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Gingrich says Romney is 'desperate'

By Alan Silverleib and Tom Cohen, CNN Washington (CNN) -- Mitt Romney ramped up his criticism of Newt Gingrich on Monday, prompting the former House speaker to respond that his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination was getting ...
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Obama to tout natural gas benefits in State of Union

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By Ayesha Rascoe and Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will encourage the country's booming natural gas output in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, while defending his administration's energy record, according to ...

Justices Rein In Police On GPS Trackers

Wall Street Journal -
By JESS BRAVIN WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police violated the Constitution when they attached a Global Positioning System tracker to a suspect's vehicle without a valid search warrant, voting unanimously in one of the first major ...

EU Hits Iran With Oil Ban, Bank Asset Freeze in Bid to Halt Nuclear Plan

Bloomberg -
European Union foreign ministers agreed to ban oil imports from Iran starting July 1 as part of efforts to ratchet up pressure on the Persian Gulf nation's nuclear program, the 27-nation bloc said in a statement.

Heidi Klum Divorce -- She Could Not Take Seal's Temper -
Heidi Klum is divorcing Seal largely because she has had it with his volcanic temper ... TMZ has learned. Sources directly connected with the couple tell us ... Heidi's decision to divorce Seal has nothing to do with a third person.

CBS News -
There is a new treatment for the leading cause of blindness in older people. The treatment uses embryonic stem cells, and Dr. Jon LaPook reports there is a new study out today showing the treatment's promising results.

Fears of escalating violence in divided city of Homs as Syria rejects Arab ...

Washington Post -
HOMS, Syria - It was lunchtime on Monday in this frightened, divided city and the streets were emptying fast. As gunfire crackled ominously in the air, merchants pulled down their shutters, soldiers peered nervously over sandbagged positions and people ...

Armenian genocide denial to be banned in France as senators approve new law

The Guardian -
French senators have approved legislation making it a crime to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago constitutes genocide.

NYC celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year (1:09)

Washington Post -
Asian Americans gathered to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with fireworks, dancing and confetti on Monday which marks the beginning of the Chinese year of the Dragon.

Wounded Rep. Giffords bids farewell to constituents

Reuters -
By Tim Gaynor | TUCSON, Ariz (Reuters) - Representative Gabrielle Giffords walked stiffly into an Arizona charity on Monday in a bittersweet farewell to voters before she steps down to focus on recovering from an assassination attempt last year.

2 dead, 100 hurt in Ala. as storms pound South

Fox News -
CLAY, Ala. - Violent weather including possible tornadoes roared across the heart of Alabama on Monday, injuring more than 100 people and killing at least two, including a man who lived in an area devastated by a deadly twister outbreak in the spring.

Flat Finish as Investors Await Greek Debt Deal

New York Times -
Markets ended flat on Monday as few developments affected stocks except investor hopes that Greece would eventually reach a deal with private creditors on lowering its debt.

Tax lawyers question Gingrich's 2010 return

By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich used a popular tax strategy that enabled him to avoid paying Medicare tax on most of his 2010 income, three tax lawyers told USA TODAY.

Macy's sues Martha Stewart Living

Reuters -
(Reuters) - Macy's Inc is suing Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc, accusing the company of breach of contract for entering into an agreement to sell certain products at stores run by its rival JC Penney Co Inc. The operator of Macy's department ...

Santorum: I don't need to correct claim Obama is Muslim

CBS News -
LADY LAKE, Fla. - Rick Santorum said Monday he doesn't see the need to correct audience members who make misstatements. His comment came after a woman critical of President Obama at a forum misidentified the president as Muslim.

Romney tax returns likely to stoke debate over economic fairness

Los Angeles Times -
By Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Melanie Mason The release of Mitt Romney's federal tax returns on Tuesday may not provide dramatic new insight into his finances, but it is sure to fuel the increasingly high-decibel debate about economic disparity and ...

The Obama Memos

New Yorker -
by Ryan Lizza January 30, 2012 Hundreds of pages of internal White House memos show Obama grappling with the unpleasant choices of government.

RIM's New CEO: No 'Seismic Change'

Wall Street Journal -
By WILL CONNORS TORONTO—Thorsten Heins, the new chief of Research In Motion Ltd., didn't win an endorsement from shareholders on his first day on the job, but executives who know him say his reputation for execution may be just what the BlackBerry ...

'Don't Be Evil' tool alters new Google search results

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Los Angeles Times -
When Google changed the rankings of its search results this month, items from its Google+ social network -- such as photos, videos, comments and links -- got a boost at the expense of other social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Who'll get an Oscar nod? Answers on Tuesday -
An Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. on March 5, 2010.

Steven Tyler take heart: Why the national anthem bedevils so many

Los Angeles Times -
Steven Tyler, you are not alone. "Fiendish" is how one expert describes the national anthem. "The Star-Spangled Banner," a song that American schoolchildren learn and sing with regularity, is notoriously difficult -- striking fear in the hearts of even ...

Journeyman Giant Kept Ending Up in Right Place

New York Times -
SAN FRANCISCO After all the preparation and posturing, the difference between the Giants and the 49ers on Sunday essentially came down to a 25-year-old special-teams player who managed to be in the right position to fall on a uniquely contoured ball ...

49ers-Giants draws massive ratings

AP NEW YORK -- The New York Giants' overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third-most watched conference championship game in 30 years.

Bruins-Capitals Preview -
During their trip to the nation's capital, most of the Boston Bruins spent more time with Barack Obama than they will with Alex Ovechkin.

After solar flare, massive storm speeds Earthward

Christian Science Monitor -
A solar flare Sunday triggered an outburst of solar material that should hit Earth Tuesday. The disturbance could lead to voltage swings on some power lines, as well as stronger northern lights.

Oldest dinosaur nursery found in South Africa

Fox News -
The oldest known dinosaur nesting site, dating to 190 million years ago, has been unearthed in Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa.

Women feel more pain than men, study says

By HealthDay According to the results of a study in which researchers examined pain scores from tens of thousands of patients in the United States, women experience more intense pain than men.

How books, puzzles may help ward off Alzheimer's -
Doing puzzles and reading books have been linked with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study may explain why - it reduces the accumulation of harmful proteins in the brain.

Drug Slows Progress of Prostate Cancer

MedPage Today -
By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Men with early prostate cancer had significantly less disease progression when treated with dutasteride versus placebo as part of active surveillance for three years.


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