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Hot twoppic of the moment is the World Cup ... France was defeated by South Africa on Tuesday, sending the team home after a tumultuous few days that saw captain Patrice Evra dropped from the squad for orchestrating player strike. Despite the win, South Africa did not score the 4 goals needed to move to the next round - meanwhile, Uruguay beat Mexico 1-0, but both teams will advance.
Hot twoppic of the day is top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal, who is under fire for some controversial comments he made about President Obama and others associated with the Afghan war in a story in Rolling Stone magazine. General McChrystal was summoned to the White House to explain himself...McChrystal has apologized for using poor judgment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said:
Hot twoppic of the week: a U.S. federal judge has blocked President Obama's six-month ban on new deepwater drilling projects. The ban was put in place after the Gulf spill, and companies that provide services to offshore rigs took the legal action to overturn it. The White House is planning an immediate appeal of the decision, but Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asks the Obama administration:
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