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JFK’s inaugural still not good enough; but neither is Skins (phew!) | Headline Composite

In Headline Composite on 20 January 2011 at 9:00 am

From the NYT:

Obama meets with China’s President Hu Jintao, seeking a richer relationship between the U.S. and China–one that emphasizes human rights, not just the exchange of goods.

MTV’s Skins is under criticism for violation of childhood pornography laws. MTV says the show “addresses real-world issues confronting teens in a frank way”; too bad the frankness might be illegal.

3 Democrats join the Republic effort to repeal the health care overhaul, with the House of Representative’s 245 to 189 vote on Wednesday. The article also cites Gabrielle Giffords as still being hospitalized, and thus unable to vote.

There is only one Christian left in Iraq; Mayor Fawzi: “I would give my life for the life that used to be here to come back.”

From the Washington Post:

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Despite the date, the address is still not considered as good as Lincoln’s second or FDR’s first.

22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner indicted to three counts: one count of attempted assassination (Giffords), and two more counts of attempted murder.

The National push to keep kids in school longer is a difficult proposition for tight budgets and restrictive rules; “The common argument is that more time in class would probably result in more teaching, more learning and, eventually, more-skilled graduates better able to cope in an increasingly competitive world.”

Wal-Mart joins the trend for healthy food, aided by First Lady Michelle Obama. (via AP)

Christoph Eschenbach is writing orchestral music to commemorate the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, expected to debut today. This is the first piece of music that has come out of the NSO in ten years.

AP:

Application for unemployment fell by 37,000 last week. Does this mean that more people are getting jobs?

Esquire:

Robert Giles is, perhaps, the new Steve Jobs. “Roger Ailes is always ready to proclaim that his success is due to his normalcy — to his average guy-ness — while Jobs, with his armamentarium of black turtlenecks, has never pretended to be anything but the first product of his own product line.”

Regis Philbin retires. His advice: “Going out every night is not easy.” He also wants his ashes scattered over Notre Dame.

Jets’ cheerleader Samantha weighs in on Santonio Holmes touchdown catch: “That was crazy. I think he couldn’t even believe he caught it. He makes huge plays, especially when his team needs them the most. Because we really needed a touchdown right there.”

Links:

Lady Gaga refuses to leave children’s literature untouched.

The day’s horoscope offered that the best of all worlds may be offered to you soon — but perhaps the best wasn’t in this world (note: tragic).

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