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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

OBAMA SET TO ANNOUNCE KAGAN FOR TOP COURT Multiple media outlets confirm weekend reports that President will pick Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court. Announcement expected at 10 a.m. of moderate 50-year-old former Harvard Law School dean to take seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, a leading liberal voice. (Reuters)

EU OFFERS 500 BILLION EURO PLAN TO PREVENT GREEK CONTAGION Amidst fears that Greece’s debt crisis could spread to other countries, EU ministers have agreed on new emergency measures to buoy investor confidence in the Eurozone. Markets react well, euro rises. (NYTimes)

MASS GRAVE IN SERBIA, THOUGHT TO BE VICTIMS OF KOSOVO WAR Remains of some 250 Kosovo Albanians have been found in Raska, Serbia, believed to be victims of 1998-99 conflict, when Serbian forces fought ethnic Albanian rebels in Kosovo. (BBC)

NEGOTIATIONS RESUME TO FORM NEW UK GOVERNMENT Reports that Tories and Liberal Democrats may be near a deal as country hopes to avoid gridlock. (Guardian liveblog)

RUSSIA MINE BLAST KILLS 30 At least 60 miners also missing in methane gas blast in Siberia. (DPA)

BONUS: LENA HORNE DIES AT 92 Iconic singer-dancer-actress was first African-American to sign a long-term movie contract with a major Hollywood studio when she joined MGM in 1942. (CNN)


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