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China says dissident may apply to study in US

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By Andrew Quinn and Terril Yue Jones | BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng could apply to study abroad, a move praised by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and suggesting an end may be near to a diplomatic ...
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Guantanamo prisoners charged in Sept. 11 attacks back in court as long-stalled ...

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four alleged co-conspirators will appear in public for the first time in more than three years, when US officials start a second attempt at what is likely to ...
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Panetta at fort: Conduct counts

Philadelphia Inquirer -
The defense chief went to Ga. and reminded troops that scandal in war hurts the mission. By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned troops Friday that it takes just seconds for misconduct to make headlines ...
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The benevolent Beastie: Adam Yauch remembered for rhymes and more

Washington Post -
NEW YORK - When the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just weeks ago, the New York trio was down a man.
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Andrew Bynum no longer a luxury

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By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com DENVER -- About an hour before Game 3 tipped off, I was chatting with a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach.
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Obama escalates election fight as he opens campaign in Ohio, Virginia

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - He's been in campaign mode for months, but President Barack Obama makes his quest for a second term official with rallies Saturday in Ohio and Virginia.
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Tories triumph in London contest

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The Conservative Boris Johnson has been elected for a second term as mayor of London after beating Labour rival Ken Livingstone in a close contest.
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One killed, more than 300 injured as clashes break out in Egypt

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By the CNN Wire Staff Cairo (CNN) -- One person died and more than 300 were injured Friday when clashes broke out in Cairo as protests against the country's military government turned violent, state media reported.
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Tymoshenko to see doctors

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Anna Melnichuk AP KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's jailed and ailing former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko tentatively agreed Friday to have her back condition treated at a local hospital under the supervision of a German doctor.
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Arizona governor signs Planned Parenthood funding ban

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PHOENIX (AP) - Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood's access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for non-abortion services.
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Joy and uncertainty over Philadelphia Archdiocese rulings on priests

Philadelphia Inquirer -
"As an archdiocese we have been painfully aware of the destruction of trust that may have occurred," said Mary Achilles, who designed a crisis-response program.
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Ohio court tosses $2B award, dealers claimed Ford overcharged them

Detroit Free Press -
By Keith Naughton and David Voreacos The Ohio Court of Appeals has thrown out a $2-billion award against Ford and ordered a new trial for a class of commercial-truck dealers who claimed the automaker overcharged them for 11 years.
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Berkshire Says Profit Doubles as Buffett Prepares for Meeting

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A)'s first- quarter profit doubled as insurance units and derivative bets posted better results, the company said yesterday as it prepares for Chairman Warren Buffett's annual meeting.
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Hiring slows for second month in a row

Cherry Hill Courier Post -
AP WASHINGTON - US employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, evidence of an economy still growing only sluggishly, posing a threat to President Barack Obama's hopes of winning re-election.
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Yahoo CEO faces calls for ouster after inaccuracy

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By Michael Liedtke, AP AP Yahoo shareholder and New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb questioned Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's (above) qualifications and integrity after exposing a misrepresentation about the executive's education.
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French Socialists' joy of election victory will be shortlived

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The winner in the divisive French presidential election between Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande faces an angry nation that can no longer duck hard choices.
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Struggling Sen. Lugar makes plea for help from Dems, independents

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Sen. Richard Lugar (right), R-Ind. and opponent Richard Mourdock shake hands during an April 11 debate in Indianapolis. Polling shows Mourdock is leading the incumbent senator ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
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Romney: I wanted gay aide to stay

Detroit Free Press -
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday he had wanted an openly gay spokesman who resigned from his campaign this week to stay on.
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Romney continues to hammer on nation's economy

Pittsburgh Post Gazette -
By Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking to a crowd at Sauereisen in the RIDC Industrial Park in O'Hara on Friday.
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Oracle V. Google Jury Deadlocked?

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If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge might weigh in on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek After deliberating for more than three days, the jury tasked with determining whether Google's Android ...
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"Star Wars" fans gather at Colorado air and space museum

Denver Post -
By Ryan Parker Miles Mabrey, 5, of Aurora dresses as Jedi master Yoda for "Star Wars at the Hangar" at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Friday.
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James spreads the love in Washington

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Kim Kardashian's Lawyer: Kris Humphries's 'Feelings' Stalling Divorce Case

People Magazine -
By Dahvi Shira A lawyer for the reality star, 31, who filed for divorce from Humphries, 27, in October after 72 days of marriage, told an LA judge Friday it's time to move forward with proceedings, according to the Associated Press.
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Rondo leads the way, as adventure continues

Boston.com -
Amazingly, Rajon Rondo's 20th career triple-double was hardly his best performance. In addition to his 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists, he also missed 15 shots, and he was so skittish about the approaching Jason Collins on his breakaway layup ...
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Mariano Rivera vows to return

San Francisco Chronicle -
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will return to the mound by 2013, vowing to overcome a knee injury that figures to end his season.
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time for Union Rags to deliver

Philadelphia Inquirer -
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Derby is about stories and money. I am partial to both. There is $2 million in purse money for the race.
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Coyotes win to open 3-1 lead on Predators

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NASHVILLE -- The Phoenix Coyotes are on the verge of their first Western Conference finals, thanks to their stingy goalie and the captain who has been with the team since it played in Winnipeg.
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Early exit for bumbling Woods

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By MARK CANNIZZARO CHARLOTTE, NC - The calamity that ensued amidst a cluster of pine and holly trees to the left side of the fifth green Friday afternoon at the Quail Hollow Golf Club provided the perfect metaphor for the current state of Tiger Woods' ...
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'Supermoon': lunar close pass brings hard-to-spot spectacle

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The biggest and brightest moon of the year will be seen on Saturday night as it passes closer to the Earth than usual. Saturday's event is a "supermoon", the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to use Earth's Moon as Mirror to see Venus ...

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Greenbelt, MD - This mottled landscape showing the impact crater Tycho is among the most violent-looking places on our moon. Astronomers didn't aim NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study Tycho, however.
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Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak

Baltimore Sun (blog) -
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Whooping cough took the life of a 9-week-old girl from Idaho this week, the first death from an outbreak of the highly contagious respiratory disease that has hit Idaho, Washington state and Montana, health officials said on ...
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Gaston plant recalls dog food, halts production

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Diamond Pet Foods says it has suspended production at its Gaston plant and recalled multiple varieties of dog food made there in recent weeks because of salmonella concerns.

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