Lunchtime Links: August 4, 2010

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an apparent assassination attempt.

Wyclef Jean is known for his reggae rhythms and his passion for music. Now, he wold like to be known as something else: the president of Haiti, Jean is expected to formally announce his candidacy to lead the devastated island nation in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are splitting up, apparently this time for good.

The government has announced that three-quarters of the oilfrom the Deepwater Horizon leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated — and that much of the rest is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional risk of harm.

A federal judge in California is expected to issue his ruling Wednesday on whether the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

A Catholicism instructor fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral has been reinstated.

Nine people were killed in a murder-suicide at a Connecticut beer distributor.



The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly enticing Brett Favre to return for the 2010 season with enhanced contract incentives.

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