Saturday, April 22, 2006

Goood Morning to the Mainland!

NYT front page
Shiites Settle on Pick for Iraqi Premier

The decision to nominate Jawad al-Maliki, a hard-line Shiite leader, could resolve Iraq's political deadlock.

C.I.A. Fires Senior Officer Over Leaks

Several officials said Mary O. McCarthy disclosed classified information on secret prisons to the Washington Post.

In Old Mining Town, New Charges Over Asbestos
In Old Mining Town, New Charges Over Asbestos

A clinic for asbestos victims says a company tied to the cases is trying to close them down before a major trial.

Gas Guzzlers Find Price of Forgiveness
Gas Guzzlers Find Price of Forgiveness

Groups on the Internet offer pain-free ways to assuage their guilt while promoting clean energy.

Mystery and Unease as New Orleans Is Set to Vote

Uptown, downtown, in black and white neighborhoods, residents say they will never cast a more significant vote.

For $2.4 Million, 7 Racing Yachts Get Parking Spot

A marina in Battery Park City is being quickly dredged to create a pitstop in a race around the world.

Embattled King of Nepal Offers Gesture to Protesters
Embattled King of Nepal Offers Gesture to Protesters

Nepal's King Gyanendra said that he would turn over the reins of government to a prime minister chosen by the country's principal political parties.

Abbas and Hamas Clash Over Militant in Security Post
A Penny for Your Thoughts, and 1.4 Cents for the Penny
Gas Shortages Could Pose Problem for Drivers on East Coast

WaPo Front Page
Top Shiites Nominate a Prime Minister for Iraq
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Dominant coalition selects Jawad al-Maliki, putting him on course to lead Iraq's first long-term government since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Nelson Hernandez and K.I. Ibrahim

Mollohan Exits Ethics Panel
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Democrat cedes post amid accusations he funneled money to his own home-state foundations.
Jonathan Weisman
• The Fix: Mollohan Steps Down From Ethics Post

CIA Fires Employee Over Leak
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Officer disclosed classified data to news media, including intelligence details, CIA spokesman says.

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