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Japan’s Ruling Party Trounced in Today’s Polls

Japanese voters rejected the Liberal Democratic Party which has been in power for five decades. Exit polls indicate that the Democratic Party of Japan trounced the ruling party and may take as many as 300 seats of Japan’s 480 seat parliament, Christian Science Monitor.

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 police recruits in the Swat Valley in Pakistan today, Voice of America.

The first mass protest since the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has remained peaceful. Members of the anti-abortion group “Operation Rescue” gathered outside the office of Dr. LeRoy Carhart, an abortion provider in Bellevue, Nebraska. Women’s rights supporters who showed up to support the clinic were estimated to outnumber the abortion protesters 2-1, CNN.

In his weekly address U.S. President Barack Obama marked the fourth anniversary of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina that struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Obama pledged to rebuild New Orleans and to also better prepare for future natural disasters.  Transcript.

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10 U.S. Banks to Begin Paying Back Bailout Money

As we reported earlier, 11 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan at the Pearl Continental Hotel, a 5-star hotel frequently used by foreigners. Three suicide attackers in possibly two cars gunned down security and then ran their car into the hotel. At least 52 people were wounded, and one person killed was a U.N. worker, BBC News.

10 U.S. banks are now allowed to begin paying back the government the bailout money they accepted to stay afloat. Among the big banks, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs will help pay back almost $70B dollars. Others banks include American Express, Bank of New York Mellon, the BB&T Corporation, Capital One Financial, the State Street Corporation U.S. Bancorp, and Morgan Stanley, New York Times.

The clinic of Dr. George Tiller, the man shot and killed last week by a pro-life advocate, will be permanently closed, his family says. The clinic, which performed abortions for decades, was often the site of protests, USA Today.

Iraq has freed a man who was charged with the murders of five U.S. soldiers. Rumore have circulated that he was released as an act of good will to militant groups who released a group of British hostages. Laith al-Khazali was accused of helping kill Capt. Brian S. Freeman, 31, of Temecula, California; 1st Lt. Jacob N. Fritz, 25, of Verdon, Nebraska; Spc. Johnathan B. Chism, 22, of Gonzales, Louisiana; Pfc. Shawn P. Falter, 25, of Cortland, New York; and Pfc. Johnathon M. Millican, 20, of Trafford, Alabama, CNN.

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Abortion Doctor Murdered in Kansas

A Kansas doctor who performed abortions was shot and killed this morning at his church. Dr. George Tiller, 67, ran a women’s clinic in Wichita and was one of the few doctors in the country who performed late-term abortions. The clinic has been the center of many protests since it opened and in 1993 he was shot in both arms by Shelley Shannon, a pro-life supporter. Police say they have a suspect in custody, but no further details have been released, CNN.

Millvina Dean, the last Titanic survivor, has died in her sleep at the age of 97. Dean was only nine weeks old when she sailed on the famous ship that sunk in 1912, killing 1,517 people, BBC News.

55 pilot whales were found stranded on a beach near Cape Town in South Africa yesterday. 20 have been returned to the water and bulldozers are being used to help save the others, but some did not survive and others were put down. Pilot whales are actually members of the dolphin family and are generally between 16-20 feet long, BBC News.

In one of the biggest upsets in French Open history, the number one player in the world, Rafael Nadal, was defeated today in the fourth round of play by Sweden’s Robin Soderling. Nadal was competing for his fifth straight French Open title and had never lost on the court, ESPN.

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