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Dueling Debt Views From Obama, Boehner; Is Norway Shooting Suspect Insane?

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner broadcast their positions on the debt limit crisis last night. As Eyder writes, Obama backs a plan advanced by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, while Boehner noted the House will vote on a debt plan today. Headlines in Politico today read: Boehner Faces Tough Audience and Reid's Plan Faces Long Odds.

The defense attorney for Anders Behring Breivik, the suspect in the Oslo bombing and shooting massacre, suggests his client is insane. According to Reuters, lawyer Geir Lippestad said it was too soon to tell if Breivik would file an insanity plea. Lippestad repeated his client's claim that he was a member of a Norwegian anti-Islam group with links abroad, but police doubt that claim.

The family of British singer Amy Winehouse plans to hold a private funeral for her today, says the Guardian. The 27-year old soul singer died at home Saturday and no cause of death yet is known, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Grammy winning singer had battled drug and alcohol addiction, and toxicology tests are being performed.

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