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Monday, June 13, 2011

Morning Newsdome: IMF hack now believed to be backed by a government

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed
>> Somali police forces killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, the Al Qaeda operative behind the '98 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Mohammed, who had a $5 million bounty for his capture, reportedly "got lost on the streets of Mogadishu" when he was stopped at a government checkpoint. So who gets the five mil now? (the Washington Post)

>> Syrian government forces retook a rebel town in the north yesterday with tanks, machine guns and helicopter gunships. Turkey allowed thousands of refugees to flee into the country, and now the town is practically abandoned. But why bother with intervening, right Russia and China? (the New York Times, Financial Times)

>> The cyber attack on the International Monetary Fund's computer system is now believed to be backed by a government. Experts cite a specific PC that had been deliberately infected. The real question: who uses PCs anymore? Macs! Hello! (BBC)

>> Tonight is the first Republican debate in New Hampshire, broadcasted live. All the major Republicans will be there. How will Mitt Romney backpedal Massachusetts' socialized medicare? What dumb thing with Newt Gingrich say? Who will be the maverickiest this time around? (CBS)

>> After checking himself into treatment (for what exactly?), Congressman Anthony Weiner may be considering resignation after a week of refusing o do so. Really, I'm writing this because you need to watch Bill Maher and Jane Lynch's incredible reading of his sexts. (NY Daily News)

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