Health spending slows down: While that's a good sign, most of it can be attributed to the recession. Some of it can be contributed to the changing behavior of consumers and providers

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How Apple avoids billions in taxes: ... In California and 20 other states, the NYT reports.

"Apple, like many other multinationals, is using perfectly legal methods to keep a significant portion of their profits out of the hands of the I.R.S. And when America's most profitable companies pay less, the general public has to pay more," says former Treasury Department economist. Martin A. Sullivan.

Romney calls for protecting Chen Guangcheng: And stresses America's role in supporting human rights in China.

Obama pokes fun at Romney at the White House Correspondents' dinner:

"I know everybody is predicting a nasty election, and thankfully, we've all agreed that families are off-limits," the president said. "Dogs, however, are apparently fair game." the president said.

Jimmy Kimmel high-fives the president: And gives a funny speech at the WHCD.

Santorum denies photographing Lindsay Lohan: Also at the WHCD.

Mexican journalist found dead: Regina Martinez worked for the investigative newsmagazine Proceso. Authorities believe she was murdered.

North Bend murder suspect: Found dead (in a bunker).

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