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Need to Know News: Beach volleyball duo bid farewell; Federal report says bag with bomb was at Detroit building guard desk for weeks
August 9th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

Need to Know News: Beach volleyball duo bid farewell; Federal report says bag with bomb was at Detroit building guard desk for weeks

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For August 9, 2012 – Beach volleyball duo bid farewell, federal report says bag with bomb was at Detroit building guard desk for weeks and Sex, Games and Olympic Village life...

Beach volleyball duo bid farewell: "The Olympic journey of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings ended where it all began: In the sand. Minutes after winning their third consecutive Olympic gold medal in women's beach volleyball on Wednesday, the American duo announced an end to what is considered one of the winningest partnerships of the Games."

• Federal report says bag with bomb was at Detroit building guard desk for weeks: "A federal review cites poor judgment by a security guard who found a bag outside a government building in Detroit last year and stashed it under a desk where it remained for weeks - with neither the guard nor anyone else in the building aware that it contained a bomb."

• Democratic group prepping for Romney 'Veep Mistake': "Mitt Romney may be playing his vice presidential pick close to the vest, but a Democratic group is gambling on five potential running mates who they've already labeled 'deeply flawed.' The liberal super PAC American Bridge has a website in place to spell out the faults of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan – five men considered likely names on Romney's list of potential running mates."

• U.S. drought drives up food prices worldwide: "The drought that's drying up the Heartland isn't just an American problem. It's causing food prices to surge worldwide. Food prices jumped 6% in July, after three months of declines, according to the United Nations' monthly Food Price Index released Thursday. The main drivers behind the increase? Grain prices. And more specifically, corn prices, which have hit record highs in recent weeks."

• Sex, Games and Olympic Village life: "The face of the Olympics is well known the world over: athletes winning, losing, straining every sinew of their bodies in the pursuit of podium glory. But behind the scenes there is another story of the athletes' lives and the use of their bodies, one that centers on their time staying at the Olympic Village."
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  1. Dr. Rita Brown-Holloway

    DOCTOR ASKS IF GABBY DOUGLAS' HAIR COMMENTS ARE PSYCH-ILLOGICAL?

    The first, African-American, All-Around, Gold Medalist has just been crowned!!! Right? So why is her hair, not her heart, the biggest topic of conversation? Is it a simple reflection of our shallow fixation with our human surfaces? Or is something much deeper at play (such as the projection of our own self-loathing?). Whichever it is, it's reaks of the Psych-ILLOGICAL to me! Granted, it's not unusual for individuals to be most critical of those closest to them. Like a mother chiding her child to "eat more!" "slim down!" "have some bambinos!" or "leave the house in clean underwear!"-(pick your poison)- perhaps the most possessive of us felt it our right to chide our beloved Gabby for sporting a “do” that, to some, simply was a “don't”-particularly during the most important day(s) of her life and career.

    Whether Gabby's hair was perfectly coiffed or truly "jacked up" is still, of course, a matter of opinion. While some might argue that opinions are meant to be voiced, this is one opinion that I personally believe should've been kept to one's self-especially when it had the potential to undercut one of the greatest moments in Olympic History. It must also be said that, we, as an African-American people-(granted, I'm being presumptuous in assuming that the culprit of the initial critical Tweet was African-American)-are often much too critical of one another-particularly with respect to our hair and skin tones. We've been overconditioned to believe that our hair-that facade of perfection we too often buy, dye, and lie to the side-is our crowning glory, when in fact it isn't. Our talents, our perseverance, and our natural intelligence is.

    The truth of the matter is, it doesn't matter how “fresh” your perm or how “fly” your weave, most of us can't even walk one foot of that balance beam the way Gabby can without-as President Obama intimated-bustin' our heads (and our tails! for that matter). If you were one of the spectators hyperfocused on Gabby Douglas' hair, and not her huge heart, gifted athleticism, and the humble spirit of humility she exudes, then unfortunately, you’ve let the “small stuff” of this life distract you from one of the greatest moments in, not only Olympic, but world history!
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    August 9, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. NOBAMA2012

    A provision of ObamaCare is set to punish roughly two-thirds of U.S. hospitals evaluated by Medicare starting this fall over high readmission rates, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News.

    Starting in October, Medicare will reduce reimbursements to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates – which refers to patients who return within a month – by as much as 1 percent. The maximum penalty increases to 2 percent the following year and 3 percent in 2014.

    Why isn't MSDNC and CNN not reporting this!

    obamacare is throwing the seniors and middle class under the bus!

    obama wants seniors to die!

    August 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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