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LA Times publishes graphic front page photo of US soldiers with Afghan corpses (Poynter)
The Los Angeles Times published graphic photos in print and online this morning of U.S. soldiers posing with Afghan corpses. The soldier who provided the images served in Afghanistan and "said the photos point to a breakdown in leadership and discipline that he believed compromised the safety of the troops." Washington Post The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it is investigating newly published photographs from 2010 that show U.S. soldiers posing with the dismembered body parts of Afghan insurgents.

In Facebook Deal, Board Was All But Out of Picture (WSJ)
On the morning of Sunday, April 8, Facebook Inc.'s youthful chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, alerted his board of directors that he intended to buy Instagram. It was the first the board heard of what, later that day, would become Facebook's largest acquisition ever, according to several people familiar with the matter. Mr. Zuckerberg and his counterpart at Instagram, Kevin Systrom, had already been talking over the deal for three days, these people said.

The 2012 Time 100 (FishbowlNY)
The annual Time 100 List, which seeks to gather the most influential people from around the world, has been announced. This year's list features 38 women -- the most ever -- and as always, famous people showering other famous people with love. TVNewser Fresh off of his new contract with NBCUniversal, "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer is named one of the "Time 100" most influential people. Daily Intel If you're going to call it the "100 most influential people in the world" -- and not, say, "100 people who had a really interesting year last year" -- then you should maybe, you know, make it a list of extremely influential people. Not, for example, these people, who we've ranked in order of their lack of influence.

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