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Europe's Airports Reopen . . . European skies are re-opening to flights after almost a week of paralysis caused by ash from volcanic eruption in Iceland. BBC
GOP Softens on Finance Bill Key Senate Republicans back away from sharp criticism, express optimism for bipartisan deal. Washington Post
Court Voids Anti-Animal Cruelty Law . . . Law banning depictions of dog fighting violates free speech. Christian Science Monitor
National Parties Spend on the Finer Things . . . Vast sums are consumed - with limited accountability - on comfort of staffs, efforts to raise more funds.
Goldman Taps Former Obama Aide . . . Goldman Sachs retains Greg Craig as it gears up to defend itself from civil charges of defrauding investors. Wall Street Journal
Obama Questioned on Goldman . . . GOP leaders demand proof SEC did not communicate improperly with the White House before suing bank. Times of London
Obama Falters on Immigration Reform . . . Advocates for illegal immigrants fear the White House is doing the bare minimum.
Los Angeles Times
Not so Fast, Rahm . . . If White House chief of staff runs for Chicago mayor, he wouldn't’t necessarily be the front-runner to replace Daley. Chicago Tribune
Crawford Adjusts to Life Without Bush . . . The ex-president rarely visits his ranch, and when he does it's quiet.
New York Times
Iran Boosts Troops in Venezuela . . .
Also covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq.
North Korea Plotted Defector's Death . . . A plot by North Korea to send two agents to kill the most senior official ever to defect to the South. BBC
Obama to Create New Export Control Agency . . . Agency to approve exports on sensitive military technology as part of larger effort to boost U.S. exports. Washington Times
Paulson Confronts Goldman Fallout . . . John Paulson goes on the offensive to reassure investors that his hedge-fund firm will emerge unscathed from case against Goldman Sachs. Wall Street Journal
IMF: Countries' Debt Poses Global Risk . . . Government debt poses the greatest risk to global financial stability and may overshadow bank health. USA Today
Hackers Duped Google Administrators . . . In a familiar ruse, offered a seemingly innocuous link or attachment that admits malicious software. Washington Post
Chrysler Shows Positive Cash Flow . . . Carmaker hopeful about turning around $4 billion loss. New York Times
Poland Sets June 20 Election . . . Acting President Bronislaw Komorowski, the speaker of the lower house, is ahead in presidential race polls.
Ousted Kyrgyz Leader Says He's Still Prez . . . Asks world leaders not to recognize the interim rulers who took over after an April 7 uprising. Reuters
China Honors Its Dead . . . National day of mourning for victims of the Qinghai quake, with the death toll now above 2,000. BBC
Argentina's Last Dictator Jailed . . . General Reynaldo Bignone sentenced to 25 years for human rights abuses including murder, torture and kidnapping. Times of London
Workers Missing After Oil Rig Blast . . . Search for workers who evacuated after an explosion at oil-drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana. Wall Street Journal
Rail Workers Watched Crash . . . Believing they had fixed warning gates, workers let a train roll through, strike a car and kill a woman. Chicago Tribune
Five Years for Michael Douglas's Son . . . Term in drug case less than the expected after heartfelt pleas from members of the Douglas family. The Guardian
Fourteen Gambino Family Members Arrested . . . The cases represent “literally decades of criminality." New York Times
Clever Crows . . . New research sheds light on their intelligence. Only birds to craft and use tools. BBC
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