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Congress votes in time to extend key Patriot Act provisions

Los Angeles Times -
Opposition to the government powers in the terrorist surveillance law brings together conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats.
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Mladic Tested For 'Fitness To Stand Trial'

Sky News -
The process to extradite Ratko Mladic to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague is expected to continue today, after his poor health cut short questioning in a Serbian court.

Clinton arrives in Pakistan amid tense ties

Reuters -
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures during a speech at the launch of a Global Partnership for Girls' and Women's Education at UNESCO headquarters in Paris May 26, 2011.

Miami Heat closes out Chicago Bulls, advances to NBA Finals -
The Heat won the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday at United Center with a hard-fought 83-80 victory against the Chicago Bulls.

Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming to New York, San Francisco

eWeek -
Google Wallet will launch this summer to enable consumers to pay for goods by tapping their Samsung Nexus 2 4G Android phones at NFC-fitted sales terminals at Subway, Macy's and other retailers.

More than 200 in Joplin unaccounted for since tornado, officials say

Los Angeles Times -
Missouri officials have yet to list the names of the dead, pending positive identifications. Families of those missing since the tornado are frustrated because without any confirmation of death, they have to keep searching.

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Libya's prime minister calls for cease-fire

Washington Post -
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - Libya's prime minister called for a cease-fire Thursday, saying for the first time that the government would be willing to talk to the rebels, but the White House immediately rejected the offer as not credible.

G8 leaders to tie Arab Spring aid to reforms

Reuters Africa -
DEAUVILLE, France (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders were to approve billions of dollars in aid on Friday to new Arab democracies with a programme designed to foster change sweeping North Africa and the Middle East.

N Korea leader's China trip ends

BBC News -
State media have confirmed that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has been visiting China. Chinese state television showed Mr Kim being embraced and kissed by the Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Anti-Baath Party official killed in Iraq

Los Angeles Times -
Ali Lami, a senior official charged with barring ex-Baathists from the current government, is gunned down in Baghdad. Assassinations of senior officials and security officers have been rampant since before last year's elections.

Kan Faces No-Confidence Vote as Opposition Mounts

Bloomberg -
Naoto Kan, Japan's prime minister, delivers a speech during a luncheon for the 3rd Japan-China-Korea Business Summit in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Romney Makes First Iowa Stop After Huckabee Bows Out of Presidential Race

Bloomberg -
Mitt Romney is dipping his toe into Iowa's political waters, less than two weeks after former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said he wouldn't seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

The Future of Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law

FrontPage Magazine -
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Neighborly Advice to the Palins: In Arizona, the Sun Burns

New York Times -
Monica Rahman, who raises horses across from the $1.7 million home in Scottsdale bought by Sarah Palin, urged her “not to mess” with snakes.

Justice lawyers suggest Sumi was biased

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -
One day before Dane County Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi struck down the collective bargaining law, state Department of Justice lawyers sent her a three-page letter.

FOREX-Dollar slides, slumps to record low on Swiss franc

Reuters -
TOKYO, May 27 (Reuters) - The dollar tumbled broadly on Friday after weak US economic data dragged the 10-year Treasury yield down to a six-month low overnight, with the greenback's drop gaining steam on a ...

Tech shares push stocks higher

CNN (blog) -
Stocks edged higher Thursday as momentum in the technology sector offset disappointing reports on economic growth and the labor market.

Gas price dip provides a little relief at the pump

Kansas City Star -
Jennifer Wheatman says her family, including son Daniel (in back seat), won't be taking any big trips this summer. Still, she was happy with the lower gasoline price as she filled up Thursday at a Kansas City ...

Microsoft shares rise after Einhorn's remarks

Reuters -
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer gestures as he speaks during the CII Cloud Summit - Enabling Inclusive Innovation, in New Delhi May 26, 2011.

Chinese labour camp prisoners forced to play online games -
After a long day of hard labour, scores of Chinese prisoners are now being forced to spend their nights playing online games in order to win credit for their guards, a former inmate has claimed.

'American Idol' pair 'just friends'

Boston Herald -
By Inside Track “American Idol” Scotty McCreedy and runner-up Lauren Alaina swear they are just friends - even though they were sucking some serious face in front of almost 30 million people on the talent show finale the other night.

Oprah Winfrey Credits Jesus for Show Success

Christian Post -
A few years ago, the popular Christian recording artists Casting Crowns recorded a song in which they asked what would happen if the family of God turned to Jesus and stopped asking Oprah Winfrey what to do.

Lindsay Lohan -- The Happiest Prisoner EVER!!! -
You are looking at Lindsay Lohan serving HARD TIME under house arrest at her swanky townhouse by the beach ... OH, THE HUMANITY!!!

'The Tree of Life': Sturdily majestic

USA Today -
The Tree of Life has its roots in our collective yearning for meaning amid chaos. Rootless: Sean Penn is the eldest son of a 1950s Texas family struggling with his troubled upbringing in director Terrence Malick's latest film ...

Buster Posey's injury provokes anger, reflection

San Francisco Chronicle -
Giants catcher Buster Posey is seen leaving Health Diagnostics the day after breaking his leg in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Clijsters ousted by Rus

Albany Times Union -
PARIS -- After losing two match points in the second set and feeling her confidence fading, Kim Clijsters watched the match slip away Thursday at the French Open.

Garcia opens Nelson with 66 and no practice -
IRVING, Texas -- When the par putt dropped for Jeff Overton on the second hole early in the Byron Nelson Championship, things suddenly seemed to be going in the right direction for him again.

NBA finals: Heat-Mavericks -
Back around the middle of March, it appeared the wheels were coming off for a pair of teams that had entered the year with championship hopes.

Rockies continue drought, drop series to Arizona with 6-3 loss

Denver Post -
Rockies third baseman Ty Wiggington, right, tries to catch the Diamondbacks' Chris Young in a rundown during the second inning at Coors Field on Thursday.

Study Questions Treatment Used in Heart Disease

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Lowering bad cholesterol levels reduces heart attack risks, and researchers have long hoped that raising good cholesterol would help, too.

Workplace Cited as a New Source of Rise in Obesity

New York Times -
Ford Motor Company/AP Workers on an assembly line at a Ford plant in Highland Park, Mich., in 1913. Modern work tends to be more sedentary.

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