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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010

SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL AT LEAST 39 IN PAKISTAN Even as Pakistani government claims to have the upper hand on Taliban, bombers strike in Lahore, near border with India. (Reuters)

ISRAEL SEALS OFF WEST BANK AS BIDEN DEPARTS AMIDST RECRIMINATIONS In security step-up, Palestinians won’t be able to enter Israel. Follows recent clashes after Friday prayers at Jerusalem mosques, and US Vice-President’s disappointing peace mission that was marred by Israeli housing construction plans. (AP)

KARL ROVE “PROUD” OF WATER-BOARDING Former Bush aide tells interviewer that techniques that “broke the will” of terrorists were necessary, and water-boarding should not be considered torture. (BBC video)

NEW DOCUMENTS DETAIL LEHMAN  ROAD TO COLLAPSE A 2,220 page “coroner’s report” offers stunning revelations on how Lehman Brothers concealed bad investments on the way to going bankrupt and setting off world financial crisis. (NYTimes)

HARASSMENT CLAIMS AGAINST NEW MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR UNEARTHED Website says it has documents from a 1998 lawsuit by female worker against Scott Brown that might have prevented his recent victory that has changed power balance in DC. (GAWKER)

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