Lunchtime Links: May 26, 2010

BP is prepared to initiate its “top kill” procedure of injecting viscous mud into the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil leak in what may be a last-ditch effort to substantially reduce or stop the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, a report was issued that federal regulators in Louisiana whose job was to oversee the oil industry accepted regular gifts from related industries and watched pornography while at work.

Serious side effects and some deaths are being linked to recent products recalls of Tylenol and related products.

After 17 years, a repeal of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy on gays in the military heads into two razor-thin votes before the House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, with passage uncertain, as Democrats facing losses in the midterm elections push to enact repeal while they still can.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed unwavering support for South Korea in its deepening crisis with North Korea.

Crystal Bowersox appeared to have a distinct edge over Lee DeWyze on the final performance night for “American Idol.”

Nicole Scherzinger won on the “Dancing With The Stars” finale.

Seeing wide receivers kneel in the end zone after a touchdown or baseball sluggers point to the sky after bashing a home run is commonplace. Do these athletic displays of faith glorify God or are the athletes involved simply trying to market themselves on a faith platform?

The Phoenix Suns evened up the NBA’s Western Conference Finals series at 2-2 with a 115-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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