Lunchtime Links: June 28, 2010

West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd, who was the longest serving Senator on Capitol Hill, died today. He was 92.


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The Supreme Court reversed a ruling upholding Chicago's ban today and extended the reach of the 2nd Amendment as a nationwide protection against laws that infringe the “right to keep and bear arms.” The 5-4 decision appears to void the 1982 ordinance, one of the nation's strictest that barred city residents from having handguns for their own use, even at home.

The reach of the BP oil spill widened as tar balls washed up along Mississippi beaches.

Confirmation hearings begin today for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Toy Story 3” remained atop movie box office charts for the final weekend in June.

Venus Williams advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals today.

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