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GOP dumps Steele, picks Wisconsin chief Priebus as new party chairman

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele announces that he is dropping his re-election bid, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, during the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in Oxon Hill, Md.
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Ben Ali's possible successors - ‎30 minutes ago‎
As protesters demand new interim president stand down, Tunisians face uncertainty about what's next for the nation. Tunisians have opened a new chapter in their history after the man who dominated the country for the past two decades, was driven from ...
The Guardian - BusinessWeek - Christian Science Monitor - Hindustan Times

Pro-Gun Groups Focus on Colleges

Wall Street Journal - Vanessa O'Connell - ‎3 hours ago‎
By VANESSA O'CONNELL The Arizona shooting has emboldened pro-gun groups that plan to lobby politicians for proposed laws that could expand the right to carry concealed weapons on the state's college campuses.
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Sabarimala stampede death toll crosses 100

The Hindu - Roy Matthew - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A mammoth crowd of devotees waits at the Sannidhanam of Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala for Makarajyoti darshan on Friday. More than 50 people died in a series of tragic incidents, near the hill shrine late Friday.

College football: Auburn's Nick Fairley leaving for NFL

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Nick Fairley, Auburn's other big-name star, also is heading to the NFL after winning the Lombardi Award and helping Cam Newton lead the Tigers to a national title.

Homeland Security Cancels 'Virtual Fence' After $1 Billion Is Spent

New York Times - Julia Preston - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The Department of Homeland Security on Friday canceled a project to build a technology-based “virtual fence” across the Southwest border, saying that the effort - on which $1 billion has already been spent - was ineffective and too ...

Camille Grammer: Schizo On 'Housewives' Decision - ‎6 hours ago‎
Camille Grammer is leaning toward "walking away" from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- so says a source closely connected with CG ... and we've learned it's not the first time she's thrown in the towel. Sources involved in the production of the ...

This weekend's MLK events

Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Website with information and links to service projects around the US: mlkday.

Crowd Reminds the Knicks of What They're Missing

New York Times - Howard Beck - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The discontent came in stages - anxious murmurs followed by a wave of boos and then louder boos and finally a chanted request: “We want 'Melo!

Goldman CEO Blankfein Said to Visit Groupon to Pitch IPO

Bloomberg - Douglas MacMillan - ‎7 hours ago‎
Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and his top deputies are in line to collect more than $100 million in delayed 2007 bonuses. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News ...

Falcons' focus starts with stopping Packers' running game - Jeff Darlington - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Despite James Starks' big game against the Eagles, the Falcons are more concerned with the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews.

Pioneering tie-up for BP and Russia

Financial Times - Ed Crooks, Catherine Belton - ‎3 hours ago‎
One of the unexpected consequences of last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is that it has enhanced the prospects for drilling in one of the world's most environmentally sensitive areas.

The Green Hornet

People Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎
Stealing the spotlight as the badass sidekick in his first Hollywood role, Jay Chou stars as half of the crime-fighting duo in Michel Gondry's new film The Green Hornet.

Investors crave more strong bank results

Reuters - Brendan McDermid - ‎4 hours ago‎
A trader works in the JP Morgan stall on floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 14, 2009. By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - US bank stocks are flying high, and next week's earnings could give investors more reason to be optimistic ...

Rumor: Apple's iPhone 5 a GSM-CDMA world phone, iPad 2 to have SD card slot

Apple Insider - ‎2 hours ago‎
By AppleInsider Staff Apple this year plans to release a completely redesigned dual GSM-CDMA iPhone, an iPad with a high-resolution screen and an SD card slot, and a new Apple TV with an A5 processor capable of outputting 1080p video, according to a ...

Tucson bishop buries a close friend

Los Angeles Times - David Zucchino, Scott Gold - ‎3 hours ago‎
Judge John Roll, a Catholic who had just left Mass when he was fatally shot last week, was buried Friday. 'A lot of emotion,' says Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, who performed the service.

Verizon Deal May Expose IPhone Flaws

New York Times - Joe Nocera - ‎3 hours ago‎
With this week's announcement that Verizon Wireless is going to begin selling the iPhone - something its customers have been panting for ever since AT&T got that first, exclusive iPhone contract four years ago - it's time for me to face ...

Wings' Howard leaves with knee injury - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard had to be helped off the ice in the first period of Friday's game in Columbus after bruising his knee.

Wikipedia turns 10 with plans to diversify

San Jose Mercury News - Mike Swift - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wikipedia crawled from the smouldering crater of the crash exactly one decade ago, a not-for-profit, communal effort to collect, refine and publish the sum of all human knowledge, and make it available for free to anyone with an ...

Wounded congresswoman regaining more physical function

Reuters - Brad Poole, Steve Gorman - ‎3 hours ago‎
TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords appears to be steadily regaining physical function and awareness six days after she was shot through the head by a gunman at close range, doctors said on Friday.

Analysis: Stealth flight sparks China politics guessing game

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
An aircraft that is reported to be a Chinese stealth fighter is seen in Chengdu, Sichuan province, in this picture taken January 7, 2011, and released by Kyodo news agency January 8, 2011.

Pregnant Women Awash in Chemicals. Is That Bad for Baby?

TIME - Bonnie Rochman - ‎15 hours ago‎
In addition to big bellies, pregnant women are toting around dozens of chemicals, including some that have been banned for decades and others used in flame retardants, sunscreens and non-stick ...


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