Lunchtime Links: April 8, 2010

Opposition forces in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan claim they have seized control of the government and are planning to rewrite the former Soviet republic’s constitution. Meanwhile, Christians in the country are casting a cautious eye on the political upheaval.

President Obama and Russian president Dmitri Medvedev signed a nuclear arms reduction pact today amid fanfare and the goal of further reducing stockpiles beyond the scope of treaty.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia‘s northwest island of Sumatra, prompting a brief tsunami warning and sending residents rushing for higher ground.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued an apology for omitting a condemnation of slavery from a proclamation declaring April as Confederate History Month.

Oprah Winfrey’s new talk show on her cable network will be an primetime evening venture, starting in 2011.

Nike aired a new TV commercial Wednesday featuring Tiger Woods and the voice of his late father, an edgy move that calls out his personal problems as The Masters gets underway today in Augusta. Ga.

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