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Woman in 2008 Affair Is Said to Have Accused IMF Director of Coercing Her

New York Times -
In the fall of 2007, just as Dominique Strauss-Kahn was starting his job as managing director at the International Monetary Fund, he asked all divisional heads to give him presentations on their specific areas of focus.
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Medicare Revamp Exposes Divisions Within the GOP

Wall Street Journal -
Newt Gingrich's dismissal of the House Republican plan to overhaul Medicare provoked a rebuttal from the proposal's author, Rep. Paul Ryan, highlighting a split in the party over how hard to push a priority for ...

Brown proposes revised budget with lower deficit

San Jose Mercury News -
Gov. Jerry Brown points to a chart as he outlines his revised budget proposal during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.

After hack, Sony offers freebies to unhappy gamers

Computerworld -
IDG News Service - After hackers knocked its PlayStation Network offline for nearly a month, Sony is now trying to make amends by giving customers free video games.

Warrants for Gadhafi could jeopardize possible exile deals

Globe and Mail -
Libya's ruthless despot Moammar Gadhafi stands accused of “crimes against humanity,” but the international arrest warrants may make it harder for any brokered offer of exile if the unpredictable Libyan dictator agreed to quit after more than four ...

NFL owners win legal round as appellate court grants stay for lockout

Los Angeles Times -
League can keep lockout until at least June 3, as court says it proved it 'likely will suffer some degree of irreparable harm without a stay.

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Hillary Clinton plans to visit Pakistan

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WASHINGTON, May 16 (Xinhua) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does plan to visit Pakistan and the two sides are engaged to lay the groundwork for the visit, US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Monday.

IDF unprepared for Syria border breach, despite intelligence tips

Ha'aretz -
Sources in the Northern Command confirmed the existence of intelligence indicating that Nakba Day demonstrators planned to try to cross the border near Majdal Shams.

Netanyahu: Israel willing to 'cede parts of our homeland for true peace'

Ha'aretz -
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday Israel was prepared to "cede parts of our homeland for true peace" with the Palestinians, but he did not believe there was a partner on the Palestinian side.

Slow Pace of Flooding Might Lower Its Crest

New York Times -
Inmates from the St. Landry Parish Jail filled sandbags on Monday in Krotz Springs, La., to help hold off the Atchafalaya River. By KIM SEVERSON ATLANTA - Floodwater that is moving slower than anticipated and a conservative hand on the floodgates is ...

Trump Bows Out, but Spotlight Barely Dims

New York Times -
Donald J. Trump announced on Monday that he would not seek the presidency, a development less important for the Republican field or his national political future - if he ever had one - than for what it said about a media culture that ...

Romney not ruling out self-financing

Boston Globe -
By Matt Viser, Globe Staff LAS VEGAS - Mitt Romney, while clearly buoyed by the $10.25 million his supporters raised today, is nonetheless not ready to rule out what could become another potent financial weapon in his all-but-certain presidential run: ...

Obama tell Memphis students their success inspires

CBS News -
President Barack Obama congratulates a student as diplomas are presented at the commencement ceremony for Booker T. Washington High School on Monday, May 16, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn.

US government hits the debt ceiling

The Hill -
The US government officially hit the federal debt limit Monday, prompting the Treasury Department to invoke new measures to prevent a default.

Hewlett-Packard CEO warns of 'another tough quarter' ahead

Los Angeles Times -
Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker warned his top leadership that the tech giant is set to face "another tough quarter" in the three-month period beginning in July, according to a leaked memo.

Microsoft Tries To Get An Edge In Search By Including More Facebook Data -
Late last year, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) began integrating its search results with Facebook—showing Bing searchers which results their friends “liked” on Facebook, for example.

Endeavour lifts off on its final flight

Austin American-Statesman -
AP John Raoux/AP The shuttle Endeavour is set to dock at the International Space Station on Wednesday. The crew's main objective is to install a giant magnet that will be used to search for evidence of dark matter.

RIM nears 2-year low after recalling some Playbooks

Reuters -
TORONTO, May 16 (Reuters) - Research In Motion (RIM.TO)(RIMM.O) shares neared a two-year low on Monday after the BlackBerry maker said it had recalled about 1000 of its Playbook tablet computers due to an operating system flaw.

Windows Phone "Mango" screenshots show off new features

Ars Technica -
In the run-up to next week's official unveiling of Windows Phone "Mango," the forthcoming major upgrade to Microsoft's smartphone platform, more features have been disclosed by Microsoft, and even more ...

Apple called to second Senate hearing on privacy

Apple Insider -
Representatives from Apple and Google have been called to testify at a second US Senate hearing on mobile consumer privacy later this week, this time with the Consumer Protection, Safety and Insurance Subcommittee.

Brad Pitt: `Kids affect film choices`

Monsters and -
Brad Pitt has revealed that he was worried about playing a stern father in forthcoming movie, Tree Of Life, in case it confused his children.

'Family Guy' creator to give modern spin to 'Flintstones'

Los Angeles Times -
"The Flintstones" are heading back to television, courtesy of irreverent "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, Fox television said on Monday.

Fox Debuts Terra Nova Full Trailer and Images

TheHDRoom -
One of the biggest shows coming to network television this fall is Fox's Terra Nova, the story of a family who escapes a dieing Earth in the future to start a new colony and hope for mankind in the past.

Live -- Candlelight Vigil for Cali Swag's M-Bone -
A large crowd is preparing a candlelight vigil in honor of murdered Cali Swag District member M-Bone -- and we're streaming live from the scene as it happens.

Keeping James, Wade off line huge for Bulls in Game 1

Chicago Tribune -
Plenty of jarring statistics filled the Game 1 box score. This one certainly qualifies: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade attempted just eight free throws.

Hurting Players' Feelings Before They Hurt the Team

New York Times -
The corny stuff is the bedrock of sports. We teach our children about fair play and sportsmanship. We tell them to try their best at all times.

Tramel: Who will win this tortoise (Mavs) vs. hare (Thunder) matchup? -
Kevin Durant celebrates with Daequan Cook (right) and Royal Ivey (partially hidden) as Durant leaves the game during the fourth quarter of game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference semifinals between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City ...

McLane ushered in new era in Houston -
HOUSTON -- He was never hesitant to pick up his phone when a reporter called at odd hours. And he was a fixture at the ballpark, talking to as many fans as he could.

Memory Loss May Not Be Only Sign of Early Alzheimer's

WebMD -
May 16, 2011 -- More than one-third of people who develop early-onset Alzheimer's disease may experience initial symptoms such as behavior, language, or vision problems rather than memory loss, a new study shows.

Insurers Chase Health IT Profits

Nextgov -
Health insurers increasingly are diversifying into the growing health IT business to counter anticipated profit losses from their core business, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.


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