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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

WEAKENED ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW TAKES EFFECT Controversial law now operational, though court strips most disputed provision requiring police to check anyone suspected of being illegal immigrant. Legal battle, political fireworks will continue. (Fox)

THAILAND LIFTS STATE OF EMERGENCY IN SOME PROVINCES, NOT BANGKOK End of restrictions in six areas of the country, but capital still under tight control two months after deadly demonstrations. (China Daily, Thai Channel 9)

FORECLOSURES RISE, AS UNEMPLOYMENT PERSISTS Foreclosures rise in 3 of every four large U.S. metro areas in first half of 2010, likely ruling out sustained home price gains until 2013, according to real estate data company RealtyTrac. (Reuters)

FRENCH MOTHER CHARGED WITH MURDER OF HER 8 NEWBORNS At morning hearing, husband also charged with hiding the bodies in the northern town of Douai after police found the skeletal remains of eight babies at two addresses in their village. (AFP)

NO DOCTORS TO BE PROSECUTED IN MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH No sufficient evidence to recommend criminal prosecution of seven doctors and one nurse investigated in last year’s death of the King of Pop. A doctor who prescribed Jackson drugs using a fake name shortly before the singer’s death could be disciplined by the California medical board. (CNN)

BONUS: CHELSEA’S DAY,  THE (RUMORED) SPECS ON WEDDING OF THE YEAR Chelsea Clinton weds longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday. A collection of all that has been reported on what will happen, who will be there, what they’ll eat and whether they’ll dance. (Politico)

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