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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy. ...
BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy. This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news — two highly decorated Western journalists were killed yesterday in the besieged city of Misrata. Now, the UN human rights chief is saying the alleged cluster bomb used by pro-Muammar Gaddafi forces could be a war crime. Here's euronews. "At least 10 civilians are reported dead and more than 100 people wounded in the latest fighting in Misrata. Two western photographers are among those killed. Tim Hetherington, a British-American Oscar-nominated filmmaker working for the US magazine Vanity Fair. He and award-winning American photographer Chris Hondros were among a group of journalists caught in a mortar attack.” In world news — Japan has now imposed a ban on entering an exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nucler Power Plant. People will only enter the area under government supervision. Here’s KSDK. “Japan has declared a 12-mile of evacuated area around its troubled Fukushima nuclear facility. A no-go zone. The area was evacuated after last month's earthquake and tsunami disrupted the plant's cooling system. Because the area is now deemed a no-go zone, people who enter could be jailed. It’s expected to take about six months to bring the reactors into a cold shutdown.” In U.S. news — President Barack Obama appears to be on a mission to get more ‘friends.’ He delivered a town hall speech in the Facebook offices yesterday. Here’s KCNC, with what President Obama had to say. “At Facebook's California headquarters Wednesday he told a young crowd his plan to trim $4 trillion is a better solution than the GOP proposal. He also criticized Republican efforts to lower taxes for the rich while making steep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.” In sports -- Major League Baseball has had enough of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt’s marital troubles. It says his pending divorce settlement and financial woes are paralyzing the team and now they are taking control. KABC explains this historic decision. ANCHOR: “Major league baseball is making a rare move, taking over the L.A. Dodgers, as a divorce drama involving the team's multimillionaire owners threatens to tear the team apart.” REPORTER: “Things have not been going well for the McCourt's lately. Frank and Jamie are in the middle of a nasty divorce, season ticket sales have plummeted over the past several years. And the dodgers have been struggling to make payroll.” FAN: “The way things have been going recently, it's not a real surprise, no.” REPORTER: “Baseball commissioner, Bud Selig says he's taking control of the dodgers to protect, what he calls, quote, ‘one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports.’” In entertainment -- Can’t wait for the “Prom” episode of Glee? Neither could one of its extra cast members who revealed the Glee prom king and queen via Twitter. A day later, Fox fired the actress. KVUE has more. “[A] tweet from an extra on "glee" is firestorm at fox. Nicole Crowther, who played a background high school student series revealed the names of the prom king and queen. The show's co- creator, Brad Falchuk responded, ‘Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create?’ He added that he hopes she’s qualified to do something other than entertainment.” 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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