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Fighting To Win the Sotomayor Spin War

Washington Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Howard Kurtz Less than an hour after President Obama announced his Supreme Court nominee yesterday, two "senior administration officials" began holding forth for reporters on the virtues of Sonia Sotomayor.

Mike Tyson's Daughter Dies After Hanging Accident

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By ANNA DIMOND Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter, Exodus Tyson, has died after accidentally hanging herself on a piece of exercise equipment at home.

Answers to questions about Prop. 8 ruling

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By Rong-Gong Lin II The Times answers readers' questions about Tuesday's ruling upholding Proposition 8, the voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Diplomatic Memo Leadership Mystery Amid N. Korea's Nuclear Work

New York Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By MARK LANDLER WASHINGTON - In dealing with North Korea, American officials are reduced to studying two-month-old photographs of its reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, to calculate how long he is likely to live.

Obama Says Suu Kyi Faces 'Show Trial,' Demands Myanmar Free Her

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Edwin Chen and Daniel Ten Kate May 27 (Bloomberg) -- US President Barack Obama described Myanmar's court case against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as a “show trial” and demanded the military regime release her immediately.

UN call for Sri Lanka war probe

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎

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Texas Senate votes for teacher raises

Houston Chronicle - ‎46 minutes ago‎
AP Texas News © 2009 AP AUSTIN, Texas - Texas public school teachers would get an $800 pay raise under a bill approved by the Texas Senate.

Obama merges homeland, national security staffs

Los Angeles Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The newly joined 'national security staff" will support all White House policymaking activities related to international, transnational and homeland security matters.

'God knows ...I wanna help Rod'

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Here is the transcript of a recorded phone conversation between Roland Burris and Rob Blagojevich, brother of then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich, on Nov. 13, 2008.

GM bankruptcy nears as bondholders shun tender offer

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Kevin Krolicki and Jui Chakravorty Das DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Corp has failed to persuade enough bondholders to accept a debt-for-equity swap, setting the stage for the largest-ever US industrial bankruptcy within days.

Is Your Home A Good Investment?

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By BRETT ARENDS There's the usual talk about what the latest Case-Shiller house price data mean for the next short term move in the real estate market.

JetAmerica ready to launch, plans flights in small markets

USA Today - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By Dan Reed, USA TODAY A new, ultralow-cost carrier says it will announce plans Wednesday to start flying in July with promotional fares as low as $9 one way.

What Is Facebook Actually Worth?

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By ROB COX and PIERRE BRIANÇON Holy cow, Facebook is worth $10 billion? That may be how the social networking Web site would like the world to interpret its latest capital infusion.

Microsoft confirms Zune HD coming this fall

CNET News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
by Ina Fried Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed its plans to take on the iPod Touch with a new, touch-screen Zune that will be able to surf the Web, play high-definition movies, and tune in to digital radio.

HP Mini Netbook Receives HD Decoder Chip and New Designs

PC Magazine - ‎13 minutes ago‎
HP's Mini 110 and Mini 1101 netbooks will contain features that were lacking in the Mini 1000 when it launched, including a VGA-Out and bigger, faster hard drives.

As a Family Faces Stresses, Its Cable Audience Grows

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By BRIAN STELTER Given the number of people who are profiting from the suddenly family-unfriendly TLC show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” a more fitting title would be “Jon & Kate Plus 80.

A 'Buffy' movie without its maker? Joss Whedon speaks out!

Entertainment Weekly - ‎5 hours ago‎
Blasphemous. Insane. Moronic. Re-freakin'-diculous. Those are just some of the colorful reactions that greeted today's announcement that H'wood is planning to make a new Buffy movie without Joss Whedon (aka the worst idea in the history of ...

AT&T May Have Swayed 'Idol' Results

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By EDWARD WYATT LOS ANGELES - AT&T, one of the biggest corporate sponsors of “American Idol,” might have influenced the outcome of this year's competition by providing phones for free text-messaging services and lessons in casting blocks of votes at ...

Pens march to Stanley Cup final

FOXSports.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
by Edward Fraser , FOXSports.com If Paul Maurice could have scripted his team's start to Game 4, it would have looked very similar to how things actually played out in the first two minutes.

Blackburn, five-run fifth lifts Twins

MLB.com - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Tyler Mason / MLB.com MINNEAPOLIS -- Nick Blackburn struck out a career-high seven batters, while Justin Morneau broke the game open with a three-run homer as the Twins evened their series with the Red Sox with a 5-2 win on Tuesday.

Oswalt unable to stop Astros' slide as Reds win again

Houston Chronicle - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle Al Behrman AP Astros right fielder Hunter Pence catches a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez during the second inning as center fielder Michael Bourn backs up the play.

Singapore has first H1N1 flu case; woman quarantined

Reuters - ‎21 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE, May 27 (Reuters) - The Singapore government on Wednesday confirmed the city-state's first H1N1 flu case, a 22-year-old Singaporean woman who is being quarantined in hospital and is the latest of nearly 13000 cases worldwide.

US cancer teen 'to get treatment'

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The parents of a US teenager who ran away with his mother after refusing treatment for cancer have said he can now be given chemotherapy.

Antitrust Laws a Hurdle to Health Care Overhaul

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON - President Obama's campaign to cut health costs by $2 trillion over the next decade, announced with fanfare two weeks ago, may have hit another snag: the nation's antitrust laws.
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First French Military Base Opens in the Persian Gulf

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Edward Cody PARIS, May 26 -- France inaugurated its first military base in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, underlining an ambition to help meet the strategic challenge from Iran and capture a share of the region's rich arms market for the French ...

Obama raises money for Democrats out West

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hours after exercising a cherished presidential right Tuesday - naming a Supreme Court nominee - Barack Obama engaged in one of the office's grubbier traditions: raising money for an embattled lawmaker.

Black Harvard student: Racism part of campus ban

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
BOSTON (AP) - A black Harvard University senior who lives in the dorm where a campus visitor was fatally shot says school officials ordered her out of the building and told her she could not graduate, singling her out because of her race.