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Protesters Shot in Guinea

58 people are dead after security forces fired on protesters in the African nation of Guinea today. They were protesting the current military government (which took power last December) and the expected announcement that the military leader currently in charge, Moussa Dadis Camara, will run in national elections in January 2010. Leaders of the opposition were also arrested at the rally, Al Jazeera.

China is preparing a massive celebration for October 1, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Photo gallery of the preparations, CNN. A CNN reporter, Emily Chang, was granted permission to interview members of  the Communist Youth League in advance of the anniversary, CNN International. Tour of Mao’s hometown, CNN Asia.

The Oxfam international aid agency has issued an emergency call for aid to Ethiopia and other East African countries. The area is experiencing the worst drought in 10 years, BBC News.

A new study says that most corporations aren’t paying taxes in the United States:

The Government Accountability Office said 72 percent of all foreign corporations and about 57 percent of U.S. companies doing business in the United States paid no federal income taxes for at least one year between 1998 and 2000.

Senators Byron Dorgan and Carl Levin requested the study so that the U.S. government can work to plug holes in the tax code, Reuters. The process companies use to avoid paying taxes is illustrated in the 2007 film Michael Clayton, IMDB.

The publication date of the memoirs of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been moved up from next spring to November 17 of this year. The book will be called “Going Rogue,” Associated Press.

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Fighting in Nigeria Kills At Least 39

Eight people were killed today in a wrong-way crash on a New York highway. The driver of a minivan was moving southbound on a northbound road and struck two other cars. Four children, all related, and one adult in the minivan were killed. Three other adults in another vehicle were also killed, CNN.

Gov. Sarah Palin officially stepped down from her position as Alaska’s governor today. You can watch her farewell speech here.

Dozens have been killed in clashes in Nigeria. Fighting between police forces and a radical Islamist group broke out after the group attacked a police station in Bauchi. At least 39 people were killed, BBC News.

Questions of censorship are arising as more and more AT&T users are reporting that the /b/ section of the site 4chan.org is blocked from their phones. The founder of the site is calling for a ban, and 4chan users are known for their influence on the internet, Erling Løken Andersen.

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Plot to Kill UN Peacekeepers in Lebanon Found Out

Lebanon officials say they have detained 10 Islamic militants suspected of plotting to attack soldiers and UN peacekeepers. An official says those arrested are part of a faction of al-Qaeda and were smuggling fighters into the country, BBC News.

The U.S. Senate voted 58-40 today to remove $1.75b from a bill that would have paid for the manufacture of seven F-22 jets. The vote is seen as a win for President Obama who is trying to cut defense spending. The company Lockheed Martin, which makes the F-22, will instead focus on building the cheaper F-35 fighter planes, AP.

An independent investigator has found that Gov. Sarah Palin (who officially vacates the seat in five days) may have violated ethics laws by accepting money from a PAC to pay legal fees. The Alaska Fund Trust, started in April by Palin’s friends and supporters, is being used to pay for Palin’s legal fees as she battles ethics claims, Anchorage Daily News.

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Roger Federer Wins Record 15th Grand Slam Title

In a match for the ages, Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick at Wimbledon today to win his record 15th Grand Slam title. As there is no tiebreak in the final set at Wimbledon, Federer and Roddick played 30 games in the last set, a record. This is Federer’s sixth Wimbledon title, NBC Sports.

CNN reporters in Honduras say the airport has been closed and air space has been blocked in anticipation for President Zelaya’s return to the country after he was ousted in a military coup last week, CNN.

Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, who will step down on July 26th, is threatening legal action against bloggers and news agencies that have reported, or asked about, allegations that she is in an embezzlement scandal regarding a Wasilla sports complex. In a press release, Palin’s lawyer noted they were considering suing for defamation against a Huffington Post blogger, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and MSNBC, Huffington Post.

Two British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. The first was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade and the second was killed in a seperate explosion. Their names have not been released yet, BBC News.

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Gov. Sarah Palin Will Step Down as Governor

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, last year’s Republican vice-presidential candidate, announced her resignation today and says she will not run for governor in 2010. Palin will hand over power on July 26th to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. She has not commented on whether she will run for either the Senate in 2010 or for the presidency in 2012, CNN.

Three children and three adults have been killed in a fire in south London at an apartment complex. The children killed were a three-week-old baby, a six-year-old, and a seven-year-old. Another 12 people were injured. The blaze is now under control, Sky News.

American Andy Roddick beat home country favorite Andy Murray today to advance to the Wimbledon finals. Earlier, Roger Federer cruised to victory over Tommy Hass. Roddick and Federer will play in the championship game on Sunday, with Federer going for his record 15th Grand Slam title, ESPN.

Russia has opened an air route to the U.S. to allow the country to fly arms and troops into Afghanistan. The agreement comes just as the U.S. has begun their biggest push into the country since 2001. It also signifies the growing ties between the U.S. and Russia, which have been considerably strained as of late, New York Times.

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Breaking: Gov. Sarah Palin Won’t Seek Re-election

CNN has learned that Sarah Palin will not run for governor of Alaska in 2010. More details to follow.

Update: Palin is stepping down as governor. She will resign “within weeks.”

Update II: Palin will step down on July 26th. Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC says sources tell her Palin is out of politics for good.

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Live Post: Binghamton Shooting/Same-sex Marriage Legal in Iowa

UPDATE: This post is now covering the Binghamton shooting.

Breaking News: An Iowa court has struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban. This makes gay marriage legal in the state, only the 3rd state in the union to legally provide this right. The law will go into affect in 21 days. BNO has posted the full report from the court here.

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