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Top Breaking News
The Top 25 of April 22:
Leading Today's News
Liberals Surge in Britain After winning televised debate, Nicholas Clegg leads in British race. Washington Post
Ship Was Hit by North Korean Missile . . . Naval vessel that sank with loss of 46 was victim of unprovoked attack, reports claim. Times of London
Eleven Workers Still Missing From Oil Rig . . .Search for survivors of oil rig explosion aided by calm seas and winds, but fire continues. New Orleans Times-Picayune
Goldman's White House Connection . . . While its lawyers negotiated with the SEC over civil fraud charges, Goldman's chief executive visited White House at least four times. McClatchy Newspapers
Abortion Looms Over Obama Court Pick . . . "Compromise" on issue in health bill helps fuel fury. Washington Times
Oklahoma Calls for Tough Abortion Law . . . State pushing through five bills that would give it some of toughest abortion restrictions in the US. The Guardian
Senators Close to Bipartisan Deal . . . In a notable departure from rancor over health care, formal debate on Finance bill could begin next week. Washington Post
Obama to Scold Financial Industry . . . Speech in Manhattan will castigate financial industry he says has too often forgotten the ordinary Americans. Wall Street Journal
RNC Financial Disarray . . . Group spending more money courting top-dollar donors than it raises. Washington Times
Syria Gives Hezbollah Scud Missiles . . . Washington presses Syria to stop giving sophisticated ballistic missile technology to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Washington Times
SEAL Acquitted of Failing to Stop Beating . . . Beaten Iraqi prisoner is accused of masterminding a grisly attack on four American contractors. Los Angeles Times
Iran Begins War Games . . . :Leaders accuse U.S. of making "atomic threats" at Iran. New York Times
Subs Face Sea Change . . .
Despite criticism, U.S. Navy will ban smoking and then allow women and gays to serve on crews.
IMF: World Economy Picking Up . . . Report finds that emerging nations will lead stronger than expected growth in the world economy over the next year.
Christian Science Monitor
Banks Getting Federal Aid Cut Loans . . . Banks that received federal assistance also gave bigger pay raises to employees than those that didn't. USA Today
Volcano Costs Airlines $2 Billion . . . Carrier struggling now to get hundreds of thousands of travelers back home.
Facebook Expands Web Presence . . . Deals struck with other websites to include Facebook apps. War with Google.
The New, High Tech $100 Bill . . . Has advanced security features to thwart counterfeiters and allow for authentication without special tools. Christian Science Monitor
Israel Rejects U.S. Demand . . . Netanyahu will not suspend all construction in contested east Jerusalem, threatening to entrench peace talk impasse.
Sarkozy to Push Veil Ban . . . French president will submit legislation banning veils "in all public places."
Toronto Globe and Mail
Anti-Gay Abuse Rife in Africa . . . Wave of intense anti-gay actions washing across Africa, where homosexuality already is illegal in at least 37 countries. Associated Press
Ukraine, Russia Ink Deal . . . Pact with new pro-Moscow leader allows Russia's Black Sea Fleet to stay in the country another 25 years. Washington Post
Mark Twain's Elegy for Lost Daughter . . . Eulogy for his eldest daughter and muse, Susy – who died from spinal meningitis at 24 – has surfaced. The Guardian
The Greatest Nature Photos Ever Taken . . . View "Dance of the Polar Bears" and other amazing shots. Times of London
Saudi Girl, 12, Wins Right to Divorce . . . Move to allow bride to divorce 80-year-old husband may spur a minimum age of marriage in Saudi Arabia. Times of London
Please Restart Your Computer . . . Update from antivirus software provider McAfee causes computers around the world to repeatedly reboot. Chicago Tribune
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