Five things you need to know on Friday

1. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs for Western Conference Finals

The Spurs have their playoff rematch against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Silver and Black will play the Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals at 8 p.m. Monday at the AT&T Center.

2. Barbara Walters bids 'View' fans adieu

On Friday, The View is going to be full of stars as illustrious icons ranging from Oprah Winfrey and Michael Douglas to former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to say good-bye to news icon Barbara Walters. Walters is leaving The View, ending a five-decade career on television, although she will work behind-the-scenes as executive producer on the talk show she created 17 years ago, and will appear in the occasional story or interview for ABC News.

3. India counts ballots in the world's biggest election

Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi appeared headed for a landslide win Friday as results began pouring in from the country's weekslong general election, with his party easily driving out the long-dominant Congress party in the world's biggest democracy.

4. Eric Holder to address NAACP ahead of Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at an NAACP luncheon today to mark the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, which ended separate public schools for white and black students. The rise of charter schools has caused education researchers to give single-race classrooms a fresh look as they have become alarmed by what they see as a second segregated public school system piling atop the first.

5. Commuters gear up for Bike to Work Day

Across the nation, workers will hop on the bicycles for Bike to Work Day. Of the the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 held Bike to Work Day events in 2010, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The number of people who commute to work by bicycle increased about 60% over the past decade, although bicyclists still account for fewer than 1% of all commuters.


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