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May 23, 2012

LATEST World News, May 23, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, May 23, 2012
TIME (blog)
By TIME.com | May 23, 2012 | + Going Rogue - Despite reports in China's Global Times that North Korea had dismissed the possibility of an imminent nuclear test, Yonhap news agency in South Korea reported officials there as saying its neighbor was ...
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TIME (blog)
Health Highlights: May 23, 2012
U.S. News & World Report
Several areas near the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan had radiation above cancer-causing levels, but most of the nation did not, according to a WorldHealth Organization report released Wednesday. The first global report about radiation exposure from ...
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USA TODAY News, May 23, 2012


James, Wade pace Heat in Game 5 rout of Pacers
USA TODAY
By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY MIAMI - Perhaps underplayed in the Miami Heat's consecutive losses to the Indiana Pacers earlier in the series was how long it would take the Heat to figure out how to play without injured forward Chris Bosh.
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USA TODAY
Iraq buys US drones to protect oil
USA TODAY
By Jim Michaels, USA TODAY BAGHDAD - The United States has agreed to sell unarmed surveillance drones to Iraq's navy as part of an effort to help protect that nation's oil exports amid growing tensions in the Persian Gulf and to strengthen US-Iraqi...
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SOCCER News, May 23, 2012

Spain Forward David Villa Will Miss European Soccer Championship
BusinessWeek
By Dan Baynes on May 22, 2012 Spain will defend its European Championship soccer title without forward David Villa, who was the tournament's leading scorer four years ago. Villa, who's scored 51 goals in 82 games for Spain, told national team coach ...
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Tarps Plus Sees A Sales Increase for Baseball Tarps Due To A Rainy 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Palmdale, Ca (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Watching Josh Hamilton sliding on a tarp is not the only big news about baseball tarps lately. The unsettled weather this year has brought with it numerous problems, on personal and business levels.
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OPINIONS, May 23, 2012

OPINIONS
Sears Love/Hate Project Turns Reviews Into Charitable Contributions
MarketWatch (press release)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sears invites customers to give back to their favorite charity by participating in the retailer's "Love/Hate: Share Your Thoughts, Send Some Love" project. Starting today, customers have ...
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Expert Opinions on Sepsis, Innovations in Reconstructive Surgery, and Medical ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NORWICH, England, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The May issue of Healthcare Global, the pioneering digital media site for healthcare professionals and executives, is live online and available to read today. One of the most devastating ...
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NASA News, May 23, 2012

Rocket Fuel: The Commercial Space Heats Up
TIME
By AP | May 23, 2012 | + AP FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 file photo, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The privately built space capsule that's ...
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TIME
Updated Coverage for NASA/SpaceX Mission to Station
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The SpaceX second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program is under way, and NASA is updating its coverage of the Dragon spacecraft's flight to the ...
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FASHION Models News, May 23, 2012


Actress Salma Hayek for the screening of Rust and Bone at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)AP Photos: Cannes red carpet gets Bond girl flair
U-T San Diego
(AP Photo/Joel Ryan) — AP Models Kate Upton, right, and Milla Jovovich, back left, arrive for the screening of On the Road at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) — AP ...
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Rapid Fire Marketing Updates CANNAcig; Funds Sales and Distribution Office in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CARSON CITY, Nev. and LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (OTN:RFMK) announced today that the first round of Vapor Inhaler CANNAcig models have sold out at both Otherside Health Management, and our retail outlet, ...
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SPAIN News, May 23, 2012


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Spain to Recapitalize BFA-Bankia as Lender Needs $11 Billion
BusinessWeek
By Emma Ross-Thomas and Charles Penty on May 23, 2012 Spain will recapitalize BFA-Bankia (BKIA) with as much public money as necessary, as the nationalized group needs at least 9 billion euros ($11 billion) to comply with banking rules, ...
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Spain calls for help to lower borrowing rates
Washington Times
By Thomas Adamson AP Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (left) gestures May 23, 2012, during his meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Associated Press) PARIS — Spain can't continue much longer with its ...
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ITALY News, May 23, 2012


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Italian Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest Since 1996
BusinessWeek
By Lorenzo Totaro on May 23, 2012 Italian consumer confidence plunged to the lowest in more than 15 years in May as Prime Minister Mario Monti's austerity drive deepens the recession in Europe's fourth-biggest economy. The confidence index fell to 86.5 ...
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Hollande Honeymoon Brings France Low Yields
BusinessWeek
By David Goodman and Mark Deen on May 23, 2012 Higher rated than Spain or Italy and offering better returns than German securities, France finds itself in a sweet spot, drawing the strongest auction demand since the European debt crisis began in 2009 ...
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EGYPT Elections News, May 23, 2012

Egypt's Presidential Elections: Free and a Free-for-All
TIME (blog)
Pete Muller / AP Soldiers stand guard as people search for their names outside a polling station in Cairo on May 23, 2012.Egyptians voted on Wednesday for pick a president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under...
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TIME (blog)
Faces in the crowd in Egypt's election
Seattle Post Intelligencer
AP, An Egyptian woman holds up her ink-stained finger as proof that she voted in the country's presidential election on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. Determined to end decades of authoritarian rule, ...
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 23, 2012

Major League baseball players contribute $310000 to Hands On Tokyo to build...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Major League baseball players today continued their support of earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan by awarding a $310000 grant from the Players Trust to nonprofit organization, ...
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Linkin Park Unveils Customized Honda Civic Si Coupe at House of Blues Fan Club ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Last Friday before an intimate fan-club only show in Los Angeles, Linkin Park unveiled a Honda Civic Si Coupe and CBR250R Motorcycle they personally customized and autographed to be displayed at ...
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DISCOVERIES News, May 23, 2012

Discoveries
A whale of a discovery: New sensory organ found in rorqual whales
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (May 23, 2012) — Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the Smithsonian Institution have discovered a sensory organ in rorqual whales that coordinates its signature lunge-feeding behaviour -- and may help explain their ...
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Government of Canada Invests in Researchers and Students
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), ...
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, May 23, 2012

PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - May 23
Reuters
NEW ZEALAND HERALD (www.nzherald.co.nz) Quake zone also growth zone: Canterbury has outpaced Auckland to gain the top spot in year-on-year growth, as the city's rebuild kicks into action, according to the National Bank's regional trends survey for the ...
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Dotcom asks court to return computers
Independent Online
The defendant is awaiting an August hearing on an extradition request to face trial, the New Zealand Herald reported. Paul Davison said Dotcom denied the US FBI charges of copyright infringement and money laundering, and insisted his website was...
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CNBC World News, May 23, 2012

NBCUniversal Plans 5500 Hours Of Olympics Coverage
Huffington Post
... May 23 (Reuters) - NBCUniversal on Wednesday unveiled plans to air more than 5500 hours of coverage of the upcoming London Olympic Games online and across its various television networks, including more than 270 hours on flagship broadcaster NBC.
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NBCUniversal to Provide Unprecidented Coverage of 2012 Olympics
TVbytheNumbers
NEW YORK – May 23, 2012 – NBCUniversal will provide 5535 hours of coverage for the 2012 London Olympics across NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Telemundo, NBCOlympics.com, two specialty channels, and the first-ever 3D platform, ...
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CBC World News, May 23, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY - The Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards Gala is almost sold out
Sacramento Bee
By Canadian Journalism Foundation TORONTO, May 23, 2012 -- /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation's 15 th Annual Awards Gala is almost sold out. On June 7 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, more than 500 business and media luminaries will ...
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Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 44 Recipients Into the Order ofCanada
MarketWatch (press release)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, May 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General ofCanada, will preside over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 10:30 am The ...
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BLOOMBERG News, May 23, 2012

Lenovo Boosts Net Income 60% on Medion, NEC PC Acquisitions
BusinessWeek
By Bloomberg News on May 23, 2012 Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, posted a 60 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit as acquisitions in Germany and Japan helped boost shipments and market share.
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Romney Widens Lead Over Obama Among Swing-State Florida Voters
San Francisco Chronicle
(For more news on the 2012 campaign, see ELECT.) May 23 (Bloomberg) -- The biggest swing state is turning Mitt Romney's way. In three months of polling of Florida's registered voters by Quinnipiac University, presumptive Republican presidential nominee ...
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BEST Anything, May 23, 2012

BEST
Cheapflights.com Proudly Presents Its Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, MA, May 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- In June, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month will be celebrated in the United States and around the world. The LGBT movement has made a lot of progress since the Stonewall riots ...
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McIlroy knows he's among the best
Kansas City Star
By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Rory McIlroy tees off during the PGA Championship, Pro-Am at Wentworth Golf Club, at Wentworth, England Wednesday May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE VIRGINIA WATER, ...
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ALEXIS TSIPRAS (Greece) News, May 23, 2012


Tsipras warns EU got it wrong
The Australian
Greece's international creditors must acknowledge their errors and change financial course "to avoid catastrophe", Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said in Berlin yesterday. European officials hope next month's elections will produce a strong government in ...
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Greek Leftist Reaches Out, to Little Avail
New York Times
BERLIN — With less than a month before new elections in Greece, it might be expected that Alexis Tsipras would be campaigning in his own country. Instead, Tuesday found Greece's rising young political star in Berlin, the second stop of what appeared ...
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BARACK OBAMA News, May 23, 2012

Wednesday's Words: GOPCare; Obama Gets Social; 'Secret Circus'
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By WSJ Staff Marine One lands at the White House in Washington to pick up US President Barack Obama, May 23, 2012. Obama is leaving for Colorado Springs to attend the USAF Academy commencement ceremony. If not Obamacare, then what? The Journal reports ...
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Romney addresses Latino coalition in DC and Obama goes to Co., Calif ...
Washington Post (blog)
Obama loses more than 40 percent of Kentucky primary voters to 'uncommitted' option - The Fix wapo.st/KaVead — Aaron Blake (@FixAaron)May 23, 2012 New Q poll indicates Romney takes lead in Florida: on.cnn.com/JcH4TJ — Paul Steinhauser ...
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AL JAZEERA News, May 23, 2012

Glasses Could Help the Blind See like Geordi La Forge in 'Star Trek'
TIME
By Keith Wagstaff | @kwagstaff | May 23, 2012 | + If Star Trek: The Next Generation has taught us anything, it's that being blind in the 24th century is no big deal, mostly because you can just wear an all-seeing visor a la Geordi La Forge.
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Finally, Egyptians Have Their Say
North Country Public Radio
May 23, 2012 — It wasn't until she applied for Medicaid that Jennifer Andrushko discovered someone had been using her young son's Social Security number. Because kids don't have much use for credit, the crime often goes undiscovered for years. Now ...
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