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Mexican immigration at a standstill, report says

Los Angeles Times -
The number of Mexican migrants to the United States dropped significantly while the number of those returning home increased, bringing net migration from Mexico to a statistical standstill, according to a report published Monday.

Mitt Romney receives endorsement of one-time rival Rudy Giuliani -
Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani meet on Nov. 28, 2007, during a CNN-YouTube presidential debate in St. Petersburg, Fla. Today, Giuliani endorsed Romney for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Measure that would end death penalty in California qualifies for ballot

Los Angeles Times -
If the November measure passes, the sentences of more than 700 people on death row would be commuted to life in prison without possibility of parole.

French Far Right a Challenge for Europe and Sarkozy

New York Times -
PARIS - To win re-election in the runoff on May 6 against the Socialist François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy will need the support of right-wing voters who have turned their backs on him, disappointed with his presidency.

Netflix spooks Street with sputtering user growth

Reuters -
By Lisa Richwine | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video rental company Netflix Inc projected slower subscriber growth this quarter for its key US video-streaming service, disappointing investors and sending its shares down 17 percent after hours.

South Sudan says towns bombed as troops withdraw

Sydney Morning Herald -
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Lifted sanctions may mean opportunities for Myanmar

Christian Science Monitor -
The European Union announced Monday that it was lifting sanctions to reward Myanmar for its recent political reforms. By Todd Pitman, The Associated Press / April 23, 2012 Looking across a sea of young workers perched behind rows of buzzing sewing ...

US, EU impose new sanctions on Syria

Los Angeles Times -
Despite the presence of UN monitors, President Bashar Assad's forces have continued to shell cities and shoot at protesters, killing dozens, activists say.

Search for Arizona girl, 6, turns back to her Tucson home

Reuters -
By Marisa Gerber | TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - The search for a missing 6-year-old Arizona girl who authorities said may have been snatched from her bedroom in Tucson entered its third day on Monday as search dogs shifted investigators' attention back ...

Prosecutors open with Hudson at murder trial

The Associated Press -
By MICHAEL TARM, AP - 58 minutes ago CHICAGO (AP) - The trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family opened with the marquee witness, as prosecutors put the actress and singer on the stand Monday for emotional testimony that may leave a ...

Winter returns with a blast as snow pounds US Northeast

Reuters -
By Neale Gulley | BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) - A spring storm struck the US Northeast on Monday, dumping wet snow in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and western New York and bringing heavy rains to the Eastern Seaboard.

Zimmerman posts bail, goes into hiding

Christian Science Monitor -
The accused killer is likely in another state; he has been the recipient of death threats. By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneier, The Associated Press / April 23, 2012 George Zimmerman, who slipped out of jail on $150000 bail in the early morning ...

Wal-Mart faces big fines amid bribery charges

BusinessWeek -
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Allegations that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. covered up the findings of an internal probe that proved its Mexican subsidiary bribed officials in that country could have huge implications for the world's biggest retailer and its executives ...

Grim forecasts spelled out in reports on Social Security, Medicare

The Seattle Times -
The dismal outlook for the programs was fueled in part by the sluggish economy, which has slowed growth in payroll taxes that sustain the trust funds, according to trustees.

Global shares fall on European political uncertainty

Reuters -
By Chikako Mogi | TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as political uncertainty and disappointing data in Europe raised fears the euro zone could struggle to push through austerity measures and may stay in recession until late in the year.

Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week -
By NBC's Alex Moe WILMINGTON, Del. - Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday - a state where he has been actively campaigning for several weeks.

Biden, Sen. Nelson visit Everglades with heavy dose of election-year politics -
By MARC CAPUTO MIAMI -- With a politically threatened Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., at his side, Vice President Joe Biden mugged before the television cameras Monday to tout the Democrats' successes in helping to restore the endangered Everglades.

Facebook's first-quarter finances underwhelm as IPO nears

Los Angeles Times -
The social network's performance fell below analysts' expectations, potentially cooling investors' fervor just weeks before the company's hotly anticipated initial public stock offering.

Did Facebook pay just $83M for that giant pile of IBM patents?

Social-networking giant's amended S-1 sheds light on how much it plunked down for patents in first quarter. by Paul Sloan April 23, 2012 6:11 PM PDT Follow @paulsloan News today that Facebook is spending $550 million to buy 650 patents held by ...

Intel officially launches Ivy Bridge chips

By Brooke Crothers on Apr 24, 2012 Intel officially announced the high-end, third-generation Core "Ivy Bridge" processor today, and confirmed that more mainstream processors will be coming later.

Ryan Seacrest re-ups as 'American Idol' host

By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY Variety reports that Seacrest, who has been Idol host since its debut on June 11, 2001, signed a two-year deal worth $15 million a year.

Pics: Katy Perry Snapped Kissing and Hugging Robert Ackroyd at Coachella

AceShowbiz -
The estranged wife of Russell Brand made her first public appearance with the Florence and the Machine guitarist at the second weekend of 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Megan Fox Is Pregnant -
By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Although the tabloid media has been obsessing over Megan Fox for years - ever since she made her blockbuster debut in the 2007 moneymaker "Transformers" - they'll have a whole new reason to pay close attention to the star ...

Giants 6, Mets 1 -
NEW YORK -- At times, Tim Lincecum was every bit an ace. At others, all over the place. "I didn't feel like I had a good rhythm," he said.

Notorious NBA fights

The Oklahoma City Thunder's James Harden lies crumpled on the floor after getting hit in the back of the skull by the Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, who was celebrating a dunk during their April 22, 2012 game in Los Angeles.

Thaddeus Young helps 76ers beat Nets 105-87, make playoffs for 2nd straight season

Washington Post -
NEWARK, NJ - The Philadelphia 76ers nailed down the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and spoiled the Nets' final game in New Jersey with a 105-87 victory Monday night.

Tech Billionaires Plan Audacious Mission to Mine Asteroids

Wired News -
By Adam Mann There's gold in them there hills. You know, those ones floating around in space. Asteroids contain many tons of precious metals, making them irresistible to scientists, aerospace engineers, futurists, fiction writers … and tech ...

Scientists find all-white adult orca off Russian coast -
OFF KAMCHATKA COAST, Russia - A group of scientists working in the north pacific have documented what they believe is the first-ever sighting of an all-white adult orca whale.

Migraine Guidelines Focus on Prevention

WebMD -
By Denise Mann April 23, 2012 -- New guidelines may help people with frequent migraine headaches get their lives back on track. The migraine prevention guidelines will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans ...

Studies overstate drugs' ability to treat autism symptoms

Autism Support Network -
Publication bias: It has long been a problem in medical research. Studies that show a drug or treatment is effective are more likely to be published than studies with negative findings.


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