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Explosions abroad, shootings at home | Headline Composite

In Headline Composite on 24 January 2011 at 11:04 am

Breaking: Explosion in Moscow airport this morning being treated as a terrorist attack. Occured at 4:32 pm local time. [NYT] Up to 31 dead reported so far. [Washington Post]

Anticipating President Obama’s State of the Union address, Republican’s warn that they will not tolerate any increases in spending. Representative Eric Cantor: “Every dollar should be on the table.” [NYT]

Chinese President Hu Jintao has begun declining power; presumed successor is Xi Jinping; Mr. Xi is expected to keep China moving in the same Communist direction. [NYT]

Jared Loughner, Arizona shooter, due in federal court today on charges of murder and attempted murder. [Washington Post]

NY summit teaching Muslims “how to fight prejudice and fear” spreads McCarthy-like discomfort in the meantime. The topic: “What could be done to stop planned congressional hearings on alleged hidden radicalism among American Muslims and mosques?” [Washington Post]

New FDA food traceability rule rolling into action. Idea is that with use of a mobile device, one will have the ability to access data and see where food is coming from. [Washington Post]

UK government initiative, led by Professor Sir John Beddington, asks governments to act swiftly to aid the world hunger crisis. With the rising population, Beddington warns: “We have 20 years to arguably deliver something of the order of 40% more food; 30% more available fresh water and of the order of 50% more energy.” [BBC]

In weather, warmth up North and cold down South is suggesting greater evidence for the spread of Global Warming. Perhaps Florida will be under snow before we know it? [NYT]

Pittsburgh Steelers proves that the New York Jets are all talk, winning the American Football Conference championship 24-17. The Steelers will face the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6. [NYT]

In the UK, decision for who is going to get the use of the Olympic stadium has been put on hold. Tottenham and West Ham have already placed bids for the use of the stadium. [BBC]

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Two police officers, one U.S. Marshall shot in St. Petersburg at 7 am this morning. [TBO]

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