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Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fended off Republican attacks on Tuesday, saying "diversity on the bench is good for America" and promising rulings based on law, not racial bias.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/s2vSs1q0HUE" height="1" width="1"/>
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House Democrats vow healthcare plan by August

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to overhaul the $2.5 trillion healthcare industry got a boost on Tuesday as Democrats in the House of Representatives offered sweeping legislation and predicted passage on schedule by August.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/du18s_xiQ6E" height="1" width="1"/>
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Obama mulls rental option for homeowners: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. officials are weighing a plan to let borrowers who have fallen behind on mortgage payments avoid eviction by renting their home instead, sources familiar with the administration's thinking said on Tuesday.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/zi2_gSZZcdI" height="1" width="1"/>
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Khmer Rouge interrogator says "no regrets" about deaths

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A former interrogator at the Khmer Rouge's notorious S-21 prison on Tuesday expressed no remorse for the deaths of thousands of Cambodians who he said had all committed crimes.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/bFhhaHhFldg" height="1" width="1"/>
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Technology News

Hiccups in Dell's Windows 7 upgrade program

Some customers who recently bought PCs at retail were unable to sign up for the free upgrade to Windows 7, but Dell says it's now resolved.
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Find your friends with these services

Looking for friends to do something with this summer? Use these location-based services to find out where all your friends are.
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Tasks graduates Gmail Labs; Google Calendar gets experimental

Google has taken Tasks out of Gmail's labs section, making it the first feature to graduate. Calendar also has new, experimental features users can flip on and off.
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Einstein bot: E = mc smile

Researchers from UC San Diego rely on developmental psychology and feedback from real-time facial expression recognition to teach the Einstein robot to make a series of complex facial movements.
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Review: Harry Potter Powers Through Puppy Love, Potions in 'Half-Blood Prince'

Like the actors who portray the young wizards and witches on the big screen, the cinematic treatment of J.K. Rowling's saga is growing increasingly mature. <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/R9UzurF_sMa8szEPmK2KjkLMdU4/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/R9UzurF_sMa8szEPmK2KjkLMdU4/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/R9UzurF_sMa8szEPmK2KjkLMdU4/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/R9UzurF_sMa8szEPmK2KjkLMdU4/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wired/index/~4/YX9Evm3cwlY" height="1" width="1"/>
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A Fertility First: Human Egg Cells Grow Up in Lab

Scientists have for the first time grown a mature human egg from an immature follicle, which may help cancer patients who cannot delay treatment for egg harvesting. <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/PWQtzCi94S4BSUMg_qnxgUasTM4/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/PWQtzCi94S4BSUMg_qnxgUasTM4/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/PWQtzCi94S4BSUMg_qnxgUasTM4/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/PWQtzCi94S4BSUMg_qnxgUasTM4/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wired/index/~4/2jXN_Zf_foQ" height="1" width="1"/>
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Jamming Prison Phones Will Backfire, Groups Warn

Prisoners increasingly use cell phones to talk to their families, run gangs and intimidate outsiders. Congress is considering letting prisons use jammers to squelch the signals, but advocacy groups say that's a dangerous idea. <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/tYjRqIjuAKCdL7Qy0kApPQ6k8PU/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/tYjRqIjuAKCdL7Qy0kApPQ6k8PU/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/tYjRqIjuAKCdL7Qy0kApPQ6k8PU/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/tYjRqIjuAKCdL7Qy0kApPQ6k8PU/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wired/index/~4/0mOcyk7nBmM" height="1" width="1"/>
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Verizon Drafts Developers Into Mobile Software War on Apple

Verizon joins Microsoft, Palm, Research In Motion, Nokia and Google in their battle with Apple over the mobile software space. It's an app-store war. <p><a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/V9gA2s-hdJ3Z4krCw3E68asgGaw/0/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/V9gA2s-hdJ3Z4krCw3E68asgGaw/0/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a><br/> <a href="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/V9gA2s-hdJ3Z4krCw3E68asgGaw/1/da"><img src="http://feedads.g.doubleclick.net/~at/V9gA2s-hdJ3Z4krCw3E68asgGaw/1/di" border="0" ismap="true"></img></a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/wired/index/~4/Rk4WWs0w7x4" height="1" width="1"/>
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Sotomayor cool under Republican grilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fended off Republican attacks on Tuesday, saying "diversity on the bench is good for America" and promising rulings based on law, not racial bias.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=s2vSs1q0HUE:zoOhoP_JlC0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/s2vSs1q0HUE" height="1" width="1"/>
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House Democrats vow healthcare plan by August

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to overhaul the $2.5 trillion healthcare industry got a boost on Tuesday as Democrats in the House of Representatives offered sweeping legislation and predicted passage on schedule by August.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=du18s_xiQ6E:oPHYwqPFex4:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/du18s_xiQ6E" height="1" width="1"/>
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Obama mulls rental option for homeowners: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. officials are weighing a plan to let borrowers who have fallen behind on mortgage payments avoid eviction by renting their home instead, sources familiar with the administration's thinking said on Tuesday.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=zi2_gSZZcdI:ZSoARbCpKns:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/zi2_gSZZcdI" height="1" width="1"/>
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Khmer Rouge interrogator says "no regrets" about deaths

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A former interrogator at the Khmer Rouge's notorious S-21 prison on Tuesday expressed no remorse for the deaths of thousands of Cambodians who he said had all committed crimes.<div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?a=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/topNews?i=bFhhaHhFldg:8tu-LyTIk7g:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~4/bFhhaHhFldg" height="1" width="1"/>
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Lee's Next Dead Drop Will Be In Northern California

Lee Brimelow hass got some incredible prizes lined up for his next dead drop, a full Adobe MAX 2009 conference pass ($1495), a copy of Master Collection CS4 ($2499), a one year premium subscription to the Lynda.com Online Training Library ($375), and...
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Jayesh Viradiya Explains ColdFusion Offline AIR Support

ColdFusion engineer Jayesh Viradiya has <a href="http://askjayvir.blogspot.com/2009/07/coldfusion-9-air-sqlite-offline-support.html">posted</a> an explanation of the new offline AIR support for ColdFusion 9 applications.
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Ni Hao From China

I am in China for the week. I arrived late last night, and am spending the day in Beijing today, and then flying to Shanghai this evening. The week will be non-stop meetings, but we do have one public event scheduled, an Adobe Developer Tech Day in S...
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Buy Adobe Software, Get $400 Off MAX

Buy Adobe software from the online store, and <a href="http://www.adobe.com/special/max/offer/StoreOpsMAXOfferPageR1.html">Save $400 on Adobe MAX 2009</a>. This promotion only applies to the North America store and expires September 28, 2009, and includes ColdFusion, Acrobat, Flex Builder, Creative Suite, and more.
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Rackspace Cloud Releases New API

We have used Rackspace (http://www.rackspace.com) for a lot of our dedicated server hosting for years without complaint. When they bought Mosso (the cloud company) we tried it out. We'd already been researching and testing other cloud services, and t...
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CF 9 - A Feature Review

I've been meaning to write my thoughts about how CF needs to change in another "Open Letter to the CF Server Team" for a while now, but wanted to wait and first discuss my thoughts about the new features in CF 9, because what I'll describe in that es...
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ColdFusion Searching and Sorting Algorithms

Every now and then I find a book related to programming that I put on my mental list of 'must read frequently' books - these are the books that I revisit anywhere from every 6 months to every 2-3 years, simply to stay sharp and to refresh and re-enfo...
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Accessing Cluster Instances That Are Hidden Behind A Domain Name

Whenever I install ColdFusion Enterprise Edition, I install with the built-in web server - then I use wsconfig to connect my web server(s) to my CF instance(s). I then block traffic on those internal web server ports to the outside world. I set up CF...
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