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One of greatest things ever: Highlights of USA-England soccer match re-enacted—via Legos… Andy Borowitz adds: "BP Hires England Goalkeeper as New CEO: ‘He’s Already Shown He Can Drop the Ball.’"
Ted Kennedy’s FBI files released today, including meetings with leftists, rumors, deaths threats. Reporters studying.
Right wing in uproar over ambush video—Breitbart followers apparently at it again—in which Democratic Representative Etheridge of N. Carolina behaves badly. He has now apologized. Democrats push back. Video:
AP: Americans most-radiated people in the world, medical scans and dangers way up, could be big cause of cancer.
On that startling Afghan rich in lithium report: Huff Post claims mineral riches were known back in 2007—reason we’ve expanded effort in Afghan?… More from Yglesias and others on impact and claims of "war for cell phone batteries."… Me? I’m looking for a Dylan sequel, "Vision of Afghana," to quote: "We sit there stranded but we’re all doing our best to deny it."
Cracked Kristol: Bill joins John McCain: Let’s debate going to war against Iran. Hey, what could go wrong?… Brief life-in-Gaza video.… Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange of Wikileak at recent PDF forum.