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Bob Fu, once obscure crusader of rights in China, is now famous for helping ...

Washington Post -
MIDLAND, Tex. - One week ago, Bob Fu was an obscure crusader for religious rights in China. His nonprofit group, China Aid, improbably based in this dusty West Texas oil town, followed the plight of persecuted “house churches,” opposed forced ...
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One question lingers after Junior Seau's death: Why? -
Dolphins Junior Seau celebrates stopping Redskins Rock Cartwright for a 4 yard loss in the 4th quarter of their game at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida, on Saturday, August 21, 2004.

Charges filed in FAMU hazing death

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By Bo Emerson and Ernie Suggs Pam Champion could think of only one thing Wednesday: Her son lost his life, but those charged with killing him stand only to lose six years.

Romney wants voters to see Jimmy Carter in Obama

Reuters -
By Steve Holland | CHANTILLY, Virginia (Reuters) - In a blast from the past, Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney is likening President Barack Obama's economic record to the weak performance of a Democratic predecessor, Jimmy Carter.

Movie review: In 'The Avengers,' a Marvel-lous team

Los Angeles Times -
Joss Whedon pulls off a heroic feat in making the superheroes of 'The Avengers' work together. By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic "The Avengers"are here, and resistance is futile.

After Warning Amazon About Sales Tactics, Target Will Stop Selling Kindles

New York Times -
Target, signaling its growing irritation with its rival Amazon, announced on Wednesday that it would stop selling the online retailer's Kindle e-readers.

After Afghan deal is struck, Taliban issues a deadly strike

By Tom A. Peter, Special for USA TODAY KABUL - Hours after President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the strategic partnership agreement that will serve as the framework for future relations between their two nations, the Taliban issued ...

Sarkozy fails to down Hollande in French vote duel

Reuters -
* Angry Sarkozy accuses Socialist rival of lying * Duel seen as conservative leader's last hope of catching up * Hollande leads runoff polls, Le Pen won't endorse Sarkozy By Catherine Bremer and Paul Taylor PARIS, May 3 (Reuters) - French President ...

Syria carnage evident near UN observers, activists say [Video]

Los Angeles Times -
In a troubling sign of the continuing violence in Syria despite a United Nations peace plan, a new video posted online by Syrian dissidents purports to show United Nations vehicles idling next to a decaying body.

News Corp. board issues statement supporting CEO Rupert Murdoch

Los Angeles Times -
News Corp.'s board of directors offered their unanimous support for Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch one day after Britain's Parliament issued a report on the phone hacking scandal that concluded the mogul was "not a fit person" to run the ...

Man kills 4, including toddler, in Phoenix-area home, police say

CBS News -
(AP) GILBERT, Ariz. - A man fatally shot four people, including a toddler, at a home in a Phoenix suburb Wednesday before being found dead, authorities said.

Montana sex assaults: Justice Department launches civil rights inquiry

Los Angeles Times -
By Kim Murphy The US Justice Department's decision to open a civil rights investigation into the handling of sexual assault cases in Missoula, Mont.

In Mass. Senate race, Obama brought into the fray

CBS News -
(CBS News) - In many parts of the country, Republican candidates are running against President Obama, even if he's not technically the Democratic opponent on the ballot.

McClendon's Secret Hedge Fund Appears To Violate His Fiduciary Duty To Chesapeake

Forbes -
Another day, another big, bad revelation about Aubrey McClendon. A tip of the hat to the seven Reuters' reporters who uncovered this latest story on the $200 million hedge fund that McClendon and co-founder Tom Ward were running inside Chesapeake ...

US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 fall as private-sector hiring spurs worry

Reuters -
* ADP employment misses forecast, factory orders drop * Housing stocks near four-year high * Chesapeake Energy shares tumble 15 pct * Dow off 0.1 pct, S&P off 0.3 pct, Nasdaq up 0.3 pct By Edward Krudy NEW YORK, May 2 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the ...

WORLD FOREX: Euro Tumbles On Weak Europe, US Economic Data

Wall Street Journal -
By Erin McCarthy Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The euro tumbled against its main rivals Wednesday after a stream of disappointing economic data across Europe and the US reignited global-growth concerns.

Campaign TV-ads battle between Obama, pro-Romney super PACs is already ...

Washington Post -
NEW YORK - It's on. Independent groups favoring Mitt Romney already are launching TV advertisements in competitive states for the November general election, providing political cover against President Barack Obama's well-financed campaign while the ...

'Hyperpartisan discussion' ends gay spokesman's stint with Romney

Los Angeles Times -
By Robin Abcarian The tenure of an openly gay spokesman for Mitt Romney's campaign lasted less than two weeks. On April 19, Romney's campaign announced it had hired Richard Grenell, 45, as its foreign policy spokesman.

New BlackBerry teased but critics say it's almost 'too late' for RIM

Sydney Morning Herald -
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has shown off advanced new features that will be available on new BlackBerry 10 smartphones - and a new prototype - but analysts are already questioning whether it's "too late" to claw back market share lost to ...

Report: Facebook IPO May 18

Chicago Sun-Times -
AP May 2, 2012 9:44AM Facebook will go public on May 18, a published report says, in one of the most highly anticipated tech initial public offerings since Google went public in August 2004.

Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Launch Rumor Round-up

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Tomorrow the Samsung Galaxy S III will be unveiled at the end of a long line of rumors, tips, and leaks which we've collected here.

Hollie Cavanagh: 'River Deep, Mountain High'

By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY Tonight on American Idol, the Top Five Idols will sing '60s tunes and British pop. Plus, the duos and trios are back, with versions of Jackie Wilson's (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher and the Righteous ...

Cameron Diaz Cried After Chopping Her Hair

People Magazine -
“There was a little misunderstanding,” she explained on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno of her pre-Christmas cut. “I said, 'Oh I just want a little bit off' … and it went from here to here,” she added, gesturing two very different hair lengths.

Ex-Saint: Players will fight suspensions to Supreme Court

By Nate Davis, USA TODAY Saints middle linebacker and team captain Jonathan Vilma, whose season-long suspension (effective immediately) was the most severe punishment, said in a statement: "I am shocked and extremely disappointed by the NFL's decision ...

It's unanimous: Dodgers' Matt Kemp is NL player of the month

Los Angeles Times -
By Steve Dilbeck As a shock to absolutely no one, Matt Kemp was selected Wednesday the National League player of the month for April.

Prosecution in Clemens trial has rough outing

By Lester Munson | WASHINGTON, DC -- Wednesday was a rough day for the prosecutors who are trying to persuade a jury that Roger Clemens lied to the US Congress when he denied that he had ever used performance-enhancing drugs.

Devils' Rookie Defenseman Regains His Edge

New York Times -
NEWARK - Adam Larsson, the Devils' 19-year-old rookie defenseman, had grown a playoff beard, just in case he would actually get into a playoff game.

World's Oldest Blood Found in Famed "Iceman" Mummy

National Geographic -
The Iceman mummy is refrozen in an Italian lab after a series of experiments (file picture). Three-dimensional atomic force microscope image of a red blood cell found in the Iceman's arrow wound.

Decades of data show spring advancing faster than experiments suggest

Science Codex -
Plants are leafing out and flowering sooner each year than predicted by results from controlled environmental warming experiments, according to data from a major new archive of historical observations assembled with the help of a NASA researcher.

First of controversial bird flu papers published

CBS News -
(CBS/AP) Controversial bird flu research is now one step closer to being public. One of the two papers on bird flu is being published, with the approval of the US government.

US Tops Thailand in Premature Births

BusinessWeek -
By Diane Brady on May 02, 2012 In the US, they're often known as “miracle” babies, children born several weeks–even months–before they're due to enter the world.


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