It looks as if there's almost no end in sight to the fight over the debt ceiling and just what will be done to combat the deficit in Washington, with Republican and Democratic leaders sparring against each other in Congress and in the press.
Which of Hollywood's biggest stars raked in the most cash for their efforts? Has the old guard maintained their hold on the biggest paychecks, or have some of the younger up-and-comers seized the crown? Find out, as Forbes has released the 10 highest-paid actresses in the business.
It's hard to imagine that there could be any media magnet quite like the Casey Anthony case, but one has only to look at the last few sensational trials to realize that there's nothing the media loves more than a potential criminal in the limelight.
Fireworks illuminated the skies across the United States as the nation celebrated its 235th birthday on July 4, 2011. Celebrations culminated in Washington, D.C., the nations capitol, with the National Independence Day Parade, and a concert on the National Mall featuring performances by Steve Martin, and Little Richard.
On the final leg of their royal tour, Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited a Calgary Stampede preview during a government of Canada reception in Calgary, Alberta, July 7, 2011.
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day attend the premiere of the film, "Horrible Bosses" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 30, 2011.
After four yeas of service in the esteemed position, Robert Gates retired as the 22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony took place at the Pentagon River Parade Field in Arlington, Virginia.
More than 700 business, government and non-profit leaders are participating in the two-day meeting, which is the first Clinton Global Initiative event to focus exclusively on driving job creation and economic growth in the United States. UPI/Brian Kersey
Chinese models dressed in fancy wedding gowns and adorned with costume jewelry attend the 2011 China Hair and Beauty Expo in Beijing on June 29, 2011. The models, along with their sponsors, will compete for the 'Best Hair and Beauty" award during the expo. The annual expo provides a platform allowing worldwide beauty and cosmetic manufacturers to introduce their products to buyers in China's massive cosmetic market.
President Barack Obama held a press conference covering a range of topics from the war in Libya, the increasingly tense negotiations on the debt ceiling and the legalization of gay marriage in New York.
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