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The Rundown -- May 3

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Foreign Policy" and "The Asia Times" cite RFE/RL reporting on the Turkmen president's fall
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on new old labor medals in Russia

International Press Review

# Two Iranians were found guilty of planning bombings in Kenya
# EU negotiators will meet with their Iranian counterparts on May 15
# A photo series on young Iranians

# The prosecutor in the Benazir Bhutto murder case has been killed
# The Afghan government is facing a cash crunch
# Pakistani pols turn to the underworld
# The head of Roshon on telecoms in Afghanistan

# Vladimir Kara-Murza on an uptick in Alexei Navalny's popularity
# The Kremlin is coming after vKontakte

Of Interest
# "Tea Leaves in Tashkent" - Philip Shishkin, "Foreign Policy"
# "Why Maliki Must Go" - Nussaibah Younis, "The New York Times"
# A pope and a former pope are set to be roommates at the Vatican

Boston Bombings
# The bombings were orignally planned for the 4th of July
# An interesting vKontake post following the attacks

Science & Tech
# Looking for answers in fragments of the Tunguska meteorite
# The most dangerous searches on the web
# Is it legal to take a nap in a self-driving car?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Economist" on the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay
# "CIA Buys Trouble in Afghanistan" - Sarah Chayes, "LA Times"