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We’re Talking About: June 28, 2010

-This afternoon marks the beginning of  Elena Kagan ‘s confirmation hearings, and her Republican opponents are  gearing up for battle . [ CBS ]

-An Iranian research team  has developed a blood test that could predict the approach of menopause. [ The Guardian ]

-In developing countries, widows  fall victim to abuse and discrimination . [ The Daily Beast ]

-Parents are  calling for schools to help prevent and punish cyberbullying. [ New York Times ]

-FAIL Blog  wants to make clear that it has no involvement with  Meg Whitman ‘s new campaign ad. [ New York ]

Photograph of Elena Kagan by Tim Sloan/Getty Images.