Lunchtime Links: July 14, 2010

BP froze activity on two key projects today meant to choke off the flow of oil billowing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after days of moving confidently toward controlling the crisis.

An Iowa Tea Party billboard directly comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin has drawn sharp criticism, even from the movement’s followers.

New software called “GodBlock” has been promoted as a parental control to block religious content on the Internet. The program, however, very well may be a hoax. Despite download prompts, it’s not yet available on the site. Originally, the site states, those who joined the GodBlock mailing list received 10 “awesome” stickers featuring the GodBlock logo: A red G covering a fist that is holding a lightning bolt.

A new survey shows the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is the wealthiest in the country.

In a pair of celebrity nuptial announcements, Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz have been married while Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin announced their engagement after very public disputes between Johnston and Sarah Palin.

A three-run double by the Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann lifted the National League to its first Major League Baseball All-Star Game victory in 13 years.

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