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Hey you, you looking to lose 20 pounds in two weeks?

Hey you, you looking to lose 20 pounds in two weeks?

05/09/11 11:50AM

Now that we have your attention!Our man Willie Geist has a new book, "Loaded! Become a Millionaire Overnight and Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks, or Your Money Back!", and he'll answer your questions here Tuesday at 11 a.m. for a Web chat. (Thanks to everyone who joined. The chat is now closed.) Advance praise for the book is pouring in, by the way. Here's what everyone's favorite potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate and birther (former birther?), Donald Trump, had to say: "These guys are idiots. I wouldn’t trust The Dollar Bills to wash my limousine, let alone give me financial advice. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for May 9, 2011

05/09/11 08:16AM

Here are today's top opinion and editorial columns.BIN LADEN'S DEATH CHANGES LITTLE  BY MAX BOOTWALL STREET JOURNAL But the gains achieved so far are tenuous and reversible. The Taliban are back on the offensive. ... If we give more time to Gen. David Petraeus and his successor, Gen. John Allen, they can strengthen Afghanistan enough—mainly by building up the indigenous security forces—to prevent a Taliban takeover or a ruinous civil war even after U.S. forces finally start drawing down. That, in turn, can help us to stabilize Pakistan: an outcome worth fighting for.  read more

Top Talker: Behind-the-scenes details on bin Laden raid

05/09/11 08:10AM

For the first time, President Obama is revealing the behind-the-scenes details of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. In an interview last night on CBS' "60 Minutes," the President said that the mission was a "55/45 situation" and he didn't even know definitively if bin Laden was there. With those kinds of odds, President Obama and his national security team felt the weight of his decision, as they watched the operation unfold in real-time. read more

Morning headlines: Monday, May 9

05/09/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president went on "60 Minutes" last night and said regarding Osama bin Laden that "getting our man" outweighed the risks of the raid.Memphis braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. More than 1,300 homes are feared at risk of suffering dangerous flooding.The U.S. says it wants access to bin Laden's widows.17 were killed in a prison uprising in Iraq. The prisoners are all suspected members of Al-Qaids.A suspicious note diverts Detroit flight to San Diego.  read more