Memphis Flooding; Obama To Address Immigration

May 10, 2011
Originally published on May 10, 2011 8:14 am

The Mississippi River is cresting in Memphis, Tenn at 48 feet, a near record. Memphis A.C. Wharton instructed authorities to go door-to-door to warn residents in danger to evacuate, according to Time Magazine. The AP's Jason Bronis floats with the emergency response teams.

The river is surging downstream to Louisiana, where prison officials at the state prison have already started moving inmates with medical conditions to another facility, according to AP.

President Obama discusses federal immigration policy in El Paso, Tex. today. Politico says the White House released a statement, saying the President has heard many voices on nation's broken immigration system and 'wants to have a civil and constructive debate on the issue'.

There've been more NATO air strikes in Tripoli, Libya. There were several targets and one may be a compound of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to Deutsche Welle. The UN is asking for a halt to hostilities so it can rush humanitarian aid to civilians, especially in Misrata.

The Wall Street Journal says Microsoft could buy Internet phone company Skype for $7 to $8 billion dollars. Microsoft could boost its web presence, but the Guardian says the price tag is too steep, "shocking analysts who think it would be a substantial overpayment for the company". Skype recorded a seven million dollar loss last year.

And former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, are separating. The Los Angeles Times says the former first lady has moved out of the couple's Brentwood home, after 25 years of marriage. They released a joint statement last night saying they are living apart while they work on the future of their relationship.

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