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May 2, 2012

LATEST World News, May 02, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World: May 2, 2012
TIME (blog)
By | May 2, 2012 | + Supporters of Chen Guangcheng, HO / AP On the Defensive – China's semi-official Global Times breaks the state silence over blind activist Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest with its op-ed “US embassy in a quandary ...
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Black Ops 2 brings the Call of Duty franchise crashing into the future
Christian Science Monitor
Black Ops 2, set for launch this fall, will take place partially in 2025, in an America overrun by deadly drones. Can Black Ops 2 continue Call of Duty's record-breaking streak? By Matthew Shaer /May 2, 2012 Meet David Mason, the hero of Black Ops 2, ...
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OPINIONS, May 02, 2012


Opinion: Once upon a time...
Here are just a collection of random thoughts, observations, and experiences about the process. Obviously these are not the opinions of an expert; I'm merely hoping it opens up the way for a conversation and invitesthoughts from you.
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Random Thoughts on politics and customer service...
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Finally, I am simply amazed by how some people form their political opinions — refusing to even consider information outside their comfort zone. I believe this has helped lead to the level of political polarization we have in this country today.
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MODELS News, May 02, 2012

Naomi Campbell Set To Star In Oxygen's New Modeling Competition Series 'The ...
Huffington Post
Oxygen has just announced that it will be launching a new reality competition series for aspiring models called "The Face' starring fashion icon Naomi Campbell. Wowza! This sets up a serious clash of the supermodels--Tyra versus Naomi in the battle of ...
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Numerix CrossAsset Introduces Innovative Model Coverage to Support VIX Futures ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, May 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Numerix ( ), the leading provider of cross-asset analytics for derivatives valuations and risk management, released in its latest version of Numerix CrossAsset innovative modelcoverage for VIX ...
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USA TODAY News, May 02, 2012

USA TODAY interview: Gingrich ready to support Romney
By Susan Page, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, on the eve of suspending his roller coaster presidential bid, said in an interview with USA TODAY that he will embrace Mitt Romney's candidacy Wednesday and is ready to campaign ...
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USDA unveils rules to speed tracking of tainted meat
By Elizabeth Weise and Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY The government is unveiling new provisions today to keep potentially deadly E. coli from infiltrating summer barbecues and other outings when folks sink their teeth into meat. By Michael A. Schwarz, ...
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SOCCER News, May 02, 2012

 Soccer: Powerful Crusaders, young Wolves play to non-league draw
Napa Valley Register
TUESDAY MAY 1, 2012 NAPA, CA - Frances Arend, far right, of the Trinity Prep High varsity girls soccer team tries to tap the ball past goalkeeper Yasmin Zepeda, far left, of American Canyon High during Tuesday evening's game.
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Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, soccer, tennis, volleyball and more
Easy Reader
For more information, contact Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, 310-738-0285 or visit Aquatics: A pre-requisite swim test for new applicants to the Junior Guard Program will be held Saturday, May 5 at Mira Costa High School from 8 am ...
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WEBMD - Seafood Quiz: Omega-3s, Mercury, and the Truth About Fish, May 02, 2012

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DISCOVERIES News, May 02, 2012

Physicist says Moore's Law is 'collapsing'
By Sharon Gaudin Computerworld - A well-known theoretical physicist has taken direct aim at a key theory in the computer industry, saying Moore's Law is collapsing. Physicist Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at City University of New ...
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My Sister Rosalind Franklin by Jenifer Glynn - review
The Guardian
DNA is a special molecule and required insights from numerous disciplines – biological, chemical and physical. The biochemist Erwin Chargaff's discovery that the amounts of adenine and thymine bases in DNA were roughly the same, as were those of ...
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NASA News, May 02, 2012

SpaceX launch of Dragon capsule to space station to put NASA strategy on display
Washington Post
The review may be the final hurdle before a much-delayed and highly anticipated launch — the first attempt to send a privately designed and built unmanned spacecraft to the international space station. What SpaceX andNASA hope to do is part of a plan ...
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America's future in space
Washington Post
NASA and a company called SpaceX are getting ready to send a rocket to the international space station, a launch that heralds a new strategy of relying on the private sector to deliver cargo — and eventually crews — into orbit.
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EARTHQUAKE News, May 02, 2012

Mexico shaken by several quakes
Chicago Tribune
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Several earthquakes rattled Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage as the country celebrated a national holiday. The first quake shook near the northwest, off the coast of Baja California, ...
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Magnitude 7.2 quake hits Mexico
New York Daily News
Mexico City, May 2 — A major earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale jolted offshore Mexican state of Chiapas, Tuesday, according to a local radio station. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property.
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DIED, May 02, 2012

Tomas Borge dies at 81; last living founder of Sandinista movement
Los Angeles Times
(Pedro Linger / AFP/Getty Images) By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times MEXICO CITY — Tomas Borge, last living founder of Nicaragua's Sandinista movement and one of its most hard-line enforcers as it battled US-backed forces for decades, has died.
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Patricia Medina dies at 92; Briton was '50s Hollywood leading lady
Los Angeles Times
Medina, the widow of actor Joseph Cotten, died Saturday at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, said Meredith Silverbach, a close friend. She had been in declining health. A petite, dark-haired beauty who launched her film career in England in ...
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CNBC World News, May 02, 2012

NBC Will Stream The London Olympics Live — But Only To TV Subscribers
NPR (blog)
by Bill Chappell Many track fans watched online four years ago, as sprinter Usain Bolt set a world record at the Beijing Olympics. This year, NBC will stream video of all 302 events online. And Bolt, seen here showing his appreciation for video in 2010 ...
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US Treasurys Are 'Junk,' Dollar Headed for Collapse: Schiff
On the same day, fund manager Bill Gross, who runs the world'sbiggest bond fund, told CNBC that the US will face a downgrade of its triple-A debt rating if it did not fix its fiscal situation. “It's not just $15 trillion in terms of current debt,” ...
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CBC World News, May 02, 2012

Shortwave advocate urges Canada to reconsider Radio Canada International cuts
Radio Survivor
“Sadly, many Canadians must not be aware of RCI, or of its valiant but unsung role in international relations,” Witherspoon writes. “Radio Canada International is an arm of the CBC that stretches across the world withinternational news and programming ...
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Former SNC-Lavalin exec accused of funneling cash to Gadhafis
On Sunday, CBC/Radio-Canada and Swiss public broadcaster RTS revealed authorities in Switzerland recently arrested Ben Aissa and are detaining him on accusations of fraud, corrupting a public official and money laundering tied to dealings in North ...
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BARACK OBAMA News, May 02, 2012

Obama: bin Laden raid most important day in White House
Turkish Press
US President Barack Obama described the lonely decision he made to mount a Navy SEAL raid to kill Osama bin Laden and called the daring escapade the "most important single day" of his tenure. In an interview to be broadcast later Wednesday, ...
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White House: Obama To Say US Has 'Clear Path' To Fulfill Afghanistan Mission
Wall Street Journal
By Jared A. Favole of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES President Barack Obamaon Wednesday will tell troops in Afghanistan that the US has a "clear path to fulfill our mission in Afghanistan while delivering justice to al Qaeda." Obamawill deliver the remarks ...
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ABC World News, May 02, 2012

ABC has 2nd-best week in the ratings since November; 'Dancing With the Stars ...
Washington Post
ABC's “World News” was second with 7.3 million (5.0, 10) and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million viewers (3.9, 8). A ratings point represents 1147000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 114.7 million TV homes.
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ABC's "Private Practice" Wins at 10pm and Grows its Hour Year to Year
The Futon Critic
With Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, DWTS Results Show and Private Practice, ABC qualified as the 2nd-most-watched TV network on Tuesday to CBS, leading NBC (with The Voice Results and The Biggest Loser finale) by 2.2 million viewers and Fox by 4.1...
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AL JAZEERA News, May 02, 2012

Al Jazeera's Webby Award-winning The Stream at one
A year ago today Al Jazeera English was due to broadcast the first episode of a new social media TV show called The Stream. Producers and presenters had a show topic lined up and a social media community was an audience in waiting after a soft launch ...
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, May 02, 2012

APN reviews Herald ownership
The owner of the country's largest newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, says it has begun a strategic review of all of its New Zealand assets. APN News and Media chief executive officer Brett Chenoweth told the company's annual general meeting in Sydney ...
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New Zealand papers may be sold
The Guardian (blog)
APN News & Media, the Australian-based newspaper publisher, is considering selling its titles in New Zealand, including the country's largest paper, the New Zealand Herald. APN's chief executive Brett Chenoweth said it has hired Deutsche Bank to advise ...
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