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New leader of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced

On May 30th President Obama announced his choice to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He nominated General Martin Dempsey who commanded troops in the Iraq War.

France, Serbia, Peru, Australia

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – France, world banks are pledging twenty billion dollars towards the Arab spring countries. That is part of a total package announced at the Group of Eight Summit.

On this day in history, Christopher Reeves paralyzed in horse jumping event

1896 - 255 people were killed in St. Louis, MO, when a tornado struck. 1901 - The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized. 1929 - Colonel Charles Lindbergh and Anne Spencer Murrow were married.

France, Pakistan, India, Taiwan, Hungary

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – France, leaders of the group of eight nations discussed the situation in Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

"American Idol" winner making his way back to the Tar Heel State

Pride and joy in the Tar Heel State, the home of your new American Idol, Scotty McCreery! Scotty's hometown of Garner, signs featuring the country crooner are splashed all over the place.

On this day in history, the DOW Jones appears in the "Wall Street Journal"

1647 - A new law banned Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty was banishment or death for a second offense. 1836 - The U.S. House of Representatives adopted what has been called the Gag Rule.

One of the most wanted men in the world in court today for war crimes

NATIONAL (FOX44) - One of the world's most wanted men was taken into custody on May 26th accused of war crimes during the Bosnian War.

Casey Anthony's ex-boyfriend gives compelling testimony

FLORIDA (FOX44) - An ex-boyfriend has testified about Casey Anthony's relationship with her daughter. On May 26th, Tony Lazarro told jurors he spent time with Casey and her daughter Caylee.

Memorial Day across America honors soldier sacrifices

WASHINGTON (FOX44) – From its post-Civil War origins as a day when soldiers’ graves would be decorated, Memorial Day occurs during a season of rebirth – in national parks and in home towns across the country.

Landrieu Presses CBP, ICE to Strengthen Seafood, Maritime Tariff Enforcement

WASHINGTON (FOX44) – United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, today held a hearing to examine the inability of U.S.