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Deadly Hug Shooting Under Review, Obama Also Outsources, Doctors on Lance Armstrong's Team Banned: P.M. Links

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  • He looks excited. Possibly a little too excited.

    The case of the deadly hug in Detroit is under further investigation. Firearm experts say they don't see how a properly holstered gun on an off-duty police officer could have accidentally discharged during a party, killing a 24-year-old woman who was hugging the officer from behind.

  • In today's Obomney news: Gov. Mitt Romney is attempting to turn the tables on the "outsourcing" attacks levied by President Barack Obama's reelection campaign. Romney called Obama the "outsourcer in chief" for putting money into energy companies that manufacture products outside the United States.
  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague has handed down its first sentence, giving Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga 14 years in prison for using child soldiers in his civil war rebel army.
  • Two doctors and a trainer who worked with Lance Armstrong on the United States Postal Service racing team have received lifetime bans from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for alleged violations. The agency claims the three developed and administered performance-enhancing drugs to riders. Armstrong still faces the possibility of losing his Tour de France titles.
  • Arati Prabhakar, who worked for the venture capitalists behind Solyndra, has been named chief of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It's not clear whether she was directly involved with Solyndra.
  • Egypt's high court and military is sticking to the decision to disband the nation's parliament, even as President Mohamed Morsy (of the Muslim Brotherhood) reconvened it for less than an hour Tuesday. Crowds gathered to support Morsy, but the protests were peaceful.
  • According to a government report, firms being paid tens of millions of dollars to track down Medicare fraud often have financial connections or are doing business with the very companies they're being asked to investigate. The study found nearly 2,000 potential conflicts of interest.
  • Journalists, bloggers, and writers from around the world are invited to enter the 2012 Bastiat Prize for Journalism, which will honor commentary, analysis, and reporting that best demonstrates the importance of freedom and its underlying institutions.

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