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For June 16, 2011 – Weiner plans to resign, al Qaeda appoints new leader, White house defends U.S. mission in Libya, housing market looking up...
• Weiner to resign after sexting scandal: "Rep. Anthony Weiner plans to resign from Congress in the wake of a "sexting" scandal with several women and lies he repeatedly told about it, a Democratic source with knowledge of Weiner's plans said Thursday."
• Al Qaeda appoints new leader new leader: "Ayman al-Zawahiri, the longtime deputy to Osama bin Laden, will take over leadership of al Qaeda, according to a statement posted on several jihadist websites Thursday."
• New explosions rock Libyan capital: "Several explosions rattled Tripoli Thursday morning as Libyan state television reported bombardments in Sirte, east of Tripoli, and other areas. A Russian envoy due to arrive in Libya Thursday raised the possibility of leader Moammar Gadhafi giving up power but remaining in the country." The White House is defending the U.S. mission to Libya.
• Glimmer of optimism in housing report: "Permits for housing construction climbed in May, signaling a glimmer of optimism among home builders about the future of the housing market. The number of permits for future housing construction jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 612,000 last month, up 8.7% from the revised rate of 563,000 in April, the Commerce Department said."
• Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup, Vancouver fans riot: "The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in 39 years, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Wednesday night in the seventh and deciding game of the National Hockey League's annual championship."
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