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Hezbollah Chief Attacks U.S. Over Terrorism

New artifacts have been found in Europe that suggest a civilization flourished in the area before the peaks of the Greek and Egyptian eras. Archaeologists have found evidence of farming practices and sizable towns in the Lower Danube Valley and the Balkan foothills, dating back to around 5000 B.C. The civilization is believed to have lasted about 1,500 years, New York Times.

Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah blamed terrorism on the U.S. in an address made today. Hezbollah is centered in Lebanon and has been named as a terrorist group by the U.S. and Israel, CNN.

General Electric has reportedly agreed to buy Vivendi’s 20 percent stake in NBC Universal for around $5.8 billion. If completed, the movie and tv company will be sold to Comcast, New York Times.

Hot Topic: Marijuana Sales Boost Northern California County.

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Police Arrest “Craigslist Killer” Suspect

A 22-year-old med student at Boston University has been charged with killing a woman in Boston and robbing two others. Philip Markoff is suspected of being the “Craigslist Killer,” a moniker given to the person who shot Julissa Brisman, 26, in a Boston hotel room last week, CNN. Markoff is engaged to be married to another med student at BU and had no previous police record, but  police labeled Markoff a “predator” and suspect there are more victims that have yet to come forward, NY Daily News.

The only Somali pirate to survive the attack on the Maersk Alabama has landed in New York and is set to stand trial. The pirate is just 16-years-old. The other three pirates who attacked the ship and held the boat’s captain hostage were killed by Navy SEALs, BBC News.

On this 4/20, NPR takes a look at what the U.S. would be like if the government legalized marijuana. Read the analysis here.

The Pulitizer Prize winners were announced today, with the New York Times winning five awards, but the most interesting winner was Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune. Giblin was laid off more than three months ago by the newspaper. He helped the paper win an award for his coverage of immigration enforcement operations in Arizona, Assoicated Press.

Check our earlier post on updates on the four people found dead in a Baltimore-area hotel room. Police suspect it may have been a murder-suicide, info here.

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