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May 17, 2011

The Southern California region is reportedly in the process of holding a special Congressional election in order to find a replacement for Democrat Jane Harman, who resigned recently in order to head a think tank.

According to USA Today, California's 36th District election will test the state's new open primary system for the first time.

May 17, 2011

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss said recently that they are planning to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case regarding allegations that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook, Fox News reports.

According to the news source, the Supreme Court is the final legal option that the twins have after a federal appeals court recently denied their request for a second case review.

In April, the Ninth Circuit U.S.

May 16, 2011

President Barack Obama recently announced a plan that would speed up the process of domestic drilling during a period in which gas prices are currently averaging more than $4 per gallon across the country, CNN reports.

According to the news source, the Obama administration is planning to expedite the leasing process for the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve and extend Gulf of Mexico drilling leases in order to allow more time for companies to implement new safety measures.

The president also explained that he wants to speed up the testing process for potential oil resources o

May 6, 2011

A lawsuit filed recently in London, England, against Royal Dutch Shell claims that the company has not sufficiently responded to oil spills that have occurred in Nigeria, UPI reports.

According to the news provider, the lawsuit was filed by Nigeria's Bodo community over an oil spill that occurred in the Niger Delta.

May 6, 2011

Florida Republicans recently pushed a controversial election bill through the state legislature that is reportedly designed to decrease the amount of voter fraud, the Jacksonville Daily Record reports.

According to the news source, the bill, which passed on a party-line vote, will now head to the office of Governor Rick Scott.

Still, even if Scott approves the measure it will likely need to be cleared by the U.S.