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Reactions to Obama's Middle East speech

Los Angeles Times -
Reaction in the Middle East to President Obama's speech on US policy toward the region ran the gamut from surprise to support to disappointment.
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A Shaken Agency Looks to the Future

New York Times -
Possible candidates to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as managing director of the International Monetary Fund include, from left, Christine Lagarde of France, Tharman Shanmugaratnam of Singapore, Arminio Fraga Neto of Brazil, and Montek Singh Ahluwalia ...

Emails on Loughner Reveal College's Worries

Wall Street Journal -
For several months in 2009 and 2010, employees at Tucson's Pima Community College were discussing problems caused by one student: Jared Loughner.

Haley Reinhart Sent Home On 'American Idol' -
Country crooners Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will face off on next week's 'Idol' finale. By Gil Kaufman Regardless of who went home on Thursday's (May 19) "American Idol," the nation definitely did their part, as Fox announced before the show ...

Tim Thomas' net play helps Bruins seize lead vs. Lightning

USA Today -
TAMPA - Two days after needing six goals to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Boston Bruins got by with only two to take command of the Eastern Conference finals.

LinkedIn IPO rises 109% on first day

USA Today -
By Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images Linkedin execs including Reid Garrett Hoffman and Jeff Weiner at Thursday's opening of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Libya offers to pull army out of cities if rebels do the same

Washington Post -
TRIPOLI, Libya - The Libyan government said Thursday that it would pull its army out of cities if rebels did the same, while a spokesman called President Obama “delusional” for saying in a speech that Moammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule ...

TEPCO to post huge loss, president to resign: reports

TOKYO - Tokyo Electric Power is expected to post an annual net loss of up to $18 billion due to the crisis at its crippled nuclear plant and announce the resignation of its president, reports said Friday.

Opposition Deadlocked With Syria's Government

Wall Street Journal -
Syria has settled into a stalemate, with the government and opposition bracing for a long struggle as they push conflicting narratives of the country's uprising, analysts and activists say.

Double bombing in Iraq kills 27, injures dozens

Los Angeles Times -
Most of those slain in the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk are police officers. A roadside bomb injures eight policemen rushing to the blast scene.

Huntsman in NH spotlight

Politico -
CNN did live shots from outside the restaurant an hour before Jon Huntsman's arrival. | AP Photo Close By KASIE HUNT | 5/19/11 10:01 PM EDT HANOVER, NH - Jon Huntsman's first stop on the New Hampshire campaign trail Thursday was billed as a cozy ...

Senate Democrats won't release their spending plan

Washington Post -
Senate Democrats decided Thursday not to release their spending plan to counter the budget blueprint approved last month by House Republicans, saying they will wait to see whether talks at the White House produce a compromise plan ...

FBI considers Unabomber in unsolved 1982 Tylenol-poisoning case

Christian Science Monitor -
The FBI wants DNA from Ted Kaczynski for a 30-year-old unsolved case. The 'Unabomber' argues that his belongings, currently on sale, could exonerate him in the Tylenol case.

Japan's Recession Heightens Pressure for Stimulus

Bloomberg -
The March disaster hit an economy already weighed down by years of deflation and subdued consumer spending and that was reliant on exports for growth.

Here's why Barnes & Noble attracts John Malone

MSN Money -
Liberty Media, which operates the Starz cable networks and the Home Shopping Network, offers to buy the bookstore chain for $1 billion.

Apple seeds new build of Mac OS X 10.6.8 to developers

Apple Insider -
By AppleInsider Staff Apple on Thursday issued the second beta build of Mac OS X 10.6.8 to developers with no known issues. Both the Combo Update and the Delta Update for Mac OS X 10.6.8 build 10K524 are a 1GB download.

Senate panel weighs smart-phone privacy concerns

San Francisco Chronicle -
US lawmakers, considering legislation aimed at protecting consumers' online privacy, said the market for smart-phone applications needs to be regulated to prevent the inappropriate sharing of user data.

Amazon's Kindle E-Books Outselling Paper Books

eWeek -
Amazon claims that its Kindle e-books are outselling hardcover and print books on its Website. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is claiming that Kindle e-books are outselling hardcover and paperback print books on its Website.

Schwarzenegger says he's putting Hollywood comeback on hold

Los Angeles Times -
Days afer acknowledging that he fathered a child outside of marriage, the former governor says he'll be devoting time to his personal life, according to his entertainment advisors.

Sarah Palin's Eldest Son Marries Girlfriend in Small Ceremony

AceShowbiz -
Track, the older brother of Bristol Palin, recently tied the knot with his high school sweetheart Britta Hanson in Hatcher Pass, Alaska with plans of a larger wedding celebration this winter.

Cannes Director -- Nazi Sharpest Tool in the Shed -
Wonder what Kirsten Dunst was thinking when filmmaker Lars von Trier announced he was down with Hitler at the Cannes Film Festival?

Second Cyclist Accuses Armstrong

Wall Street Journal -
By VANESSA O'CONNELL And REED ALBERGOTTI Another ex-teammate of cyclist Lance Armstrong on the former US Postal Service cycling team has accused the seven-time Tour de France winner of using banned performance-enhancing substances during his career.

Giambi's 3 homers power Rockies past Phillies

Los Angeles Times -
Jason Giambi homered three times and tied a career high with seven RBI to lead Colorado over the Phillies, 7-1, and a split of their two-game series.

Colonial Buzz: Happy 60th for fan who walked with Hogan

Fort Worth Star Telegram -
The power of Ben Hogan first drew Frank Holbrook to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in 1952. He hasn't missed a tournament since.

Angels lose one in the sun to Mariners, 2-1

Los Angeles Times -
Torii Hunter can't find a routine fly ball in the ninth inning and Angel drop their fifth in a row despite another strong outing by Dan Haren.

White Sox roll to 8-2 win over Cleveland

Chicago Tribune -
The fog that rolled into US Cellular Field wasn't the most unusual appearance Thursday night. The White Sox offense that had scored only seven runs in the last five home games broke out with a 10-hit attack, ...

Study reports breakthrough in treating paralysis

USA Today -
A 25-year-old man paralyzed in a hit-and-run accident five years ago can stand on his own again, and with help, can walk a few steps, says a new study.

CDC offers survival advice in zombie preparedness campaign

Chicago Tribune -
Late spring in the United States means preparing for natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and now … a zombie apocalypse.

Insurers Told to Justify Rate Increases Over 10 Percent

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Alarmed at soaring premiums and profits in the health insurance industry, the Obama administration demanded on Thursday that insurers justify proposed rate increases of more than 10 percent, starting in September.


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