Credit Image at left Courtesy of The Hill; image at right courtesy of the Newseum.
Stories end up in certain spots on newspapers' pages for all sorts of reasons — how important they are; what time they break; how long they need to be.
St. Paul's Pioneer Presshad a rather unfortunate juxtaposition Monday when it put its "advance" story on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's announcement of his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next to its obituaries.
Today's editions have Pawlenty, who officially launched his bid on Monday, on the front page.
The story of the woman who was brutally raped on April 19, 1989, and who would come to be known as the Central Park jogger, is a horrifying one. But Sarah Burns' The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding is not about the heartbreaking assault and subsequent heroic recovery of Patricia Meili, the white, 28-year-old victim of the notorious crime. It is the story of the five African-American teens who were convicted of her rape, sentenced and imprisoned, only to have those convictions vacated 13 years later.
The International Air Transport Association says British air traffic regulators are overreacting to the cloud of ash drifting from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano over Scotland, Britain and now moving toward Scandinavia. Several airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights, such as British Airways, Air France and KLM, according to the Guardian.
The newlyweds met the American president and first lady today in Buckingham Palace.
Those would be Prince William and Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge (or Kate, as you may know her), talking with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The Obamas also met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, with whom they'll be dining this evening. And they're scheduled to sleep at Buckingham Palace tonight.
What is the relationship between matter and mind? On the one hand we have matter. Good old solid matter: dirt, stuff, Goop. It appears to be the foundation of everything we experience. On the other hand we have mind. I really don't know anything first hand about your mind but I have a pretty intimate experience of my own. Since you seem to behave in ways that I recognize I infer that you have a mind pretty much like my own. So there is matter and there is mind and for the last 2,500 years or so we have been trying to figure out the relationship between them.
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed New York Times reporter James Risen, to try to get him to testify against a former CIA operative accused of leaking classified information about U.S. covert programs that later appeared in Risen's book State of War.
The subpoena was disclosed in a court filing late Monday night in the Eastern District of Virginia, where onetime CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling awaits trial on charges that could send him to prison for decades.