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Japan's Kan survives no-confidence vote

Los Angeles Times -
The prime minister, widely unpopular for his handling of the nation's response to the March earthquake and nuclear disaster, cuts a deal that blunts opposition and gives him more time.

Mass. towns digging out after tornadoes kill 4

The Associated Press -
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The Rev. Bob Marrone was pained to see the steeple of his 137-year-old church shattered and strewn on the grass in the central Massachusetts town of Monson, yet he knows he's more fortunate than some of his neighbors who lost ...

Employment Data May Be the Key to the President's Job

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent.

An entertaining tooth-and-nail battle

Boston Globe -
Canucks captain Henrik Sedin strong-arms the Bruins' Gregory Campbell, while Alex Burrows and Boston's Andrew Ference look for the puck.

The X Factor goes from bad to worse. Great!

The Guardian -
With or without Cheryl Cole, The X Factor will continue to generate headlines. Photograph: Toby Melville/REUTERS The X Factor's ability to generate publicity is truly phenomenal.

GLOBAL MARKETS: European Stocks To Start Sharply Lower

Wall Street Journal -
LONDON (Dow Jones)--European stocks are expected to start sharply lower Thursday, following the sell off in the US which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed nearly 280 points on concerns the US economic recovery is not as ...

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Fresh battles between Yemen troops, tribesmen

The Associated Press -
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A Yemeni army officer who defected from President Ali Abdullah Saleh's camp says government forces and armed tribesmen who sided with the opposition have fought new street battles overnight in the capital Sanaa, leaving dozens ...

Mladic, Karadzic could front trial together

ABC Online -
Prosecutors in The Hague say they are considering joining Ratko Mladic's case to the trial of former Serb leader Radovan Karadzic because both men are facing the same charges.

Survival trumps all for Assad

Asia Times Online -
TEL AVIV - Syria's uprising has reached a critical juncture, though it looks more like a break moment than like a make moment for the opposition.

Spain Fighting Back in E. coli Outbreak

Wall Street Journal -
Spain's government said it may seek compensation from Germany on the grounds that Spanish vegetable exporters were unfairly blamed for a deadly outbreak of Escherichia coli, ...

State nearing halfway point in Casey Anthony trial

San Jose Mercury News -
ORLANDO, Fla.—Prosecutors in the murder trial of a central Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter say they're nearing the halfway point of their case and could be down to about 20 witnesses by the end of the week.

Bill O'Reilly: Why the Congressman Weiner-Twitter Story Is Important

Fox News -
By Bill O'Reilly We've known Congressman Anthony Weiner for years and believe he has totally botched the Twitter-gate story.

New Hampshire Mitt's mustwin state

Politico -
Mitt Romney's strong position in New Hampshire is accompanied by high expectations. | AP Photo Close By JONATHAN MARTIN | 6/2/11 4:50 AM EDT Mitt Romney couldn't be more different than John McCain.

Europe's Markets Fall

Wall Street Journal -
LONDON—European stocks fell sharply Thursday after disappointing economic data signaled that the recovery of developed economies may not be as robust as thought.

McKechnie, Altman on Nokia's Challenges

Bloomberg -
June 2 (Bloomberg) -- Mark McKechnie, an analyst at ThinkEquity LLC, and Sam Altman, chief executive officer of Loopt Inc., talk about Nokia Oyj's plan to adopt Microsoft Corp.

Oil falls as OPEC mulls raising supply target

Reuters -
An employee holds a gas pump to refill a car at a petrol station in central Seoul April 6, 2011. By Zaida Espana LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday after a delegate from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said the ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: European Stocks Sink; Economy Worries Weigh

Wall Street Journal -
LONDON (Dow Jones)--European stocks fell sharply Thursday and the euro tumbled with Greek sovereign debt fears coming back to the fore and recent economic data signaling that the recovery of developed economies may not be as ...

Windows 8 previewed, new touch-oriented UI shown off

TechSpot -
The first thing you should learn about Windows 8 is that Microsoft wants its next generation operating system to be a one-stop destination for devices spanning 8-inch tablet screens all the way up to high resolution 30" ...

China rejects Gmail spying claims

BBC News -
China has rejected allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Google e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists.

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' delivers huge sales

USA Today -
A string of hit records and a massive marketing campaign boosted Lady Gaga's Born This Way to the biggest first-week album sales in six years, a strategic success that industry observers say won't be easily replicated.

Kristen Stewart Vs. Herself: Celebs Pick MTV Movie Awards' Best Kiss -
Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner? Before Sunday's show, we ask which smooch should come out on top. By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212) Kristen Stewart got to lock lips with both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," and it ...

Lionsgate may make four movies out of 'The Hunger Games' trilogy

Entertainment Weekly -
A Deadline report today offhandedly broke big news that Lionsgate hoped to deliver four movies out of Suzanne Collins' ridiculously popular dystopian trilogy The Hunger Games.

DiCaprio,Blake spotted holding hands

Times of India -
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has fuelled rumours that he is dating actress Blake Lively after the two were photographed holding hands during a night out in Monaco.

Lawrence: Shaq made big man's impact

New York Daily News -
Shaquille O'Neal (r.), shown here dancing with LeBron James at the 2007 All Star Game, retires. Hea leaves behind a legacy equal parts Gentle Giant and dominating force (below).

Angels' charter flight makes emergency landing at LAX

Los Angeles Times -
The flight lands without incident after the pilot reports possible hydraulic problems while en route from Kansas City. By Kevin Baxter and Mike DiGiovanna The Angels' charter flight from Kansas City to Orange County was forced to make an emergency ...

Six-run ninth inning powers Astros by Cubs -
CHICAGO -- Jordan Lyles didn't get the win in his major-league debut, but he certainly made a big splash. The 20-year-old right-hander pitched seven brilliant innings, but earned a no-decision as the Houston Astros came back to beat the Chicago Cubs ...

For Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks to rebound vs. LeBron James' Heat, he will need ...

New York Daily News -
Dirk Nowitzki talks to the press with a bandaged middle finger on his left hand. The injury does not appear to affect his shooting form (below).

Just what do the WHO's findings on cellphones mean?

Vancouver Sun -
When the World Health Organization -the world's leading health authority -declares that cellphones may cause a rare but often deadly form of brain cancer, consumers take notice.

New brain scans show blast injuries -
A new study produced by professors at Washington University in St. Louis in collaboration with military researchers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, to which service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan are evacuated for ...


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