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11:01 AM, May 10th, 2012

Frontpage: Thursday, May 10th

  1. Twin Damascus Blasts Kill 40Twin explosions rocked Damascus on Thursday, killing at least 40 people and injuring 170, according to Syrian state television. The blasts occurred near an intelligence building for the security forces, and they ripped the façade off the building although the structure of the building remained intact. 
  2. Angry Dems: Move Convention!: Charlotte seemed like a good convention idea in 2010. Democrats, angry over the passage of the controversial anti-gay marriage “Amendment One,” have begun petitioning to move the 2012 convention from Charlotte, although Democratic officials insisted on Wednesday that there won’t be change in location.  
  3. Obama Seeks Money After Announcement: Not long after President Obama told ABC News on that he supports gay marriage Wednesday, his campaign team sent out an email explaining his decision and asking boosters to donate to his re-election effort. 
  4. Wreckage of Russian Plane Found: An Indonesian air force official has reportedly located the wreckage of a Russian plane that went missing Wednesday morning. The Sukhoi SuperJet-100, with 48 people on board, left Jarkata during a commercial exercise with reporters, potential buyers, and engineers. 
  5. Olympic Torch Lit in Athens: Although most of Athens remained riveted by the political upheaval, the city hosted one of its oldest traditions: the lighting of the Olympic torch for the 2012 games. The torch was lit Thursday in Athens, before it will travel 8,000 miles—most of it throughout Britain—before arriving in London on July 27.

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Photo: Michelle Galindo and Janice Jabido strike a pose during their 2006 wedding reception at The Riverside Church in New York City. The couple were legally married in Niagara Falls, Canada, but chose to have the ceremony in their home state. Read all of our coverage on yesterday’s interview or watch Obama’s “evolution” in video clips.

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