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7:50 AM ET, May 29, 2012

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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Chris Hayes Apologizes For Saying He Feels ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Killed Soldiers ‘Heroes’ (VIDEO)  —  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … FOLLOW:  —  MSNBC, Video, Chris Hayes, Memorial Day, Chris Hayes Heroes, Chris Hayes Soldiers, Chris Hayes Uncomfortable, Media News
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
MSNBC Host Issues Apology for Saying He's ‘Uncomfortable’ with Calling Fallen Soldiers ‘Heroes’  —  MSNBC host Chris Hayes has issued an apology one day after saying on national television that he is “uncomfortable” with calling fallen soldiers “heroes.”  —  “On Sunday, in discussing the uses …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and Pull My Chain
Donald Trump / CNN:
Romney doesn't back away from ‘birther’ Trump  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney said Monday he wasn't concerned about Donald Trump's commitment to the “birther” conspiracy, one day before the GOP presidential candidate hosts a fund-raiser alongside the celebrity business magnate.
Discussion: Politico
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers  —  Map showing the number and geographical location of Flame infections detected by Kaspersky Lab on customer machines.  Courtesy of Kaspersky  —  A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems …
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Somebody Tell Nina Totenberg Her Buddy Brett Kimberlin Is Making News Again … FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION  —  In the fall of 1988, when convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin was still locked up in federal prison and claiming to have sold dope to GOP vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle …
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Raymond Ibrahim / Gatestone Institute:
Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald's Toy They Say “Insults Muhammed” … Saudi Arabians are angry at a McDonald's toy which they say mocks their prophet Muhammad.  According to a report appearing today (5/27/12) on the Arabic news website, Kermalkom.com, the McDonald's fast food restaurant …
Marian Burros / New York Times:
Michelle Obama Writes ‘American Grown’  —  Every so often, a flash of Michelle Obama's humor comes through in her otherwise serious book about the White House garden and her campaign against childhood obesity, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” which goes on sale Tuesday.
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New York Times:
A Measure of Change: Obama's Leadership in War on Al Qaeda  —  WASHINGTON — This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties.  The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout.  Several were Americans.
David Catanese / Politico:
Scott Walker flies under radar in Wisconsin recall  —  MILWAUKEE — With a slim lead in the polls and just a week to go until the June 5 recall election, Scott Walker isn't taking any chances.  —  The Wisconsin governor is running under the radar in an attempt to freeze the race where it stands …
Discussion: americanthinker.com and The Page
Shaila Dewan / New York Times:
Extended Federal Unemployment Benefits Begin to Wind Down  —  Hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans are receiving their final unemployment checks sooner than they expected, even though Congress renewed extended benefits until the end of the year.  —  The checks are stopping …
Discussion: The Page
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney to officially clinch Republican nomination Tuesday  —  For so long, he was the putative front-runner, the nominal front-runner, the weak front-runner.  Then he became the all-but-certain nominee.  And by Tuesday night, he'll be able to ditch those modifiers.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Spain's Rajoy fights losing battle to stave off EU rescue  —  Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy has given a fateful hostage to fortune.  He told the nation that there will no EU rescue of Spain's banking system, even as ‘Black Monday’ brought a further crash in bank shares and the IBEX index dropped to nine-year lows.
Discussion: Guardian
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Obama honors troops, says ‘dark cloud’ from decade of war is lifting  —  President Obama commemorated Memorial Day with a speech marking the end of a decade of U.S. conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, honoring soldiers killed in those wars.  —  The president on Monday joined the top members …
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Patrick Reis / Politico:   Obama touts path to peace at Arlington visit
 
 
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Steve Brusk / Twitchy:
Protester interrupts Senator McCain's speech at Romney Memorial Day event, McCain calls him ‘jerk’
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Richard Spencer / Telegraph:
Egyptian protesters set fire to headquarters of Hosni Mubarak's presidential candidate
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Bain Attacks Could Backfire
Discussion: Moe Lane
Maxim Lott / Fox News:
Global warming skeptics as knowledgeable about science as climate change believers, study says
Discussion: Wintery Knight and Weasel Zippers
Nat Ives / AdAge:
What Print Cuts at Times-Picayune Mean for Papers
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Sen. McCain talks Syria, Iran and tensions with Pakistan; Cardinal Wuerl on Catholic institutions …
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Tommy Wilkes / Reuters:
Star bank traders struggle to shine with own funds
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 Earlier Items: 
Ahmed Al-Haj / Associated Press:
Yemen: US drone strike kills 5 militants
Paula Hancocks / CNN:
Defectors describe horror, heartbreak in North Korea's labor camps
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Political Memo: Campaigning Tests Obama's Staying Power
Discussion: The Daily Caller, CNN and JustOneMinute
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Barney Frank Tells Black Degree Recipient He Hopes “No One Will Shoot At You” For Wearing A “Hoodie”
Discussion: Mediaite
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
New York Has Some Prisons to Sell You
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
Humans Are Not Like Slowly Boiling Frogs ... We Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
WSVN-TV:
New details emerge in causeway police involved shooting
Discussion: MiamiHerald.com and The Raw Story