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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010

MEET THE CABINET: CAMERON COALITION GOVT TAKES SHAPE Liberal Democrat upstart Nick Clegg is deputy prime minister, but new British leader David Cameron turns to noted Tory allies to lead first Conservative-led government in a generation. Here are the first confirmed ministers.(BBC)

PLANE CRASH IN TRIPOLI, 100 DEAD, 8-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES Libyan airline crashes on landing, 104 on board, only confirmed survivor is 8-year-old Dutch boy. TheĀ Airbus A330-200 was arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP)

CHINA KNIFE ATTACKS RESUME, 8 DEAD AT KINDERGARTEN Seven students and one teacher are stabbed to death in northern China in the latest in a series of mentally ill killers targeting schools. (NYTimes/Xinhua)

EUROPEAN STOCKS RISE ON POSITIVE NEWS FROM GERMANY Stock prices on European markets was trading at highest levels in a week, following surprise announcement of quarterly growth in German economy. (Bloomberg)

WITH SCANT PAPER TRAIL, KAGAN IDEAS AT CLINTON LIBRARY New Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s “centrist impulses” revealed from record as domestic policy advisor to President Clinton. Urged compromise on abortion and family leave. (Politico)

BONUS: JOHNS STARS &STRIPES FROM CRICHTON FLAGS $28.6 MLN A Jasper Johns’ American flag painting broke the record at auction for the artist at Christie’s New York sale. The work came from the collection of late sci-fi writer Michael Crichton. (Daily News)

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