Welcome to "First Shots," a daily morning roundup of early-bird news and a preview of what's to come later.
• Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan expected to win Senate confirmation today. (CNN)
• BP will start pumping cement into the oil well today in an effort to plug it up for good. (Associated Press)
• WikiLeaks to delay its next document dump over safety concerns. (Newsweek)
• Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies at former Liberian ruler's war crimes trial. (MSNBC)
• Dog chews off man's toe, saves his life. (Reuters)
• Behind the giving pledge issued yesterday by Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and 38 mega-billionaires. (The Daily Beast)
• George W. Bush pushing back memoir release so it won't affect the midterms: (Financial Times)
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- the giving pledge
- Elena Kagan
- George W. Bush
- Warren Buffett
- war crimes trial
- the midterms