- Applications for unemployment benefits hit a two-month high last week. The previous week's figures were also revised upward.
- In a move that might inconvenience the GOP candidate, President Obama touts Romneycare as a model for health reform.
- Connecticut becomes the 17th state to abolish the death penalty.
- Former senator and one-time White House-hopeful John Edwards faces trial for campaign-finance violations. Next stop: the prison presidential suite.
- In the wake of a violent drug raid, protesters rally against prohibition in Ogden, Utah.
- George Zimmerman to be formally arraigned May 29 on second-degree murder charges in Trayvon Martin case.
- Australia's prime minister to hear demands from prominent business chiefs for easing what the government's own Finance Minister calls "unnecessary regulation."
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