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Obama sees 'new day' 1 year after bin Laden raid

The Associated Press -
By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent - 1 minute ago BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the US combat role in Afghanistan is ...
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CNN chased out of dissident's village

Editor's note: Steven Jiang is a Beijing-based producer for CNN who, accompanied by a correspondent and a photographer, tried on Tuesday to visit the hometown of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng.

Report questions Rupert Murdoch's fitness to lead News Corp.

Los Angeles Times -
A British parliamentary panel's scathing assessment of Rupert Murdoch's corporate character is a blow to his reputation and may affect his business interests.

Osama bin Laden notes show a plan to overthrow Hamid Karzai

Los Angeles Times -
The raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden also netted documents that show he wanted to overthrow Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a former US official says.

Harper Is Washington's Newest Attraction

New York Times -
WASHINGTON Once it was Willie Mays playing stickball in Harlem. Now we have Bryce Harper playing softball by the Washington Monument.

RIM's BlackBerry 10 takes a lot of faith

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Former mobile giant is positioning its new platform ass a comeback vehicle, but does it pack the features? by Larry Dignan May 1, 2012 6:44 PM PDT RIM shows off its virtual keyboard at BlackBerry World.

French Far Right Key to Election Outcome

Voice of America -
May 01, 2012 French Far Right Key to Election Outcome Lisa Bryant | Paris France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen finished a strong third in the first round of presidential elections last month.

Mali Uprising Proves No Threat to Junta Leader's Vision of Authority

New York Times -
BAMAKO, Mali - This onetime model of African stability remained in a precarious state on Tuesday as the new military junta fought back an attempted countercoup by loyalist troops and asserted victory by day's end.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Poised For Parliament Swear-In

by AP NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - Aung San Suu Kyi was set to be sworn in to Myanmar's military-backed parliament Wednesday to take public office for the first time since launching her struggle against authoritarian rule nearly a quarter century ago.

Occupy May Day protests across US as activists and unions link up

The Guardian -
The Occupy Wall Street movement has attempted to breathe new life into its campaign against inequities in the global financial system with a series of May Day protests around the United States.

NYC subway bomb plotter found guilty on all counts

Bosnian immigrant Adis Medunjanin has been found guilty of all counts related to a plot to bomb New York's subway system. New York (CNN) -- A Bosnian immigrant accused of plotting to bomb New York's subway system as an "al Qaeda terrorist" has been ...

Gingrich and Romney advisor have a "good meeting"

CBS News -
(CBS News) As he prepares to bow out of the presidential race, Newt Gingrich met yesterday with Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades to discuss what role Gingrich would play going forward, according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting.

Dow Jones average hits highest mark since '07

Houston Chronicle -
In a photo made April 16, 2012, trader Robert Arciero works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street appeared headed for a higher opening Tuesday May 1, 2012 with Dow Jones industrial futures 0.1 percent higher and S&P 500 futures 0.1 ...

PF Chang's sale a blow to Arizona business

Arizona Republic -
by Russ Wiles - May. 1, 2012 06:37 PM SCOTTSDALE - The announcement that PF Chang's China Bistro Inc. will go private in a $1.1 billion acquisition by a New York investment firm was the second hit to metro Phoenix's corporate headquarters list this ...

New York City pension funds to vote against Wal-Mart directors

Los Angeles Times -
By Shan Li One more piece of bad news for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.: A group of New York City pension funds, alarmed over allegations of widespread bribery by company officials in Mexico, said they would vote against reelecting five Wal-Mart directors.

Chesapeake to Replace Chairman

New York Times -
HOUSTON - Aubrey K. McClendon built Chesapeake Energy into the nation's second-largest producer of natural gas through a combination of debt, foresight, luck and sheer bravado.

Romney Foreign Policy Spokesman Quits

New York Times -
Richard Grenell, an openly gay and longtime Republican foreign policy spokesman hired last month by Mitt Romney's campaign, abruptly resigned on Tuesday after anti-gay elements in the party criticized his appointment and some Republican advisers said ...

Romney, Obama get head start on fall White House race with inaugural campaign ...

Washington Post -
RICHMOND, Va. - Nominees? Who needs nominees? The fall presidential campaign opens this spring in Virginia long before President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney gets his party's nomination.

Google Wins US Contract

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Wall Street Journal -
By AMIR EFRATI The US Department of Interior has chosen to use Google Inc.'s online email and collaboration offerings over software from rival Microsoft Corp.

Facebook organ-donation option gives 'an immediate spike' to California ...

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San Jose Mercury News -
By Mike Swift and Pete Carey Mercury News What began as a freshman-year friendship resulted in Facebook's announcement Tuesday that the world's largest social network will offer help for the global shortage of donor organs, an effort that in its first ...

Google engineer in Street View probe identifies as a 'hacker'

The engineer responsible for writing the code that led to tons of personal and private data being collected from the Google's Street View cars is found out and called a "GOD in the wireless community.

Barnes & Noble to Add NFC Technology to Nook

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PC Magazine -
By Mark Hachman Barnes & Noble plans to add near-field communication (NFC) technology to its Nook e-reader platform, chief executive William Lynch said Tuesday.

Finally: Jessica Simpson gives birth to a baby girl

Chicago Sun-Times -
AP May 1, 2012 12:05PM FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2011 file photo, singer Jessica Simpson, right, poses with her fiance Eric Johnson at the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

5 Reasons The Avengers Is The Best Marvel Movie Yet

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By now you've clearly heard the news that The Avengers is, simply, awesome. But we've heard that about a lot of superhero movies in the past, right?

Fire Amare? You must be punchy

By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork's Robin Lundberg is hitting the streets to ask fans how they feel about the Knicks' Amare Stoudemire punching a fire extinguisher.

Pettitte: Clemens said he took HGH, then changed story

Chicago Tribune -
WASHINGTON -- Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte testified on Tuesday that former teammate and close friend Roger Clemens told him he had taken human growth hormone but, years later, said he had been referring to his wife's use of the drug.

Longoria Out 4-8 Weeks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Evan Longoria took a right turn out of the Tampa Bay clubhouse and walked a few feet before stepping in front of a group of reporters huddled around a lineup board that will not list his name for the next four to eight weeks.

Devils erupt in 4-1 win over Flyers; series tied -
PHILADEPHIA (AP) - Adam Larsson and David Clarkson scored their first goals of the postseason, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, evening this Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1.

Some dinosaurs doomed before asteroid strike, study says

Fox News -
Tyrannosaurus rex is part of the carnivorous groups of dinosaurs that, according to new research, maintained a stable level of biodiversity leading up to the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous.

Giant Flea-like Insect Pest Plagued Dinosaurs -
Large flea-like creatures thought to be the oldest of their kind ever discovered bit into dinosaurs and drew blood some 165 million years ago, Chinese scientists report in the journal Current Biology.

Stricken Texas 'bucket list' baby dies, father says -
A Texas baby born with an incurable disease whose parents created an online "bucket list" for their daughter that became an Internet sensation has died, her father said on Tuesday.


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