- Afghan officials investigating the shooting of 16 people, reportedly by a U.S. service member, were attacked.
- Syrian president Assad has set May 7th for parliamentary elections, while residents in one neighborhood report government snipers are casually shooting civilians.
- The U.S. will lodge a complaint with the WTO seeking eased export terms from China of rare earth metals.
- Egypt has reportedly brokered a peace between Israel and the Gaza Strip to halt the violence that has been raging for four days.
- Pakistani officials claim a drone strike killed six militants in South Wazirstan.
- "The notion that a politician can wave a magic wand and impact the 90-million-barrel-a-day global oil market is preposterous."
- The south (or at least Alabama & Mississippi) hold their primaries today. Here's five things to watch from NPR.
- I reject your reality and substitute it with my own.