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According to the Times of London, Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandfather was tortured by British colonial rulers during the Mau-Mau uprising in 1949.

Relieved Republicans celebrated a resounding win in Georgia’s hard-fought U.S. Senate runoff, a victory that denied Democrats a filibuster-proof majority and cemented the state’s reputation as a Republican bastion.

By Jesse Washington Gay is the new black, say the protest signs and magazine covers, casting the gay marriage battle as the last frontier of equal rights for all.

The fallout from <span id="lw_1228303458_0" class="yshortcuts" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #0066cc;cursor:pointer;">Plaxico Burress</span>' self-inflicted <span id="lw_1228303458_1" class="yshortcuts" style="background:transparent none repeat scroll 0 0;cursor:pointer;">gunshot wound</span> may still cause problems for <span id="lw_1228303458_2" class="yshortcuts" style="background:transparent none repeat scroll 0 0;cursor:pointer;">New York Giants middle linebacker Antonio Pierce</span> and affect the team's bid for a second <span id="lw_1228303458_3" class="yshortcuts">straight Super Bowl</span> title.

From The Huffington Post: After Giants' star Plaxico Burress <a href="">shot himself </a>in the leg, MSNBC's Willie Geist put together a short history of athlete's dumbest moments.

The American News Project has a new video in which they investigate the white supremacist threat to Obama’s life.

Ford Motor Co. is asking Congress for a $9 billion “stand-by line of credit” to stabilize its business, but says it doesn’t expect to tap it.

From The New Republic: Omniscient reader EC notes something crucial about new appointees James Jones, Eric Holder and Timothy Geithner: They all play Obama’s favorite sport.

From Foreign Policy Passport: In an <a title="ABC" href="">interview with Charlie Gibson</a> George W. Bush tells Gibson his biggest regret is "the intelligence failure in Iraq." And while President Bush doesn't "spend a lot of time really worrying about short-term history," here are 10 other things he <em>should</em> regret, after the jump.

From Ben Smith at Politico: The communications for Obama's transition, Dan Pfeiffer, flatly denied <a href="">a Daily Mail report</a> that Obama is buying an exotic $30,000 ring to thank his wife "for her support during the election."

The parents of a television anchorwoman beaten to death at her home said Monday their daughter was sexually assaulted during the attack, and an arrest warrant released by police says DNA evidence linked an eastern Arkansas man to the crime "with all scientific certainty."