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Morning Whip, July 21, 2005

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The Whip As always, click on the article title above or on "read more" below to get the entire list.

#10: Shuttle launch planned for Tuesday
Combination of wire grounding and electromagnetic interference thought by NASA engineers to be source of sensor problems. #9: China severs yuan link to dollar
Apparently this is a good thing.

#8: Google maps the moon
Zoom into the lowest level.

#7: Bruschi to miss 2005 NFL season
With my favorite last name in sports (Brew-ski!), New England linebacker who suffered stroke will sit out the coming season.

#6: Royals 5, Indians 3
This year, a two-game win streak is cause for celebration. Royals need to go 48-22 to finish .500, 31-39 to avoid 100 losses.

#5: Plame game update
Dick Morris:
Rove did not call Time magazine's Matt Cooper. Cooper called him. He did not mention Valerie Plame's name. He may not have even known it. He had no intent to reveal her identity. The context of the conversation was that Rove was trying to disabuse Cooper of the impression that CIA Director George Tenet had been the moving force in choosing former Ambassador Joe Wilson to investigate the nuclear dealings reported to be going on in Niger.

#4: Firefox, Thunderbird updates now available
Article here.
Firefox download here.
Thunderbird download here.

#3: French journalists investigate blogs, get their heads handed back to them on a platter
by the bloggers at Little Green Footballs.

#2: Sudan apparently "wants some" from U.S.
Sudanese security forces rough up U.S. diplomats and reporters traveling with Secretary of State Rice. From the article:

"Diplomacy 101 says you don't rough your guests up," Rice senior adviser Jim Wilkinson had said earlier as he and reporters traveling with Rice faced off with guards at the ultra-high-security residence of Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir.

#1: Security alert at London Underground stations
Arrest at #10 Downing Street shown on Fox News. BBC is blogging it here.