A.M. Links: Violence Marks May Day, Explosion Rocks Kabul, Super Moon's Saturday
Violence marked some May Day celebrations around the world, but no revolutions reported.
- A car bomb rocked Kabul, hours after the President concluded a surprise visit and speech from the Bagram Air Force Base.
- Dharun Ravi's lawyers are asking a court to overturn his conviction for the bias intimidation of Tyler Clementi. "To criminalize a defendant for a victim's mistaken belief about the defendant's motive would turn the bias intimidation statute into a mockery of itself," wrote the lawyers.
- A British parliamentary panel declared Rupert Murdoch "unfit to lead" News Corp, voting along party lines. The move could pave the way for Britain's regulators to seize Murdoch's controlling stake of British Sky Broadcasting.
- A ring of missiles to be deployed in London for the Olympics this summer don't work in bad weather.
- Super moon's coming Saturday. The full moon will be 16% brighter than normal.
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