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9:03am

Fri June 10, 2011
It's All Politics

Sarah's Choice: Email Dump Will Add To Doubt That She Will Run

Today in Alaska, state officials will release tens of thousands of pages of emails Sarah Palin sent or received as governor from 2007 to 2009. To imagine what this trove may contain, imagine what might show up in your own email (or that of your intimates). There may well be moments of high courage and eloquence. But there will also be other moments.

Now, guess which kind of moments would prompt the most conversation among your friends, neighbors, family members and co-workers. Not to mention people imagining you as president.

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8:57am

Fri June 10, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

German Officials Conclude Sprouts Are The E. Coli Culprit

A-ha! It was the sprouts after all.

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8:54am

Fri June 10, 2011
Middle East

Syrian Army Advances On Restive Border Town

Syrian troops moved against a restive northern border town Friday in what the government said was a military operation to restore order though most residents have reportedly fled.

Tanks were on the outer edges of the town of Jisr al-Shughour on Friday, preparing to enter, an AP reporter accompanying Syrian troops on a government-organized trip said. He said the army announced the start of operations at around 5 a.m. Friday. Witnesses contacted by telephone said most residents had abandoned the town of up to 45,000.

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8:53am

Fri June 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Gates Warns Of NATO's 'Dim' Future

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offering his blunt assessment of NATO earlier today (June 10, 2011) in Brussels.
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Saying that NATO faces a "dim, if not dismal future," outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates told U.S. allies in Europe today that the alliance now has two tiers:

"Those willing and able to pay the price and bear the burdens of alliance commitments, and those who enjoy the benefits of NATO membership, be they security guarantees or headquarters billets, but don't want to share the risks and the costs."

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8:42am

Fri June 10, 2011
Opinion

The Root: HIV In Desperate Need Of Funding

Cynthia Gordy is The Root's Washington reporter.

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