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May 8, 2011

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Today's Headlines


TOP NEWS

Bin Laden's Secret Life in a Diminished, Dark World

By ELISABETH BUMILLER, CARLOTTA GALL and SALMAN MASOOD
Little is known about Bin Laden's last years, but what has emerged so far is a portrait of an isolated man, perhaps a little bored, presiding over family life while plotting mayhem.

Big G.O.P. Donors Adopt Wait-and-See 2012 Tack

By JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
The vaunted Republican network of high-dollar donors and fund-raisers has been slow to commit itself, contributing to the faltering start of the party's drive to unseat President Obama.

Nuclear Agency Is Criticized as Too Close to Its Industry

By TOM ZELLER Jr.
Critics have long painted the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well-intentioned but weak, and incapable of keeping tabs on an industry to which it remains closely tied.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"Basically, people now feel nothing is safe to eat. They don't know what choices to make. They are really feeling very helpless."
SANG LIWEI, director of the Beijing office of the Global Food Safety Forum, on rising food safety concerns in China.

Sports

Slide Show: Kentucky Derby Replay, May 8, 2011

Highlights from the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Opinion
Bluegrass Blues and Grays
Opinionator | Disunion

Bluegrass Blues and Grays

Why did both sides in the Civil War consider Kentucky the key to victory?
WORLD

Videos From Bin Laden's Hide-Out Released

By ELISABETH BUMILLER
Five videos show Osama bin Laden threatening the United States, condemning capitalism and watching news coverage of himself on television.

Secret Held if Bin Laden Lived Here, Village Says

By CARLOTTA GALL
If Bin Laden ever hid in Chak Shah Muhammad, a small farming village in Pakistan, the residents said they would have known.
News Analysis

Bin Laden's Death and the New Unknown in Afghanistan

By ALISSA J. RUBIN and DAVID E. SANGER
The West and the Taliban are grappling with the question of how Osama bin Laden's death will change the struggle over who will control Afghanistan.
U.S.

Persistence of a Father Brings News in a Killing

By ERICA GOODE
Last month, three men were arrested in connection with the murder of John Joseph McCabe in 1969.
Voices From the Storm | Bob and Anna Simpson, La Center, Ky.

Uprooted by Rising Waters, but Not Ready to Walk Away

By MALCOLM GAY
Bob Simpson, 94, and his wife, Anna, 92, left their lifelong home in Cairo, Ill., because of the threat by the overfed Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Now, to Find a Parking Spot, Drivers Look on Their Phones

By MATT RICHTEL
City officials in San Francisco have developed a smartphone app that displays information about areas with open parking spaces.
POLITICS
The Caucus

Huntsman, Ex-Envoy to China, Tests Political Waters With Speech

By JEFF ZELENY
A week after resigning his post as ambassador to China, Jon M. Huntsman Jr. made his debut on the American political stage as he began exploring whether to join the Republican presidential race.

New Federal Crackdown Confounds States That Allow Medical Marijuana

By WILLIAM YARDLEY
As some states seek to institutionalize medical marijuana, federal prosecutors are suddenly asserting themselves, casting new uncertainty on an issue.

Florida Lawmakers Approve Deep Cuts in Jobless Benefits

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A bill that would establish some of the most far-reaching cuts in unemployment benefits in the nation is heading for the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.
BUSINESS

The Class That Built Apps, and Fortunes

By MIGUEL HELFT
In 2007, the "Facebook Class" at Stanford created free apps for millions of users. But it also fired up the careers of many students and pioneered a new model of entrepreneurship.

The Prince of Lord & Taylor

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and PETER LATTMAN
Anyone who thought Richard A. Baker was getting in over his head when he bought Lord & Taylor and the Hudson's Bay Company must be reconsidering.

Trying to Game Google on 'Mother's Day Flowers'

By DAVID SEGAL
Experts say that Teleflora, FTD, 1800Flowers.com and ProFlowers are violating guidelines in their quest to rise in online search results.
TECHNOLOGY
Ping

An Engine's Tall Order: Streamline the Search

By DAMON DARLIN
The Blekko search engine aims to take on Google by having humans help rank its results.

Opposition Makes Inroads in Singapore

By SETH MYDANS
Following recent changes to the Constitution and election laws, the tightly controlled city-state is now permitting campaigning throughout cyberspace.
Fundamentally

Tech Stocks May Become an Unlikely Haven

By PAUL J. LIM
The same economic forces that could soon hurt many industries could bolster the technology sector.
SPORTS

A Winner's Circle Full of Firsts

By JOE DRAPE
A horse that had never run on dirt overcame steep obstacles with a jockey who was only paired with him late this week, covering the track in 2:02.04.

Pacquiao Takes Decision, but Doesn't Win Over Fans

By GREG BISHOP
Manny Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Association welterweight title in a bout that did not please the crowd.
Celtics 97, Heat 81

Rondo Plays Through Pain as Celtics Hang On

By HOWARD BECK
With a dislocated left elbow, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo remained in the game and led Boston to an improbable victory that saved them from an 0-3 series deficit.
ARTS

Angry Rhymes, Dirty Mouth, Goofy Kid

By JON CARAMANICA
Tyler, the Creator, of the rap group Odd Future, has a new album coming out that will transform him from curiosity to conversation shaper.

This Germ of an Idea Calls for an Antibiotic

By WOODY ALLEN
Woody Allen recalls how he might have got an idea for a film set in Paris. The rest is (not) history.

Video Game to Play in Vintage Gumshoes

By MICHAEL WILSON
Developers of the video game "L.A. Noire" bet on an audience for sniffing out suspects in 1940s Hollywood, with actors along for the ride.
NEW YORK / REGION

Lost in the School Choice Maze

By LIZ ROBBINS
New York City uses a complex system to match students and high schools, and 10 percent of eighth graders recently learned the hard way how dizzying and disappointing the process can be.

The Man Likes What He Sees in the Mirror

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's popularity among New Yorkers has declined, but he says his legacy is low crime, a strengthened economy and rising test scores.
Sweat

When the Court Won't Let Go

By COREY KILGANNON
Angel Marquez, a legend on the city's handball courts, does not make concessions easily - and now, with two hip replacements, he's back at practice.
MAGAZINE

What Happened to Air France Flight 447?

By WIL S. HYLTON
Two years after it fell out of the sky, the main part of the wreckage has been located at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. But will the mystery of the crash ever be solved?

Tina Brown Is Still Hungry for Buzz

By PETER STEVENSON
Can she get it for her "NewsBeast" operation?

Jerry Brown's Last Stand

By ADAM NAGOURNEY
The new/old governor is trying to teach Californians a very hard lesson - that they need government more than they think they do.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Democrats, Seduced by Secret Dollars

What will the Democratic Party stand for if it follows Republicans in covering up campaign donors?
Editorial

Talking to China

Beijing promised reforms, but it hasn't done much to deliver.
Editorial

Standing Up for Florida's Courts

Some Republican state senators in Florida bucked G.O.P. leaders to help Democrats block a court-packing plan from getting on next year's ballot.
Editorial

The Goody Pile Survives Bad News

"NO salvaging, scavenging and/or picking of recyclables" reads the new sign at the Shelter Island town recycling center.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Contributor

Why We Celebrate a Killing

By JONATHAN HAIDT
Reveling in a death can be an expression of unity, not vengeance.
Op-Ed Columnist

Killing Evil Doesn't Make Us Evil

By MAUREEN DOWD
It wasn't bad for college kids to feel good about their country.
Op-Ed Columnist

Mothers We Could Save

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
A Mother's Day thought: One of the easiest ways to save women's lives worldwide would be to support family planning programs. Instead, they're being cut.
Op-Ed Columnist

End of Mideast Wholesale

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
It is increasingly apparent the Arab uprisings are ushering in a new era where everyone is going to have to pay more for stability.
Op-Ed Columnist

Women Against the Hangman

By ROGER COHEN
In Libya, a girl gets a taste of freedom.
Op-Ed Contributor

When We Hated Mom

By STEPHANIE COONTZ
How feminism rescued the housewife from the 1950s.
Op-Ed Contributor

Love and Junk Food

By BERT STRATTON
Visits to a favorite supermarket are like little pilgrimages of remembrance for my mother.
Op-Ed Contributor

Physician, Heel Thyself

By THERESA BROWN
Why doctors need to stop bullying nurses and other hospital personnel.
Op-Ed Contributor

Watery Grave, Murky Law

By LEOR HALEVI
Osama bin Laden's burial at sea and the history of Shariah.
Op-Ed Contributor

Bin Laden Was Dead Already

By GILLES KEPEL
Al Qaeda and Arab tyrants are both becoming obsolete.
ON THIS DAY
On May 8, 1973, militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.

The Washington Post Today's Headlines: Today's Highkights | Politics | Style | Sports | World | Live Discussions | Technology | Business.

The Washington Post
TODAY'S HEADLINES
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Kaine, Allen tied in 2012 Senate matchup, Post poll shows
George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine are locked in a dead heat, according to a Washington Post poll, suggesting that the U.S. Senate race in Virginia may live up to its billing as one of the most competitive contests in 2012.
(By Ben Pershing and Peyton M. Craighill)

In videos, inside look at Bin Laden
Information seized at Osama bin Laden’s compound shows he was “far from a figure­head.”
(By Greg Miller)

Likely bin Laden successor is a divisive figure
Ayman al-Zawahiri lacks Osama bin Laden’s personal magnetism and has alienated many allies with his uncompromising leadership style.
(By Craig Whitlock and Joby Warrick)

Freedom Riders urge youths to keep up fight
Subjected to violence in the effort to force racial integration, this older generation sees a younger one that is less willing to sacrifice.
(By Krissah Thompson)

Animal Kingdom wins Kentucky Derby
With replacement jockey John Velazquez aboard, the colt races into the lead after the final turn to win his first-ever race on dirt and claim the 137th running at Churchill Downs.
(By Kevin Van Valkenburg)

POLITICS
APNewsbreak: Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly to announce run for US Senate in Indiana, 2 Dems say
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly will announce on Monday that he is seeking the Indiana Senate seat currently held by Sen. Richard Lugar.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Stealth choppers played key role in bin Laden raid, but some secrets may have been exposed
WASHINGTON — Secret until now, stealth helicopters may have been key to the success of the Osama bin Laden raid. But the so-far-unexplained crash of one of the modified Black Hawks at the scene apparently compromised at least some of the aircraft’s secrets.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

D.C. poll: Public services top priority
The poll also found that 41 percent believe the city is on the wrong track and that only 35 percent believe the city is on the right track.
( by Nikita Stewart , The Washington Post)

Candid videos released by US portray bin Laden as a weary terrorist watching himself on TV
WASHINGTON — From a shabby, makeshift office, he ran a global terrorist empire. The world’s most wanted man watched newscasts of himself from a tiny television perched atop a rickety old desk cluttered with wires.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Kaine, Allen tied in 2012 Senate matchup, Post poll shows
George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine are locked in a dead heat, according to a Washington Post poll, suggesting that the U.S. Senate race in Virginia may live up to its billing as one of the most competitive contests in 2012.
( by Ben Pershing and Peyton M. Craighill , The Washington Post)



STYLE
Brunches here span the globe
Need a break from omelets and pancakes on the weekend? Three Washington establishments — The Source , Kellari Taverna and the Passenger — are expanding the notion of what it means to “do brunch.” [Read more]
( by Tom Sietsema , The Washington Post)

Whatever Happened to ...
... the boy who took his service dog to school?
( by Kris Coronado , The Washington Post)

After WikiLeaks: The military and mental health
Col. Rebecca I. Porter, chief of the behavioral health division of the Office of the Army’s Surgeon General, discusses the Army’s practices regarding behavioral health issues.
(, The Washington Post)

Weighing the WikiLeaks disclosures
How significant is the damage to national security?
(, The Washington Post)

First Person Singular
American Red Cross President Gail McGovern
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Ryan Villopoto wins first Monster Energy AMA Supercross title, finishing 3rd in finale
LAS VEGAS — Ryan Villopoto won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship Saturday night, finishing third in the season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan score, Red Bulls and Galaxy play to 1-1 tie
CARSON, Calif. — Thierry Henry scored for New York in the fourth minute, Landon Donovan countered for Los Angeles in the 41st and the Red Bulls and Galaxy tied 1-1 on Saturday night.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Doug Fister gives up 14 hits over 5 2-3 innings as Mariners lose to White Sox 6-0
SEATTLE — Doug Fister wasn’t hit hard by the Chicago White Sox, but he sure was hit often.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Jered Weaver fails to strike out a batter in 6 innings, Angels lose 4-3 to Indians
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver did not have his good fastball, so he had to improvise. Whenever he did, the Cleveland Indians took advantage.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Pacquiao takes one-sided decision
Manny Pacquiao earns a unanimous decision over Shane Mosley, retaining his WBO welterweight title with his 14th consecutive win.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Toll in attack on Egyptian church rises to 9 dead, in latest sectarian clash
CAIRO — Mobs set two churches on fire in western Cairo in clashes between Muslims and Christians triggered by rumors of an interfaith romance that left nine dead in some of the worst sectarian violence since the ouster of the president in a popular uprising.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Interior Ministry says Afghan security forces clash with militants for second day in Kandahar
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An interior ministry spokesman says security forces are clashing with militants in Kandahar for a second day after the Taliban unleashed a major assault on government buildings in the southern city.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

16 killed in attempted prison break at Iraqi security headquarters, say officials
BAGHDAD — Detainees at an Iraqi detention facility tried to overpower their guards during a prison break Sunday morning in a violent clash that left 16 people dead, including six police officers, officials said.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Southeast Asian leaders fail to resolve Thailand, Cambodia border dispute
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Southeast Asian leaders made little headway Sunday in helping Thailand and Cambodia end a deadly border dispute that could undermine peace and stability in the region as it pushes for economic integration.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Italian police save 400 migrants after boat crashes against rocks at Lampedusa port
ROME — Italian police and coast guard officials on Sunday rescued some 400 illegal migrants coming from Libya whose boat was tossed against rocks near port in southern Italy after the steering malfunctioned, officials said.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Video: Color of Money -- Live Video with Michelle Singletary
Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary appears live on video to answer your questions about money and give her take on personal finance topics in the news.
(, vForum)

D.C.'s big stories: Lunchline's Clinton Yates breaks them down (Video)
Clinton Yates a news junkie and pop culture fanatic who scours The Washington Post and its partner sites every weekday to find the gems that you want to read but don't have time to search for.
(, vForum)

Ask Boswell
Sports Columnist Tom Boswell will take your questions about baseball, the Redskins, the Wizards and more.
(, vForum)

Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams retires
Post sports reporter Josh Barr will chat about Coach Gary Williams' decision to retire from Maryland basketball.
(, vForum)

Dana Milbank Live
Dana Milbank answers your questions about politics and his columns and judges your "Etch-a-Sketch" submissions.
(, vForum)


TECHNOLOGY
Fighting the AT&T, T-Mobile merger
Sprint’s Vonya McCann stays largely behind the scenes, but she’s mustering a fierce battle against a deal that she argues is bad for her company and consumers.
( by Cecilia Kang , The Washington Post)


BUSINESS
Japan utility delays decision on gov't request to shut reactors until safety measures improved
TOKYO — A Japanese power company postponed its decision Saturday on a government request that it halt three reactors at a coastal nuclear plant until safety measures can be improved to guard against future earthquakes and tsunamis.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Yunus says political influence may ruin Garmeen Bank
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus says he is worried about the future of the pioneering microlending bank he founded now that Bangladesh’s government has successfully ousted him as its head.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Could it be true? A break at the pump
Just in time for summer vacation, analysts expect gas prices to drop nearly 50 cents as early as June.
( by Chris Kahn , The Associated Press)

EU might require collateral for Greek aid

( by James G. Neuger and Brian Parkin Bloomberg News , Bloomberg)

Stocks fall back on commodities slump

(, The Washington Post)

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May 8, 2011 

BUSINESS DAY

  By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and PETER LATTMAN (NYT) 
 
Anyone who thought Richard A. Baker was getting in over his head when he bought Lord & Taylor and the Hudson’s Bay Company must be reconsidering.