7:19am

Mon May 23, 2011
Around the Nation

Georgetown Graduation Program Misspells University

Georgetown University's Class of 2011 just marked the end of four years of higher learning with a graduation ceremony and an unfortunate spelling error. University was spelled incorrectly on the cover of thousands of commencement books handed out to students and their families.

7:09am

Mon May 23, 2011
Strange News

'Paper Tiger' Terrorizes British Coastal Town

Police in Britain were alerted to a white tiger spotted in a field in the coastal town of Hedge End. They worked with a nearby zoo to get a tranquillizer dart ready to take down the beast. But as the Guardian newspaper reports, the tiger was actually a life-sized stuffed toy.

7:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Books We Like

Muddled Love Aboard 'The London Train'

 

"Love is a kind of comfortable pretense ... muffling everyone's separation from one another, which is absolute." So thinks the disenchanted 35-year-old woman who has left her stalwart, workaholic older husband in the second half of Tessa Hadley's diptych of a novel, The London Train.

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6:42am

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Killer Tornado Kills 89 People In Missouri; European Union Sanctions Syria

At least 30 people are dead after a powerful tornado smashed through Joplin, Mississippi late Sunday afternoon, according to Reuters. The Joplin Globe reports coroners of two counties are setting up a temporary morgue on one street corner while officials fear the death toll could soar to 100 people.

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4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Europe

Spain's 'Indignados' Want Greater Say In Politics

Spain's ruling Socialists suffered massive losses in local elections Sunday. Voters punished the government for the poor economy, tough austerity measures and Europe's highest unemployment rate.

The election came against the backdrop of snowballing sit-ins filling Spanish cities. The protesters want greater citizen participation in the political process.

Madrid's central square, Puerta del Sol, has become an urban encampment — with tents, chairs, couches and mattresses under blue tarpaulins.

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4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Business

Readers Ask: How Do I Get My E-Book Signed?

Authors are finding solutions to this new problem. This week, Robert Kiyosaki of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series is holding a digital book signing event. During a live chat on Facebook with the author, you can order an e-book, have it e-signed and e-delivered to your e-reader.

4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Business

Business News

Mary Louise Kelly has business news.

4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Asia

Pakistani Troops Corner Militants On Naval Base

Insurgents stormed a major Pakistani naval base in Karachi — setting off a prolonged gun battle with security forces. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility saying it was revenge for the U.S.-led military raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Alex Rodriguez, the Islamabad bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the fighting.

4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Politics

Obama Defines 'Border' Comment For AIPAC

Before heading to Ireland at the start of his European tour, President Obama on Sunday spoke to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the largest group of Israel supporters in the U.S. He reiterated his call for substantive peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

4:00am

Mon May 23, 2011
Middle East

Saudis Impatient For King's Promised Reforms

Saudi King Abdullah months ago promised changes in what analysts say was a bid to quiet growing frustrations in the desert kingdom. But now, much of the king's words are ringing hollow with many Saudis who say they see little change.

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