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Today's paper leads off with some wrenching photos of the devastation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which was hit yesterday by the series of storms that killed 128 in Alabama and 152 across the South. But despite the tragic news on the front page, there are some truly fascinating nuggets in this edition, including a profile of the Kentucky Derby announcer who quit because of the stress, and an Op-Ed that uses the word "torture" in a way the news section controversially won't.
World: The big news here is a report on Fatah and Hamas coming to an agreement on an interim unity government in Palestine. There's also an update on the action in Syria and a report about the deadly trend of Afghan military officers in uniform turning their guns on their U.S. counterparts.
U.S.: Obviously the coverage of the disastrous storms in the South leads this section, but there are some other reports worth reading, including a new case for cursive writing, and the news that armadillos can carry leprosy (though that's available here as well).
Business: AIG is suing two Wall Street firms for fraud after its bailout money flowed to banks. Also worth a look: Chrysler has quietly been rebuilding itself, and will announce today that it has erased its debt to the government.
Technology: The big story here is Steve Jobs himself admitting that Apple screwed up in handling location data. You can probably skip the report on a troubled automotive computer chip maker in Japan (here's a Bloomberg story on it), but you may want to read up on India's new rules controlling speech on the Internet.
Science: Sometimes green power runs afoul of the neighborhood association. New Jersey residents are miffed about solar panels blocking their views.
Health: The profile on David Barton is worth reading just for the description of the "cube-shaped" fitness instructor. Also, organic skin products often turn out to be just as allergy-inducing as their synthetic counterparts.
Sports: Read this absolutely fascinating story on Kentucky Derby announcer Tom Durkin, who is quitting that job after 13 years because it's just too stressful.
Opinion: In a departure from the Times's normal language choices, an Op Ed by civil liberties activists Jameel Jaffer and Larry Siems calls for the United States to honor those in the ranks of the CIA and the military who stood up against "torture" by U.S. forces. They use the word repeatedly to describe U.S. interrogation practices.
Arts: Check out this trend piece about women action heroes in shoot-em-up movies. Just in time for summer blockbuster season.
Style: Among the ritzy set, even the dogs are jerks.
Travel: Finally, a break. The Practical Traveler reminds us that small, regional airlines still offer affordable fees.
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