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Noontime News Roundup – May 26, 2012

Noontime News Roundup – May 26, 2012

Noontime News is a snapshot of the news from the past 24 hours.


GOP Sen. Tom Coburn reprimanded for role in John Ensign affair

WASHINGTON – The Senate Ethics Committee publicly admonished Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., on Friday for improperly meeting with a lobbyist and former aide to Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who resigned from the Senate after having an affair with the aide’s wife.

Facebook’s stock debut shows not all investors are equal

NEW YORK — Facebook Inc.’s bungled stock-market debut made it clear that big money still rules Wall Street. But this time, the small money got a look at how Wall Street really works – and that could spell trouble for the financial industry.

For U.S., Egyptian election results are simply ‘flavors of bad’

WASHINGTON — The United States has been preparing for varying degrees of anti-Americanism with the election of a new Egyptian president.

After closing arguments, bankruptcy judge advises American to make a deal

NEW YORK — As American Airlines took its final stand Friday in U.S. bankruptcy court, the judge finished the lengthy hearing on a surprising note by telling the courtroom that the airline and its unions needed to work toward a deal.

Iran nuclear talks a ‘complete failure,’ says Iranian diplomat

BAGHDAD — After two days of withering and sometimes combative nuclear talks, Iran and six world powers put a positive spin on the outcome.

S.D. Tribe Poised To Take Back Part Of Badlands

Federal officials are about to join hands with a tribe in South Dakota in a proposal to make part of the Badlands National Park the first ever tribally-run national park in the country. The agreement comes after years of sometimes bitter land disputes over the south unit of the Badlands. The largely undeveloped swath of steep bluffs and mud buttes is sacred place to some Native Americans who don’t believe the land belongs under federal control or ownership. The move towards tribal management could set a precedent for other tribes in the United States to take over control of national parks elsewhere.

Putting The Post-Deployment Family Back Together

When parents deploy to a war zone overseas, their absence can have ripple effects that are felt long after they return. Parents and their children often struggle to figure out how to be a family again after leading separate lives for months or years. Now, there’s an effort to make the transition from combat life to home life less rocky.

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