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Terror 'debate' is phony drama

Detroit Free Press - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By BRIAN DICKERSON • FREE PRESS COLUMNIST • May 24, 2009 The viewing public loves a fight, even when the match is rigged and the final decision a foregone conclusion.

Sri Lanka pledges more democracy in Tamil zone

Washington Post - ‎5 minutes ago‎
AP COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's government has pledged to UN chief Ban Ki-moon that it will rebuild democracy in territory recaptured from Tamil Tiger rebels and reintegrate child soldiers conscripted into the rebel army before its defeat last ...

South Koreans mourn ex-president

Aljazeera.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thousands of South Korean mourners are paying their last respects to Roh Moo-Hyun, the former president, who apparently comitted suicide as he faced a corruption scandal.

Civilians trapped in Pakistan's Swat Valley town

The Associated Press - ‎43 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Gunshots pierced the air as Pakistani troops battled Taliban fighters in Swat Valley's main city, while thousands of civilians hid in their homes, a witness said - pushing the fight to a critical phase in the effort to wrest the region ...

Singh, Obama have telephone conversation

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the United States President Barack Obama held a telephone conversation Saturday, one day after Singh was sworn in as prime minister for a second term, according to a report of the ...

Suu Kyi trial dashes chance US will ease sanctions

Reuters - ‎May 22, 2009‎
By Paul Eckert and Arshad Mohammed - Analysis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar's surprise trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has dashed already slim chances that President Barack Obama's administration would ease US sanctions against the ...
Burma's mockery guardian.co.uk

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Supreme Reforms

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow When Justice David Souter announced his retirement earlier this month, some commentators cast the decision as another sign of his admirably eccentric character.
The Next Justice Washington Post

Pelosi holds her own as Republican critics buzz

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
To a few of the few Americans paying attention, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a problem about a 2002 briefing on interrogations. BY DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has avoided serious damage from the relentless Republican ...

Credit-card reform was a long time coming

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jeff Gelles With a stroke of his pen Friday afternoon, President Obama cemented a political victory by reining in a credit card industry widely condemned for snaring consumers in financially crippling traps.

Region's Jobless Rates Stabilizing

Washington Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
By V. Dion Haynes Unemployment rates in the District, Maryland and Virginia showed signs of stabilizing in April, according to government data released yesterday.

Fed's Kohn Says Asset Purchases May Add $1 Trillion to Economy

Bloomberg - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Scott Lanman May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said the central bank's purchases of government and mortgage debt may boost the economy by $1 trillion and raise federal tax revenue by $175 billion in coming years.

Gas prices take annual Memorial Day jump

KARE - ‎4 hours ago‎
To some drivers, it's just a matter of reading the calendar. The closer one comes to a holiday -- the more likely gas prices are going to go up.

Obama's NASA selection is a boost for manned spaceflight

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The choice of astronaut Charles Bolden as NASA administrator reassures many who feared that Obama was lukewarm on future manned missions.
Bolden Is Tapped to Run NASA Wall Street Journal

Hubble probing mysteries of deep space

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
Alone once again in the sky, the space telescope Hubble is flying today 350 miles above the Earth preparing to send home fresh images of the stars and galaxies studding the fabric of our early universe.
NASA scientist fears end of an era United Press International

An Apple Mac Tablet Could Challenge Amazon.com's Kindle

eWeek - ‎15 hours ago‎
Apple could be rolling out a Mac Tablet in the first half of 2010, according to widely circulated Wall Street analyst report. While Apple has publicly shot down suggestions that it would enter the mininotebook or netbook market, the existence of a ...

Adam Lambert -- The New King of Queen?

TMZ.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
We already know Adam Lambert can rock eyeliner like the late Freddie Mercury, but can he front Freddie's band? The guys from Queen aren't ruling it out after their performance on the "American Idol" finale.

Memorial Day Weekend events

Allentown Morning Call - ‎25 minutes ago‎
American Legion Post 950, Riegelsville, parade will form at 11:30 am at Riegelsville firehouse and proceed on Delaware Road to Easton Road and west on Elmwood Lane to the cemetery.

No battle to get Smithsonian's OK

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 22, 2009‎
The 'Night at the Museum' sequel will boost the institution's bottom line as well as its profile. By Jacqueline Trescott, Reporting From Washington Some of the artifacts that come to life in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" are very ...

Review of replays a first at Fenway

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Nick Cafardo We are reminded that in the days before instant replay, former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman once hit a line drive that clanged off the right-field foul pole in Kansas City, but umpire Dale Scott called it foul.

Nuggets' inbounding woes doom them again

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Chris Tomasson, Special to FOXSports.com DENVER - The Denver Nuggets on Sunday will hold a closed practice. There will be a burly security man standing near the door.

Machida KOs Evans, wins UFC lightweight belt

USA Today - ‎14 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida stopped Rashad Evans at 3:57 of the second round to win the light heavyweight title at UFC 98 on Saturday night.

WHO chief warns H1N1 swine flu likely to worsen

Reuters - ‎May 22, 2009‎
By Laura MacInnis and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 22 (Reuters) - The world must be ready for H1N1 swine flu to become more severe and kill more people, World Health Organization chief Dr.

Eighteen US troops in Kuwait have H1N1 - official

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
KUWAIT, May 24 (Reuters) - Eighteen US soldiers in Kuwait have H1N1 influenza, the first cases of the so-called swine flu in the Gulf Arab oil-exporting region, a government official said on Sunday.

Colleen, Daniel Hauser still on the run

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
By CHAO XIONG, Star Tribune There is a difference between your right to choose and your right to deliver a death sentence to a minor in your custody.

Terrorist 'Candid Camera': Alleged wanna-be Bronx jihadists under ...

New York Daily News - ‎May 23, 2009‎
BY Alison Gendar and Corky Siemaszko David Williams (top left), Onta Williams (top right), Laguerre Payen (bottom left) and James Cromitie (bottom right) were busted Wednesday night.

House Climate Change Bill Clears Key Hurdle

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
By ClimateBiz Staff - ClimateBiz Staff The nation's first federal climate change cleared a key hurdle last night by making it out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a 33-25 vote.

From Larry Lazo

CNN - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As President Obama reminds Americans that Memorial Day is more than the casual start of summer, many veterans advocates are eagerly waiting for more details about his plans for a revamped veterans program.