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President Barack Obama is poised to let California and other states set their own more stringent auto emission standards in their drive to slash greenhouse gases. The move could empower states to set tougher standards in targeting emissions, which are blamed for contributing to global . MSNBC

Illinois’ beleaguered Gov. Rod Blagojevich said today that when he was deciding who would take President Obama’s Senate seat he considered appointing talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. Blagojevich made the revelation to Diane Sawyer this morning on “Good Morning America” on the day his impeachment trial begins, a trial that is expected to toss him out of office. ABC News

Meryl Streep of the Roman Catholic drama “Doubt” and Sean Penn of the Harvey Milk biopic “Milk” won lead-acting honors Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The prize for overall cast went to the rags-to-riches saga “Slumdog Millionaire,” while Heath Ledger of the Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight” and Kate Winslet of the Holocaust-themed drama “The Reader” took supporting honors. CBS News


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