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SYRIAN GOVERNMENT NOW FIGHTING REBELS WITH BOMBS. UN Critical of Government Tactics.
UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted for an Arab-backed resolution that severely criticized the Syrian government, blaming it for the killings and other atrocities following a 17-month-old uprising.

2012 OLYMPICS. America's Sweetheart, World's Fastest Human and Aqua-man's Final Swim.
Gabby Douglas trained through parents' crumbling marriage and father stationed in Afghanistan...
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest human, runs 23.5 mph over 100 meters...Phelps' final swim in Olympic competition, then expected to retire with 20+ medals.

OUT OF CONTROL US WILDFIRES. Across Rocky Mountains Region.
Winds are expected to pick up in Oklahoma, where raging and out of control wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes.

TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO. Threatens Caribbean.
Ernesto develops. He is heading across the Lesser Antilles , and is expected to threaten the Caribbean throughout this weekend.

SUMMER STREETS. Walking Only.
Summer Streets starts today. Nearly seven miles of NYC streets closed to traffic from 7am-1pm