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US to move marines out of Japan

The Guardian -
Japan and the US have agreed to relocate thousands of US marines from Okinawa in a move aimed at reducing the island's military burden amid lingering anger among residents over pollution, accidents and crime.

Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective 'torture'

Chicago Tribune -
(Reuters) - A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism ...

Cispa cybersecurity bill passed by US Senate

The Guardian -
The House of Representatives has ignored objection from Barack Obama's administration and approved legislation aimed at helping stop electronic attacks on critical US infrastructure and private companies.

No. 1 pick Andrew Luck ready to start over in Indy

Fox News -
INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Luck already has a pretty good idea of what to expect in his new NFL digs. He'll be wearing a No. 12 jersey, getting used to a new set of teammates and dealing with all those comparisons to a high-profile quarterback.

Samsung knocks Nokia from global phone top-spot

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Samsung has ousted Nokia from the cellphone top-spot, taking the number one position in handset sales worldwide, according to research firms.

Rangers win Game 7 over Senators, 2-1

Boston Herald -
By Andrew Gross / The Record (Hackensack NJ) NEW YORK - Nothing comes easy in the NHL postseason, which is why a Game 7 is considered so special.

War Criminal Charles Taylor's Daughter Defends Her Dad

Daily Beast -
This week, former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. His daughter watched the UN tribunal in The Hague and spoke to Robtel Neajai Pailey.

Syria: Annan plan 'failing' - live updates

The Guardian -
9.10am: Syria: More details from Reuters on the deployment of the next batch of monitors: Fifteen more ceasefire monitors of a total advance team of 30 are expected to be in Syria by Monday and every effort is being made to deploy the full mission of ...

Pakistan deports Bin Laden's family to Saudi Arabia

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By Qasim Nauman ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The family of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed almost a year ago by American special forces in a military town in northwest Pakistan, left the country for Saudi Arabia early on Friday morning, ...

Extracts from Chen Guangcheng video

BBC News -
In a video of Chen Guangcheng, which has appeared on the internet, the high-profile activist makes a number of demands directly to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

Sudans conflict leaves 37000 desperate for water, agency says

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The spiraling conflict between the Sudans has exacerbated issues for tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees who are desperate for water and facing the threat of fatal diseases, an international aid organization says.

Biden defends Obama, challenges Romney

The Baylor Lariat -
Vice President Joe Biden delivered a campaign foreign policy speech Thursday at New York University. Associated Press By Beth Fouhy Associated Press NEW YORK - Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.

House GOP set to curb student loan costs, put Democrats in bind over health ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders are ready to try pushing legislation through the House holding down interest rates on federal loans to millions of college students.

Euro dips, German debt rises after Spain downgrade

Reuters -
By Carolyn Cohn | LONDON (Reuters) - The euro dipped and investors sought safety in German government bonds on Friday as a two-notch downgrade of Spain's credit rating ahead of a key Italian bond auction increased nervousness about the struggling ...

Kindle Fire helps Amazon beat 1Q estimates

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle -
By Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES (WTW) - Inc. posted first-quarter profits Thursday that blew by analysts' estimates and boosted the company's stock in extended trading.

China's banks are important for America too

By Douglas J. Elliott @CNNMoneyInvest April 27, 2012: 4:51 AM ET Less well understood is the critical role that China's banks play in the global economy.

Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets

Fox News -
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits.

Obama attack video: Too "cool" to be president

CBS News -
American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-linked group that with its sister organization Crossroads GPS is hoping to spend $240 million helping Republicans get elected in the 2012 campaign cycle, is out with a new web video attacking President Obama as more ...

US Escalates Google Case by Hiring Noted Outside Lawyer

New York Times -
Federal regulators escalated their antitrust investigation of Google on Thursday by hiring a prominent litigator, sending a strong signal that they are prepared to take the Internet giant to court.

Former Sun CEO says Google's Android didn't need license for Java APIs

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Jonathan Schwartz testifies that Java APIs were not considered proprietary or protected by Sun, as long as Google didn't use the Java name, countering Oracle's claims that Google infringed on its intellectual property.

Samsung scores record Q1 2012

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It's definitely that time of the month: just about company is releasing its Q1 '12 financial results, and the trend seems to be that they're either delivering killer results or floundering.

Avengers assemble for surefire hit

Vancouver Sun -
Marvel's The Avengers is proving to be greater than the sum of its superhero parts, at least when it come to box-office presales.

'American Idol' Reject Elise Testone: I Don't Really Feel Judges' Advice Helpful

AceShowbiz -
'Some of the things they say don't line up with what I feel I have learned on my own,' explains the aspiring singer from Charleston, South Carolina when interviewed backstage after her elimination.

Quoth 'The Raven,' what a bore

Worcester Telegram -
By David Germain AP What would Edgar Allan Poe be doing if he were alive today? Clawing at the inside of his coffin, desperate to get at the people who used and abused his ingenious, diabolical tales as the basis for the pile of cinematic bird poo that ...

Draft Diary: QB Brandon Weeden stays in Oklahoma, gets picked in first round ...

Washington Post -
Brandon Weeden's night went pretty much just the way he wanted. He spent the first night of the NFL draft at home, hanging out with friends and otherwise trying to act normal on a day that had no hope of being normal.

Surprise! Deals keep players on toes at draft

By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY NEW YORK - Morris Claiborne would have never guessed it would be the Dallas Cowboys. During the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, the LSU cornerback never heard a peep from the Cowboys.

Knicks off to Miami for 1st-round showdown

New York Post -
By MARC BERMAN The Miami Dream Team officially became their first-round opponent Thursday night, and the Knicks will begin this star-studded battle royale Saturday afternoon at what promises to be a deafening American Airlines Arena.

Sixers wind up with 8th seed

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By John N. Mitchell Evan Turner, when asked which team he would prefer the 76ers to face, Chicago or Miami, said he wants the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

BCS Takes Big Step Toward College Football Playoff

ABC News -
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive came here four years ago with a plan to remake the Bowl Championship Series by creating two national semifinals to determine which teams played for the national championship.

Strange lava spirals discovered on Mars

TG Daily -
Lava flows coiled like snail shells have been found for the first time on Mars - and they're bigger than anything similar on Earth.

Study Sheds Light on How Birds Navigate by Magnetic Field

New York Times -
Birds are famously good navigators. Some migrate thousands of miles, flying day and night, even when the stars are obscured. And for decades, scientists have known that one navigational skill they employ is an ability to detect variations in the ...

Survey shows best, worst paid doctors -- and many regrets

By Kim Painter, USA TODAY Increasing numbers of US doctors regret their career choices --- even while taking in salaries average Americans might consider pretty sweet.

A look at the kind of thinking that determines how religious we are

Vancouver Sun -
A new University of BC study suggests analytical thinking can be harmful to religious faith. The psychology report, published today in the prestigious journal Science, reveals that religious belief drops after subjects perform analytical tasks or are ...


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