Since our original reporting last month on the "Guantanamo Papers", NPR has obtained an additional 63 previously secret assessments of detainees being held there. These military documents, like the earlier ones, were obtained from The New York Times, but had not been included in the first set because of a computer software error at The Times.
Both Al Jazeera and the Guardian are liveblogging Syria's Day of Defiance, as civilians gather in dozens of small towns and cities to demand the repressive government of Bashir al-Assad give up power. AJE says protesters in Tafas, a town south of Deraa held up placards near the main mosque with a single word: Leave.
While the Mississippi River is expected to crest near Memphis by the middle of next week, officials there are warning "that water could remain above flood level through the first of June," local WMC-TV reports.
The U.S. economic recovery continued to chug along as employers added jobs for a third-straight month.
The economy created a robust 244,000 jobs in April across a wide range of industries, according to a Labor Department report Friday. Gains in private-sector hiring — 268,000 jobs — was especially encouraging, although the number was offset slightly by jobs lost in state and local governments.