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8:40 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Foreign Policy: How To Expel A Diplomat

This photo shows the Syrian Embassy May 29, 2012 in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday the U.S. ordered the expulsion of Syria's top diplomat in response to a massacre which killed more than 100 people. Syrian charge d'affaires, Zuheir Jabbour, was given 72 hours to leave the country.
Karen Bleier AFP/GettyImages

Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

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The Two-Way
8:32 am
Wed May 30, 2012

WikiLeaks' Assange Has Two Weeks To Appeal Extradition Decision

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange last December.
Geoff Caddick AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 9:33 am

While Britain's Supreme Court today said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face accusations of sex assault, he was also given two weeks to appeal that ruling.

Assange's lawyer said that she needs that time to probe whether the court's decision was based in part on matters that weren't argued during the legal proceedings.

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The Two-Way
8:22 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Top Stories: Romney Gets Delegates For Nomination; War Criminal Gets 50 Years

Good morning! We're looking at these stories today:

For The Record, Basically, It's Romney.

Liberia's Charles Taylor Sentenced To 50 Years.

Britain's Highest Court Approves Extradition Of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Sweden. (AP)

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The Two-Way
7:59 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Turkey Expels All Syrian Diplomatic Staff, 'Most Significant' Such Move So Far

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 am

Turkey announced today that it is ordering all Syrian diplomats and their staffs out of the country, as it joins other nations in registering outrage about a massacre over the weekend that has been blamed on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Around the Nation
7:53 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Ahead Of Foie Gras Ban, Duck Liver Prices Double

In anticipation of California's ban on foie gras that begins July 1, foodies have been stockpiling duck liver. Animal-rights activists are protesting outside restaurants still serving it.

Around the Nation
7:47 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Suspected Bomb Forces Courthouse Evacuation

In Pocatello, Idaho, mail screeners at the federal courthouse were suspicious of a device they found in a magazine. The building was evacuated and the bomb squad came in. It wasn't a bomb. It was a magazine insert that played music.

The Two-Way
7:32 am
Wed May 30, 2012

For The Record, Basically: It's Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 12:05 pm

  • Ari Shapiro, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

There hadn't been any doubt about it for several weeks, but with his win Tuesday in the Texas primary Mitt Romney has "clinched the Republican presidential nomination," according to The Associated Press.

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The Two-Way
7:10 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Liberia's Charles Taylor Sentenced To 50 Years For War Crimes

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor during his sentencing today in The Hague.
Toussaint Kluiters AFP/Getty Images

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes that the presiding judge on an international war crimes court says were of the "utmost gravity in terms of scale and brutality."

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Pioneering Feminist Mixes It Up With 'Menage'

Alix Kates Shulman is the author of books including Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen and To Love What Is.
Marion Ettling

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 8:18 am

Zoltan Barbu is a once-exalted author now exiled in Los Angles. He wears capes, seduces actresses in Jacuzzis and hasn't produced anything in decades. If it sounds cliche, that is the point. In Ménage, her first novel in 25 years, the feminist writer Alix Kates Shulman has given us a modern parable: caricatured characters interacting and standing in for real-world archetypes. Zoltan, predictably enough, is her catalyst.

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Song Of The Day
7:03 am
Wed May 30, 2012

BADBADNOTGOOD: A Moody Jazz-Hop Think Piece

BADBADNOTGOOD.
Courtesy of the artist

A Toronto-based jazz trio whose approach to the genre has angered aficionados and grabbed the attention of young fans, BADBADNOTGOOD carries on jazz's rich tradition of reinvention and provocation. Its two full-length albums cover material that's of interest to your average oddball twentysomething: experimental rock, video-game soundtracks and electronic music, among others.

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