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Obama outlines 'mission' of rebuilding American dream, as hurdles await his ...

Fox News -
President Obama suggested Tuesday that Americans try to follow the lead of US military forces and get past personal ambition and partisan obsession to "focus on the mission at hand" -- keeping alive the American dream by restoring a US economy.
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Giffords a reality check in chamber of politics

CBS News -
(AP) WASHINGTON - In a bittersweet farewell, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords accepted bags of chocolates and a big presidential hug as she claimed her seat one last time in the House of Representatives Tuesday night.

For Romneys, Friendly Code Reduces Taxes

New York Times -
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, made $27 million in 2010. They held millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and millions more in partnerships in the Cayman Islands.

Oscar nominations: Will 'The Artist' see a box office boost?

Los Angeles Times -
With 10 nominations, 'The Artist' aims to bump up its modest box office earnings, but Oscar love doesn't always translate to commercial success for such specialty films.

Megaupload founder denied bail

By the CNN Wire Staff This TV grab shows internet guru and Megaupload founder Kim Schmitz, far right, at an Auckland, New Zealand, court Friday.

Fielder helps Tigers bats, hurts Tigers arms

By Tristan H. Cockcroft The Detroit Tigers moved quickly and aggressively to replace the injured Victor Martinez, likely out for the season with a torn ACL, and in doing so, they sure stole one of the biggest headlines of the 2011-12 offseason.

Obama: No options off table on Iran nuclear program

Reuters -
By Laura MacInnis | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Iran on Tuesday the United States would keep up pressure on its disputed nuclear program with "no options off the table" but said the door remained open to talks for a peaceful ...

Economic Potholes Add Dangers on Egypt's New Political Path

New York Times -
CAIRO - After a year of unending turmoil and military rule, Egypt faces an acute financial crisis that could undermine its political transition and pose a defining challenge to Islamists now coming to power.

Gulf states withdrawing monitors from Syria and urge UN action

Los Angeles Times -
The gulf monarchies, including regional giant Saudi Arabia, said Syrian President Bashar Assad's government had failed to comply with demands by the Arab League designed to curb bloodshed.

Marine gets no jail time in killing of 24 Iraqi civilians

Los Angeles Times -
Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich takes responsibility for the slayings and expresses remorse to the victims' families during his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to negligent dereliction of duty.

Obama draws contrast with GOP on immigration, urging pathway to citizenship (blog) -
By Michael O'Brien, President Obama drew one of his sharpest contrasts with Republicans at Tuesday night's State of the Union address when he called for Congress to pass legislation giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

Obama Backs Fracking to Add 600000 Jobs, Vows Safe Drilling

BusinessWeek -
By Jim Snyder and Katarzyna Klimasinska Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama pushed drilling for natural gas in shale rock and called for an “all- out” US effort to develop cleaner energy sources that will help boost the economy.

Trial Begins in Stanford Fraud Case With Appeal to Emotions

New York Times -
HOUSTON - Nearly three years after they charged the Texas financier R. Allen Stanford with masterminding a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, prosecutors opened their case against him on Tuesday, saying that he treated the savings of thousands of investors as ...

Asia Stocks, US Equity Futures Rise on Apple

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Asia Stocks, US Equity Futures Rise Asia Stocks, US Equity Futures Rise Luis Enrique Ascui/Bloomberg A passerby walks past the Australia Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.

Roche makes $5.7bn hostile bid for Illumina

Financial Times -
By Helen Thomas in New York Roche, the Swiss drugmaker, has made a $5.7bn hostile offer for Illumina, the US diagnostics company, as part of the pharmaceutical company's efforts to develop its presence in genetics and gene sequencing.

Obama: 'We can't just keep subsidizing skyrocketing tuition'

Detroit Free Press -
By David Jesse Tough words from President Barack Obama during tonight's State of the Union on rising tuition cheered Melissa Tanken, who works two jobs every summer to help pay her tuition bill at Michigan State University.

Focusing on Romney, Obama campaign plans Bain attack

Reuters -
By Andy Sullivan and Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's campaign is preparing to attack Republican Mitt Romney's business record with video of former workers from a Kansas City steel mill that went bankrupt while owned by Bain ...

Apple has another blowout quarter

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San Jose Mercury News -
By Patrick May SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 24: Apple products are displayed in the window of an Apple Store on January 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

Google Widens Its Tracks

Wall Street Journal -
By JULIA ANGWIN In a move that could make it harder for Google users to remain anonymous, Google Inc. said it would start combining nearly all the information it has on its users.

Kindle Fire Had Its Chance At Christmas. Now the iPad's Unstoppable

Forbes -
If there was ever a chance for a tablet contender to take a run at Apple's dominance in the tablet market, it was Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Demi Moore Hospitalized -
Her rep cites 'exhaustion,' while TMZ reports substance abuse is behind actress' trip to the hospital. By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Demi Moore was reportedly admitted to the hospital for a brief health assessment late Monday night after paramedics ...

Melissa McCarthy's improv skills are Oscar-bound

Los Angeles Times -
Melissa McCarthy's improv schooling didn't keep her from getting flustered during her (Glenn) Close encounter at the Golden Globes.

Documentary makers spur calls to action at Sundance

Reuters -
By Zorianna Kit | PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Each year documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival are among the best movies here, and in 2012 nonfiction works on subjects from the healthcare crisis to the war on drugs and rape in the military are ...

Sharapova and Kvitova to Meet in Women's Semifinals

New York Times -
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova remained perfect in Australian Open quarterfinals, defeating Ekaterina Makarova, 6-2, 6-3, early Wednesday to return to the semifinals.

Paterno's final days: no bitterness, just marveling at his fortunate life -
Always spirited on the field, Paterno remained positive until the end with family, friends and former players. Joe Posnanski is writing a biography about Joe Paterno, called PATERNO, that will be published by Simon & Schuster in September.

Knicks End Six-Game Skid in Rout

New York Times -
CHARLOTTE, NC - The victory the Knicks had to have came Tuesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, who are even in worse shape. The Knicks, who began a four-game trip, made sure not to waste the opportunity.

New No. 1 Kentucky cruises past Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Darius Miller came off the bench to score 19 points and Kentucky cruised in its first game since returning to No.

Big Solar Storm Hits Earth

Wall Street Journal -
By ROBERT LEE HOTZ and DOUG CAMERON The US is bracing for the impact of the largest solar storm in almost a decade. Eric Holthaus joins the News Hub to discuss what to expect for travel and electrical devices.

Oldest dinosaur nests discovered in South Africa

The Guardian -
A dinosaur nesting site older than any discovered before suggests that the creatures were caring mothers early in their evolution.

New study suggests an oral flu vaccine may be more effective than flu shots ...

ABC News -
New research finds that chemicals commonly found in non-stick cookware, microwave popcorn bags and other manufactured goods may make childhood vaccines less effective, perhaps making it easier for certain diseases to spread through the population.

Study: Magic mushrooms may help treat depression

Psychedelic mushrooms may point to new ways to treat depression, suggest two small brain imaging studies that seem to show how psilocybin -- the active ingredient in such mushrooms -- affects the brain.

Embryonic stem cells: can we make the blind see?

Forbes -
Restoring sight to the blind is, literally, a miracle. For centuries, men have told stories of miracles in which a blind person suddenly was able to see again.


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