate in any rulings because he objects to another jurist's serving temporarily on the court.  —  The dispute, aired in opinions released on Friday …
Discussion: National Review and Politics Daily
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Wall Street Journal:
Justice Stymies New Jersey High Court
Discussion: RedState and PoliPundit.com
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Envoy in Critical Condition After Surgery to Repair Heart  —  WASHINGTON — Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is in critical condition at a Washington hospital after emergency surgery to repair a tear in his aorta, the State Department said in a statement on Saturday.
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Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
Diplomat Holbrooke in critical condition
 
 
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