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Sunday Talk Shows
# "Face the Nation" interviews Reps Michelle Bachmann, Anthony Weiner and others
# Fareed Zakaria talks to George Clooney about the South Sudan referendum
# The analysis of David Brooks and Mark Shields

Giffords Shooting
# The FBI thinks the assassination attempt may have been pre-meditated
# "Bloodshed And Invective In Arizona" - Editorial, "The New York Times"


# "My Father Died For Pakistan" - Shehrbano Taseer, "The New York Times"
# Islamists held a large rally in Karachi in support of Pakistan's blasphemy law
# "Lone Crusader: Salman Taseer" - Sairah Irshad Khan, "Newsline"
# "Pakistan Will Implode If The U.S. Doesn't Leave Afghanistan" - Imran Khan
# "Time" reports on the culture within Pakistan's police and army


# "Richard Holbrooke's Dommed Successor" - Tara McElvey, "The Daily Beast"
# "Karzai Is Not Insane - Just Irrelevant" - Paul Miller, "Foreign Policy"

# "The Iran Dilemma" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Persia's Little Prince" - Karim Sadjadpour, "Foreign Policy"

# Belarus says it may investigate the 3 year-old son of arrested presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov
# "U.S. Must Seek Truth About Wrongdoing In Kosovo" - Chuck Sudetic, "The Washington Post"

# "Russia's Murrow Moment" - Tom Fenton, "Global Post"

Of Interest
# "The Blair Hitch Project" - Chrostopher Hitchens, "Vanity Fair"
# "The World Should Not Fear A Growing China" - Li Keqiang, "Financial Times"
# Unemployed teachers will stage a protest in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. Dept. of Justice has asked Twitter for data of people involved with Wikileaks
# Iceland summoned the U.S. envoy there over the request for Twitter data
# "Politico" on proposed cuts to the U.S. defense budget

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