Monday, May 16, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Endeavor and a runaway pig

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2011 at 7:54 AM

On final Endeavor — Space shuttle Endeavor soars away from Earth this morning on its last mission. (AP)

Hard math — Spokane Schools braces for $9-12 million in state funding cuts, begins calculating how to make up the gap. (SR)

This little piggy went to Heaven — Woman's 400-pound porker fought the law. And the law won. (KXLY)

Loggers & tree-huggers — A year after everybody hailed a collaborative breakthrough between timber interests and environmentalists in northeast Washington, nobody's singing "Kumbaya." (Crosscut)

Hitting the ceiling — US reaches debt limit this morning, Treasury Secretary begins shutting down spending. (BBC)

BONUS! Who fought the law? — Why, Green Day. Live!

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