Lunchtime Links: August 16, 2010

Gen. David Petraeus commented Sunday that the July 2011 withdrawal date from Afghanistan set by President Obama is flexible in size and scope based on conditions in the country.

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The debate over the Ground Zero mosque has shifted Republican political strategy away from President Bush’s approach of not blaming Islam as a whole for 9-11.

Philip Markoff, the Boston University medical student dubbed the “Craigslist Killer” after he allegedly went on a murderous crime and gambling spree, committed suicide Sunday in jail, officials said.

The Expandables,” an action flick featuring Sylvester Stallone, was tops for weekend box office numbers.

An incredible blunder by Dustin Johnson cost him a spot in a playoff at the PGA Championship won by 25-year-old German Martin Kaymer.

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