aleqm5hwur-1bry-j3sclf5a6uhejbgiow.jpgSuperdelegates put Obama within mathematical reach
Barack Obama’s wave of superdelegate endorsements puts him within reach of the Democratic presidential nomination by the end of the primary season on June 3 — even if he loses half of the remaining six contests. The Illinois senator has picked up 26 superdelegates in the past week. At that pace, he will reach the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination — 2,025 — in the next three weeks, when delegates from the remaining primaries are included. (Continue Reading…)

At Least 3 Jurors Chosen for R. Kelly Trial
The wife of a Baptist preacher from R. Kelly’s hometown, a business executive and a telecommunications company employee were the first three jurors chosen Monday for the R&B superstar’s child pornography trial. The executive, a middle-aged man, called child pornography “the lowest of the low” during questioning by the judge and attorneys. But he said he felt he could give a fair trial to the 41-year-old Kelly, who is accused of videotaping himself having sex with a girl as young as 13. (Continue Reading…)

US Revives Reward Plan for Rwanda Suspects
The United States announced on Monday it had revived a program offering rewards of up to $5 million a head for information leading to the arrest of 13 suspects in Rwanda’s genocide. Called the “Rewards for Justice” program, it offers bounties to bring to justice those most responsible for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, said the State Department. But in recent years the program lost its impetus and the goal is to relaunch the plan, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, where most of the fugitives are believed to be hiding. (Continue Reading…)

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