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Obama signed a memorandum requiring hospitals to give same-sex couples visitation rights and to allow gays and lesbians to grant their partners medical power of attorney. -- Washington Post
A United Nations investigative commission concluded that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan could have been prevented. -- CNN
A Wisconsin judge has declared that the National Day of Prayer, which has been observed in the U.S. for more than 50 years, is unconstitutional. -- Fox News
Ash from a volcano in Iceland continues to drift across Europe. Some airports remained closed, flights have been canceled, and travelers are stranded. -- BBC
The ladies love Larry King. What's his secret? -- ABC News
Sudan began counting votes after that country's first open poll election in 24 years. There have been charges of fraud and corruption during the five day voting process. -- Reuters