First Gay Couple Marry in NY, America’s Debt Ceiling Fight, India’s Most Marketable Skill?, Amy Winehouse’s Funeral, Horn of Africa Famine

The first couple to get married in Manhattan were Phyllis Siegel, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85. They have been together for 23 years. [Telegraph]

Will America remain in debt or will America make strong decisions to emerge from it’s debt? It’s US President Obama vs. Republican John Boehner. [CSM]

Mother Jones reporter goes to India to research call center employees, and decides “The most marketable skill in India today is the ability to abandon your identity and slip into someone else’s,” namely a middle class Westerner. [Racialicious]

Amy Winehouse’s friends and family attend the late singer’s funeral in London. [CBS]

The video game industry spent $1,144,602.64 to prove that it violates the first amendment to ban the sale of video games to minor in California. Really? [WashPo]

The famine in the Horn of Africa continues as international aid groups figure out their next steps. [Le Monde]

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