• An average of polls gives Mitt Romney a slight lead over President Barack Obama for the first time in the race.
  • A joint U.S.-Israel surgical strike against Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities is not out of the realm of possibility.
  • Mexican authorities claim to have killed Heriberto Lazcano, the founder of the brutal Los Zetas cartel, but then they lost his body.
  • The guy attempting to break the world sky-diving record (and the sound barrier (but hopefully not his neck and all of his bones)) had to cancel the effort today due to winds.
  • Taliban gunmen in Pakistan shot a 14-year-old girl in the head because she was “anti-Taliban and secular” and a supporter of women’s rights. The girl survived the shooting (so far), and leaders have condemned the attack.
  • Big Bird just wants to be left alone: Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to stop using their footage in attack ads against Romney.
  • A government-subsidized plant that is supposed to build batteries for the Chevrolet Volt hasn’t actually produced any batteries. It opened in July 2010.

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