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Mitt Romney celebrates New Hampshire primary victory

Los Angeles Times -
Mitt Romney's victory in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary strengthens his standing before the South Carolina and Florida votes.
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Federal court reminds Oklahoma it can't discriminate against Muslims

Fort Worth Star Telegram -
By Bud Kennedy Every time Texas begins to feel like some remote backwater -- say, during a presidential campaign -- Oklahoma is right there to make Texans feel downright civilized.

No new evidence in Natalie Wood case, authorities say

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| AP AP FILE - In this file photo, actress Natalie Wood is shown at the 51st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES - No new evidence has been uncovered in the death of Natalie Wood that would point to foul play, authorities said Tuesday.

Blue Ivy's fancy getaway

New York Daily News -
Fancy Mercedes-Benz that whisked Beyonce, Jay-Z and new baby Blue Ivy Carter from Lenox Hill Hospital. Born in the the lap of hip-hop heaven, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's baby girl is being showered with gifts fit for a little princess - and she stands to make ...

Ron Paul on second-place finish: 'We are dangerous'

Los Angeles Times -
By Robin Abcarian Shortly before Ron Paul took the stage at his boisterous party here, a woman who would only identify herself as a founder of New Hampshire's tea party stood before a oversized TV broadcasting the victory speech of former Massachusetts ...

Mississippi's Barbour surprises with raft of pardons

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By Robbie Ward | STARKVILLE, Miss (Reuters) - On his last day as Mississippi governor, conservative Republican Haley Barbour surprised friend and foe by granting more than 200 pardons, clemency or early release for people convicted of crimes including ...

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Embattled Syrian president says victory is near

ABC Online -
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, battling 10 months of deadly protests against his rule, has called for general elections and said "victory is near" if Syrians remain steadfast.

On 10th anniversary, Guantanamo Bay's future is unclear

Washington Post -
Just over a year ago, Saiid Farhi, an Algerian, was flown home from the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a federal court ordered his release.

US Navy Reports Second Rescue of Iranian Mariners

New York Times -
In the second diplomacy-tinged sea rescue in less than a week, a vessel on patrol with the Navy's Fifth Fleet near the Persian Gulf saved a group of distressed Iranian mariners on Tuesday, pulling them to safety from a cargo dhow that was foundering ...

US fires 1st drone in Pakistan in 6 weeks; 4 dead

CBS News -
(AP) BANNU, Pakistan - The US carried out its first drone strike into Pakistan since errant November airstrikes by US forces killed two dozen Pakistani troops along the Afghan border.

Clinton assails Iran's nuclear enrichment program

Los Angeles Times -
REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has condemned Iran's decision to begin uranium enrichment at a covertly built underground bunker near Qom, Iran, saying it brought Tehran “a significant step closer” to gaining the ...

Questions Swirl Over What Led to Florida Drum Major's Death

New York Times -
ATLANTA - Almost two months after the beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major, new questions have arisen over why he might have been singled out for violence.

Alaska town hit with 15 feet of snow runs short of shovels as it braces for ...

Washington Post -
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska community blitzed by nearly 15 feet of snow was hit by another storm Tuesday and a new problem - a shortage of shovels.

Asian Stocks Rise as U.S. Economic Optimism Overshadows European Concerns

Bloomberg -
Play Video Play Video Most Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index swinging between gains and losses, as optimism about the US economy tempered concern Europe's debt crisis is worsening ahead of a German bond sale.

US markets catch European rally wave

The Boston Globe -
Stocks ticked higher amid a rally in Europe after Fitch said it won't downgrade France's credit. Investor hopes for a strong earnings season were lifted by Alcoa's prediction of hefty 2012 aluminum demand, despite its quarterly loss.

Biden defends Romney, kind of

Politico -
By GLENN THRUSH | MANCHESTER, NH - Vice President Joe Biden said in a video conference with supporters that Mitt Romney's now-famous “I like firing people” comment was fair political game for opponents— but conceded it was “probably” taken out of ...

Sh*t Republican candidates say

The Guardian -
And then, there were six. After Iowa, we are left with a half-dozen halfwits who want to defeat Barack Obama and become leader of the free world.

Intel plays smartphone, tablet catch-up at CES 2012

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by Josh Lowensohn January 10, 2012 6:53 PM PST Follow @Josh Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini talks about the company's smartphone and tablet plans at CES 2012.

After Microsoft, what next for CES?

CFOworld -
By James Niccolai Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's last keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday night, a damp squib that confirmed for some that the software maker has outstayed its welcome on CES's opening night.

The Next Big Thing: Android in the home, and in the fridge

by Elinor Mills January 10, 2012 6:19 PM PST Follow @elinormills Nearly every device in your house, from your television to your refrigerator, is going to be networked and could very well be Android-powered, panelists said today at a CNET CES event in ...

Search Plus Your World: Google's new social push

Christian Science Monitor -
Google will begin incorporating Google+ results into its search algorithm. They call it: Search Plus Your World. By Matthew Shaer / January 11, 2012 Google has unveiled a new search initiative called Search Plus Your World.

'Chelsea' a wild and crazy gal

Boston Herald -
By Mark A. Perigard Welcome to the trajectory of women in one of the oddest seasons of prime-time TV. Just at the moment when you might be growing irritated by Zooey Deschanel's cutesy-poo antics in Fox's “New Girl” comes along Chelsea Handler's ...

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Chicago Tribune -
Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Van Halen with Roth release single ``Tattoo'' NEW YORK (Reuters) - With frontman David Lee Roth back on board, American rock group Van Halen released Monday their first single and video with ...

Don Banks: Raiders take steps away from Davis dysfunction with Jackson firing -
Hue Jackson's tenure as Raiders coach got off to good start at 7-4, but quickly unraveled, culminating in a bizarre press conference at the end of the season.

Schottenheimer tells Jets he won't be back

By Kathy Willens, AP By Kathy Willens, AP The embattled New York Jets offensive coordinator told the team Tuesday that he will not return next season after six years running an offense that often failed to live up to expectations.

Wizards grab first victory of the season

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Wizards won a game for the first time in nearly nine months, boosted by a reshaped frontline. By Brad Mills, US Presswire Wizards forward Chris Singleton attempts a layup defended by Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) ...

Parsons scores 20 as Rockets snap 4-game losing streak against Bobcats 82-70

Washington Post -
CHARLOTTE, NC - Kevin McHale has been around the NBA long enough to know that not every win can be pretty. And Houston's 82-70 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night was proof.

Doomsday Clock suggests world is worse, not better

Christian Science Monitor -
The Doomsday Clock lost one minute due to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and continuing inaction on climate change. By Associated Press / January 10, 2012 A group of scientists that tracks the likelihood of a global cataclysm says the world is ...

Astronomers share galactic glories (blog) -
A bubbling cauldron of starbirth is highlighted in this new image of the Cygnus X star-forming region from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Study: Pot doesn't harm lungs like tobacco does

The Seattle Times -
Smoking a joint from time to time won't damage the lungs, even after years of drug use, according to a new study, which disproves one of the major concerns about marijuana - that smoking it must be just as risky as lighting up a cigarette.

Trying to quit smoking? Forget nicotine patches and gum.

Ivanhoe -
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you're trying to quit smoking you may want to try something else besides nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs).

Biotech Firms Battle Over Same Day Genomes

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Forbes -
Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, will launch a new machine that can read a human genome in a little more than a day, dramatically faster than its current market-dominating machine.


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