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1:00 AM ET, April 26, 2009

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Donald G. McNeil Jr / New York Times:
Students Fall Ill in New York, and Swine Flu Is Likely Cause  —  Tests show that eight students at a Queens high school are likely to have contracted the human swine flu virus that has struck Mexico and a small number of other people in the United States, health officials in New York City said yesterday.
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Revere / Effect Measure:
Swine flu: while we wait . . .  There will be an update from CDC later today and WHO's expert committee established under the new International Health Regulations (IHR) meets via teleconference this morning North American east coast time at 10 am (4 pm Geneva time) to consider whether …
Reuters:
Fatal new flu strain threatens Mexico, U.S.  —  MEXICO CITY/GENEVA (Reuters) - A new flu strain that has killed up to 68 people in Mexico could become a pandemic, the World Health Organization warned on Saturday, as health experts tried to track the disease's spread.
Washington Post:
WHO Cites Potential for Swine Flu Pandemic  —  Mexico's Leader Orders Sweeping Measures As Cases Exceed 1,000  —  The World Health Organization rushed to convene an emergency meeting Saturday to develop a response to the “pandemic potential” of a new swine flu virus that has sparked …
Jason Gale / Bloomberg:
Swine Flu May Be Named Event of ‘International Concern’ by WHO  —  The World Health Organization is set to declare the deadly swine flu virus outbreak in Mexico and the U.S. a global concern, potentially prompting travel restrictions, said a person familiar with the matter.
Los Angeles Times:
Mexico scrambles to contain swine flu outbreak
New York Post:
100 DAYS, 100 MISTAKES  —  SARAH PALIN, GLENN BECK AND OTHERS ON OBAMA'S SHORT, ERROR-PRONE TIME IN OFFICE  —  1. “Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of ‘earmarks,’ urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals.  Then he signed a spending bill …
The Huffington Post:
Shane Murphy, Freed Pirate Hostage, Slams “Disgusting” Rush Limbaugh  —  Shane Murphy, second-in-command aboard the ship seized by Somali pirates this month, is happy to be home.  But he's not happy to be sharing turf with land-lubber Rush Limbaugh, who politicized the pirate affair by referring to the pirates as “black teenagers.”
The Huffington Post:
Obama To Nelson: We're Going Around You  —  It might not be the most glamorous hill, but it's the one that Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has vowed to die on.  President Obama, however, isn't going to give him that chance.  —  Nelson is perhaps the Senate's fiercest protector of subsidies …
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
My Allegedly Vengeful Heart  —  In an unprecedented, shocking development, David Broder is against any sort of accountability for what he refers to as “torture”: … I normally think that there's a presumption in favor of enforcing the law, and that people who think it should be ignored have the burden of proof.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
CIA official: no proof harsh techniques stopped terror attacks  —  WASHINGTON — The CIA inspector general in 2004 found that there was no conclusive proof that waterboarding or other harsh interrogation techniques helped the Bush administration thwart any “specific imminent attacks,” …
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
House Heavyweight Feels Threat to Power  —  WASHINGTON — So powerful was Representative John P. Murtha at one time that he used to put up billboards in his Western Pennsylvania district declaring that “the P is for Power.”  Few in Congress dared disagree: he doled out or withheld billions …
 
 
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