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School used webcam to spy on student

A school near Philadelphia has been accused of using the webcam on a school-issued laptop to spy on a 15 year-old boy, New York Times. Full text of the lawsuit against the school district, Philadelphia Inquirer.

An anti-tax protester crashed a small plane into an IRS office building in Austin, Texas. The pilot and one other person were killed. Right-wing groups in the U.S. have become increasingly violent since President Obama was elected in November 2008, Fox News.

A military coup in Niger put new leaders in control of the government yesterday, Reuters.

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Cyclone Aila Kills More Than 150 in Asia

Read our earlier coverage of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor.

The California Supreme Court voted today 6-1 to uphold the gay marriage ban in the state, titled Proposition 8. In November, 52% of voters elected to ban same-sex marriage, but gay rights activists had held out hope that the ban would be overturned today. The court did rule, however, to allow almost 18,000 same-sex marriages performed before Prop 8 to stand, MSNBC.

Mike Tyson’s four-year-old daughter has died from injuries sustained yesterday after she was accidentally strangled by a cord connected to a treadmill. Yesterday the young girl had been listed in extremely serious condition and had been on life support since the accident, USA Today.

Niger’s President, Mamadou Tandja, has dissolved the country’s parliament after a court denied his request to seek a third term in office. The act has been met with opposition, and some fear Tandja will become a dictator, BBC News.

At least 150 people were killed today when a cyclone hit Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. An estimated 500,000 people are now homeless as a result of Cyclone Aila, BBC News.

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