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9:55 AM, June 30th, 2012

Second Death Confirmed in CO: 
Obama promises federal aid

“I’m kind of dreading returning.” One Colorado Springs resident said as firefighters continued to fight back a blaze outside the town on Saturday. Two people have been confirmed dead and 350 homes have been destroyed after a wildfire swept into the town’s outskirts. President Barack Obama visited the area swept by the Waldo Canyon Fire, which has caused more than 35,000 people to evacuate. The president promised federal aid to the stricken area, saying, “We have been putting everything we have into trying to deal with what is the worst fires we’ve seen here in Colorado.”

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10:57 AM, June 27th, 2012
Frontpage: Wednesday, June 27th
1. Obama Maintains Narrow Lead: A new Wall Street Journal poll shows that President Obama still has a narrow lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, even though there has been some bad economic news lately.
2. 32,000 Flee ‘Epic’ Colorado Blaze: Wildfires in Colorado continue to rage. As of Wednesday morning, the 6,200-acre blaze had been only 5 percent contained, and 65 mph winds blew the fire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
3. Judge Blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab: A U.S. judged ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple requested an injunction on the product and called it “blatant copying.”
4. Bank’s Crafting ‘Living Wills’: Five of the nation’s largest banks are writing contingency plans to be used if they go under. The plans are one of the requirements of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform law.
5. Egypt to Appoint Woman VP: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, plans to appoint a female vice president. His policy adviser Ahmed Deif said: “For the first time in Egyptian history—not just modern but in all Egyptian history—a woman will take that position.
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Writer, director, and producer Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday at 71. This photo is from 1978, at age 37, during a portrait session in Los Angeles. See more of Nora Ephron’s life in pictures here.

Frontpage: Wednesday, June 27th

1. Obama Maintains Narrow Lead: A new Wall Street Journal poll shows that President Obama still has a narrow lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, even though there has been some bad economic news lately.

2. 32,000 Flee ‘Epic’ Colorado Blaze: Wildfires in Colorado continue to rage. As of Wednesday morning, the 6,200-acre blaze had been only 5 percent contained, and 65 mph winds blew the fire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

3. Judge Blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab: A U.S. judged ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple requested an injunction on the product and called it “blatant copying.”

4. Bank’s Crafting ‘Living Wills’: Five of the nation’s largest banks are writing contingency plans to be used if they go under. The plans are one of the requirements of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform law.

5. Egypt to Appoint Woman VP: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, plans to appoint a female vice president. His policy adviser Ahmed Deif said: “For the first time in Egyptian history—not just modern but in all Egyptian history—a woman will take that position.

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Photo by George Rose/Getty Images:

Writer, director, and producer Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday at 71. This photo is from 1978, at age 37, during a portrait session in Los Angeles. See more of Nora Ephron’s life in pictures here.

11:16 AM, May 15th, 2012

Frontpage: Tuesday, May 15th

  1. Colorado Civil Union Bill Killed: A bill that would have allowed same-sex couples equal rights as married couples was killed on Monday night in a special legislative session. Although the bill had been likely to pass the state’s House of Representatives, Republicans rejected it, claiming the Democrats are trying to use it as an issue before the November elections.
  2. Poll: Romney Leads Over Obama: Mitt Romney lept ahead of President Obama in a new nationwide poll Monday. The New York Times/CBS poll showed Romney at 46 percent and Obama at 43 percent. Last month the poll had found the two tied at 46 percent. 
  3. Rebekah Brooks Charged: Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s onetime deputy, as chief of News International, was officially charged on Tuesday with “perverting justice” in the wide-reaching phone-hacking scandal. Also charged was her husband, Charlie Brooks; the two issued a statement calling the charges a “weak and unjust decision.” 
  4. Greece to Hold New ElectionsGreece will hold a new election at some point in the near future, a spokesperson for President Karolos Papoulias said Tuesday—just nine days after an inconclusive vote. Politicians have failed to form a government, and the uncertainty only prolongs the political crisis that could push the country closer to bankruptcy. 
  5. France’s Hollande Sworn In: François Hollande was sworn in Tuesday morning as the president of France, becoming the first Socialist to hold the office in 17 years. Hollande asked that the inauguration ceremony remain as low-key as possible, and neither his children nor those of his partner, Valérie Trierweiler, were there. 

Photo: Tyra Banks, photographed in, from left, New York in 2012 and 2003, and Los Angeles in 1992, (Evan Agostini / AP; KMazur / WireImage-Getty Images; Stephen Jerrome / PI-Landov). She penned an open letter to models re: Vogue’s decision not to run anorexic images.  

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