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Combo Plate: Getting wired, Obama is a lemon-lime guy and more

June 14, 2010 |  4:31 pm

Snowballs
--Get wired: Starbucks is serving up free Wi-Fi at its 6,700 company-operated stores, starting July 1. (About 4,300 franchise stores are not on board with the offer.)

--Not sure what to make of this report: Why would actress January Jones turn to chef Bobby Flay in the minutes after a car accident? [Huffington Post]

--Here's one super-easy way to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes, researchers say: Choose brown rice over white.

--President Obama is a lemon-lime guy. Obama returned to the Gulf region Monday for a two-day, three-state tour — part of a week aimed at showing he is fully in command of the BP oil spill and environmental crisis, now in its 56th day. There was a break for local grub: Obama and local leaders lunched at the end of a pier in Gulfport, Miss., dining on mini crab cakes, fried shrimp, shrimp salad sandwiches, lemonade and sweet tea. Later, Obama and Mayor George Schloegel and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, right, walked up the pier for some snowballs and a brief respite from the 95-degree heat. Obama ordered lemon-lime.

-- Rene Lynch
twitter.com/renelynch

Photo credit: Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images

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