The Monday Catch Up

A Walmart store in Queretaro, Mexico (via Wikimedia Commons)

Good morning! Here’s a healthy dose of news to make up for all the cable news you don’t watch anymore.

The Lead Story: Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, admitted to bribing officials in Mexico in order to gain market share for its foreign subsidiary, Walmart de Mexico.

Everything Else:

Tupac lives.

In baseball, Phillip Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history. Back to obscurity you go!

Incumbent French President Nicholas Sarkozy failed to win in the first round of French presidential elections. He will compete in a runoff against Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande on May 6. Many expect Sarkozy to lose the runoff and shift the balance of power to the left.

The Long Read: How the Huffington Post came to be.

The Weather for Sendoff: Friday will feature Big Boi, Starf****r and mostly sunny skies with a high of 54 and a low of 34. Saturday will include tons of beer, rent-a-cops and partly cloudy skies with a high of 57 and a low of 38.

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