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Ten Alleged Russian Spies Arrested In US

After a multi-year investigation, American authorities arrested ten suspected Russian spies, days after President Obama met Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and called him a "solid and reliable partner."

Bank Failures On Pace To Double 2009 Rate

A Nevada bank was shut down by federal regulators on Friday, the 83rd bank to fail in 2009. This time last year, only 40 banks had failed. Defaults on bank loans for commercial property and development are responsible for the increase rate of bank failures. The FDIC is now $20.7 billion in the red due to all of the failures.

WordPress 3.0 Released

I upgraded my test blog to WordPress 3.0. It was a seamless one-click operation. All of the plugins I use and recommend for safety reasons have been compatible with the new version of WordPress. From a practical standpoint, I can't tell what is new to this version aside from bulk updates to plugs, even though WordPress.org claims that there are 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements as seen in the video below. However, I believe that the features will be more obvious as theme developers take advantage of the upgrades.

I don't think there is a reason to upgrade yet on your production website. It's usually a good idea to wait a point release or two (to WordPress 3.0.1 or 3.0.2) before upgrading.

BP Well Leaking 35,000-60,000 Barrels Per Day

Government scientists estimate that the blown BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is leaking 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil per day. The good news is that BP is capturing 25,000 barrels of oil everyday. That means only 10,000-35,000 barrels of oil are flowing every day into the Gulf! Hurray.

The Real Ending To Lost

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Great, huh?