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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010

ISRAEL TO EASE GAZA BLOCKADE More civilian goods will be allowed to enter via land, as international pressure grows to end blockade after deadly raid on flotilla. (BBC)

UTAH MAN FACING FIRING SQUAD AS DEATH PENALTY OPPONENTS SPEAK OUT Midnight execution scheduled for Ronnie Lee Gardner would be only third firing squad case in decades, sparking new round of opposition to capital punishment. Even in Utah. (Salt Lake City Tribune)

AFTER NYTIMES REPORT, AFGHAN OFFICIAL TRIPLES ESTIMATE OF MINERAL WEALTH After controversial press report says untapped Afghan mineral wealth at $1 trillion, Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani says the value is at least $3 trillion. (AP)

SWITZERLAND APPROVES TREATY WITH US TO HAND OVER TAX CHEATS Swiss lawmakers also agree to drop plans to allow referendum on the deal that will see Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, divulge names of 4,450 American clients suspected of tax evasion to U.S. authorities. (WSJ)

HANS NO LONGER SOLO: HARRISON FORD MARRIES CALISTA FLOCKHART Actor and actress tie knot in New Mexico, with Governor Bill Richardson presiding over the ceremony at his mansion. It is Ford’s third marriage, first for the former “Aly McBeal.” (People)

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2 comments

  1. Hans no longer solo – Great hed!


    • thanks Jade! this one just came to me…like that! wish it was always that way…allbest, Jeff



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