God Particle: Scientists have discovered a subatomic particle that could hold the key to understand mass in the universe, called the Higgs boson. The L.A. Times reports that mild-mannered scientists who are usually quite reserved, erupted in joy.
It's a Tax!: Mitt Romney yesterday called the mandate in the health care law a tax. The Washington Post reports that the remarks contradict those made by his campaign, which aligned Romney with other Republicans who call it a penalty.
The Big Easy: New Orleans has the highest per capita murder rate in the country. NPR reports that police are increasing foot patrols, but the city's complicated relationship with police creates difficult circumstances.
Man-Made Disaster: An independent parlimentary investigation has ruled that the Fukushima nuclear disaster was a combination of "man-made" factors. Bloomberg reports that the report is a harsh critique of the Japanese government and the Tokyo Electric Power Co.