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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

China Unveils Conservative Budget, Stimulus Spending Reigned In Government spending to be reduced from 21% to 11% growth, after massive infrastructure investment that helped Chinese economy roar back from global recession. (WSJ)

Britain’s Brown Says Iraq War Was “Right Decision” Embattled Prime Minister, who ran UK Economic policy at the time, defends government’s support for deeply unpopular war during ongoing public inquiry into 2003 invasion. (CNN)

California Man Who Opened Fire at Pentagon Dies In Hospital Details emerge  following Thursday night shootout at entrance to U.S. military headquarters: the 36-year-old gunman, who was dressed in business suit and had two semi-automatic weapons, died early Friday after police fired back. No apparent links with terror groups. (WashPost)

Claims of Priest Sex Abuse in Choir Once Led by Pope’s Brother Benedict XVI’s older Brother, Father Georg Ratzinger tells German radio that he didn’t know about alleged abuse by another priest in Bavarian parish. (DPA Germany Press Agency)

Twitter Hits 10 Billion Tweets Social media platform growing exponentially: notched 1 billion tweets in Nov. 2008, and 5 billion just four months ago. Identity of 10 billionth tweeter protected. (Mashable)

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