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We’re Talking About: Elena Kagan, Vogue Italia, and Armed Robbery

- Elena Kagan is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 63 to 37. [ New York Times ]

- Christina Romer has stepped down as chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. [ Washington Post ]

-In the continuing crusade against obesity, Senate approved a bill adding $4.5 billion in funding for child nutrition programs. [ Washington Post ]

- Vogue Italia printed a photographic editorial inspired by the Gulf oil spill, drawing criticism for “creating beauty and glamour out of tragedy.” [ The Daily Beast , Refinery 29 ]

- Marilyn Buck , who drove the getaway car in the 1981 Brink’s robbery, has passed away at age 62 . [ New York Times ]

Photograph of Elena Kagan by Alex Wong/Getty Images.