Lunchtime Links: May 12, 2010

David Cameron returned the Conservative Party to power in Great Britain on Tuesday as the country’s new prime minister with questions abound as to how the Tories and Liberal Democrats will function in a coalition government.

One person — believed to be a 10-year-old boy — survived a passenger plane crash in Libya that was feared to have killed more than 100 people.

A 75-year-old Mojave Desert cross which was the subject of a recent Supreme Court decision has been stolen. The court decided the cross did not represent violation of land use rights nor was it an infringement on church-state separation. However, the cross — originally erected to honor World War I veterans — was taken Sunday night.

If Elena Kagan is approved as a Supreme Court Justice, it would leave the court with six Catholics and three Jews. This may raise some eyebrows amongst Protestants in general and evangelicals in particular, but the Supreme Court has a long history of not being demographically representative of the American population.

Fewer big budget films will be on display as the Cannes Film Festival opens.

The death of Erica Blasberg, one of women’s golf’s rising stars, is shrouded in mystery.

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