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Gates' Daughter Calls Cop UncooperativeCBS News | Elizabeth Gates and Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons today on "The Early Show" talked about the possibility of bringing Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley together to settle their differences. There has been a "positive response" from Gates but none from Crowley. Gates' daughter said she thought the officer was being "uncooperative."
Jersey Mayors Stung in Graft Probe Wall Street Journal | It looked like central casting: Federal agents escorting mayors, rabbis and an alleged trafficker in human kidneys -- 44 arrests in all -- out of FBI offices in Newark, N.J., and into a waiting bus en route to a court hearing, all charged with public corruption and international money laundering. A crisis manager said it "validates this idea that New Jersey is a setting for 'The Sopranos."
Final Signoff for CronkiteWashington Post | Broadcasting royalty and friends of Walter Cronkite attended his funeral ceremony in New York yesterday at St. Bartholomew's Church. Andy Rooney, Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer, Dan Rather, Charles Gibson, Brian Wilson, Diane Sawyer and many more watched and listened as the "most trusted man in America" was remembered. Cronkite's casket was carried out to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In."
Michael Jackson's doctor becomes focus of manslaughter probeLos Angeles Times | Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was at the "King of Pop's" house when he died, has now been identified as a suspect in his death by the LAPD's manslaughter investigation, according to court records filed Thursday in Houston. The records were the first pubic confirmation that Murray was the focus of their probe.
Humane Society: Michael Vick set to start working next weekUSA Today: The Huddle | The NFL has not made it clear yet if further discipline should be imposed on Michael Vick and the president of the Humane Society said a "conditional reinstatement" of Vick would make the most sense until the positive impact of the quarterback's community service can be further evaluated. So he's not out of the woods yet