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Morning Media Summary

Tech: Amazon to Battle Apple iPad With Tablet: “Amazon.com Inc. has battled Apple Inc. over digital books, digital music and mobile applications. Now the two companies are taking their clash to another front: the tablet market.” Global Warming / Environment / Energy: Texas Drought Causing Cattle Deaths…From Too Much Water?: “It seems like everyone is feeling the heat this summer. Human, canine, feline, or even bovine, we're all at the mercy of high temperatures.” Insurance / Gambling: Change in UK gambling law may hit company tax bills: “The Department for Culture, Media and Sport unveiled plans on Thursday to regulate remote gambling at the point of consumption, not supply, which they said would help protect UK gamblers.” Health / Safety: Contagion (2011) Official Exclusive 1080p HD Trailer: “"Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.” Economics: Debt fears drive US youth away from college: “The eldest of Pamela Fettes’ three sons only recently celebrated his 15th birthday, but she is already worrying about the cost of their college education.” Legal: Bob Owens: Media Still Soft-Pedaling ATF Gunrunning Scandal Despite Hundreds Of Deaths: “BOB OWENS: Media Still Soft-Pedaling ATF Gunrunning Scandal Despite Hundreds Of Deaths.” 94-year-old upset by TSA pat down: “A 94-year-old wheelchair-bound Florida woman says a search she went through at Raleigh/Durham International Airport went too far.” Labor: Breaking on Gladney Trial: SEIU Dragged in Bogus ‘Witness’ Who Wasn’t Even at Scene of Crime: “After a health care town hall meeting in August 2009 St. Louis native Kenneth Gladney was beaten, kicked and called racist names by Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters. Gladney spent the night in the hospital after the beating.” Transportation/ Land Use: Bullet train progress discussed in Bakersfield: “Plans for where the first bullet trains could run in California were discussed in Bakersfield when the California High Speed Rail Authority held its monthly meeting in Kern County.”