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Setting the record straight on Sotomayor

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY BRIAN DICKERSON • FREE PRESS COLUMNIST • May 31, 2009 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. This morning I will take your questions regarding Sonia Sotomayor.
Two sides to Sonia Sotomayor Los Angeles Times

Britain hopeful on UN action over North Korea

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Nopporn Wong-Anan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday it was hopeful the United Nations Security Council will deliver a resolution against North Korea that includes tougher financial sanctions, after the isolated state's nuclear test last ...

Pakistan battles Taliban; Swat offensive "near end"

Reuters - ‎39 minutes ago‎
By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani forces battled militants in South Waziristan on the Afghan border on Sunday as a government official said an offensive in the Swat valley could be over in two or three days.

Hamas: Abbas gave Obama 'detailed plan' on how to overthrow us in Gaza

Jerusalem Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH Hamas claimed on Saturday that Palestinian Authority President Muhammad Abbas, who visited Washington last week, presented US President Barack Obama with a "detailed plan" to overthrow the Islamic movement's government in the Gaza ...

End of Sri Lanka war to boost growth by 3 pct

guardian.co.uk - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Kevin Lim and Candida Ng SINGAPORE, May 31 (Reuters) - The end of Sri Lanka's civil war will help boost economic growth by 3 percentage points a year as service industries pick up and better security attracts investors, Foreign Minister Rohitha ...

S Korea, Asean Members To Sign FTA On Investment During Summit

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL (Dow Jones)--South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nation countries plan to sign a free trade deal on investment during a summit of their leaders, Seoul's finance ministry said Sunday.

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Prince Harry's team wins charity polo game

Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prince Harry reminded New Yorkers on Saturday how much his mother had loved their city, and then he climbed onto a pony for a game of polo to raise money for impoverished children in Africa.

Prop. 8 opponents take their case to Fresno

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
(05-30) 04:00 PDT Selma, Fresno County -- On a dusty patch of ground near Super Dave's Car Wash here in California's raisin capital, the next phase of the same-sex marriage movement began Saturday with a morning march - led by a Fresno lesbian mother ...

Access to Top-Secret Papers at Issue in Wiretapping Case

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Jim Abrams AP The Obama administration has set up a showdown this week with a federal judge in San Francisco, insisting in a court filing that it has no obligation to provide access to top-secret documents in a wiretapping case.

General Motors Bondholders Clear Path to Bankruptcy, NYT Says

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Candice Zachariahs May 31 (Bloomberg) -- A majority of General Motors bondholders agreed to support a plan to exchange their debt for an ownership stake in the company as high as 25 percent, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with ...
GM Bankruptcy Is Expected Wall Street Journal

Throwing the dog a credit card

Houston Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
By LOREN STEFFY I say that with some regret because it's a column I always wanted to write. Several years ago, I heard from a reader who said her dog, whose name was Riley, had been sent a card application.

Obama administration welcomes GM-Opel deal

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Saturday welcomed a deal clinched by Germany with Canadian auto parts group Magna (MGa.

Is it just me, or does Bing look a lot like Google?

ZDNet - ‎3 hours ago‎
Despite being a devotee of all things Google, I've been incredibly excited about Wolfram Alpha. I've been using it quite a bit and have its quirks and limitations pretty much down.
Microsoft Bing No Sure Thing Wall Street Journal

Official Sony PSP Go! Shots Leaked

PC World - ‎9 hours ago‎
That doleful baying sound you're hearing? Sony releasing the hounds as all hell breaks loose. It seems someone just can't wait to collect unemployment, because these leaked high-res shots - ostensibly of Sony's unannounced but long rumored PSP makeover ...

Google won't run all the Wave servers

CNET News - ‎May 29, 2009‎
by Rafe Needleman In a recent story about how Google creatively destroys markets, I said that only Google will run the servers for Wave, its re-think of e-mail.

Scottish singer Susan Boyle's fairy tale stops short

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
In Blackburn, Scotland, friends hold Susan Boyle masks as they watch the “Britain's Got Talent” final. The Scottish singer who gained worldwide fame with her audition, and was the favorite to win, loses to a dance group in the finals of 'Britain's Got ...

Jay Leno Takes Final Bow on 'Tonight Show'

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
By BILL CARTER LOS ANGELES - Jay Leno ended his final “Tonight Show” on Friday not with a surprise guest or a selection of his vintage comedy bits, but with what he called “the greatest thing we've ever done.
Leno logs his last 'Tonight' Philadelphia Inquirer

Drag Me to Hell

New York Times - ‎May 29, 2009‎
Drag Me to Hell was GREAT ..except it felt too much like my real life. Also, I took all the buttons off my clothes after the movie.

'Bron gone: Howard, Magic rule the East

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Charley Rosen Whereas LeBron James sounded a precious few loud notes, the Magic had their own one-man-band operating at full blast.

Texas wins NCAA record 25-inning game

MLB.com - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By John Schlegel / MLB.com The Texas Longhorns and Boston College Eagles took a long road to history Saturday night, playing an NCAA record 25 innings before Texas took a 3-2 victory in a regional tournament game in Austin.

Superman leads Orlando's magicians into NBA finals

Washington Post - ‎14 minutes ago‎
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-90 on Saturday to claim the Eastern Conference championship and set up an NBA Finals showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Swine flu cases up to 33 in Greenwich

Greenwich Time - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Cos Cob School student has contracted swine flu, school officials said Friday, a day after the state confirmed 16 new infections in town.

New Warning on Hormone Replacement

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
By ANDREW POLLACK ORLANDO, Fla. - Hormone therapy taken by women to counter the effects of menopause can increase the risk of dying from lung cancer, researchers reported here on Saturday.

Kennedy plan to outline US healthcare overhaul

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic plans for revamping US healthcare are taking shape, with Senator Edward Kennedy soon to announce a proposal which could form the core of the nation's new health system.

China faces dark memory of Tiananmen

AFP - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING (AFP) - Authorities in China are bracing for the 20th anniversary of the deadly June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, a pivotal moment that still haunts the nation.

Local-option tax rejected in transportation bill compromise

Dallas Morning News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER / The Dallas Morning News For three straight legislative sessions, Dallas-area officials have pressed for permission to ask voters to pay more taxes to keep traffic moving in the state's fastest growing metropolitan area.

Arabs hope Obama will offer a Palestinian peace plan

Kansas City Star - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By DION NISSENBAUM When President Barack Obama steps to the podium Thursday in Cairo to propose a new American partnership with the Muslim world, Arabs across the region will be waiting to hear what he has to say about Israel - as much as what he has ...
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