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ICANN OKs Domain-Name Free-For-All

Get ready for an explosion of new Internet addresses – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, approved a plan on Monday to “dramatically increase” the number of domain-name extensions available on the Internet, allowing a virtual free-for-all in naming web sites.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Ed Henry Leaving CNN For Fox News

CNN Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is leaving the network that he has called home for seven years. Henry will move to Fox News, where he will retain the same title he held at CNN.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Charlotte Bloomberg, New York City Mayor's Mother, Dies at 102

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lost his mother on Sunday. Charlotte Bloomberg died at her home in Medford, Mass., at age 102.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1:40pm

Petraeus Would Endorse 30,000 Troops Home by End of 2012

Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, would endorse a presidential announcement that the 30,000 troops committed as part of a 2009 surge to the country would be back home by end of 2012, military and administration officials tell National Journal.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:40pm

PICTURES: Pageant Winners Make Political Strides

On Sunday night, Alyssa Campanella of California was crowned Miss USA 2011. Previous winners of Miss USA and the rival Miss America pageant have gone on to make political appearances or make political statements, ranging from lobbying for a piece of legislation to singing at President Obama's inauguration. Here's a look at the political work of some recent winners:

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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:40pm

It's Politics: Say Something Edgy, Raise $1 Million

When Representative Michele Bachmann said President Obama held "anti-American views," she took a lot of criticism, but she also took in almost $1 million in campaign donations. The Washington Post's Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam call this phenomenon the "money blurt"--a controversial soundbite that's not quite a gaffe but offers red meat to a politician's base.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:40pm

Interior Set to Announce Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce today a long-term ban – perhaps up to 20 years -- on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, a move that environmentalists will likely hail as a major victory and the mining industry is expected to slam. 

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:40pm

The Media Handicaps Huntsman a Day Before His Presidential Announcement

CORRECTION: The original version of this report misspelled Mark Halperin's and Zvika Krieger's names.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 12:40pm

Each Execution Has Cost California $308 Million Since 1978

Capital punishment is expensive! Since California reinstated the death penalty in 1978, it's executed 13 people and with a grand total of $4 billion in related spending, that works out to a cost of $308 million per person, reports the Los Angeles Times. The new findings come from a study by U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Arthur Alarcon and Loyola Law School professor Paula Mitchell. The goal of the study was to present options on how to curb state budget costs.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 11:40am

Jon Huntsman Looks Very Good on Paper

CORRECTION: The original version of this report misspelled Mark Halperin's and Zvika Krieger's names.

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 11:40am