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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: August 26, 2009

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The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world.

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CNN: Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy dead at 77
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Wednesday at his home in
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

CNN: Reaction to Sen. Edward Kennedy's death
A sampling of reactions to the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at age 77:

CNN: Borger: CIA flap a huge headache for Obama
No matter which way you look at it, the question is painfully difficult: What - if anything - do we do about the post 9/11 behavior of some CIA agents who worked feverishly to interrogate prisoners they believed had information that could save American lives?

First on the Ticker: 'The writing is on the wall,' ally tells Sanford
Two Republican legislators met privately with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford Tuesday and told him to resign — but the governor rejected their advice.

New York Times: Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Dies
Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate, died late Tuesday night. He was 77.

Boston Globe: Kennedy dead at 77
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who carried aloft the torch of a Massachusetts dynasty and a liberal ideology to the citadel of Senate power, but whose personal and political failings may have prevented him from realizing the ultimate prize of the presidency, died at his home in Hyannis Port last night after a battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Washington Post: Mass. Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies at 77, After Cancer Battle
Edward M. Kennedy, one of the most powerful and influential senators in American history and one of three brothers whose political triumphs and personal tragedies captivated the nation for decades, died at 77.

Mass. Sen. Ted Kennedy Dies at 77, After Cancer Battle
Edward M. Kennedy, one of the most powerful and influential senators in American history and one of three brothers whose political triumphs and personal tragedies captivated the nation for decades, died at 77.

NATIONAL
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CNN: Brown sentenced for Rihanna assault; other incidents surface
Pop singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to serve five years probation and to spend more than 1,400 hours in "labor-oriented service" for assaulting his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna.

CNN: Sleepless night preceded Jackson's death
Michael Jackson couldn't sleep. Maybe it was anxiety over his upcoming comeback concert series in London, England. Perhaps his body was trying to process too many different medications.

CNN: U.S. students behind in math, science, analysis says
American children aren't necessarily getting smarter or dumber, but that might not be good enough to compete globally, according to numbers cited Tuesday by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

INTERNATIONAL
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CNN: Castro reviews Obama's performance
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro criticized President Obama for expanding the war effort in Afghanistan, but Castro also mildly praised Obama's domestic initiatives, such as health care reform.

CNN: Argentina court ruling would allow personal use of pot
Argentina's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.

CNN: Chavez: Ready to cut ties with Colombia
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he is preparing to break off diplomatic relations with Colombia over the neighboring country's plan to allow U.S. troops access to its military bases.

BUSINESS
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CNNMoney: Highway stimulus: Just a 'down payment'
The government promised $27.5 billion in stimulus funds to help fix the nation's crumbling roads and bridges as part of a broader effort to save jobs. The effort is working...sort of.

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CNN: Edward Kennedy dies at 77
Sen. Edward Kennedy died at his home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

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