Lunchtime Links: January 25, 2010

No survivors have been located from at Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea minutes after takeoff early today. There 90 people believed to be on board the flight from Beirut to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. Terrorism has been ruled out as a cause thus far.

For the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, seen their insurance benefits trimmed or both during the recession, basic health care costs have become a major issue. Options for people to still receive the medical care they need exist, but often tapping into resources such as discounted or free clinics are difficult for people who have always relied on employer-based health care. Among this menu of options are Christian faith-based clinics which may provide everything from dental exams to basic primary care needs.

This week brings an end to the “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien“. The switch from Host Jay Leno to Conan O’Brien seven months ago did not prove fruitful to the already struggling NBC. As such, this month the network decided to move O’Brien back to a later time slot, and return Leno to his 11:35 stead. O’Brien and NBC disagreed on this move, which led him to step down from his post altogether.

Gospel music star Kirk Franklin has released a new single in collaboration with other Christian musicians to benefit aid efforts in Haiti.

During Wednesday’s State of the Union address President Obama will seek to recalibrate an agenda damaged by a weak economy and the health care debate.

Saddam Hussein’s cousin known as “Chemical Ali” for genocidal attacks on Iraqis during the dictator’s reign was executed today as violence erupted anew in Baghdad.

The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints secured their spots Sunday for Super Bowl XLIV with a pair of high-powered offenses and opportunistic defenses.

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