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4:00am

Tue May 10, 2011
Middle East

Syrian Forces Tighten Grip On Homs

The latest city in Syria to be surrounded by tanks and troops is the northern city of Homs. Residents of the country's third largest city say tanks moved in under cover of darkness and electricity, water and phones have been cut off. Activists say more than a dozen people have been killed and scores more detained and interrogated.

4:00am

Tue May 10, 2011
Politics

Obama To Lay Out Plan For Immigration Overhaul

President Obama on Tuesday travels to El Paso, Texas, where he's expected to talk about immigration and his goals for legislation this year. The president is trying to push a plan that would include a path to legalizing undocumented workers.

4:00am

Tue May 10, 2011
Asia

Authorities Deny Chinese Writer Permission To Leave China

Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, who has been an outspoken critic of his government, has been barred from attending a literary event in Australia. The organizers of the event say the Chinese government cited security reasons for its decision. The writer has been barred from leaving China a number of times.

4:00am

Tue May 10, 2011
Around the Nation

Volunteers Moved To Help In Earthquake Study

Volunteers across southern California are helping the U.S. Geological Survey keep track of seismic movement. Through the NetQuakes program, families are installing shoe-box sized sensors in their homes. These monitors measure ground movement and then send measurements to the USGS over the Internet.

4:00am

Tue May 10, 2011
Asia

Japan's Quandary: Where Can Quake Victims Live?

The government of Japan says it will take three years to clean up the debris left behind by the giant tsunami that washed over that country's northeast coast in March. An estimated 130,000 people either had their homes destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami, or were evacuated because of the radiation leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Officials are struggling to build them temporary housing, in areas where there is little vacant land.

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