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News to know
Google on Wednesday announced the release of its Nexus 7 tablet and made it available for pre-order immediately through Google Play. The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet that will be priced at $199, the same price as the Kindle Fire. And in other tablet news, a judge ruled that Samsung must stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 because of a motion from Apple that the device infringes on an Apple patent. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 II is not affected by this ruling.
Quote of note
"There were people's homes burned to the ground. It was surreal. There's no question, it's serious. It's as serious as it gets." – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, talking about the Waldo Canyon Fire, a wildfire near Colorado Springs that has forced about 32,000 people to flee their homes. The fire doubled in size overnight Tuesday, and violent storms Wednesday aren’t helping. This fire is one of seven now burning in hot, dry Colorado.
Hot video: Severely wounded Afghan vet carries Olympic torch
Twenty-seven-year-old Ben Parkinson is considered the most seriously wounded soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, but as Scott Pelley reports, the British paratrooper was able to accomplish what many thought to be impossible by walking on prosthetic limbs carrying the Olympic torch through his hometown.
GateHouse News Service