Lunchtime Links: August 11, 2010

In a trio of important primaries Monday, Sen. Michael Bennet – backed by President Obama – held off a primary challenge in Colorado. Meanwhile, in Connecticut, Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, the newly nominated Republican Senate candidate in Connecticut, said Wednesday she's ready to spend whatever it takes to beat Democrat Richard Blumenthal. In Georgia, the GOP gubernatorial primary is still in limbo and too close to call.

Immigration officials now have access to the fingerprints of every inmate booked into jail in all 25 U.S. counties along the Mexican border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday, touting the program as a way of identifying and deporting “criminal aliens.”

Wildfires and searing heat are causing several problems in and around Moscow, including renewed Russian fears of spreading radioactivity.

The JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater, whose splendiferous wig-out on Monday involved an escape via an emergency exit slide has become a folk hero to his fellow stewards of the sky. And, too, to many people who have a job.

A new pact between cable channel Epix and Netflix to stream movies online makes the video rental giant a pay TV player, whether it admits it or not.

A bench-clearing brawl marked St. Louis’ win over Cincinnati, vaulting the Cardinals back over the Reds in the tight National League Central race.

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