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President Barack Obama greets supporters at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev., on Friday.

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign raised almost $44 million in April with an average donation of $50.23. Read more»

Recent satellite imagery shows newly disturbed earth at sites in South Kordofan, Sudan, believed to be the mass graves of murdered civilians.

The Sudan government killed large numbers of civilians in troubled South Kordofan state and the bodies were buried in mass graves by the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, according to the Satellite Sentinel Project. Read more»

Huts burn Monday in Abyei, Sudan, where the conflict has increased between South Sudan and North Sudan over the oil-rich region.

For months there have been warnings of a military buildup around Abyei, Sudan, particularly by the Sudan Armed Forces to the north, of troops, tanks and heavy armaments. President Omar al-Bashir's regime in Khartoum refused to give up its claims on Abyei with its fertile pastures and productive oil fields. Read more»

This satellite photo shows a Sudan Army outpost in the border area of Muglad, South Kordofan, Sudan. The image shows trucks and armored personnel carriers as well as tracks showing movement of heavy equipment.

The Sudan army has deployed troops, light armor and artillery along the volatile Abyei border area between North and South Sudan, according to the Satellite Sentinel Project, co-founded by George Clooney. Read more»

George Clooney is visiting South Sudan to alert the world to its impending election and the danger of civil war.

Much has been made of the impending emergence of Africa’s newest state — South Sudan, or “New Sudan” — but if all goes smoothly the January referendum will lead to the creation of two new states in a volatile corner of Africa. Read more»

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Sean Bottai and Maggie Golston predict the winners at the Oscars tomorrow, and prepare for their liveblog sparring with a bit of commentary. Read more»