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Fri May 20, 2011
Politics

Congress Leaves Without OK For Libya Operation

Lawmakers departed this week without taking any action on Libya. On Friday, the 60-day period for using U.S. forces against Gadhafi without congressional authorization ends.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

It's been 60 days since President Obama notified Congress that he was ordering up U.S. military operations against Libyan forces. According to the War Powers Act of 1973, Congress should have acted during those 60 days, either to authorize continued military action, or to oppose it — because only Congress has the constitutional power to declare war. Instead, Congress has yet to take any action on Libya.

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3:00pm

Fri May 20, 2011
Movies

Off-Screen Controversy Threatens Cannes Festival

The Cannes Film Festival comes to an end this weekend. Woody Allen, Lars von Trier and Terrence Malick debuted new films. But controversy off the screen threatened to overshadow the glitzy French event. For more, Michele Norris talks with Los Angeles Times journalist Steven Zeitchik.

3:00pm

Fri May 20, 2011
Commentary

Week In Politics: Middle East Peace; Deficit

Robert Siegel reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times.

2:55pm

Fri May 20, 2011
Around the Nation

Park Or Ride: A Bike Lane Divides Brooklyn

On the Prospect Park West bike lane, in Brooklyn.
Daniel S. Burnstein

When the weather's good, Aaron Naparstek likes to pedal his two young kids to Hebrew school on a special Dutch-made bicycle. It has a big wooden box in the front where the kids ride.

The ride takes Naparstek across Park Slope, Brooklyn, to Prospect Park West — and what might be the most controversial bike lane in America. Naparstek, who's also the founder of the website Streetsblog, supports the new lane.

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2:30pm

Fri May 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Facebook Exec: 'We're Going Public'

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to be headed to China later this year.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Just as buzz of LinkedIn's initial public offering settles, Facebook's chief operating officer said a Facebook IPO is "inevitable."

Sheryl Sandberg made the comment at the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Thursday. Reuters reports she did not provide details.

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