David Sims teaches his 2-year-old nephew, Martavio, how to fish in the floodwater that has inundated the playground at a housing complex in Vicksburg, Miss. The Mississippi River is expected to crest Thursday in Vicksburg. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Stealth drones monitored bin Laden

The Washington Post’s Greg Miller writes:

The CIA’s repeated secret incursions into Pakistan’s airspace underscore the level of distrust between the United States and a country often described as a key counterterrorism ally, and one that has received billions of dollars in U.S. aid.

Dorothy Parvaz is free

Eighteen days ago, Dorothy Parvaz traveled to Syria to report for al-Jazeera. It was the last time anyone heard from her until today. Parvaz is finally free after being imprisoned in Syria and in Iran. After an extensive social media campaign to secure her freedom, her family wrote on Twitter: “OVER the moon. And waiting for her to kill us for all the pictures.”

Newt Gingrich gets glittered

Watch and read how his presidential campaign has gotten off to a rocky (and shiny) start: