As I opened my email account today, I glanced at the "Top News Stories," as I always do, before I get to the mail.  Here they are, lined up in this order on my screen:

* Pressure grows for Fed to act as stocks plunge
* Obama calls for a "renewed sense of urgency" to solve debt problems
* Lifelong friends killed in Afghan chopper crash
* Africa famine: "hundreds of thousands of kids could die"
* UK's Cameron cancels vacation amid London riots

Sometimes there is even a bit of neutral or good news wi...

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