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While U Slept. Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 25, 2010

MCCAIN WINS PRIMARY, ALASKA SENATOR AT RISK OF LOSING Former Presidential candidate cruises to primary victory in Arizona, while Alaska’s Republican Lisa Murkowski could become the third Senate incumbent ousted in a primary this cycle, as Tea-Party backed challenger defies pollsters. (WashPost)

JIMMY CARTER LANDS IN NORTH KOREA, SEEKING AMERICAN’S RELEASE Former President is greeted at Pyongyang airport by top North Korean nuclear officials, as his mission begins to seek release of American sentenced to hard labor for trespassing. (AP)

REPORT: BRITISH SPY FOUND DEAD IN BATH OF LONDON FLAT Scotland Yard investigating the murder of an reported intelligence agent whose body was found stuffed into a sports bag in the bath of his London flat. (Guardian)

MORE THAN 70 BODIES FOUND AT MEXICAN RANCH, FOLLOWING SHOOT OUT Mexican troops discover 58 men and 14 women slain after government forces’ gun battle with suspected drug cartel members in north of the country. (BBC)

TRAIN RAMS MINIBUS IN SOUTH AFRICA, AT LEAST EIGHT CHILDREN KILLED School bus drives through barrier at train crossing. Five other children critically wounded. (Reuters)

BONUS: APPLE NEARS DEAL TO LET iTUNES USERS RENT TV SHOWS FOR 99 CENTS Apple and News Corp. are in advanced talks to let iTunes users rent TV shows for 99 cents. Similar negotiations are underway with CBS, NBS and Disney. (Bloomberg)

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