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Bob Graham vows to give BP, big oil a fair hearing

MiamiHerald.com - Lesley Clark - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Bob Graham said he didn't hesitate when White House officials called for him to head an independent commission into the Gulf oil spill.
Talk About a Mess New York Times

Results of Kandahar offensive may affect future US moves

Washington Post - Karen DeYoung - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Obama administration's campaign to drive the Taliban out of Afghanistan's second-largest city is a go-for-broke move that even its authors are unsure will succeed.

Mangalore air crash: Miraculous escape for eight

NDTV.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
It was one of the biggest air tragedies on Indian soil in recent times. The Air India flight IX-812 from Dubai to Mangalore crashed while landing at the Mangalore airport in the wee hours on Saturday.

Analysis: What the Iran-Turkey deal is missing

Jerusalem Post - Meir Javedanfar - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The nuclear deal announced on Monday among Iran, Brazil and Turkey has certainly gotten many analysts and reporters excited, not least at the Los Angeles Times, which described the agreement as, possibly, a “stunning” breakthrough.

13-Year-Old Climbs Everest

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By AP The youngest climber to reach the peak of Mount Everest hugged his tearful companions Saturday and told them he loved them. Then 13-year-old Jordan Romero took a satellite phone and called his mother, Leigh Anne Drake.

Clinton's pavilion

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Hillary Clinton has travelled to Shanghai to see for herself the results of her efforts to build up the American pavilion at the World Expo 2010.

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At West Point, Obama offers new security strategy

Washington Post - Michael D. Shear - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama told graduating cadets who soon will head to war that their country needs allies standing with the US in Afghanistan and around the world at a time when many countries are questioning their commitment to that fight.

Cuomo will run for New York governor

Salt Lake Tribune - Michael Gormley - ‎8 minutes ago‎
AP Albany, NY » New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo declared Saturday he is running for governor of the state once led by his iconic father, after a coy stealth candidacy smiled upon by the White House and conducted as he ...

Rand Paul and the Perils of Textbook Libertarianism

New York Times - Sam Tanenhaus - ‎8 hours ago‎
When Rand Paul, the victor in the Republican Senate primary last week in Kentucky, criticized the Civil Rights Act of 1964, singling out the injustice of non-discriminatory practices it imposed on private businesses, the resulting ...

BP Defends Dispersant After EPA Orders It Changed

Wall Street Journal - Stephen Wisnefski - ‎50 minutes ago‎
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN), in response to a directive from the US government to switch the type of chemical dispersant it's been using to break up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, said it still believes ...

Angela Merkel's ban on naked short-selling is brave, not naive

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
The condescension rained on Angela Merkel's unilateral clampdown on speculators is misplaced. The German chancellor is not naive about the workings of capitalism - she knows that democratically elected leaders are locked in a power struggle with ...

Financial Overhaul Bill Poses Big Test for Lobbyists

New York Times - Eric Lichtblau, Edward Wyatt - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Last Wednesday, Representative David Scott, Democrat of Georgia, mingled with insurance and financial executives and other supporters at a lunchtime fund-raiser in his honor at a chic Washington wine bar ...

Securing your Facebook privacy settings

Macworld - Philip Michaels - ‎13 hours ago‎
One wonders if Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Facebook executives are wishing they could declare a do-over right about now, dating back to late April.

Pac-Man hits 30 without losing its way

Washington Post - Harold Goldberg - ‎16 hours ago‎
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, Google.com allowed visitors to play the classic video game in the shape of the Google logo.
Pac-Man: A great Google Logo Game World's Breaking News

Craig Venter: The dazzling showman of science

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
There is, appropriately enough, a biblical quality to Craig Venter's account of the genesis of his quest to create life "from scratch".

Lindsay Lohan Has Landed

TMZ.com (blog) - ‎12 minutes ago‎
After a week in Cannes, Lindsay landed at LAX just after 7:00 PM PT and managed to give the slip to the gaggle of paps that were on the lookout.
Lindsay Lohan Arrives In LA Access Hollywood
The Lohan Has Landed E! Online (blog)

Bret Michaels Taking 'Every Precaution Possible' After Health Scares

People Magazine - Samantha McIntyre - ‎9 hours ago‎
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg With the season finale of The Celebrity Apprentice a mere day away, Bret Michaels looks forward to attending the live broadcast of the show on Sunday night to compete for the title - though his main concern ...

Coming soon in Web video: Googlers bearing gifts

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎19 hours ago‎
Google chief Eric Schmidt, with other tech executives, announces Google's Internet-powered TV. (Paul Sakuma/associated Press) By ROB PEGORARO If that wasn't clear before, it should be obvious after this week's Google I/O conference here, dominated by a ...

Lakers' Lamar Odom sticks like glue

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
He almost left as a free agent after last season, but the Lakers are glad to have him around as they try to repeat. Lakers forward Lamar Odom snags a rebound in front of Suns forward Grant Hill during Game 2 on Wednesday at Staples Center.

Kurt Busch caps Penske's big day with NASCAR All-Star win

USA Today - Nate Ryan - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Gerry Broome, AP By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY CONCORD, NC - Kurt Busch roared to life in the final segment of the All-Star Race and capped twin triumphs Saturday for Penske Racing.

Feeling the Urgency to Win, the Mets Go Out and Do It

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Baseball people are conditioned to say that every game is important, regardless of the opponent, the circumstances or juncture of the schedule.

'Sex Talk' Eases Fear of Sex After Heart Attack

WebMD - Salynn Boyles - ‎May 21, 2010‎
May 21, 2010 -- People who are sexually active before a heart attack tend to be less so after recovering, especially if they don't have the "sex talk" with their doctors, new research shows.
A Heart Attack Doesn't Have to Kill Your Sex Life CalorieLab Calorie Counter News

Walkers relay for life in Vestal

Press & Sun-Bulletin - Tom Wilber - ‎1 hour ago‎
VESTAL -- Hundreds of walkers began an emotional journey around Sammon Field in Vestal Saturday afternoon as the annual Relay for Life for Western Broome got underway.

Salmonella outbreak in 10 states prompts sprouts recall

CNN - Greg Morrison - ‎May 21, 2010‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Federal public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has infected 22 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

It's Graduation Season! Herewith, the Awards for Worst Cakes

Lemondrop (blog) - Paula Kashtan - ‎May 19, 2010‎
It's spring! Which means graduation! Which means cake! Which inevitably means ... bad cakes. Buzzfeed has a hilarious /alarming gallery of the best, worst, trashiest, cutest -- and everything in between -- cakes on the Internet.

36 Hours in Santa Fe

New York Times - Fred A. Bernstein - ‎May 20, 2010‎
THE Plaza, the heart of old Santa Fe, hasn't changed much since the Spanish settled here 400 years ago. But surrounding the Plaza is an increasingly cosmopolitan city.

What Did Jesus Do?

New Yorker - Adam Gopnik - ‎May 16, 2010‎
When we meet Jesus of Nazareth at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, almost surely the oldest of the four, he's a full-grown man.

The Limbaugh Victory

New York Times - Zev Chafets - ‎May 19, 2010‎
THERE are many theories for why very conservative Republicans seem to be doing so well lately, taking their party's Senate nominations in Florida, Kentucky and Utah, and beating Democrats head-to-head in Massachusetts, New Jersey and ...

Reunited with the Vietnamese 'girl in the picture'

BBC News - Rebecca Lumb - ‎May 17, 2010‎
Kim Phuc, the girl in one of the unforgettable images of the Vietnam War, has been reunited for a BBC radio programme with Christopher Wain, the ITN correspondent who helped save her life 38 years ago.