The Upshot

‘Static kill’ worked, robot tweets in space (FIRST SHOTS)

The Upshot

Welcome to our first "First Shots," a daily morning round-up of early bird news and a preview of what's to come later. Let's get right to it.

- BP says the "static kill" effort has successfully controlled the Gulf oil leak. (Washington Post)

- There's debate in Iran over whether someone tried to assassinate Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian government denies one website's report of an assassination attempt via a handmade grenade that went off near Ahmadinejad. (CBS News)

- Nasa is going to have robots tweet from space! (Discovery News)

- A federal judge in San Francisco will rule today on Prop 8 and determine whether same-sex couples can marry in California. (San Francisco Chronicle)

- A national debate has erupted over a nun killed in a Virginia car crash with an illegal immigrant suspected of driving drunk. (CNN)

- And, in Missouri, voters last night rejected a federal health insurance mandate. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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