Today’s News & Culture Buzz

George Clooney and a former Maine Congressman were arrested while protesting at the Sudan embassy in D.C. – Clooney, “I’m just trying to raise attention. Let your Congress know. Let your President know.” Kony 2012 co-founder was arrested in San Diego last night and charges came down in the Rutgers webcam case as Dharun Ravi was found guilty on most counts. Apple factory workers story retracted and Steve Wozniak was first in line as Apple’s latest iPad went on sale today. Table games, a first for Maine, make their debut at Hollywood Slots in Bangor and men impersonating DEA agents invade home in Standish. March Madness continues, with a big night ahead and The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end with weekly gains of more than 2%.

Have a good weekend and a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  • World – George Clooney Arrested in protest outside Sudanese embassy | NBC4 Washington | Former Maine Congressman Andrews arrested with George Clooney during DC protest – BDN Maine
  • Nation – Dharun Ravi, Tyler Clementi’s Roommate, Convicted of Bias Crime – TIME.com
  • Nation – This American Life Retracts Mike Daisey’s Apple Factory Story : The Two-Way : NPR  | This American Life Retracts Its Apple Story – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic
  • Maine – Maine’s first casino opens in Bangor – BDN Maine | Men impersonating DEA agents invade, ransack home – BDN Maine
  • Tech – Congratulations, It’s An iPad! | TPM Media | Crowds Gather for the Latest Version of the iPad – NYTimes.com
  • Sport – Live Updates: N.C.A.A. Men’s Tournament, Day 2 of Round 2 – NYTimes.com | Obama Also Has a Women’s Tournament Bracket; Pray for Jack the Bulldog – The Atlantic Wire

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