Lunchtime Links: May 20, 2010

BP will try as early as Sunday to inject heavy drilling fluids and cement into the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil well to seal it, a tactic known as “top kill,” Doug Suttles, chief operating officer of exploration and production for the company, said. Meanwhile, heavy, sticky oil from the spill was starting to clog Louisiana marshes on the Gulf of Mexico as another edge of the partly submerged crude reached a powerful current that could take it to Florida and beyond.

South Korea warned of retaliation after concluding communist North Korea was responsible for the March sinking of a warship.

Miss USA Rima Fakih is Muslim but says her family is not defined by religion in the wake of pole-dancing pictures at a Michigan bar which have surfaced since she won her title on Sunday.

Lee DeWyze will square off with Crystal Bowersox in the “American Idol” final, but the bigger question may be where the show go without Simon Cowell next year.

The Los Angeles Lakers closed in on a potential rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics, dispatching the Phoenix Suns to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

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