- Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be arraigned on Friday in Texas, after a grand jury indicted them for prisoner abuse in a federal detention center. Cheney and Gonzales will not attend the arraignment. — AP
- Barack Obama tapped Janet Napolitano, the Democratic governor of Arizona, to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Napolitano has a well-received record on immigration, and served as Arizona's first female US attorney, and state attorney general. — CNN
- California's Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of Proposition 8, which undid the court's previous ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. The court refused to let same-sex marriages resume in the meantime. — San Francisco Chronicle
- Fears of a more serious recession have taken a toll on the global stock market. Yesterday the Dow Jones fell five percent, dipping bellow 8,000 mark. — BBC News
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