Need To Read, August 19, 2009

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Some must-reads from around the web:

Oprah’s DC-heavy list of powerful women.

Obama’s first rendition—part of a crackdown on contractor fraud?

Slow internet connection? Why cities get short-changed in a stimulus program to provide better broadband.

Protesters heckle John Yoo at the first day of lectures at Berkeley’s law school.

California may jail more drug offenders—two weeks after it was ordered to reduce its prison population.

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