Lunchtime Links: March 1, 2010

The Winter Olympics wrapped up Sunday with the United States hauling in the most medals, but the host Canadians won their most sought-after gold by winning the men’s hockey final over the U.S. in overtime.

Chile has put a number of emergency measures in to place to cope with the effects of Saturday’s massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Looting has been widespread in Chile’s second-largest city, Concepion, which bore the brunt of the devastation.

Police have now ruled the death of Marie Osmond’s 18 year-old son a suicide.

A violent storm with hurricane-force winds tore across Western Europe, killing 51 people. Most of the deaths occurred in France where flooding and falling debris killed 45 people.

President Obama and House Democrats are eyeing a simple up-down vote on health care reform legislation intended to move the bill toward a quick reconciliation vote in the Senate.

James Dobson wrapped up his final Focus on the Family radio show on Friday. He will be starting a new ministry, Family Talk, which will debut in May. Dobson was adamant the new venture is not designed to compete with Focus, which donated $1 million to Family Talk to help cover startup costs.

The stylized marriage of 1950s television is increasingly going by the wayside. Slightly more women than men were on the payrolls in nonfarm jobs in January, according to figures released in early February by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was a first.

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