Senate Approves Financial Reform Bill; Texas Board of Ed Debates Obama's Middle Name: Today's Headlines

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Dennis Blair, the director of national intelligence, announced yesterday that he is retiring after holding that position for little more than a year. No word on who will succeed him. -- New York Times

The Senate approved a financial reform bill, which places the most far-reaching restraints on big banks since the Great Depression.  -- Washington Post

Hillary Clinton condemned North Korea for a deadly torpedo attack on a South Korean Navy warship, and says there must be consequences. -- CNN

The Texas Board of Education had an intense debate last night over how President Obama's middle name should appear in school textbooks -- as Hussein or merely the initial H. -- Fox News

Rand Paul, the winner of Tuesday's Kentucky GOP Senate primary, doesn't like the way he's being criticized by the press and defends his views on race. -- ABC News

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