Lunchtime Links: February 26, 2010

Embattled New York Governor David Paterson indicated this morning he will bow to political pressure and not seek re-election.

The health care summit between President Obama and Congressional leaders Thursday underscored the deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans and cleared the way toward a reconciliation vote on the issue.

Another winter storm is battering the Northeast, although its lingering effects are expected to not expected to last through the weekend.

American forces claimed control over the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan.

Andrew Koening, a childhood star on the sitcom “Growing Pains,” was found dead from an apparent suicide in Vancouver.

The final weekend of the Winter Olympics lies ahead. The U.S. men’s hockey team will play Finland this afternoon for a shot at the gold medal game. The Canadian women’s hockey team has drawn some frowns for its beer swilling celebration after defeating the U.S. in the gold medal game on a night when South Korea’s Yuna Kim shined in capturing women’s figure skating gold.

Former top NFL draft pick Tony Mandarich has relied in part on faith to overcome a football career scarred by drug addiction.

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