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Tornadoes devastate Minneapolis and Joplin, Mo.

Washington Post -
Storms tore through portions of the Midwest from Texas to Michigan on Sunday, causing especially brutal damage in Joplin, Mo., and Minneapolis.

Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for Pakistan naval base attack

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly weekend attack on a naval base in Karachi.

Pawlenty Announces Presidential Run in Web Video

ABC News -
Republican Tim Pawlenty offered a sneak peak Sunday at his presidential kickoff, blasting out an Internet video in which he promises a campaign that "tells the American people the truth" and suggests that President Barack Obama ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' plunders foreign markets

Los Angeles Times -
The franchise's 'On Stranger Tides' picks up an estimated $256.3 million in its first weekend in more than 100 countries abroad, compared to a $90.1 million in the US and Canada.

Chris Bosh leads Miami Heat to Game 3 win over Bulls -
Chris Bosh screams after scoring during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the series between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

For GOP, Daniels is out, Pawlenty is in

Boston Globe -
Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana said yesterday that he would not become a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, telling supporters in an e-mail that concerns from his family were the overriding factor in deciding to stay out of the ...

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Obama begins tough trip with family time in Ireland

Los Angeles Times -
Continuing somewhat of a presidential tradition of reconnecting with roots in Ireland, Obama will visit Moneygall, a small village near Dublin from which his great-great-great-grandfather left for America in 1850.

US urges Yemeni president to transfer power

Xinhua -
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Xinhua) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday urged Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to "peacefully and orderly" transfer power, saying "the time for action is now.

Iceland's most active volcano erupting

Xinhua -
BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhuanet) --Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes.

Sudan close to war: Kerry

Sydney Morning Herald -
US Senator John Kerry says that Sudan is "ominously close to the precipice of war" and called on "both sides to reduce tensions".

Obama stresses urgency of peace talks in speech to pro-Israel group

Los Angeles Times -
In remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the president says US support for Israel is 'ironclad' but says international impatience is growing.

Palin Fundraiser, Home Purchase Fuel Speculation of 2012 Run -
By Newsmax Wires With the GOP 2012 pack losing several big names following no-go announcements for Mitch Daniels, Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee, former Alaska Gov.

Poll shows climb for Hochul in NY26

Politico -
A new poll shows Democrat Kathy Hochul leading Republican Jane Corwin just two days before the special election for a vacant western New York House seat.

Now the real gay marriage fight begins

Minneapolis Star Tribune -
Amid chants of "We've only begun to fight," about 300 same-sex marriage supporters marched to Loring Park in Minneapolis on Sunday, signaling the unofficial start of a 17-month campaign they hope will make Minnesota the first state in the country to ...

LinkedIn Options to Exercise Investors

Wall Street Journal -
Another reason for investors to avoid getting linked up with LinkedIn: the pile of stock options outstanding. At $93 a share, the company is worth $8.9 billion.

Asian Stocks Drop to Two-Month Low as Europe Debt Crisis Deepens

Bloomberg -
Asian stocks dropped, with the regional benchmark index set for its biggest decline since March 15, as Fitch Ratings cut Greece's credit rating and Standard & Poor's said Italy's rating ...

Oil falls to near $99 amid stronger US dollar -
Oil prices fell to near $99 a barrel Monday in Asia as a stronger US dollar made commodities more expensive for investors with other currencies.

Labelux buys Jimmy Choo for more than $811 million

Dallas Morning News -
By From Wire Reports Labelux, a privately held luxury group, said Sunday that it had agreed to acquire the high-end shoe and accessories company Jimmy Choo from TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity company, and minority shareholders.

What does Apple Store 2.0 look like?

BetaNews -
The retail experience looks nothing like the rumors, and certainly not two dot oh. But it's two dot something. The shopping experience is different, for sure.

Soyuz undocking could be shuttle photo opp

USA Today -
APE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Iconic images of the shuttle joined to a completed International Space Station will be snapped Monday night if an unprecedented space operation goes off as planned.

Death toll in explosion at Foxconn's factory in southwestern China rises to 3

Washington Post -
By AP, TAIPEI, Taiwan - Electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group says the death toll in an explosion at its factory in southwestern China has risen from two to three.

Big Blue ponies up $100m for Big Data R&D

Register -
IBM has taken out the corporate checkbook and instead of using $100m to buy back a chunk of its shares back from Wall Street has decided to allocate the funds to new research and development ...

Cannes 2011: A spell of conflict, and then (some) resolution

Los Angeles Times -
With the major awards handed out and the last of the cinephiles, partiers, salespeople and hangers-on finally packing up for calmer climes, a moment to look back at this year's Cannes Film Festival, in all its intensity and strangeness.

2011 Billboard Music Awards: The Show, The Winners

The Gossip Girls -
With another high profile ceremony having come and gone, the winners from the 2011 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Sunday night (May 22).

'Celebrity Apprentice': And the winner is...

Entertainment Weekly -
In what may just be the most important decision made by any person all year long - at least in terms of decisions involving 7UP, Def Leppard, and the Harlem Globetrotters - Donald Trump named his latest Celebrity Apprentice champion.

Man arrested in Giants fan beating | Baseball notebook

The Seattle Times -
A tip from a parole officer led to the arrest Sunday of the key suspect in the attack on a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium... By The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. LOS ANGELES - A tip from a parole ...

David Toms ends PGA Tour title drought

Los Angeles Times -
David Toms made a big comeback at Colonial, winning on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2006 with a closing three-under-par 67 Sunday to prevail by one stroke over Charlie Wi at Fort Worth.

No, Lance Armstrong, I guess it's not the bike -
By Steve Duin, The Oregonian "60 Minutes" -- which is on quite the roll this spring -- and former teammate Tyler Hamilton make the persuasive case that doping has been a dramatic part of Lance Armstrong's unrivaled success at the Tour de France.

Whether up or down, Canucks have Sharks' number

San Francisco Chronicle -
The Canucks' Alexandre Burrows, right, celebrates as the puck gets by San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi on Sami Salo's first goal in the second period in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Sunday.

Mets' Fred Wilpon Puts His Fan's Cap On and Speaks His Mind

New York Times -
Seven pages into Jeffrey Toobin's engrossing profile of Fred Wilpon in the latest issue of The New Yorker, we learn that Wilpon, the embattled and reclusive owner of the Mets, is actually a bit like George Steinbrenner.

Brain research new 'moon shot,' Patrick Kennedy says

USA Today -
In a push to advance brain science, luminaries from the world of health, politics, business, and the non-profit sector will gather next week in Boston to create a 10-year plan that many hope will lead to a deeper ...

Crossing your arms 'stops pain'

BBC News -
Crossing your arms across your body after injury to the hand could relieve pain, researchers suggest. The University College London team, who undertook a proof-of-concept study of 20 people, say the brain gets confused over where pain has occurred.


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