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While U Slept. The Big 5 Overnight Stories. Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010

A FEW FLIGHTS RESUME, BUT VOLCANIC ASH STILL HOVERING The first flights have taken off from Paris, Frankfurt and elsewhere, with up to 60% of European air travel slated to resume Tuesday. But havoc caused by Iceland volcano ash continues, with new clouds reportedly forming. (BBC)

ASSAULT ON AL QAEDA IN IRAQ CONTINUES Joint US-Iraqi assault on terror group hits another target Tuesday after report of two top commanders’ death, described as devastating blow to Al Qaeda. (AP)

BRITISH FINANCIAL REGULATOR LAUNCHES GOLDMAN SACHS PROBE Investigation follows SEC fraud case against Wall Street’s biggest investment bank. British and US regulators will work together. (Reuters)

PRIEST ABUSE SCANDAL SPREADS TO SOUTH AMERICA A new rash of cases of clergy sex abuse in Brazil is latest sign that crisis hitting Catholic Church is global. (AP)

WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF EMANUEL WANTS TO BE CHICAGO MAYOR Embattled White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says in interview that he wants to succeed veteran Mayor Daley, though unclear if he is stepping down. (HuffPost/Charlie Rose)

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