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June 20th, 2011
01:13 PM ET

What Wolf's reading

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Supreme Court rules for Wal-Mart in massive job discrimination lawsuit
The Supreme Court put the brakes on a massive job discrimination lawsuit against mega-retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc., saying the plaintiffs had not shown justification for sweeping class-action status that could potentially involve hundreds of thousands of current and former female workers.

CNN: Syria's Assad mixes threats and promises in speech to nation
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered vague promises of reform and clear threats against protesters Monday as he addressed his nation, where months of protests that have left more than 1,100 dead, according to human rights activists.

CNN: Greece prepares to sell off state assets to get loans
Greece is preparing to sell off billions of dollars worth of state assets including airports, highways, state-owned companies as well as banks, real estate and gaming licenses to meet international lenders' demands that it raise funds.European finance ministers said Sunday that they were on track to give Greece a second huge bailout to keep the government afloat, but reiterated that Athens had to take tough measures to get it.

POLITICO: GOP magic trick: Making George W. Bush vanish
Republicans head into 2012 united in their disdain for an unpopular, Big Government-loving, internationalist president. The name of that president: George W. Bush. From Capitol Hill to the statehouses to the presidential primary, Republicans are turning their back on almost every important accomplishment of the Bush administration.

CNN Money: Debt ceiling: Time's running out
So little time. So little clarity. So much at stake. It's T minus two weeks until July 1. That's the chosen deadline for the small bipartisan group of lawmakers negotiating a debt-reduction "framework" to accompany an increase in the country's debt ceiling.

CNN: President Obama to start tweeting himself
U.S. President Barack Obama will start regularly tweeting from his official Twitter account.In an update Saturday, it was announced that the President's re-election staff would be managing his social media presence and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

CNN: Frum: What day is children's day?

Almost every parent has heard the question: "If Mother's Day is in May and Father's Day is in June, when is it children's day?" Almost every parent has delivered the same answer: "Every day is children's day." Maybe we owe a better answer than that.

Boston Globe: Banks tap fund to repay TARP
Hundreds of small banks that received US aid after the financial crisis appear to have found a creative way to repay the funds: obtain money from a different government program. Most of the 627 banks that still hold money from the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, have filed applications to roll the obligations into the government’s new Small Business Lending Fund, according to Treasury officials and the banks.


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