NewsBites – ‘Inception’ Takes First Place, Tea Party Controversy + More

Inception more than satisfied Nolan’s and Warner Bros.’ expectations by earning $60.4 million according to early estimates and winning the weekend at North American theaters. [TIME]
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Some political leaders interviewed on Sunday talk shows also said the Tea Party movement itself wasn’t racist, but needed to distance itself from any elements that bring prejudice and bigotry to its events. [CNN]
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At a time when the prospects for immigration overhaul seem most dim, supporters have unleashed a secret weapon: a group of influential evangelical Christian leaders. [NY Times]

Frankie goes to “Celebrity Rehab.” [DListed]

Engineers monitoring BP’s damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico detected seepage on the ocean floor that could mean problems with the new cap that has stopped oil from gushing into the water. [Reuters]

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