Lunchtime Links: July 16, 2010

A new cap placed on the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig has stopped the flow of oil, but neither BP nor supervising government officials are confident enough to say a definitive corner has been turned yet.

 

Thirty-two soldiers committed suicide in June, the worst single month for military suicides since the Vietnam War.

A mild 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook the Washington, D.C. area this morning. It was the largest temblor in the region since 1974.

The passage of the financial regulatory reform bill by the Senate gave President Obama his third significant legislative victory in his first 18 months in office in addition to the economic stimulus and health care reform bills.

The psychological thriller Inception is the newest summer movie blockbuster to hit theaters this weekend.

 

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen leads the British Open at 12-under through two rounds. Tiger Woods is nine strokes back.

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