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May 23, 2012

10 Things to Know Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):

1. EGYPT HOLDS ITS FIRST FREE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The voting that began at 2 a.m. is the greatest prize won in last year's Arab Spring uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians are choosing among 13 candidates representing both secular and Islamist paths.

2. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROBING FACEBOOK IPO

They want to find out whether the bank that handled the sale, Morgan Stanley, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report on the company before the stock started trading. Facebook stock has since dropped 18 percent.

3. EUROPE SEEKS SOLUTIONS TO ITS FINANCIAL CRISIS

At 1 p.m., leaders of the European Union nations meet in Brussels to find a way to keep the debt crisis from spiraling out of control. They are seeking ways to promote jobs and growth despite austerity budgets.

4. CONGRESS OPENS HEARINGS ON SECRET SERVICE PROSTITUTION SCANDAL

At 10:30 a.m., senators are expected to focus on whether the Secret Service permitted a culture in which such behavior was tolerated.

5. IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS START

U.S. and European powers hope to strike a deal that will keep Iran from enriching uranium to the level capable of producing nuclear weapons.

6. ROMNEY INCHES CLOSER TO GOP NOMINATION

Primary wins in Arkansas and Kentucky put Romney just 79 delegates shy of the number needed to win the nomination. He can seal it with a victory in Texas next week.

7. OBAMA TO SPEAK AT AIR FORCE ACADEMY

The president's noon commencement address in Colorado Springs will be followed by campaign events in Denver and Silicon Valley.

8. SENTENCING FOR WOMAN WHO FAKED CANCER TO PAY FOR HER WEDDING

At 9:30 a.m., a New York judge could force Jessica Vega to repay the $13,000 in donations she used for her wedding and Caribbean honeymoon.

9. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ADDS 25 SOUNDS TO ITS RECORDING REGISTRY

The latest recordings deemed significant to American culture include a collection of interviews with former slaves, Prince's "Purple Rain" and Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic.

10. DONALD DRIVER WINS 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'

The Green Bay Packers receiver beat out singer Katherine Jenkins and actor William Levy to take the mirrorball trophy.

 

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    PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.
     

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  • Danville parents hope strike ends quickly

    DANVILLE ““ First-grader Madison Wild was sad she missed school Thursday.

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  • Schools ask state to waive 180-day rule

    Three area school districts have asked the Pennsylvania Department of Education to add up their hours instead of their days in order to reach the required amount of instruction time in the school year.

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  • Former Bucknell star in NBA playoffs

    ATLANTA — It really hit Mike Muscala a few days ago when he was listening to the Nets’ starting lineup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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  • State: Discard raw milk from Greenfield Dairy

    MIDDLEBURG — Consumers should discard raw milk purchased recently from the Greenfield Dairy of Middleburg, which also has temporarily suspended production after Listeria monocytogenes was discovered in the product following routine testing, the state Department of Agriculture announced today.

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  • Penn State police: Three posed nude at Nittany shrine

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university’s Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline.

    April 18, 2014

  • State unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate has continued its steady decline. The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March.

    April 18, 2014

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling

    PITTSBURGH — A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

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  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Route 45 east of Montandon

    MONTANDON — A paving project is slowing traffic today on Route 45 east of Montandon.

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  • Accident victims remain in critical condition this morning

    DANVILLE - Victims from serious traffic accidents the past two days remain in critical condition this morning at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

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