July 2nd, 2010
10:23 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Oakland braces for possible riots: Jurors wrapped up deliberations Friday and will continue next week in the racially charged trial of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black man.

Police link student slaying with 2005 sex assault: Forensic evidence links the cases of a Virginia Tech student believed slain in October and the kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman four years earlier, police said.

Kelsey Grammer getting a divorce: Actor Kelsey Grammer and his wife of nearly 13 years are divorcing, according to the actor.

State approves $20M for Jaycee Dugard: The California Assembly on Thursday passed a bill appropriating $20 million to kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard to settle her claims against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

NFL star played with brain damage at age 26: Findings that NFL player Chris Henry had brain damage often seen in older players reverberated through the sports world, raising questions about head injuries and safety in high-contact sports.

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    It is useful to remain focused on how America has been pushed into the Oil and Gas Middle East War's by the Republican politicians with special interests, paid for by the lives, sweat, blood and tears of American soldiers as well as nearly unlimited American taxpayer funding.

    The events which led to pushing America to invade and occupy Afghanistan:

    In the Bush jr. Administration many of the players conducting and attempting to entirely exploit the Trans Afghanistan Pipeline project (TAP) were in place:

    Dick Cheney, VP: Until 2000 – President of Halliburton (in position to build the Afghan pipeline).
    Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor: 1991-2000 – Manager of Chevron Oil, and Kazakhstan go-between.
    Donald Evans, Sec. Commerce: former CEO, Tom Brown, Inc. (a $1.2 billion oil company).
    Gale Norton, Sec. Interior: former national chairwoman of the Coalition of Republican Environmental Advocates – funded by, among others, BP Amoco.
    Spencer Abraham, Sec. Energy: Up through his failed bid for senatorial reelection in the 2000, he received more oil and gas industry money than all but three other senators (January 1997 through July 2000) (30).
    Thomas White, Secretary of the Army: former Vice Chairman of Enron and a large shareholder of that company's stock.

    Talking about Big Oil's Corruption in America's Republican Party!

    And I smell Republican Rats in how America was pushed into invading and occupying Afghanistan thru the 9/11 attack.

    Although Al Qaeda appears to have carried out the attacks on 9/11, the Pakistani ISI, the CIA as well as many of the Bush administration appear to have been directly briefed of that event a full week prior to it's taking place:

    July – Sept. 2000 – Pakistani Intelligence Chief (ISI) Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad appears to have instructed British born Saeed Sheikh in Pakistan to wire $100,000 (7/00-9/00) to two Florida bank accounts held by the leading eventual 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta.

    Sept. 4, 2001 – ISI's Lt. General Ahmad entered the United States and subsequently met with many top officials within the Bush Administration. He also met with: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman, and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE).

    Sept. 11, 2001 – Just prior to the attack, Lt. General Ahmad of the Pakistani ISI concluded a breakfast meeting with Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Representative Porter Goss (R-FL), and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and then quickly left the country.

    Is it simply coincidental then that both Representative Porter Goss (R-FL) and US Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) subsequently served as CO-Chairs of the Joint-Intelligence Committee investigating the 9/11 attacks?

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