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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010

TORIES SMELL VICTORY AS UK POLLS OPEN Some 44 million expected to vote in tightest election in memory. Conservative opposition leader David Cameron, 43, hopes poll numbers hold up, though even in victory may be forced to share power. (LondonTimes)

NEW DETAILS ON ALLEGED TIMES SQUARE BOMBER, MADE PRACTICE RUN Investigators look to foreign ties of Faisal Shahzad and study his pre-arrest movements, including evidence he made practice run in Manhattan the day before allegedly tried to blow up a car bomb in Times Square. (CNN)

SURVIVING MUMBAI GUNMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH Judge in India rules Pakistani gunman will be hung for role in 2008 attacks that left 174 dead, including all nine other members of terrorist unit. (BBC)

NEW AFGHAN PEACE PLAN INCLUDES EXILE FOR TALIBAN LEADERS Proposal this month expected to offer exchange of safe passage to “third country” outside Afghanistan for agreement to halt fighting. (Guardian)

ROVE SECRETLY WORKING TO REBUILD REPUBLICANS, TAKE WHITE HOUSE Applying new Obama and George Soros fundraising techniques and new “tea-party” enthusiasm, Karl Rove and other key Republican Party operatives are aiming to take back the Congress and White House. (Politico)

BONUS: WHEN’S OK TO TEXT? NOTHING WILL STOP SOME One in 10 people under-25 say Ok to text during sex. (Mashable)

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