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Monday, April 4, 2011

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  • Refugees Tell Of Violence In Rebel-Held Libyan City
    The rebels' last enclave in the western part of Libya, Misurata, is under attack from Gadhafi forces. Wounded civilians and rebel officials who have fled the city say that hospitals have been targeted.
  • Iman Al-Obeidi: 'Every Day I Am Beaten'
    The Libyan woman's dramatic appearance at a Tripoli hotel filled with journalists ended with her being dragged away by authorities. Now she isn't in prison, but says she is beaten by police when she leaves her home.
  • Military Panel To Try Alleged Sept. 11 Mastermind
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who once had been slated to be tried in federal court in New York City, now will be tried before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. The decision ends more than a year of to-ing and fro-ing over where to try the self-professed Sept. 11 plotter.
  • Japan's Car Owners Search In Huge 'Graveyards'
    Japan's tsunami left behind thousands of demolished cars, which cities need to get rid of in order to start clean-up efforts. Owners are searching for their abandoned vehicles in sprawling lots along the coastline.
  • How To Create A Social Media Scrapbook
    A new service called Memolane promises to feed your nostalgia by tapping your social media history. It lets you create a graphic online album using content from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube,, Vimeo, Foursquare and other outlets.
  • Google's April Fools' Day Joke May Be On Google
    On Friday, Google announced it would be offering gesture-driven email. Michele Norris says the news ended up being an April Fools' Day prank, but some California researchers may have the last laugh.
  • New NAACP Leaders Broaden Group's Mission
    Across the nation, local NAACP chapters are electing a new generation of leaders — who, in many cases, are not African American. Many say the NAACP is about civil rights and should focus broadly on people of all colors. But others say focusing on Latino issues or gay rights, for example, will dilute the mission of the organization that was founded to represent black people.
  • Mourning A Mentor: Students Pay Tribute To Marable
    The Columbia University professor did not live to see the publication of his life's work, a new biography called Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. The book was released Monday, just days after Marable, 60, died Friday of complications from pneumonia.
  • Katie Couric Prepares To Leave The Anchor Desk As The Landscape Shifts
    Katie Couric is leaving CBS's evening news anchor job, and she's on to new things.
  • Maine's Labor Mural Prompts Lawsuit, Recall Effort
    The removal by Maine Gov. Paul LePage of a huge mural depicting the state's labor history has prompted a lawsuit seeking the painting's return and a citizen's effort to recall the Republican. LePage had contended that the 36-foot mural made business interests uncomfortable.

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