NewsBites – Obama Clarifies His Position, Kennedy News + More

U.S. President Obama says he is not promoting building a mosque at Ground Zero. He’s defending the right to build it. [Newser]

Several prominent Democrats believe Vicki Kennedy is the party’s best shot for reclaiming the seat currently held by Scott Brown in 2012. [Newser]

Philip Markoff, the Boston University medical student dubbed the “Craigslist Killer” after he allegedly went on a murderous crime and gambling spree, committed suicide today in jail, officials said. [ABC News]

After three decades of spectacular growth, China passed Japan in the second quarter to become the world’s second-largest economy behind the United States. [New York Times]

Tiger Woods, golfer by trade, posted the worst score of his career last week. There’s a possibility he will not qualify for the PGA Championship. [Washington Post]

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