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I've run into this problem before. It seems every time I update my Java, I'm unable to load the MC launcher news and am forced to play offline for a week or two and then it seems to clear itself up. Now, I'm not talking about using the Java automatic update, I'm meaning when I went from Java5->6 and now from Java 6->7. Is this a common occurrence, or is there something I can do to fix this problem, or am I just stuck like this unless I reinstall Java 6?