Front Page: Abolitionist Sojourner Truth Honored at Capitol


  • Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and other prominent women unveiled a bust of the 19th century American slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth yesterday at the US Capitol. Truth is the first black woman to be honored in the Capitol. — AP
  • President Obama has confirmed the first US death caused by swine flu. The 23-month-old boy died in Texas. — New York Times
  • The US economy shrank by 6.1 percent during the first quarter of 2009. — Bloomberg
  • Michael Douglas and director Oliver Stone have officially signed on for a sequel to Wall Street. — BuzzSugar
  • The Supreme Court has upheld the government's power to fine a TV network if it airs even one expletive. — USA Today
  • In 2001, Senator Arlen Specter proposed a ban on switching parties if it vaulted the minority to majority status. Specter switched from Republican to Democrat yesterday. — LA Times

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