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Solicitor General Elena Kagan is said to be Obama's pick to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court. Obama is expected to make the announcement later this morning. If confirmed, Kagan will be the court's fourth female justice. -- Mediaite
Faisal Shahzad wasn't working alone in the failed Times Square bombing. The US Attorney General says the Pakistani Taliban directed the plot. -- CNN
Travel delays persist across Europe as an Icelandic volcano continues to spew ash. -- Wall Street Journal
Oakland Athletics left-handed pitcher Dallas Braden pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. It was the 19th perfect game in major league history. -- The New York Times
Lena Horne, the singer and actress, who was the first black performer to get a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, died last night at the age of 92. -- The New York Times