Morning Buzz: May 29, 2007

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This morning's top stories:

  • President Bush will announce new economic sanctions today against the Sudanese government in an effort to force its hand in putting an end to the bloodshed in Darfur.
  • The Iranian government has formally charged an Iranian-American academic who was arrested during a visit to Iran early this month with endangering Iran's national security. Haleh Esfandiari's arrest has been widely condemned in the United States.
  • The prominent antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, wrote in a column on the liberal blog Daily Kos yesterday that she is retiring from the movement out of disillusionment and because of poor health.
  • A hotel in Australia that markets itself to gay men has won the right to limit the number of guests who are heterosexuals or lesbians in an effort to create a comfortable environment.