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Massachusetts victory raises GOP underdogs' hopes

Dallas Morning News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Was there an underdog on the ballot in Texas who looked at last week's Massachusetts miracle without a thrill? Taxachusetts, of all places - wellspring of Kennedys, Dukakis, Kerry - sending a Republican to the US Senate.

Banks reopen in Haiti's capital

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Haiti officials hope the reopening will give a boost to businesses and provide money to begin rebuilding the country. United Nations troops keep guard at a newly-opened bank in Petionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince.

White House Is Confident Bernanke Will Be Confirmed

New York Times - Jackie Calmes - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - After a full-scale mobilization, White House officials expressed confidence on Saturday that they had contained a populist uprising among Democratic senators that had threatened President Obama's nomination of Ben S.
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Gates Sees Fallout From Troubled Ties With Pakistan

New York Times - Elisabeth Bumiller - ‎15 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Nobody else in the Obama administration has been mired in Pakistan for as long as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

Biden says US will appeal Blackwater ruling

Los Angeles Times - Usama Redha - ‎8 hours ago‎
In Iraq, Vice President Joe Biden says he was 'disappointed' by a judge's dismissal of the case against Blackwater security guards in the deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians.

Tense peace reigns as Sri Lanka heads to polls

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
COLOMBO - War-scarred Sri Lanka holds a peace-time presidential election this week after a bitter and highly personal campaign between the architects of the crushing of an almost four-decade-long insurgency.

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Big biz needed no help in election game

Detroit Free Press - Mitch Albom - ‎1 hour ago‎

Will New Rules Tame the Wall Street Tiger?

Wall Street Journal - Jason Zweig - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
President Obama's proposal this week to restrict the size and scope of banks, effectively reviving the Depression-era Banking Act, or "Glass-Steagall," is certainly good politics.

Oil spill cleanup could impact prices

Houston Chronicle - Brett Clanton - ‎3 hours ago‎
• June 3, Gulf of Mexico: Exploratory well Ixtoc 1 blows out, spilling some 140 million gallons of crude into the open sea. • June 8, off Galveston: Mega Borg releases 5.1 million gallons of oil some 60 nautical miles south-southeast ...

Google's run-in with China shows that internet is now a real battleground

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
ONE USEFUL spin-off from the developing story of Google's difficulties with the Chinese communist regime is that it may finally spur the west to discard the rose-tinted spectacles through which it has chosen to view China in the past decade - and not ...

Tax credits for college grow, cover more students

North County Times - Carole Feldman - ‎52 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON ---- College students or their parents have a new opportunity to get a tax credit for college expenses. Barbara Weltman, author of two JK Lasser tax guides, ...
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Airline fees continue to soar

MiamiHerald.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
US airline passengers, already paying higher checked-bag fees and fuel surcharges in 2010, should brace for more increases as the industry tries to return to profit.

UN climate panel blunders again over Himalayan glaciers

Times Online - Jonathan Leake - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

A fourth-generation iPhone handset

CNET - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
Though the long-awaited Apple tablet is expected to take center stage at Wednesday's Apple event, we can't discount the possibility that the company will drop some iPhone news as well.

The First Tweet From Space and Other Twitter Firsts

PC World - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
A NASA astronaut made Twitter history on Friday by sending the first tweet from outer space. Flight Engineer TJ Creamer broadcast the following message directly from the International Space Station: "Hello Twitterverse!

Sandra Bullock hushes Oscar talk

Reuters - Alex Dobuzinskis, Jill Serjeant - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For Sandra Bullock, sweeping up Hollywood awards is something new, but the actress said on Saturday after winning a SAG trophy that she didn't want to be just a "money maker" in any kind of movie, and that her latest film "The ...

"Hope for Haiti Now" Telethon Raises $57 Million

ABC News - Bob Tourtellotte, Peter Cooney - ‎7 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday.

Classy Conan O'Brien salutes NBC in must-see final show

Boston Herald - Mark A. Perigard - ‎4 hours ago‎
The final edition of NBC's “The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien” scored an astonishing 7.0 household rating, about three times its usual figure, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers released yesterday.

Positive electricity

Boston Globe - Monique Walker - ‎1 hour ago‎
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Jets coach Rex Ryan stood before the television cameras and members of the media last week and admitted he was wearing a dirty sweat shirt.

Athleticism trumps artistry as Flatt wins national title

Los Angeles Times - Philip Hersh - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Reporting from Spokane, Wash. - In the end, despite all the intriguing story lines, the decision came down to a familiar scenario in figure skating, whether the judges preferred the accomplished athlete or the dazzling artist.

Calhoun's gift ranks up there

Boston Globe - Mark Blaudschun - ‎29 minutes ago‎
STORRS, Conn. - George Blaney spent the first half of yesterday's game against Texas folding his arms, shaking his head, and staring at a Connecticut team that seemed to hit the self-destruct button more often than it could make ...

Salami recalled in multistate salmonella outbreak

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Rhode Island company, Daniele Inc., recalls 1.24 million pounds of pepper-crusted salami after officials trace the outbreak to its product, based on a comparison of shopping receipts.

Democrats Consider Setting Larger Health Goals Aside

Wall Street Journal - Laura Meckler - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
WASHINGTON—After decades spent seeking universal health care, Democrats are considering moving legislation that would set that goal aside, yet again.

Las Crucens line up for H1N1 vaccine

Las Cruces Sun-News - Lauren E. Toney - ‎2 hours ago‎
Roberta Hermans, 74, reacts to an H1N1 vaccine shot by student nurse Margaret Montoya, 29, Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. The Las Cruces hospital had 5000 doses of vaccine available to anyone 18 and older.

John Mayer On Jennifer Aniston, Tiger Woods & Masturbating

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 19, 2010‎
A shirtless John Mayer is on the new cover of Rolling Stone, and inside he talks a lot about sex, finding a partner, and masturbation.

Missing Haleigh's dad, his ex-wife arrested in drug sting

CNN - Ann O'Neill - ‎Jan 21, 2010‎
By Ann O'Neill, CNN (CNN) -- The father of missing child Haleigh Cummings and his ex-wife have been arrested on drug-trafficking charges in Florida, authorities said.

Three Men and a Baby

FOXSports.com - ‎Jan 19, 2010‎
The MVP is here. So is the 40-year-old wonder. And the Saints offensive juggernaut. But the fifth overall pick in the draft spoiled the party of having the four best quarterbacks, the top four MVP candidates, in 2009 all playing on championship Sunday.

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Lost,' 'Glee,' 'True Blood,' 'Gossip Girl,' and more!

Entertainment Weekly - Michael Ausiello - ‎Jan 20, 2010‎
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you're dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.

Blippy tells the world what you buy

CNN - John D. Sutter - ‎Jan 21, 2010‎
(CNN) -- In Philip Kaplan's world, no credit card purchase is private -- not even the $70.06 "sexy gift" he bought from a gay-themed shop called "Does Your Mother Know.