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The Washington Post Today's Headlines Saturday , July 9, 2011: Today's Highlights / Politics/ Style / Sports / World / Live Discussions / Technology /Business /

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  TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS   Leaders pressured from below in debt talks Backbenchers on both the Republican and Democratic sides are warning leaders against assuming a debt deal will get their support. (By Philip Ruckerand Felicia Sonmez) Betty Ford, outspoken first lady, dies Betty Ford, who was first lady for 30 months and founded an iconic rehab clinic, dies at 93. (By Donnie Radcliffe) Crucial GOP primary in S.C. The economic problems of South Carolina could change the political calculations of GOP candidates as they approach that state’s crucial primary contest. (By Michael A. Fletcher) U.S. execution prompts diplomatic uproar The top United Nations human rights official said the execution of a Mexican national in Texas was a breach of international law. (By Jason Ukman) Immigrants feel squeezed over seat removals at Va. Starbucks An immigrant enclave feels the squeeze as Fairfax County cracks down on outdoor seating. (By Tara Bahrampour)

The Washington Post Today's Headlines; Today's Highlights | Politics | Style | Sports | World | Live Discussions | Business.

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Within Obama’s war cabinet, battle looms over pace of Afghanistan pullout The military is seeking to limit a reduction in combat forces; the White House is pressing for a substantial withdrawal. (By Rajiv Chandrasekaran) CIA operating in Libya Teams are working to identify the rebels and their capabilities, and Obama has authorized possible broader action. (By Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller) Parties begin budget negotiations After weeks of arguing, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill began negotiations Wednesday on a possible budget agreement that would slash federal spending by as much as $33 billion and avert a government shutdown. (By Paul Kane) Sweeping changes proposed for Fairfax school discipline They include recording disciplinary hearings, speeding up the process and giving school principals more leeway. (By Donna St. George) Wall ejected as Wizards fall to Heat Washington’s John Wall is ejected along with Mi