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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 8:34 am | Updated: 8:36 am, Sun May 26, 2013.

1. LEBANON HIT BY SYRIAN ROCKETS AFTER VOWING VICTORY Two rockets hit a Shi'ite Muslim district of southern Beirut on Sunday and wounded several people, a day after the Hezbollah leader said his group would continue fighting in Syria until achieving victory. It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah's stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital since the outbreak of the two-year conflict in neighboring Syria. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. [Reuters] ………………………………………………………………………………

2. POLICE ARREST THREE MORE WOOLWICH SUSPECTS Three more people were arrested Saturday in connection with last week's grisly killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, according to London police. The men were being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Police did not detail how they were allegedly tied to the killing nor did they release their identities. [CNN] ………………………………………………………………………………

3. OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR PRAISES FEMA RESPONSE AFTER TORNADO Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said she's encouraged by the federal response to the destructive tornado that hit Moore, Okla., on May 22, but she's also worried about getting caught in the bureaucratic process of government. "This is a massive debris field," she said on CNN's State of the Union. "It's not just a couple blocks," she said, noting the 17-mile path cut by the destructive EF-5 tornado last Monday afternoon in Moore. [Politico] ………………………………………………………………………………

4. TEXAS FLOODS KILL TWO, STRAND MANY Floodwaters in San Antonio have killed two and stranded more than 200 others after weekend rains deluged numerous roads in the Texas city. At least one teenage boy was also reported missing after Saturday's torrential rains. The National Weather Service said the flash flood threat would persist until late Sunday morning. [USA Today] ………………………………………………………………………………

5. POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT IN PARIS SOLDIER STABBING French anti-terrorist investigators are searching for a suspect in the case of a soldier stabbed while on duty near Paris on Saturday evening. Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian told reporters that the soldier, Private First Class Cedric Cordier, was targeted because of his profession. President Francois Hollande said there was no sign so far of a direct link with last week's London attack. [BBC] ………………………………………………………………………………

6. MAOISTS ATTACK LARGE GROUP OF INDIAN POLITICIANS Hundreds of Maoist guerrillas ambushed a convoy of top Indian political leaders and killed at least 27 people, including three leaders of the nationally dominant Indian National Congress Party. The attackers blocked the road by felling trees, and then blew up land mines. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned the attack "as a dastardly and anti-democratic act," and the Congress Party president, Sonia Gandhi, said the ambush was "an attack on democratic values." [New York Times] ………………………………………………………………………………

7. PROTESTERS UNITE AGAINST GMO GIANT MONSANTO "March Against Monsanto" protesters rallied in 52 countries and 436 cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces. Most corn, soybean, and cotton crops grown in the United States today have been genetically modified, but critics say genetically modified organisms can lead to serious health conditions and harm the environment. [Washington Post] ………………………………………………………………………………

8. ORIGINAL APPLE 1 COMPUTER GETS RECORD BID One of what's believed to be only six still-working Apple 1 computers set a record at auction Saturday, selling for $671,400 in Germany. The machine, built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' parents' garage in 1976, was sold along with the original owner's manual and a signed letter from Jobs to original owner Fred Hatfield. Breker, the German auction house thathandled the sale, sold another Apple 1 in December for $640,000. [CNET] ………………………………………………………………………………

9. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT'S NEW SEASON RELEASED TO POSITIVE RESPONSE Netflix posted the new season of cult classic TV show Arrested Development at midnight, seven years after the critically acclaimed, ratings-poor Fox show was canceled. Early reviews praised the new batch of episodes for their familiar quirky antics and beloved, talented cast. [San Francisco Chronicle, Paste] ………………………………………………………………………………

10. INDIANAPOLIS 500 TO PIT LEGENDS AGAINST ONE ANOTHER Sunday's annual Indy 500 race may see driver Marco Andretti break his family's 44-year curse of just missing the title. The Memorial Day race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in its 97th year, will also see famed drivers Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves, and more compete for the win. [Sports Illustrated]

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