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May 28, 2013

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1. PRESSURE FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

Top U.S. and Russian diplomats meet in Europe to try and bring Assad and Syria's fractured opposition to talks in Geneva and the EU ends its arms embargo to the rebels.

2. QUESTIONS ABOUT MCCAIN'S UNANNOUNCED TRIP

The State Department was aware the Arizona Republican, a proponent of arming Syrian rebels, slipped into the country for the meeting with anti-government fighters.

3. CRUISE CANCELED AFTER ANOTHER SHIP FIRE

More than 2,200 passengers were being flown home after the blaze aboard the Royal Caribbean ship blaze, months after a Carnival ship was disabled by a fire.

4. OBAMA GOING BACK TO JERSEY SHORE

With Christie at his side again, the president will take a post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the coastline.

5. EMBATTLED RUTGERS STANDS BY NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

President Robert Barchi says Julie Hermann will start next month, despite charges she humiliated and verbally abused her Tennessee volleyball team.

6. PRESIDENT MAKES MEMORIAL DAY APPEAL

"Even as we turn the page on a decade of conflict, our nation is still at war," Obama says at Arlington as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years.

7. CHARGES EXPECTED IN LIBERTY RESERVE PROBE

The founder of the Costa Rican digital currency business was arrested in Spain on money laundering charges and a Russian citizen will also be extradited to the U.S.

8. NEWBORN RESCUED FROM TOILET PIPE

Chinese firefighters sawed open the sewer pipe after a tenant in a residential building heard the baby's cries. The baby was reported safe in a nearby hospital.

9. WHY OBESE WOMEN ARE CHOOSING SURGERY

A study suggests that mothers who undergo weight-loss operations give birth to slimmer offspring.

10. WHAT MCCARTNEY LEFT FOR ELVIS

The former Beatle dropped a personal guitar pick on Presley's grave in his first trip to Graceland, "so Elvis can play in heaven."

 

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