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Will Syria's Houla Massacre Force Action on the Crisis?

TIME -
By Rania Abouzeid Sunday, May 27, 2012 A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on May 26, 2012 shows the bodies of people they allege were killed by government security forces.
Syria denies Houla killings, UN condemns attack
Syrian gov't denies massacre involvement
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Tropical Storm Beryl makes landfall on Fla. coast

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By KATE BRUMBACK, AP - 1 minute ago Tropical Storm Beryl has made landfall in northeastern Florida, bringing drenching rains and driving winds to the southeastern US coast, forecasters said.
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New veterans seek disability benefits at record rates

Detroit Free Press -
Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, 19, adjusts his myoelectric prosthetic during therapy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He also lost both legs in Afghanistan.
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Four-Point Play: Ginobili, Spurs out-nasty Thunder in Game 1

USA TODAY -
By Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Gregg Popovich pulled his team aside during a timeout. The Spurs had been lethargic. "It's not supposed to be easy," the veteran coach said.
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FOREX-Greek polls trigger euro squeeze but rally seen fleeting

Reuters -
* Euro shorts hit record high in week ended May 22 * USD/JPY exporters give up on 80.00; 79.00 key support * BOJ won't keep easing "automatically"-minutes By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - The euro bounced off two-year lows on Monday after ...
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Israeli official: Gaps do exist between US, Israel over Iran nuclear program

Haaretz -
Official says that while there is no disagreement that Iran is a threat to world peace, there is a gap over the non-satisfactory demands made by world powers in the Baghdad talks.
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Tibetan men in 'first self-immolations in Lhasa'

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Two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan city of Lhasa on Sunday, Chinese state media said, confirming earlier reports. One of the men died and the other "survived with injuries", Xinhua news agency said.
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Nepal braces for instability ahead of new election

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By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, AP - 1 minute ago KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal braced Monday for months of political instability and street protests after a midnight deadline passed without agreement on a new constitution, triggering fresh elections.
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US is on 'right track' in Afghanistan, says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

New York Daily News -
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday defended the Obama administration's plans to wind down the war in Afghanistan, saying the US is on “the right track.
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Three survive Owyhee plane crash

The Idaho Statesman -
By KATHLEEN KRELLER - kkreller@idahostatesman.com A California family was rescued from a steep, snowy ravine where their airplane went down overnight in rural Owyhee County.
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Baby's father held in pregnant woman's abduction, attack

Detroit Free Press -
By Elisha Anderson Two men were in custody Sunday evening in connection with a horrific attack on a pregnant woman, who was abducted outside a home in Warren, driven to Detroit, set on fire and shot, police said.
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European Shares to Open Higher; Pro-Euro Parties Gain in Greece

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European shares were called to open the first day of the trading week higher following opinion polls showing the Greek pro-bailout parties leading at the weekend.

Japan's Nikkei steady after long decline; Renesas tumbles

Reuters -
* Renesas sags on capital-raising plan * Fanuc up on upbeat Morgan Stanley MUFG note * Nomura falls; sources say linked to 2nd insider case By Dominic Lau TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average steadied on Monday after marking eight straight ...
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Sun Hung Kai's Two Co-Chairmen Report to ICAC on Graft Probe

Bloomberg -
Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16)'s co- chairmen Raymond and Thomas Kwok today reported to Hong Kong's anti-corruption body, almost two months since they were arrested as part of a bribery investigation.
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Japan farmers plant, pray for radiation-free rice

Boston.com -
FUKUSHIMA, Japan—Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings.
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Oil rises above $91 on Greece vote optimism

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By ALEX KENNEDY, AP - 1 minute ago SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil rose above $91 a barrel Monday in Asia as Greek polls suggested pro-austerity parties might win elections next month, raising the likelihood the country will stay in the euro common currency.

Labor relations board member quits

STLtoday.com -
WASHINGTON • A member of the National Labor Relations Board accused of leaking inside information is resigning, the agency announced Sunday.
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Giuliani, Gingrich come to Romney's defense

Boston.com -
Two of Mitt Romney's fiercest former rivals, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani, defended him Sunday against the Obama campaign's attacks on his business record.
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'This Week' Extra: The Roundtable's Post-Show Thoughts

ABC News -
Following the "This Week" roundtable today, we asked our roundtable participants to expand on their discussion. Here are their views.
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Facebook reportedly building phone with ex-Apple engineers

CNET -
Among other murmurings of a Facebook smartphone, The New York Times reports the company is hoping to release the handset by next year.
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Browser wars flare in mobile space

Times of India -
The browser wars are heating up again, but this time the fight is for dominance of the mobile internet. WASHINGTON: The browser wars are heating up again, but this time the fight is for dominance of the mobile internet.
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'Game of Thrones' recap: The Battle of Blackwater brings HBO series to new heights

New York Daily News -
Proof of the extra heft of Sunday's episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" came as viewers realized that there would be no continuation of most of the open storylines that make up the epic fantasy series.
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'Men' wins weekend with $70 mil Stateside

Chicago Tribune -
The domestic box office crowned a new leader over the long Memorial Day weekend, with Sony's "Men in Black 3" grossing an estimated $70 million in four days.
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Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Chicago Tribune -
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Haneke's ``Love'' wins to cheers at Cannes film festival CANNES, France (Reuters) - Austrian director Michael Haneke was the popular winner of the Cannes film festival's top honor on Sunday ...
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Mad Men Recap: What Price Is Too High for Jaguar?

E! Online -
Last week's Mad Men saw the rebirth of Don (Jon Hamm) as a man on a mission to land Jaguar. Is the fierce ad man we know back in business?
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Kahne now true part of Hendrick family

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Lee Spencer is the senior NASCAR writer for FOXSports.com. She has provided award-winning coverage of auto racing over the last 15 years.
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Heat on a mission as series opens

Boston.com -
MIAMI - Erik Spoelstra watched Celtics-Sixers Game 7 eating dinner, no notepad in sight, no preparations being made. As Boston and Philadelphia played Saturday night for the chance to face his Heat in the Eastern Conference finals, the coach just sat ...
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Braves' free-fall continues, drop 7th in row as Beachy loses to Gonzalez ...

Washington Post -
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves aren't blaming their free-fall toward .500 on a troubling string of injuries and illnesses. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the excuse isn't valid when the teams beating the Braves also have injury woes.
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Mike Brudenell: Indy 500 was superb, but Belle Isle will be grand

Detroit Free Press -
By Mike Brudenell Dario Franchitti, center, celebrates Sunday after capturing his third Indianapolis 500 victory. The Target Chip Ganassi driver dedicated his win to the late Dan Wheldon.
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Tennis' Open Era being slammed shut by trio

Houston Chronicle -
By Dale Robertson Rafael Nadal of Spain The clay court master is looking to win a record seventh French. Photo: Andrew Medichini / AP Novak Djokovic of Serbia A fourth straight Slam would put him in elite company (Rod Laver).
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Astronauts to spend Memorial Day unpacking private space capsule

msnbc.com -
Rather than kick their feet up this Memorial Day weekend, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be unloading cargo from the first private spacecraft ever to visit the orbiting lab.
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Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey predicts end is near on debate over evolution

Washington Post -
NEW YORK - Noted paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey says scientific discoveries may soon make the debate over evolution a part of history.

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