11:40am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: U.S. Always Brings Up Human Rights With Chinese

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 12:17 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda during a joint press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Although he did not directly address the whereabouts of blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, President Obama said when the United States talks to China, it always brings up "the issue of human rights."

"We think China will be stronger if it opens up and liberalizes its own system," the president said.

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11:14am

Mon April 30, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 30, 2012

(San Bernadino County Sun) // Thirteen Cal State students are planning a hunger strike for Wednesday, which they say they will continue until university administrators agree to meet with them and consider their demands. Those demands include a five-year moratorium on student fee increases, eliminating housing and car allowances, lowering administration and executive salaries, and removing restrictions to free speech on campus…

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11:09am

Mon April 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Pulls Jimmy Carter Into His Bin Laden Fight With Obama

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 11:19 am

Mitt Romney fished for votes among fishermen in Portsmouth, NH, April 30, 2012.
Jim Cole AP

Former President Jimmy Carter was no doubt minding his own business, which these days usually means being some place in the world doing good works, when his name came up in the 2012 presidential campaign, and not in a good way.

Talking to reporters Monday in New Hampshire, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, uttered Carter's name in defending himself against Democratic attempts to raise doubts about whether Romney, like President Obama, would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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10:49am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Crash That Killed Seven Was Along 'Cursed' Stretch Of Bronx River Parkway

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 10:50 am

This van plunged off the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday. All seven people inside were killed.
Louis Lanzano AP

A horrible car accident Sunday in the Bronx, which killed seven people from one family, happened on a "cursed" section of the Bronx River Parkway where six people died in a terrible 2006 accident, New York's Daily News reports.

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10:46am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Venezuela's Chávez Seeks Permission To Return To Cuba For Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaking during a TV program in Havana on March 4.
AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez may be once again headed to Cuba for cancer treatment.

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10:11am

Mon April 30, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Sealing a juvenile record has its benefits and barriers

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarae/

It’s widely assumed that most crimes committed by juveniles are sealed or expunged when the person turns 18, but that’s far from the case. In most states young people have to apply to seal their record, which can involve bureaucratic hurdles, fees and court appearances. Youth Radio spoke to Rourke Stacy, who has worked for the Los Angeles  County’s Public Defender’s Office for nearly 11 years, as a felony trial lawyer, and an attorney doing juvenile delinquency trial work.

Turnstyle: How informed do you think the public is about sealing records?

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10:11am

Mon April 30, 2012
Business

Energy Transfer Partners To Buy Sunoco For $5.3B

Sunoco operates about 4,900 gasoline stations around the United States.
Alex Brandon AP

Natural gas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners is buying Sunoco in a deal valued at about $5.3 billion.

The acquisition would give Energy Transfer the capability to transport crude and other liquid hydrocarbons that are being produced in greater quantities thanks to the boom in shale drilling. Sunoco's pipelines crisscross the country, connecting the Great Lakes and Northeast to America's refining center along the Gulf Coast.

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10:09am

Mon April 30, 2012
Around the Nation

Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 1:26 pm

Pop singer Katy Perry became known for her song "I Kissed a Girl," and that became a problem for Katie Perry, a marketing manager at a New York advertising agency.
Aijaz Rahi AP

10:05am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

EPA Official Resigns For Saying EPA Should 'Crucify' Oil Companies

Al Armendariz.
EPA

One of the Environmental Protection Agency's top officials resigned yesterday.

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9:42am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

In 'Manchester Derby' Man City Comes Out On Top

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 3:16 pm

Manchester United's Nani (in red) and Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov during a game last August in London.
Ian Kington AFP/Getty Images

Update at 6:08 p.m. ET. Man City Wins 1-0:

A header from Vincent Kompany was all it took for Manchester City to come out today against Manchester United.

As the AP reports, this match has been billed as the "biggest Manchester derby ever," and Kompany scored the winning goal during first-half stoppage time.

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